At San Diego Comic-Con we got a sneak peak at a unique little platformer from Fuel Entertainment. Sideway is a 2D platformer set in a 3D world.
When an ambitious youth, named Nox, paints over the wrong graffiti artists tag, he gets turned into a piece of living street art, and has to platform his way across the sides of building, using paint as his weapon. We got our hands on the game at San Diego Comic-Con, and were immediately charmed by this inventive platformer.
The game itself plays like a 2D platformer, but your character and all the enemies are projected on to the sides of 3D objects and buildings. Nox use window ledges, drain pipes, and other graffiti tags to platform his way though the levels. As he progresses, he’ll slide around the sides of buildings and up onto their roofs.
As player progress through the game, they will unlock new paint-based moves, such as a paint slide, which causes them to fall more slowly, and paint tags, which allows them to create their own graffiti platforms.
A 2-player co-op mode will also let players tackle the game’s revamped levels with a friend. A cartoon series is also in the works, but this downloadable title should be out first. Sideway will be available through PSN and Steam later this summer. Check out the trailer below.