Newly released on February 26, 2016, Perfect Universe is another quirky, fun indie offering published by Excalibur Games. Developed by Will Sykes, it’s essentially a gravity-based puzzle and platforming game that consists of three single-player games and six multiplayer ones, each with their own unique gameplay styles, mechanics, and goals. It’s currently available on Steam for $7.49 (reg. $9.99).
Like a lot of games that come my way, this is one I’d never heard of and had no clue what it was about, but I was pleasantly surprised once I gave it a shot. The aesthetics are strange and abstract, the music is very chill and relaxing (reminiscent of Myst), and the challenge can get deceptively deep. The three single-player games each offer something that makes them fun but hard, and in each I had to use my wits to figure out what was going on and what the best way to progress was.
I can’t comment so far on the multiplayer modes the game offers, but based on what I’ve seen of them, I’ve little doubt that they’d be fun.
The good thing about this one is that it’s fun whether for just ten minutes or an hour, and sometimes that’s the perfect type of game to try out.
I hope you enjoy this gameplay peek – I recorded it on my laptop,and I think it turned out rather well!