Publisher Team17 will publish puzzle platformer Ageless from Malaysian developer One More Dream Studios for Switch and PC via Steam, the company announced. A release date was not announced.
“I’m excited to partner with Team17 on Ageless, a publisher that has been an advocate of unique indie titles for many years,” said lead developer Bala Vicknesh in a press release. “Ageless has been lovingly crafted over an amazing couple of years, and now that we’re nearing the finish line it’s been magical seeing all the pieces come together. I can’t wait for people to experience Kiara’s journey.”
Team17 head of publishing Max Everingham added, “Ageless has found itself a home within the walls of Team17. We are excited to help in the development and publishing of this distinctive puzzle platformer.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Team17:
Ageless sees players wield the power to manipulate the age of flora and fauna in order to navigate puzzles set throughout vibrant levels, driven by a compelling story.
You play as Kiara, a young woman who discovers a mystical bow armed with the ancient power to control ageing. Shoot animals and plants to age them backwards and forwards through their young, prime and old stages to progress, survive challenging levels, and master becoming “ageless.” Kiara’s new-found power is not without consequence; the narrative follows the journey she must make to confront her inner demons and find herself along the way.
- Multi-stage ageing for plants and animals: Age flora and fauna through various stages of their life cycle to solve the puzzles standing in your way.
- Platforming: Ageless uses the environment to produce intricate platforming challenges. While ‘ageless’ players can use living creatures to dash through the air, consuming the life force and de-ageing the plant or animal in the process.
- Unique worlds: Each area has its own unique plants and animals to utilize, realized in a hand-drawn pixel art.
- Collectibles: Becoming “ageless” allows players to see and collect optional hidden items that will only be accessible via intricate platforming challenges hidden throughout the levels.
Ageless will be playable at PAX East 2020, which runs from February 27 to March 1 at the Boston Convention Center.
Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.