Atmosphir

By Jim Rossignol on September 20th, 2008 at 8:48 am.


This is a rather interesting project from Minor Studios. Atmosphir: a build-your-own platform game, with a spiffy-lookin’ level editing system. The video trailer after the jump shows some very pretty game worlds, and lots of point-and-paint editing of the levels. Shame about the awkward-looking central character – it’ll be interesting to see whether you get to tweak the game physics as well as simply build the world. Atmosphir is currently undergoing closed beta, so you might want to try signing up for that if this kind of thing tickles your interest. Apparently set to be free, too.

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13 Comments »

  1. Mike says:

    It’s free? Really?

  2. Thaiyl says:

    Copying the spore model of fun editor, shite game? ¬_¬

  3. Jocho says:

    Those levels made me feel lost, trapped, scared and confused at the same time…

  4. Optimaximal says:

    That’s some epic music for what amounts to a poor platform game – 3D Platformers REALLY don’t work!

  5. Heliocentric says:

    @optimax Mario 64 and galaxy say hi.

  6. Xagarath says:

    Not forgetting Sands of Time

  7. Gregory says:

    Not forgetting Psychonauts.

  8. Wroth says:

    What an awesome running animation!

  9. Kelduum Revaan says:

    The main character is clearly on a quest to retrieve the bones for his arms.

    That can be the only explanation.

  10. A coin says:

    Well that’ll be interesting. I wonder if it’ll allow for modding? I’d certainly want to get rid of that outright freakish main character.

    Seriously, something is horribly wrong with those arms.

  11. Dominic White says:

    The editor and concept look great. The levels look impressive.

    The way the game moves looks terrible, like they’re using a plain standard WSAD+Mouse setup, which is about as unsuited to playing platformers as a gamepad is to playing RTS’s. It’s POSSIBLE to play it that way, of course, but you’re missing out on a whole lot of the finer points of control.

    Perhaps I’m wrong – and I hope I am, the PC is desperately in need of more decent platformers – but this looks like a case of PC developers imitating console hits without fully understanding what made the console originals good.

  12. Lacrymology says:

    You can play it with an USB joypad if you have one.

  13. ryant457 says:

    i am waiting for them to send me the invite but it’s taking to long ^__^ brb

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