The lights are on
We dive into Double Fine’s sprawling cavern and offer a glimpse of the opening puzzles of the game.
Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer once worked together on creating adventure games over at Lucas Arts. That makes The Cave something special; the first project from Gilbert since he joined Schafer’s team at Double Fine.
The new game innovates on the adventure game formula through simple 2D platforming, the absence of an inventory, and plenty of in-game narration, but still manages to feel like a classic adventure game, filled with humor and clever puzzles. Even so, some backtracking and confusing level layouts can cause frustration.
Andrew Reiner and I sat down to chat about the game while handing Kyle Hilliard the controller for his first run at the game. Find out if he finds his way to a solution in the video below.
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Love me some adventure games!
cant wait to play it
Ron Gilbert was actually on the PlayStation Blogcast and it sounded interesting but now I can see it for myself!
Oh good, a new Test Chamber.
I'm pretty interested in this game, even with the backtracking and confusing layouts. But aren't those aspects of most classic adventure games?
Does this have online co-op, and does it support mics (for Wii U)?
Actually been mildly intrigued by this game.
Reiner to Kyle: "You don't deserve that trinket."
I'll be getting this game on the 360. That is, after I beat Anarchy Reigns, which I am not totally enjoying, unfortunatly.
That looked amazing
Looking pretty snazzy.
Looks like fun, time to get it on Steam.
Very cool Test Chamber. The Cave does look pretty interesting. I don't think I'll pick it up right away; I have enough on my backlog as is. But I do want to play it. I love puzzle type games.
The art style is great!
I'm pretty curious to check this game out, mainly because my husband and I don't have many games we can play together. Not sure I love all the backtracking, but co-op might solve some of that.
Unfortunately, $15 is a little high for a short side-scroller. If it were $10 I'd be much more willing to give it a go, so I'll wait til the price drops a bit.