Ecotone: Retro Platforming with a Twist
Ecotone is a platform adventure from French developers Sundae Factory. Players must guide the game's main character through a series of levels in a bid find his true identity.
The beautifully odd graphics give the game a dreamlike quality, with the strange creatures, monsters and plant life making the game fun to look at. There are so many different things to see, little details to grab your attention. The eerie soundtrack also adds to the dreamy ambiance.
What makes Ecotone different from other platform games of the same style is that the gameplay isn't just the same from one level to another. One level might be a straight forward -- "jump over this, run over that" -- but on another level the controls may be reversed or it might be a speed chase. Each level also has a title, which gives the player a clue as to their identity or what may be in store for that level. There are three worlds to explore, each containing 15 levels of the unfolding story.
The game is currently in Early Access on Steam and is expected to be released on May 6th at a price of $8.99 (8.99€ / £5.99) and is available on PC and Mac OS X.