WayForward has announced that they will publish the Canari Games developed Lunark that emerged via a Kickstarter campaign. This cinematic retro sci-fi platformer is inspired by 1980s classics like Prince of Persia, Flashback, and Out of this World.
Taking place in a reality where humanity resides atop a totalitarian regime-ruled moon, the protagonist Leo is a courier who finds himself involved in a rebellion against that said rule. He’ll encounter several characters who cause him to question his allegiances and actions going forward. Players can look forward to traversing animated pixel-art environments while jumping, climbing, rolling, and shooting. Varied puzzles and traps are also stated to be present alongside an upgrade system. Dog petting is confirmed too.
The game’s creator, Johan Vinet, shared the following statement regarding this news:
“Years ago, WayForward was one of the first companies to give me a chance as a freelance artist. Knowing the passion they put into their games, accepting this partnership was a no-brainer. LUNARK couldn’t be in better hands.”
WayForward Founder Voldi Way shared the following statement regarding this news:
“From impeccable level design to top-notch storytelling and animation, LUNARK is a perfect homage to the great cinematic platformers of the past, yet stands out as something exciting and new. It is our privilege to be teaming up with Canari Games to help bring LUNARK to players.”
Lunark is releasing for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, the Xbox family of systems, Mac, and PC in late 2022. In addition, a physical release is planned by Limited Run Games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
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