Beautiful Trailer Released for Hand-Drawn Indie Game ‘Gorogoa’ (VIDEO)
Five years have passed since Jason Roberts started teasing the visually stunning puzzle game, Gorogoa, five years ago. If you’re an art lover like many of us, this hand-drawn indie game may be right up your alley. A new trailer has just released detailing the mechanics of the game and its beautiful 3D hand drawn art.
Roberts is the developer and artist behind Gorogoa. His intention in creating the game was to make something without language, allowing the players to instead focus on the scenes of the drag tiles around the grid-like interface. The title itself is a word he made up to emphasize the importance of images over language in his game. Here is what the website itself had to say:
Gorogoa is a beautifully hand-illustrated story suspended inside a puzzle with a completely unique mechanic. The user moves panels around on a grid as though arranging framed drawings on a wall. But the scene within each drawing is alive, and may be navigated as though it were a 3D space. When two drawings are correctly stacked or aligned, they fuse together miraculously to form a new scene. It’s a process that is elegantly simple and yet astonishing to see.
Above is a beautiful gallery of the artwork created by Roberts. Gorogoa is definitely a labor of love as you can tell by the detail that has gone into each piece. Roberts stated that he was hopeful that the art would make the game whimsical, indulging in a fantasy that there is underlying meaning in everything.
Some games are power fantasies, but the fantasy that I indulge is the idea that there is an underlying meaning to everything, a hidden message or structure to the world. It’s not necessarily that I believe that to be true. But I did believe it when I was a child.
With the exception of sound design by Eduardo Ortiz Frau, and music composed by Austin Wintory, Jason Roberts has done all of the work for developing this game. He is expecting Gorogoa to be released in the spring of this year for PC. With any luck, mobile users can expect a release on iOS and Android at a later date.
What do you think of the hand-drawn indie game Gorogoa? Do you think you’ll play it? Sound off in the comments below!
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