The lights are on
Smudged Cat Games has revealed to us that its clever, Portal-inspired puzzle/platformer Gateways is making its way onto Steam along with the previously announced XBLIG and Desura versions. The developer has also provided us with a release date.
Gateways is included in the third installment of Indie Games Uprising, a collection of the best and brightest titles coming to the 360's Xbox Live Indie Games library. The nine XBLIG titles included in the collection will be released between September 10-20, but Smudged Cat tells us Gateways will be one of the earlier games, releasing on September 13. Gateways will also be available on Desura and Steam on the same date.
While Gateways has been described as a 2D Portal, your abilities go well beyond mere transportation. The video below shows some of the other powers you'll gain, including the ability to shrink or expand your environment, shift gravity, and jump through time, allowing multiple copies of your character to run through the level simultaneously. Just thinking about all of the possibilities makes my brain hurt.
If you don't want to wait for the XBLIG, Steam, or Desura versions, you can buy a DRM-free copy of the game for Windows from Smudged Cat's website right now, or try out a free demo. You can also see more screenshots from the game in the gallery below.
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This is the first time I've heard of this game.
Wow that's really cool. The video says June 22nd, I'm guessing it was delayed? or is that the Beta date?
Hahah I like the design. It looks sorta fun.
Ugh, it said "metroidvania."
But this does look pretty cool.
...you had me at "metroidvania." <3 <3 <3
This looks fine indeed.
Looks pretty fun. I'm not sure if I would buy it though.
welp, guess i gotta buy this game too......
Wow, that looks cool. I think, however, that it will break my brain. lol. Also, am I the only one who hates the term: Metroidvania?
Speaking of Steam, I am really looking forward Greenlight - steamcommunity.com/greenlight - finally all of those games that got rejected in the past for no explainable reason will get Steam/Steamworks support because it will be the community choosing what gets approved and what doesn't. Desura is a great service that has helped many developers, but Steam offers so much more exposure. Also just like how some people refuse to install Origin, I know a lot of Steam users that don't want to install Desura (mostly because they want one place for all of their games; the same reason isn't normally shared with Origin). Sorry if OT, heh I think GI should write up about Greenlight when it launches, which should be within the next few weeks.
It's nice to see Indie games on this site. I honestly don't think that GI gives indie games enough face-time, especially PC indie games. The GI magazine has an Impulse page where they feature XBLA and PSN games, but I have literally never seen a single pc indie game in their magazine or website unless it is a lame little blorb like this just to announce that it is being ported from another system. What gives GI?
Really ambitious project, hope it pays off.
Wow this seems to be very awesome. Looks innovative and not very easy, could set new standards.