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Out Of Line

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Hatinh Interactive
Developer: Nerd Monkeys
Release Date: June 23, 2021

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'Out Of Line' Demo Coming Next Week As Part Of Steam Next Fest

by Rainier on June 10, 2021 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT

Out Of Line is an adventure/platformer game filled with beautiful puzzles all hand-drawn in a unique 2D style.

Inspired by Studio Ghibli and impressionist artwork, Out Of Line is a hand-painted children’s book brought to life. The title depicts the adventures of a young man named San who must evade searchlights and mechanical claws in order to escape The Factory’s assembly line and realize his true identity. Dive into a story set in a mysterious world that is revealed through multiple chapters.

Out Of Line’s mechanics revolve around San’s spear, which can be strategically placed to climb walls, activate switches, operate platforms, halt machinery and more. Puzzles will encourage players to experiment and learn through trial and error. As San collects memory fragments and solves increasingly challenging obstacles, players will experience emotional moments that will make them question whether the protagonist was better off remaining where he started.

Out Of Line’s narrative is told through its beautiful hand painted artistic landscape which points to relevant topics such as oppression, isolation, courage, optimism and hope. Players can expect to mull over philosophical depictions in between puzzle segments, especially as they relate to human existentialism in the age of technology.

Though the world may seem mysterious at first glance, players will steadily find themselves relating to San and his experiences as each chapter unfolds.

Nerd Monkeys and Publisher Hatinh Interactive announced that Out Of Line will be a part of Steam Next Fest from June 16 to June 22.

A free demo will be available for the first time as part of the celebration.

 “We’re delighted to participate in Steam Next Fest alongside other esteemed independent developers,” says Francisco Santos, Lead Artist at Nerd Monkeys. “Today’s demo offers a glimpse of the beautiful, thought-provoking world we’ve crafted. We can’t wait for PC players to fully experience this immersive journey next week.

Key Features

  • Enjoy dozens of beautiful puzzles
  • Learn to master the mechanics of the spear
  • Interact with beautiful hand-drawn environments
  • Learn from extraordinary characters
  • Discover what San’s story means to you

Out Of Line is coming to PC (Steam) on June 23, 2021, followed by Nintendo Switch PS4 and Xbox One versions later this year

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