Ember is a somewhere deep underground – so deep underground, in fact, that it’s almost completely dark. There are two sources of light at any given time: One is the exit, a small blue rectangle which glimmers tantalizingly in the distance. The other is Ember itself, shining brightly like hope in the endless black.
In Ember’s Journey, an upcoming mobile game from a developer known only as EmberApp, the player will take on the role of Ember and try to guide the little gleaming square through expansive darkness to the exit. Of course, it’s not as simple as it sounds; hidden in the pitch darkness are various obstacles which must be circumnavigated. With the only light available coming from the tiny avatar, it becomes a struggle to avoid pitfalls and manipulate the surroundings.
The game, which will debut in July for both Android and iOS devices, challenges the player’s memory through 76 levels of platforming action. With immovable walls, floating pieces of floor, swings, rolling hoops, and many other objects to help or hinder Ember’s progress, the player has to rely on their memory of the layout in order to devise a path that leads to the exit. Players will move Ember through the room, illuminating the various areas and slowly gaining an idea of what can be found where, then utilize that spatial understanding to engineer an escape route.
The developers are very tight-lipped about additional details concerning the game. Once it has cleared for launch, however, expect to see plenty of information concerning the shadowy adventure. Keep an eye on the Facebook page, currently being put together, for future announcements about Ember’s Journey.