Quantum Conundrum has been one of the grossly under-represented games up until this point. The physics puzzle game has been racking up rewards including Best New Franchise, Best of Show (E3 2012) and Best Original Game in the previous months, but it still seems that people weren’t giving it the attention it deserves. Well, that ends today. Quantum Conundrum has been released onto Steam for $14.99, and is even offering a Steam pass for $19.99 that will nab you the soundtrack and two future DLC packs. Those of you who prefer to game with a controller will have to wait for it to hit the PS3 on July 10th or XBLA on July 11th.
Look for our review in the upcoming days to find out why this may in contention for sleeper game of the year.
LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced Quantum Conundrum™, the newest game from PORTAL™ co-creator Kim Swift and developer Airtight Games, is now available on Windows PC for $14.99 through various digital retailers. Players can also purchase a Season Pass through Steam® for $19.99, and get an exclusive downloadable Quantum Conundrum soundtrack and two future downloadable puzzle packs. Quantum Conundrum will be available in North America on July 10 on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and on July 11 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
One of the most decorated titles at E3 2012 in Los Angeles, Quantum Conundrum earned recognition as one the show’s top games, including 15 media nominations and awards for Best New Franchise, Most Innovative, Best Puzzle Game, Best of Show, Best Platformer, Best Original Game and Most Valuable game from outlets like IGN, Game Informer, PC Gamer, GameSpy, Destructoid and more. The E3 Game Critics nominated Quantum Conundrum Best Downloadable Game and Best Original Game.
“Quantum Conundrum is one of the most innovative, thought-provoking games of 2012 from one of the great designers of our industry, Kim Swift,” said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. “We’re proud to bring gamers the next dimension of puzzle games.”
ABOUT QUANTUM CONUNDRUM
In Quantum Conundrum, players take on the role of a young boy dropped off on his uncle’s doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just so happens to be the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Upon entering the Professor’s vast manor home, retrofitted with crazy technology to test his latest hypotheses, players quickly realize their uncle has gone missing. Fortunately, players immediately find Professor Quadwrangle’s latest invention, the Inter-Dimensional Shift (IDS) Device, which, at the press of a button, can shift the world around them to a different dimension. In order to find their uncle, players use the IDS to dynamically alter between five dimensions and progress through bizarre and challenging rooms in the labyrinthine Quadwrangle Manor. Becoming adept at using the various dimensions – sometimes in combination – will be critical to solving puzzles and moving on to the next room.
Quantum Conundrum is rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.