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Japanese developer Skeleton Crew introduced new sport Olija at this time, to be revealed by Devolver Digital and launched this yr. Olija is a 2D action-adventure platformer the place hero Faraday makes an attempt to make use of his “legendary harpoon” to flee an odd nation of Terraphage the place he has been marooned. It is a sport with an indie aesthetic, utilizing minimalist graphics paired with sharp motion to set its visible scene.
This is an official plot description: “By means of adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp fight, the participant will uncover an odd world and its inhabitants, together with Olija, an enigmatic woman that Faraday finds himself certain to over time. Impressed by swashbuckling tales and cinematic journey video games, Olija is a narrative about going through the unknown in adversity.”
The announcement trailer reveals off a variety of fast-paced platform fight utilizing the motion mechanic of the harpoon. Enemies and terrain may be speared and leapt in the direction of, drawn in, and dragged. The motion and motion has a satisfyingly bodily look to it. The character may leap on his personal, zipping to-and-fro with flying kicks, and wield a wide range of different weapons like swords, weapons, and spears. There is a significantly satisfying second the place he nabs a man’s chain-like weapon after which hurls him off display screen.