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Analgesic Productions Announces Story-Driven 3D Pl

3/17/2021 1:46:54 PM


ANALGESIC PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES 'SEPHONIE' FOR 2021 RELEASE ON PC


From IGF Grand Prize-nominated creators of Anodyne 1 & 2


March 17th, 2021 -- Analgesic Productions is pleased to reveal its upcoming story-driven 3D platformer Sephonie will launch later this year on Steam.

Memories linger across time, deep under the island of Sephonie. Explore  a massive cave network, and link with unidentified species using the  novel Puzzle Grid system. Explore the island's depths as shipwrecked  biologists Amy, Ing-wen, and Riyou, unravelling mysteries both  scientific and spiritual, watched over by a supernatural being who  exists beyond human history.

Next-generation platforming

The caves of Sephonie vary wildly from lush, jade chasms to reddish  flora-filled sandstone caverns. Their physical and rocky layouts demand a  fitting moveset! Fling yourself over high ledges using the satisfying  Teledash Vault, activate the quick-but-risky Sprint when you need to  cover long distances, and deftly Wallrun across dangerous outcroppings.  When the obstacles become insurmountable, use the plants and animals of  the environment to unlock powerful new abilities like soaring high jumps  and swift grapples.

The Relaxing and Casual Puzzle Grid System

The trio must research the island's unknown creatures by Linking with  them. Using the one-of-a-kind "Puzzle Grid" system, you'll rotate and  place a series of multi-colored puzzle pieces onto the board, and  connect large, same-colored islands. The caves are full of both small  and massive creatures -- each with their own importance to the cave's  ecosystem and each with a different challenge to overcome.

There's no 'right' solution to Linking: use your intuition to react to  the creature's moves and what appears on the board, and you will soon be  on your way to success!

A Research Trip Gone Awry

In the near future, three biologists are on a joint research trip to use  their ONYX implants to research the creatures of the uninhabited  Sephonie Island. However, a mysterious phenomenon destroys their ship,  leaving them shipwrecked.

Amy Lim, Taiwanese-American and bold leader, hails from the midwestern  USA town of Bloomington. Riyou Hayashi, an analytically-minded  Japanese-Taiwanese researcher, calls the bustling Tokyo his home. And  Ing-wen Lin, a kind and considerate Taiwanese scientist, lives in  Taipei.

The trio will find their motivations and loyalties put to the test as  they navigate Sephonie’s caverns, facing not only rocks and creatures  but also their deepest memories and dreams.  As they grow more intimate  with each other and the island, an ancient force, brewing deep in the  island's abyss, may threaten their newfound relationship, and the  world...

Features

  • A deep, emotional story about the close bonds of a trio, the  priorities of nations, and the delicate connection of humans and nature,  spanning beyond human history.
  • A human experience crafted entirely by the IGF Grand  Prize-nominated duo of Marina Kittaka and Melos Han-Tani, behind works  such as Anodyne 1 & 2, Even the Ocean, and All Our Asias.
  • Master a parkour-esque moveset to sprint, wallrun, jump, and fling  yourself through Sephonie Island’s rocky and physical caverns.
  • A novel and accessible Puzzle Grid System that will stretch your brain in fun ways.
  • A beautiful and varied cave system filled with all manner of large and surprising creatures



Sephonie is scheduled for release on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux platforms in 2021.


About Analgesic Productions

Analgesic Productions is a studio specializing in single-player,  narrative-heavy adventure games with experimental flair and twists on  traditional gameplay. We are Marina Kittaka and Melos Han-Tani. We're  the creators of Anodyne, Anodyne 2, Even the Ocean, All Our Asias,  Bratavism, and more.

 

To learn more about Analgesic, visit: https://analgesic.productions/

Discord: https://discord.com/invite/analgesic
Twitter: @analgesicprod


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