The lights are on
Austrian indie developer Stillalive is hoping gamers will
support its game Son of Nor, a 3D action game that makes interesting use of
telekinesis and other powers.
Son of Nor takes the usual fantasy/sci-fi trope of placing
humanity in danger at the hands of a race of reptilian beasts named the Sarahul,
who, for reasons yet unknown, are trying to kill off the last remnants of the
While that's not a terribly interesting plot, Stillalive is
doing some intriguing things with gameplay - particularly your force-style
abilities. The first is telekinesis, which is not uncommon in games today.
However, when combined with the other two (terraforming and elemental magic)
the possibilities are great indeed. Terraforming in particularly looks
impressive so far, with the player being able to raise and lower the desert
world sands to set traps for enemies or reach high platforms. Elemental
abilities like fire can be imbued onto objects like rocks, then used as deadly
weapons with your TK abilities. Stillalive promises that players will have a
lot of freedom to approach combat and puzzle solving in creative ways that make
use of all the powers.
Stillalive just launched its Kickstarter and hopes to raise
a relatively modest $150,000. If successful the game will release for PC, Mac,
Son of Nor Kickstarter page
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