The Independent Games Festival recently announced 568 games that have been submitted for consideration in 2012, and like a diligent little indie game junkie, I’ve been scouring the list to see what hidden gems are certainly lurking therein.
Dust takes place in a dark attic, and the player takes control of a magical moth. As players explore the richly detailed 2D environments, they’ll be able to ignite light sources and resurrect fallen moth brethren that are scattered about. The overarching goal is to create a moth army, shatter the attic’s window and leave its confines, and find the moon (the ultimate source of light). Resurrected moths can be used to help solve some physics-based puzzles you’ll encounter along the way, as well.
The game is free to play, either in-browser with the Unity plugin or via download, it can be played using a gamepad, and it’s absolutely worth checking out. Visually, it reminds me a lot of Trine, and there’s something oddly cool and compelling about creating a zombie-moth army. Okay, they’re not technically zombies, but that’s what I tell myself.
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