NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey — Dec. 22, 2016 — Award-winning indie studio My Dog Zorro’s upcoming minimalist puzzle game, Linelight, will arrive on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q1 2017. Set in a world made entirely of lines, Linelight’s 300 levels and six worlds are filled with Zen-like music, rich gameplay mechanics, and elegant design that distill the puzzle genre down to its very foundation.
Take control over one very special line — named “Dash” — and explore the puzzles and mysteries of Linelight. The controls are irreducibly simple: Move. Activate color-coded switches to create a “bridge.” Watch out for red moving lines — friendly in appearance, deadly on contact. Combine familiar gameplay mechanics to come up with one-of-a-kind solutions for exultant “Aha!” moments. 🙂
Linelight’s simple presentation belies a world of rich complexities and secrets. Keep an eye out for stars, and concentrate to discover secret pathways that expand the scope of your journey. Can you keep cool, keep Dash safe, and follow the path to its ultimate end?
“My goal was to take simplification to the extreme, initially for the fun/rewarding design challenge, but eventually because that’s where the most beautiful possibilities dwelled,” says Brett Taylor, founder and lead designer at My Dog Zorro. “Lightlight’s lifeblood is in its elegance: every puzzle and every line serve a unique purpose. When I brought all of the game’s components together (e.g., the music and aesthetics), it all came alive! I hope you have as much fun experiencing Linelight’s elegance as I did creating it.”
– Bask in the soft glow of a world made out of straight lines
– Experience 6 hours of pure, unadulterated gameplay
– Solve more than 250 different puzzles across six unique worlds
– Enjoy a Zen-like, ethereal soundtrack, and enter a state of flow
– Explore the intricacies of each world to uncover secret challenges
– Gameacon 2016 – Game of the Year – Winner
– Bit Awards 2016 – Rising Pixel – Awardee (for the studio, My Dog Zorro)
– Bit Awards 2016 – Best Style – Nominee
– Bit Awards 2016 – Best PC/Console Game – Nominee
– IndieCade @ E3 2016 – Official Selection
– PAX East Indie Minibooth 2016 – Official Selection
– Different Games Conference 2016 – Official Selection
– Sheep’s Meow 2016 – Official Selection
– IndieCade 2016 – Game Tasting Spotlight Selection
– PlayWell Winter Arcade 2016 – Official Selection
– Playcrafting Demo Night Feb 2016 – Official Selection
Pricing & Availability
Linelight will be released on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Q1 2017. Pricing and exact launch dates yet to be determined.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
More by Jonas Ek:
Save 3$ with our Play-Asia coupon code "thegg"