Shadowmatic: shapes from shadows in 3D puzzle game (video)

Shadowmatic: shapes from shadows in 3D puzzle game

PanARMENIAN.Net - Triada Studio Games introduces Shadowmatic, a meditative 3D puzzle game of finding shapes hidden in shadows, to be soon available in App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

The player rotates seemingly abstract three-dimensional objects in spotlight, making their shadows form familiar silhouettes relevant to the surrounding environment.

The project is focused on delivering immersively photorealistic graphics across iOS devices, combined with gameplay that’s stimulating, challenging, and relaxing at the same time. The player experiences 70 levels spreading across 9 environments, complete with unique soundtrack for each.

The game is produced by Triada Studio Games, a new division of Triada Studio, which is a computer animation studio with over 20 years of history. Shadowmatic is the company’s first attempt to combine its vast computer graphics experience with an experimental in-house 3D engine.

Since the 1st Shadowmatic teaser was unveiled in December 2013, Triada has often heard concerns that the game might be too hard.

A newly released teaser featuring one of the Shadowmatic levels unveils a new system of hints.

Each level has 4 hints. The first two are short sentences giving the object some descriptive context; the third one reveals the title of the level. In case these are not enough, the player can use the final hint and see an image of the shadow he’s looking for. However, Triada Studio Games believes hints aren’t really necessary to enjoy the game to the very last level. Hints are unlocked by using "hintpoints", of which the player is initially granted a few dozen. Number of player’s hintpoints increases daily. Extra hintpoints are earned by completing levels.

It was important for the developers that the game works smoothly also on older iOS devises.

As it turned out, achieving satisfactory level of the game without compromising its quality took more time than expected, which affected the timing of its release, which had been scheduled for March 2014. With Shadowmatic envisaged as an outstanding game, timing becomes of secondary importance, however, in the near future the developers promise to announce the AppStore availability date.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Shadowmatic official website.

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