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The Fall

Platform(s): PC, WiiU
Genre: Action
Developer: Over The Moon
Release Date: May 30, 2014

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'The Fall' (ALL) Gets PC Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2014 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT

Inspired by titles such as Super Metroid and Monkey Island, The Fall is a cinematic platformer where players explore their environments and solve several traditional adventure game puzzles.

The Fall is about ARID, an artificial intelligence onboard the space suit of a futuristic soldier. The Fall opens just as this soldier is rendered unconscious, leaving ARID to take control of the suit and attempt to save the soldier's life. However, as an AI, her behaviour is limited by her own governing laws of robotics. As ARID explores the world of The Fall, she fights against her own set of rules to save the life of her human friend, and ultimately gain self understanding.

The Fall's puzzles are designed to guide the thinking of the players in a way that's in line with ARID's struggle. As ARID is blocked by her own set of laws, players must find loopholes and contradictions to these rules, creating more personal choice and progressing the story along those lines.

"I've wanted to make a game like this for as long as I can remember, but I never knew how to make it happen" says John.  "Thanks to Kickstarter, we were finally able to not just create The Fall, but to really push it in interesting directions.  We've got a really unique story with some engaging ideas, some very compelling gameplay, a beautiful world to explore, and a  fantastic cast of professional actors, with a strong female lead.  The Fall has become the game I've always wanted to play, but couldn't find."

The Fall reached its Kickstarter funding goal in just under a week last September, and after being Greenlit on Steam, developer Over The Moon has now announced the release date for episode 1 ($9.99), with a Wii U version to come at a later time.

Key Features:

  • A Unique Story - Play as A.R.I.D, an artificial intelligence onboard an armoured combat suit, attempting to help the human occupant, who is hanging unconscious inside.
  • Fresh Gameplay - The Fall finds a smooth way to blend together point and click adventure games, platformers, and shooters to make a compelling experience that's centred around environment exploration.
  • Rich Atmosphere - The Fall is set in a rich, detailed world, rendered with care in an art style inspired by the classic, LIMBO.

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