Pénombre from Empty Flask Games - Limbo meets Jetpack Joyride
I'm proud to announce "Pénombre", Empty Flask new game, coming Q1 2014 on IOS (and Android) Devices.
Pénombre is an endless side runner mixing fairy tale's elements with a stylized silhouette artwork.
The player controls Umbra, a little magic Witch whose goal is to reach back the safety of her house, while traversing 5 unique locations (at launch, for the first chapter). As she runs, she'll have to avoid obstacles, creatures and traps by performing well timed jump and pick-up spells and souls to help her out.
One of the unique gameplay elements of "Pénombre" is that Umbra also lights her way against the "Pénombre" with a magic light spell.
When she gets hurt, she loses life, but will also lose a small amount of magic light. In game, this reflects in having a smaller range of vision, making it difficult to see incoming obstacles.
Umbra has however a small inventory of spells that can be purchased/upgraded with collected souls and triggered when picked up. For example, Umbra can turn into a Werewolf and become immune to certain obstacles, or slow down time and regenerate life.
At start, only the first location is available and unlocking the next levels will require to reach a certain distance within each level.
The 5 levels all feature a different theme and introduce new creatures and obstacles along the way. They also offer greater challenge with a greater distance to achieve.
Finally, when a level unlocks, Infinite mode unlocks so the player can replay the level and try to beat its highscore.
Some screenshots for the different locations:
Here is an animated gif from Umbra running:
There are also 2 special levels where Umbra is riding her Magic Broom (using device Gyro). These levels offer a large amount of souls, but are also pretty challenging.
Here is an animated for Umbra on her Magic Broom:
And finally, some screenshots from the game, and creatures you'll encounter. More will come as I update the levels.
2/1 screenshots update:
Umbra when she turns into a WereWolf:
Monsters from other levels:
Tried to get a "Jason and the Argonauts" skeleton look
Last edited by EFGames; 02-08-2014 at 11:53 AM.