We always love quirky, promising games. Of course, the definition of "promising" is pretty subjective, but still…
We knew Square Enix and Airtight Games were working on a secret project together; it'll be officially unveiled at this week's PAX event. But the publisher has already delivered early details to GameSpot .
It's a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC (Steam) called Quantum Conundrum , and it has been described as a "first-person puzzle platformer." That's not exactly surprising, considering that Kim Swift is working on the project; she's a former Valve employee who worked on another stellar first-person puzzle platformer: Portal . In Conundrum , we play as the 12-year-old nephew of an eccentric professor who has disappeared. We'll explore the professor's mansion and use "an interdimensional shift device to bend some of the basic rules of reality."
They give the example of entering the "fluffy dimension," where everything will become light as a feather, thereby allowing you to create new paths. Other dimensions include one that slows time, one that reverses gravity, and others. We'll definitely be interested to learn more about this one; it sounds like a definite winner.
Related Game(s): Quantum Conundrum