Hi Adventure Pointers .......... This looks very VERY good !
Thankyou, Simon, for this great news !
"Hello Wayne !
I’m very happy to send you below my press relay introducing my new game project !
Simon Says: Watch! Play! is pleased to introduce the 3rd project of the Black Cube series from Simon Mesnard : ‘Catyph: The Kunci Experiment’. It's a 1st person adventure game to be released in Summer 2014, and similar to our previous ASA: A Space Adventure. In Catyph:TKE, a sci-fi oriented point & click, you start on a moon called Tytaah divided into several regions, where you'll face challenging puzzles in various environments.
It is not a direct sequel to ASA and doesn't require to know it already.
Catyph:TKE has once again been thought like a cinematographic experiment, an interactive story and exploration : it will feature realistic graphics and CG cutscenes, to follow our initial short film 'Catyph'. Like in ASA, the storyline of the game will be developed for an immersive experience.
You play in 2062 as an astronaut sent by Terra to explore the solar system in search for signs of intelligent life. After going through strange events, you finally land on Tytaah, a moon of planet Catyph. You quickly realise that a mechanism called the Kunci is the reason of your presence here, and a man of unknown identity asks you to make it work for him. You'll have to explore the moon and other places to gather more informations and understand the situation.
Catyph has a traditionnal point & click gameplay similar to the Myst series. It is created within the Visionaire Studio engine used by the Daedalic teams (Deponia). With the help of the data you collect, and the support of your AI, you will visit Tytaah and try to access all the regions of this moon. Your main mission : understanding what the Kunci is. All the game relies on exploration and discovery.
- Discover a new story in the Black Cube series (ASA, The Black Tower)
- Visit new and varied areas with realistic graphics
- Developed with Visionaire Studio (Daedalic), allowing HD graphics and more flexibility
- Different difficulty levels
- And of course, all new puzzles !
Release : Summer 2014
Platforms : PC (Mac and Linux if possible)
Categories : Adventure, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Indie
Genre : Sci-fi
DRM : DRM free
Language : English, French (possibly Italian and Spanish)
No crowdfunding, no Kickstarter. Never. Catyph is homemade with love.
Screenshots and videos :
Don't miss the Catyph opening movie :
on Vimeo - Here !
or Youtube - Here !
About me :
I am currently active in creating short films and indie video games on my own, and waiting to team up with other artists. My first projects - short films and games, including ASA - were initially published under my personal name, but I now tend to use a different approach as a freelancer, known as "Simon Says: Watch! Play!". It describes my intention to work on both sides of my passion, films and games, and my will to share my work with people.
I’m also the author of the project TBT: The Black Tower - Prototype, an indie J-RPG inspired by the PS1 era that interested a lot of people, but failed to crowdfund on Indiegogo this year in May. This project TBT is currently on sleep and waiting for a better opportunity to come back.
ASA, TBT and Catyph, and possible other works to come, are part of my "Black Cube" series, with stories about the discovery of a mysterious Black Cube, in a different place, at a different time, and usually by a different hero.
Simon's website - Here !"