A new 2D puzzle-platformer called Alone hits Kickstarter next month, and if you’re a fan of minimalistic games that prioritise interesting gameplay mechanics over unnecessary bells and whistles, you’ll probably want to keep an eye out for it.
The first full game from solo developer Connor Warrington, Alone has been in the works since 2016. It tasks players with switching between a number of different characters, each with unique traits, in order to find a path to each level’s exit – Warrington says that it’s “loosely inspired by BoxBoy!“, and we’re certainly getting that vibe from the gameplay footage above.
Alone’s Kickstarter is scheduled to go live on 7th September (you can keep tabs on the project over on Twitter until then), and releasing on Switch is a major goal. “Of all the console platforms, the Nintendo Switch will be prioritized the most,” Warrington says. “Receiving access to a Nintendo Switch development kit is the biggest hurdle involved with porting to this platform. However, a successful Kickstarter campaign should make obtaining a development kit a much simpler task.”
Should the campaign be successful, the aim is to have Alone launch on both Switch and Steam simultaneously, with other console versions to follow.
What do you think? Will you be making sure to visit the game’s Kickstarter page next month to pledge your support? Let us know in the comments.