Music and art collide in Vectronom, a rhythm-based 3D platformer that may have missed your radar if you were too busy soaking up the sun during its initial release last year.
While the game doesn’t blatantly tell you to stay indoors, it does encourage you to bop to the beat in the comfort of your own home by immersing you in a puzzle platformer in isometric view. Your goal is to get from Point A to Point B by navigating obstacles that change in sync with the beat, so you’ll be forced to observe from a distance, memorize how the patterns shift, and then take the plunge. You’ll need to have the chops to solve environment-specific riddles that often require you to time your movements to the rhythm of the music.
The electrifying soundtrack produced by electronic music powerhouse and developer, Ludopium, adds an adrenaline-pumping element to the colourful madness. Since the game nabbed the “Best In Play” award at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and “Best Game” at the Indie Arena Booth at Gamescom 2018 among others, you can be sure that both the solo campaign and multiplayer mode are worth every frustrating yet satisfying run.
Developed by Ludopium and published by ARTE Experience, Vectronom comes with an updated editor on PC that lets you build your own puzzles or play through the machinations of other players.