Ubisoft Reflections, the studio behind Grow Home and this year’s earlier indie release Atomega, has just launched a new – previously unannounced – game. Ode is a “musical exploration adventure” game for PC, available the same day of its reveal. Ubisoft’s official blog posted to mark the game’s release, offering a summary of Ode‘s experimental gameplay.
“Joy, the star of the new music exploration adventure Ode, is a small blobby creature with two goals: collecting fallen stars, and spreading her namesake around alien landscapes as much as possible. How you achieve these goals is up to you,” Ubisoft wrote. “Ode has no tutorial or guide, and you’re encouraged to explore its four garden worlds at your own pace.”
As you play the game, according to Ubisoft, “Ode lets you experiment in open environments where everything reacts to you. As you collect the orb-like fallen stars scattered throughout each level, you’ll be able to throw them, attract them, and even use them to alter Joy’s form, assuming different shapes to reach new areas. By investigating your surroundings and solving Ode’s musical puzzles, you’ll light up the landscape and add new layers to the soundtrack, gradually creating a musical and visual backdrop tailored to your play style.”
Ode is currently available only on the Ubisoft Store for $5. You can check out the launch trailer below: