November 5, 2015

New Blip: Poncho

Poncho, from developer Delve Interactive (game site), may have missed its 2014 Kickstarter funding goals, but thanks to publisher Rising Star Games, it's still on its way to release, and some new platforms have been added. Originally announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and OUYA, things have changed a bit... The OUYA version has been scrapped due to the system's low processing power. The game is still headed to PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, but now it's also coming for Wii U via the eShop as well as PS4 and Vita via PSN sometime later this year.

The game is an open world puzzle platformer that takes place centuries after mankind has gone extinct, but robots have lived on. A robot named Poncho searches for his maker in the overgrown ruins of the world. Environments are built around multiple layers, and Poncho is able to move between foreground and background layers to navigate around obstacles in his path, solve puzzles, and uncover hidden treasure. Players are free to explore the world as they like and speak with its citizens, as well as purchase upgrades that allow the robot to move into new areas.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


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