Developer Mindhaven Games has announced gravity-defying puzzle adventure game Sky Beneath. It will launch for consoles and PC via Steam in 2021.
“We wanted to create a game that hearkens back to the days of solitary puzzle-solving expeditions like the original Tomb Raider, yet with the warm humor and humanity of Portal and The Talos Principle,” said Mindhaven Games creative director Eero Kuurne in a press release. “Sky Beneath takes that classic gameplay, but marries it with a slick, modern presentation that’s equal parts cerebral and spectacular.”
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
In Sky Beneath, you assume the role of Cassie, an intrepid scavenger seeking salvage in abandoned mining facilities. Aided by your inventor friend Annie and the use of advanced alien technology, you take control of the gravity to walk on walls and ceilings and change the gravity direction of objects around you. You decide what’s up and down in this mind-bending science-fiction adventure!
Set on a planet in dissonance where cooperation between humans and an alien mining company has gone terribly wrong, Cassie and Annie must find a way to leave the ravaged planet for good. As you solve increasingly complex puzzles, you’ll traverse high tech research labs, opulent floating cities, and alien citadels. You’ll also encounter alien flora and fauna and learn more about the mysterious past of the scavengers’ former gang.
- Take Control of Gravity – Master it to move intuitively around the environment and manipulate objects around you.
- Overcome Challenging Puzzles and Dangerous Obstacles – Progress through increasingly complex scenarios to find your way out of a broken planet.
- Embark on a Science-Fiction Adventure – Traverse mysterious environments, encounter alien flora and fauna, and experience the story of two friends on the run.
- Become a Scavenger – Explore abandoned locations, collect advanced alien technology, and utilize it to become more powerful.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.