Developed by a small team of four people over the course of two years, indie platformer TurnOn finally has a release date of June 1st.
Inspired by Earth Hour, a global event held annually by the World Wide Fund for Nature, TurnOn is being developed by Brainy Studios, a small team based out of Perm, Russia. Having won the “Games” track at Imagine Cup 2014, the title went on to be featured at PAX Prime later that year.
Since then, the team has been hard at work finishing the game, which is being released on PC and Mac, as well as on Xbox One through Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program. Thus far, it’s been described as an electrical platformer, without platforms:
The whole city has been plunged into darkness. After an accident at the power station, a living electric spark must restore electricity to the city and give citizens back their safe and carefree lives. TurnOn tells the spellbinding tale of a brave alien creature and its striking journey through blackout world, in an incredibly colorful and detailed platformer without platforms. Featuring a charming art style and visual storytelling, cute character personality, and a soothing and magical soundtrack, TurnOn makes the world the way it was before, but a little better and kinder.
Take a look at the trailer above to get an idea of what to expect and check back here closer to release for our full review of TurnOn.