The thinking person’s action-exploration game “Secrets of Raetikon” will be available through Steam’s Early Access program on January 7, 2014.
That announcement came from developer Broken Rules, who explained that the main campaign and the full-featured level editor will be included in the Early Access build, though the conclusion to the game will be held until the full launch. Four different versions of the game will be available soon on the game’s official website, and early buyers will get a Steam key just like the Indiegogo backers for the Early Access release.
Why did I call it a thinking person’s game? Maybe I’ll just let Broken Rules describe it:
Players fly through the savage mountains of the Alps and collect parts of ancient machines in this interactive world. The world is rich in interactivity. Trees, rocks, plants and animals – everything is physics based and can be grabbed and dragged around.
Hostile animals protect their habitats and interact with the player as well as each other, forming a complex ecosystem: drag a bird of prey to another predator and they attack each other; grab a robin and feed it to a buzzard – it will attack the poor bird instead of you; defend yourself by wielding spiked plants or by pushing foes into thornbushes.
It definitely looks different, but different can be good. Check out the official trailer for an even deeper look at what awaits: