Developers, Logic Ember Limited is pleased to announce today the release of Backworlds – a creative puzzle platformer 10 years in the making.
A new launch trailer has been released to accompany the announcement giving players a glimpse into the multi-dimensional world industry veterans, Anders Ekermo and Juha Kangas have worked so hard to create.
Backworlds is an inventive logic puzzle/platformer game in which players explore and progress by painting the environments around them. Move between two parallel worlds, each with its own unique set of properties, using your brush to flow seamlessly from one to the other. Solve environmental conundrums by using each world’s physical properties to your advantage, and use your own creativity to craft original solutions to the game’s puzzles.
Ekermo (who worked as a graphics programmer on The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and StarCraft 2) and Kangas (one of the level designers for Syndicate) began working on Backworlds as a side project in 2009. The game was recently selected for Indie Megabooth at PAX in 2018 & 2019 and an earlier version of the game was nominated for multiple awards back in 2012.
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The games industry has changed a lot since then and Backworlds with it, but it has always been about the joy of solving a good puzzle.”
Backworlds releases on Steam today priced $9.99 / £7.19 / €8.19 including a 20% launch discount for the next week.