Get ready to exercise your thumbs as the latest offering from European developer Ivolgamus UAB is sure to have you hooked! Fading Shadows is a puzzle-platformer game that sees the player guide an orb through levels by controlling a beam of light. This orb contains the soul of a young boy, and it is the player's job to rescue the boy by safely leading the orb to the Castle of Heaven.
If this doesn't intrigue you, then the impressive variety of levels and puzzles definitely will. There are 40 levels in total, and the difficulty level is perfectly balanced so that right when things start getting too familiar, another challenging element is thrown into the mix. Controlling the beam of light requires the player to master a uniquely original gameplay mechanic as the beam can be widened or narrowed for different effects, and the orb can be transformed into glass, wood and metal to surmount various obstacles.
In a sense, the beam acts like a magnet for the orb and the narrower the beam, the strongerthe gravitational pull. Whether the orb is made of metal, wood or glass will also affect how the beam interacts with the orb. If the beam is too strong, wood will burn and glass will break. Yet these more fragile states are needed as puzzles require the player to activate underwater switches or float across rivers– metal just isn't suited to water and will quickly rust upon contact.
The in-game graphics are incredibly detailed and immersive as each level offers the player an enthralling new environment to explore with plenty of obstacles to overcome. Even once you've finished the game, the fun doesn't stop. A fast-paced and exciting multiplayer mode lets you test your skills against friends wirelessly. Keep your eyes peeled for this title, exclusive to the PSP™... Fading Shadows is a one-of-a-kind title that will hold you spellbound for hours!
The trailer can be downloaded at: http://www.ivolgamus.com/games/fadings/video/index.html
Fading Shadows is to be released in February 2008.
Ivolgamus UAB is an international developer and publisher founded in 2002 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Over the last few years Ivolgamus has grown exponentially and has developed games for various platforms, such as PlayStation®2, PSP®, GameBoy Advance, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC. Ivolgamus specialises mainly in two types of games– super-casual mass-market games and niche titles with unique gameplay. This strategy allows Ivolgamus to find its place in the competitive interactive entertainment market.
For more information please visit http://www.ivolgamus.com