Ludo Land’s visually simple but beautiful puzzler Four Sided Fantasy will release on PlayStation 4 this summer, studio founder and developer Logan Fieth has announced via Sony’s PlayStation blog.
Describing it as a game that “players who enjoy puzzle games and discovery will really take to,” Fieth explains how Four Sided Fantasy‘s main mechanic asks players to solve its conundrums through the use of “screen wrap,” or wraparound, as it’s otherwise known – a term used to describe the absence of any boundaries on the edge of your screen, allowing objects to leave one side of the screen and appear on the other.
We’re making a game that I think players who enjoy puzzle games and discovery will really take to. Four Sided Fantasy is a wordless, seamless experience where you use screen wrap to solve puzzles in ways you never thought about before. You know how in Pac-Man, you can “wrap” from one side of the screen to the other? Your ability is like that, but you can turn it on whenever you want. The confines of your screen are now your friend!
Fieth says that the title started life as “tiny student project,” eventually blowing-up into a full game that draws inspiration from films like Upstream Color and Spring Breakers. Along with the unique screen wrap feature, Four Sided Fantasy will feature other film techniques such as jump cuts, dissolve fades and foreground wipes as a means of transitioning from screen to screen.
See above for a more detailed look at some of the game’s visuals and puzzle elements and let us know what you think.
Source: PlayStation blog US