A newly-announced indie game is looking to bring together charming diorama visuals, catchy songs, and a unique combination of genres. Announced just two days ago, Starstruck looks like an interesting game to keep on your radar if have an interest in music games and indie games.
Starstruck tells the story of two troubled kids, Dawn and Edwin, who live in a world modeled after a miniature diorama. Houses are models held together by screws and the town’s fences are made out of Popsicle sticks. The two kids explore their town while occasionally taking part in rhythm-based minigames. Meanwhile, players can also take control of a giant hand and walk around the town like they’re Master Hand from Super Smash Bros. The hand can mess around with the town and cause destruction, like hammering down cars or removing the screws that hold together buildings. By combining these two modes of gameplay, players advance the story and work to save the planet.
There’s not much other information on Starstruck other than from its announcement trailer, including release date or platforms. However, it’ll presumably be at least on Xbox One due to the buttons seen during the trailer. You can see more about the game, which is being developed by ‘mrtenda‘ (named after the shy creatures from EarthBound,) on the game’s official Twitter channel or website. The full version of the song featured in the trailer, ‘Break the Mold,’ can be found on Bandcamp here.