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With the Wind - The gusty puzzler with a breeze of Greek mythology!

03-07-2015, 07:18 AM
#1
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Location: Breda, The Netherlands
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With the Wind - The gusty puzzler with a breeze of Greek mythology!

Hey everyone! In name of Twirlbound, our 3-man game studio, I want to proudly present our debut game for iOS: With the Wind!



In With the Wind, players take the role of Annema, daughter of the legendary Ruler of Winds Aeolus. Aeolus, who appears in multiple ancient Greek tales (such as the Odyssee), is in need of help: he needs to fill his stock of bags of wind, in order to distribute the winds over the earthly lands. Annema, as do all of her sisters, has the ability to move with the wind in her back, which enables her to manipulate the environment and get those bags of wind!



In the 90+ puzzles the game offers at release, players are challenged with different spatial puzzle problems, which gets increasingly difficult with additional mechanics like switches and color-coded switches!









Next to the game's challenging puzzles, we worked really hard on the With the Wind Puzzle Creator, giving players endless puzzles and an outlet for any inspiration they might get from all the puzzling!




Build your puzzles...


...and play them right away!



We really hope you all like what you see - and we'd love to hear what you think. If there are any suggestions for features in either the normal game mode or Puzzle Creator, let us know!

Some things we have already planned:
  • - Undo and redo functionality in the browser (not in the screenshot)
  • - Search options in the browser (not in the screenshot)
  • - The game is being translated in 12 languages!

With the Wind will release on May 14, 2015 on iPhone and iPad.

Last edited by MvdLaar; 05-01-2015 at 05:47 AM.
03-07-2015, 02:12 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,917
Looking good. A bit of video to see how it plays would be nice.

03-07-2015, 07:26 PM
#3
Looks fascinating, graphics are quite pretty.
Is this the sokoban variant in which blocks move with the character at the same time?
03-07-2015, 08:42 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,164
Will it be a premium tilte or freemium?
03-07-2015, 08:52 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGreatEscaper View Post
Looks fascinating, graphics are quite pretty.
Is this the sokoban variant in which blocks move with the character at the same time?
Looks that way. The first image above is animated and shows just that.
03-08-2015, 04:09 AM
#6
Eh, ok then. I'm not a huuuge fan of that type of puzzle...
03-08-2015, 05:52 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Breda, The Netherlands
Posts: 15
Thanks for the replies, everyone! We'll put up a gameplay trailer shortly, to show a bit more of how it plays.

It's sort of similar to Sokoban, yes, in that it's a spatial puzzle with blocks! I'll record another gif to show one entire puzzle soon.

We're hoping to make it a premium title, in Apple's new "Pay once and play forever" category, but we're discussing this with Apple next week. In the meantime we're also translating it into 12 languages!

Hey!
I design and produce games! Follow what I do on Twitter, @Matthijz.

Last edited by MvdLaar; 03-09-2015 at 10:14 AM. Reason: Removed 'testing' bit for new post.
03-09-2015, 10:18 AM
#8
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Breda, The Netherlands
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[BETA] With the Wind - The gusty puzzler with a breeze of Greek mythology!



Also, we're looking for beta testers! If you're up for some puzzle fun, please drop us a line here, via Twitter or via email.
05-01-2015, 04:10 AM
#9
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So, after quite a while, here it is: the very first trailer!



The game is going to be released in 8 languages: English, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish and Spanish. Exstensive beta tests have pointed out that it takes around 6 hours to complete all puzzles, after which you can dive into the Puzzle Creator to make your own or take on user-generated content.

Mark thy calendars, May 14!

Hey!
I design and produce games! Follow what I do on Twitter, @Matthijz.
05-01-2015, 10:40 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by MvdLaar View Post
So, after quite a while, here it is: the very first trailer!

YouTube: video

The game is going to be released in 8 languages: English, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish and Spanish. Exstensive beta tests have pointed out that it takes around 6 hours to complete all puzzles, after which you can dive into the Puzzle Creator to make your own or take on user-generated content.

Mark thy calendars, May 14!
Looks great! I hope it's non-linear so if you get stuck on a puzzle, you can try another?