Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of image-driven social network Flickr, has announced Glitch – a new social game.
The title is a project the developer has been working on since before the creation of Flickr. It is combines elements of platforming and RPGs with social networking, allowing users to interact and trade with other players.
Speaking to Venturebeat, Butterfield said: “The initial experience is a side-scrolling platform game, harkening back to Mario games. Stylistically, it’s a mix of all different kinds of things with contemporary illustration. It’s different from traditional console games or social games.
“The game takes place inside the minds of 11 giants who are imagining the world. As you go from place to place, the style is different and the world changes. Your imagination brings the different parts of the world to life.”
The game will be released in Spring 2011. The title’s development can be followed on the official website.