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Echochrome trailer released

Echochrome trailer released

Echochrome draws inspiration for its simple gameplay from the work of M. C. Escher and will available on PSP and PS3.

We pride ourselves on our gaming knowledge and prowess here in the bit-tech offices. Between daily co-op matches of Serious Sam and multiplayer Trackmania: United tournaments, we're forever scouring the internets (yes, all of them - Ed.) for gaming news and interesting tidbits.

Still, its inevitable that some games will slip under the radar. Echochrome is proof of that as only a single bit-tech writer had heard about it before.

Set to hit both PlayStation 3 and PSP sometime in the future, this could be just the addictive and mind-bending game to finally make every single one of us go out and buy a PS3 or two.

Gameplay seems simple and involves manipulating the camera so that the figure can traverse the warped and incredibly bizzare levels. Described as a fusion between Lemmings and the work of M. C. Escher, it doesn't look like the player can control the on-screen figure directly but must merely use the camera in order to obscure obstacles.

How it'll work on a Sony console will be interesting to see as, to our mind, the PC, DS and Wii would be the obvious choices for such a low-tech, high-concept title.

Games like Echochrome and Portal seem to be part of an increasing trend for new and innovative games which use simple mechanics to great effect and Echochrome, like Portal, is a game which is hard to describe to someone unless they've seen it. So, do yourself a favour and check out the trailer below.

There's no release date available just yet, but Sony promises that the game will be available on UMD for PSP and for download to the PS3 via the PlayStation Network by March, 2008. Honestly, we can hardly wait.

Do you know of any cool indie games, or do you just want to talk about Sony some more? Drop us your comments below.

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Krikkit 17th July 2007, 16:31 Quote
Whoah, that looks like a proper brain-bender of a game... Such a cool concept, looks like it's done quite well - I can imagine it suiting the analogue nub of the PSP rather well.
Hugo 17th July 2007, 16:42 Quote
Just plain cool is what this is
Omnituens 17th July 2007, 16:53 Quote
my brain just kerploded.
will. 17th July 2007, 16:57 Quote
ooo, fun... I like games like this.. tis what handhelds are for!
DarkLord7854 17th July 2007, 17:01 Quote
So what's the goal? Seems to be never-ending =\
Amon 17th July 2007, 17:05 Quote
I was following this game a little while back and it is a mindf**k from start to finish.
DXR_13KE 17th July 2007, 17:08 Quote
it seams interesting... but it is in the wrong platform.... controlling that with the nub will be a nightmare unless it has snaps.
Delphium 17th July 2007, 17:24 Quote
Danm that looks cool and very addictive!!!

Allthough I still think its lacking the button at the bottom to blow up the little men after 5 seconds =]
Tyr 17th July 2007, 18:04 Quote
Damn shame it is on a Sony device as I won't spend money on that for one game.
Nexxo 17th July 2007, 18:49 Quote
Lode Runner, anyone? Ah, the memories...

Just goes to show that playability whoops graphics' ass every time. If only this came out on a PS2, that would be perfect... ;)
sandys 17th July 2007, 19:23 Quote
Echochrome for PC

Posted on NeoGaf not tried it myself.
glaeken 17th July 2007, 19:24 Quote
That's so freakin cool. My brain just crapped itself.
Nexxo 17th July 2007, 20:28 Quote
Superb linkie. Thanks! ;)
TomH 17th July 2007, 21:04 Quote
Oh my, that looks positively genius! :D
perplekks45 17th July 2007, 21:08 Quote
;) for the link. Addictive. Nothing to add. :)
proxess 17th July 2007, 22:19 Quote
that seems so fun! but as mentioned before, the problem is the platform
Aankhen 17th July 2007, 23:13 Quote
Quote:
How it'll work on a Sony console will be interesting to see as, to our mind, the PC, DS and Wii would be the obvious choices for such a low-tech, high-concept title.
The PC, DS and Wii would also be good choices, but I don't see the problem with the PS3. Between the analog sticks and Sixaxis, the controls shouldn't be too hard to get right.
sandys 17th July 2007, 23:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aankhen
The PC, DS and Wii would also be good choices, but I don't see the problem with the PS3.

Obviously you have not noticed the Sony = Satan vibe that runs through this site :(
Faulk_Wulf 18th July 2007, 04:01 Quote
I assume because of all the times the Britain got screwed by Sony Corp?

The game looks amazing though. :)
C-Sniper 18th July 2007, 06:45 Quote
man nothing like a good mind game to make you go insane.
DougEdey 18th July 2007, 07:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Faulk_Wulf
I assume because of all the times the Britain got insulted by Sony Corp?

Fixed. There's no killer apps on the PS3 really at the moment for me.

This game looks like something that could be quite fun, but could easily piss you off.
Redbeaver 18th July 2007, 09:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by glaeken
That's so freakin cool. My brain just crapped itself.

same.

very cool.
Iago 18th July 2007, 10:49 Quote
How's that so little people has heard of it?

It's been quite the news on Ars Technica's E3 cover and several PS3 blogs. Not Killzone2-like news, but many people are praising Sony for the direction they are taking with downloadable games and PSN.
completemadness 20th July 2007, 04:14 Quote
that is pretty damn awesome IMO - really good game idea, i really look forward to seeing it in action :D
Melissa 4th December 2008, 21:39 Quote
I loved it and the game was on sale last week! I got it but didn't have time to play...:p
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