13th March 2009
iFluid is a totally original and engaging adventure game for PC to be released today by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment. In a unique twist, players find themselves exploring the world from the perspective of a drop of water, guiding a lost droplet on its journey through the plumbing system. Players must battle evaporation and absorption whilst also avoiding thirsty insects looking for a drink.
As a drop of water, normal objects become cause for careful consideration or celebration. The kitchen is a hot-bed of potential threats and sources of regeneration. If the drop falls too close to a stove or a freshly baked cake it will evaporate; but if it rolls over a sponge or towel it will be absorbed. In contrast, water spillages and fruit become sites for revitalisation as further moisture is absorbed and the droplet increases in size.
Each time the player’s drop evaporates or is absorbed, it re-spawns at a recent checkpoint. To make things more challenging, the obstacle the player was attempting to conquer changes form. For example, a collection of paperclips will be placed differently each time the player attempts to navigate them. In addition, no section of any level is ever the same regardless of how many times it is played.
Watch the trailer and download the demo now at http://www.ifluid-thegame.com.
There are fifteen levels for the player to complete, with a number of different environments to explore in order to plot a safe journey. Players will have to travel through plumbing systems, a kitchen and a garden in order to save their droplet. A combination of the mouse and WASD or arrow keys will smoothly glide the drop around the environments. Beautiful and realistic graphics increase the engrossing, unique and addictive gaming experience of iFluid.
Priced at£9.99, iFluid represents a unique, value for money physics adventure for hardcore and casual gamers of all ages. iFluid will be released to retail today by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment.
Publisher: Nobilis / 1C
UK Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment
Release date: 13th March 2009
Genre: Platform Puzzle
About Ascaron Entertainment
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation provides a bespoke multi-format publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Amongst other titles, the Ascaron portfolio includes the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks, Blitzkrieg, Sherlock Holmes, Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez (PC), Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle (PC, NDS), TrackMania (PC, NDS), City Life (PC), King’s Bounty (PC) and Moto Racer (NDS).
Nobilis, a Lyon based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001.
Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as:“My Baby Boy®” and“My baby Girl®” (Nintendo DS™),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC),“Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises:“Hotel Giant” and“Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date.
Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (Bruxelles), and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners.
Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™.
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