Scandinavian/Japanese publisher Rising Star Games have announced via press release that they have partnered with indie developer Rat King Entertainment to put out their upcoming puzzler TRI later this year.
Rising Star Games are known for publishing a myriad of Japanese games primarily for handheld consoles like the 3DS and Vita, such as Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God, Hometown Story, and No More Heroes. TRI, which is being developed for the PC, Mac and Linux by a German developer, seems to be a bit of a departure for them.
As for the game in question, TRI is a first-person puzzle platformer that brings games like Portal and Antechamber to mind. Set in a colorful and somewhat surreal world described in the press release as “the world of the Odd Gods,” the game tasks players with navigating a series of complex environments in order to “meet the fox god himself!”
TRI‘s unique spin on the genre involves walkable magical triangles and gravity defying levels. Players have the ability to create said magical triangles that allow them to traverse chasms, vertical surfaces, and other inaccessible areas. A large variety of seemingly impossible puzzles ensures that players will be forced to use the other 90% of their brains that apparently go untouched, and many of them involve levels that shift in gravitational orientation under different circumstances.
Rat King Entertainment consists of two people: Jana Reinhardt and Friedrich Hanisch. Their other games include Pitman, a roguelike turn-based game, Rat Race, Me Against The Mutants and The Sun is Deadly. Regarding their partnership with Rising Star, Hanisch said:
We developed TRI with an unusual game idea in mind and by conjuring magical platforms anywhere in a colorful world full of mysteries, players can experiment freely while following the tracks of a divine Fox. We are totally thrilled that Rising Star Games will be our partner in crime to get TRI in front of a large audience, especially because it’s our first game to offer such a grand scope.
TRI will be featured and playable at Gamescom, which will run from 13-17 August in Cologne, Germany.