Posts Tagged ‘Digital Dreams’

Fun With Infographics: Metrico+ Coming To PC

Information Is Beautiful, declares the name of a fine blog focused on interesting and clever ways to visually represent information and data. It certainly can be. It’s not looking half-bad in Metrico+ [official site], a puzzle-platformer coming our way following a debut on PlayStation Vita last year.

Its look draws from the modern infographic aesthetic, and puzzles sorta involve manipulating data with your actions. It’s a more energetic version of Peter Snow trapped inside BBC General Election datavis.

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Multi-Platform: A Tale By Alex

Not really a game well shown by our usual letterbox image.

Wow, games are great. Take for instance A Tale By Alex. The game by new indie team Digital Dreams, it’s a side-scrolling platformer played on three separated levels… simultaneously. Because each is a version of a kid, Alex’s, imagination.

It’s an amazingly cute idea, the two higher strips showing a reimagining of the real-world interior Alex is playing in. Jump over a table at the bottom, and it’s a grassy mound. Run past your pet tortoise and it’s a giant, biting monster that must be attacked. An elastic band flung in your front room is a range weapon for Alex the Knight.

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