Coming to PC, mobile, and “ideally” consoles.
Developer Rusty Lake has actually revealed the most recent entry in its pleasantly off-kilter series of point-and-click puzzlers and it’s the studio’s most enthusiastic endeavour yet, taking the type of time-travelling, two-player co-op experience The Past Within.
If you have actually not yet had the satisfaction of Rusty Lake’s surreal, centuries-spanning story, it presently worms its method through 15 video games – 6 are totally fledged superior offerings (Rusty Lake Hotel, Roots, Paradise, Paradox, The White Door, and series precursor Samsara Room), while the rest are smaller sized buddy pieces, falling under the Cube Escape banner.
All are fairly easy things at their core – casual puzzlers including structured point-and-click mechanics with a space escape slant – however it’s the darkly surreal stagecraft of each instalment that truly makes the series sing. Roots, in specific, is a beautifully impacting piece of work, and a fantastic example of designer Rusty Lake’s progressively enthusiastic reach.
The recently exposed The Past Within, however, goes a considerable action beyond previous titles, presenting a multiplayer part that sees 2 gamers interacting throughout various timelines to resolve the secrets surrounding repeating series character Albert Vanderboom. “Communicate what you see around you to assist one another resolve numerous puzzles,” discusses the designer, “and check out the worlds from various viewpoints”.
The Past Within has actually remained in advancement for over a year now, according to a new post on the Rusty Lake website, and uses a variety of other studio firsts, consisting of 3D environments for the unfolding action. The designer states it still has “a long method to go” prior to it can interact a release date, however is intending to launch on Steam, Mac, iOS, Android, and “ideally” consoles.
Curious PC gamers, by the way, can currently get 50% off the whole (and currently minimally priced) Rusty Lake series over on Steam.