So Far, So Good – Airscape: The Fall Of Gravity

Aw man, this is one of the best physics games I’ve seen, if only half-glimpsed in trailer form. And O the things these crusty, jaded eyes have had to clock their gaze on. A game in which gravity is so changeable I legitimately don’t understand what is going on. That’s Airscape: The Fall of Gravity [official site].

There’s a free demo available over on Steam, which is the first six levels – and a full release scheduled for sometime this August, but really just check out the trailer. The game follows an octopus lost and stranded on weirdly curvaceous planetoids in which the laws of physics shift on a second-to-second basis, where liquid and matter coexist as equally sensible material for roads and where the differences between oceans and Space are negligible.

Airscape is the work of a group of industrious students – just four of ’em, in fact. Which just makes it all the more mind boggling. Watch below:

7 Comments

  1. Hypocee says:

    No dis, I think these folks have studied themselves some Kyle Gabler. Obviously there are some universals to physics, readable sprites, puzzlebill platyformer design and so on, but the whole gestalt of music, art style and palette, physics response, screen scale gives me a huge World of Goo/Experimental Gameplay Project vibe specifically.

  2. Darloth says:

    It reminds me of a 2d Super Mario Galaxy, especially the interesting shaped planetoids and transitions between fluids.

    • The First Door says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking! The floating water circles really made me think of the water planets in Galaxy. There is something fundamentally quite pretty about spheres and circles of water.

  3. AskForBarry says:

    RPS: Master of puns.

  4. Muzman says:

    Now here’s a twist on the puzzle platformer that might just get me to play one.

  5. forellentee says:

    It is basically Soosiz from 2008, still one of the best mobile platformers. I always wished for a prettied up version and here it is. Looking forward to playing that.

  6. LTK says:

    That demo made me super dizzy, especially the water bits. I can see how it could turn out a good game though.