Atari Wants Puzzle Gamers to Cooperatively Get Zen
A new game coming out of Atari will help gamers find their happy place.
Atari has announced plans to publish The Undergarden, a strangely appealing title that will be released on XBLA, PSN, and PC. It's billed as a "zen-like" experience and comes from developer Vitamin G Studios.
Vitamin G is the experimental outlet of Artech Studios, which once made a Friends trivia game for the PlayStation 2, but I'm willing to give them a shot anyway. The Undergarden looks like one of those games you just can't understand until you play it, with a description that sounds interesting for those that like the oblong side of gaming.
It's billed as a casual "zen" puzzle game where players explore underground caverns as a strange little horned creature that is searching for the rest of his "musical band." Along the way, they'll encounter "exotic living entities" that might help, or hinder progress. Once found, your band's musical abilities can be used to advance through the world. Distributing pollen to plants will grow various types of fruit used to solve the game's physics-based "eco-friendly" puzzles.
Sound weird enough yet? The Undergarden also features multiplayer cooperative gameplay through its 20 subterranean levels, so you won't have to inhabit the strange world alone. Atari says the game will "evoke an emotional response" and inspire a sense of calm within players as they find their chi. It'll be released this winter for $9.99
OOOH The pretty colors..I'm on board
Love how AVGN's Atari 5200 reviews shows up as one of the suggested movies after this one.
It might just be me, but I hardly consider jumping around and creating flowers to be very zen like.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh... I actually felt pretty relaxed just watching that.
This looks like a fun time. I'm slowly learning that I'd vastly rather invest all my money in XBLA titles than triple A titles. I'll probably get it for a fun little romp with my buddies.
THIS....is the kind of game that we need to see more of today- (especially on ps3 and 360) one that's not afraid of being colorful or 2d or appealing to non-gamers. I think XBLA games are better (especially for their price) than triple-A games in terms of a one-of-a-kind, unique, fun, and unforgettable experience.
OH wow o.o something unique thats for sure...might try it, balance my Zen lol
This looks right up my alley! I love artsy colorful games - especially when they've got puzzles to solve!