It’s a bug-shoving world of mechs from Flight School Studio, the developer of Creature within the Well
Do I embed the polished announcement trailer for Stonefly or go together with the “gameplay first look” video that includes a pet reptile chilling on the technical game designer’s shoulder? As if that is even a query.
Creature in the Well was an uncommon pinball-with-swords romp from Flight School Studio, and the group’s summer time 2021 game, Stonefly, is much more conceptually out-there. In a great way, I imply!
It’s an overhead action-adventure title about piloting an insectoid mech – with a painterly pure world you’d by no means usually affiliate with mech video games. The younger pilot has to “shoo” bugs off large tree branches, accumulate sources for potential and traversal upgrades, and reclaim her father’s valuable rig.
She’ll additionally “forge relationships with a cast of memorable characters from the Acorn Corps, a band of castaway mech pilots,” which is the icing on prime to maintain me motivated as soon as the eye-catching artwork fades.
I’ve to understand the inventive “we’re really going for it” vitality flowing via this challenge. It stands out in a sea of small- to medium-sized video games that both look the identical, play the identical, or each.
Before watching the narrated walkthrough from designer Mel Ramsden, my intestine response was that Stonefly seemed novel, and lovely, however I wasn’t essentially picturing myself having a ton of enjoyable taking part in it. After letting the pitch sink in, although, I feel it’s beginning to click on. I do love these little-big worlds.
Apart from PC, Stonefly can also be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.