Posts Tagged ‘Echoplex’

Echoplex bouncing out of the early access cave

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It’s fun to sabotage your future self, you should try it. Here, use FutureMe.org to berate an unidentifiable version of yourself who is five or ten years older. It’s what I do. If you don’t want to go that far, you could just play Echoplex. It’s a first-person puzzle game about finding your way out of strange chambers while being pursued by malicious “echos” of your prior self. It’s been in early access since last year but now is going to break free of its past. A full release is set for March 15. Here’s a trailer full of flashing images. Read the rest of this entry »

Premature Evaluation: ECHOPLEX

Every week we expose Brendan to the radioactive chemicals of the early access laboratory. This time, the time-bending puzzles of ECHOPLEX [official site].

I am stuck. There are 15 short levels currently available in ECHOPLEX, a first-person puzzler along the lines of Portal and Antichamber, and I am stuck on level 11. It is a toughie. The thing is, I’m not sure if the game is working as intended. Bugs are part of the early access merry-go-round, for sure, but if they show up in the strict logic of a puzzle game they can be boldly destructive. But there’s a bigger problem than that: I don’t know if what I’m seeing is a bug, or if it is simply part of the puzzle that hasn’t been explained. Read the rest of this entry »

Echoplex (echoplex) on (on) early (early) access (access)

If you were paying attention, and I know you never do, you’ll know that Echoplex [official site] is a first-person puzzler where a dangerous copy of your own past self follows you about each level. It goes about taking all the same corridors and pressing all the same buttons you once did. If it catches up to you, you’re dead. I think we can all sympathise with the experience of being constantly sabotaged by our past selves. So be glad to know it’s out on early access now, for which a creepy trailer has been produced.
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Echoplex: The Puzzler Where Your Past Self Gives Chase

Your Portals and Antichambers and Turing Tests may have sated your desire for first-person puzzlers. But if you want to traipse through more rooms full of confusing buttons and sliding doorways while being observed by something mildly sinister, then here’s something. Echoplex sees you navigating its puzzley world while being pursued by a shadow of your former self. Walked down this hallway? See your echo pass by moments later. Pressed some buttons a few seconds ago? The echo will eventually push them too, undoing the effect. And if your echo catches you, it’s dying time. Come see how creepy this can be in the trailer below.
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