Do you Dare Explore the Surreal Fantasy World of Ionia?

Formerly known as Blink, Ionia is a first person puzzle platforming game that presents players with a surreal, fantasy world that is ripe for exploration. Ionia is being developed by Blue Void Studios, which was unofficially formed in 2010 and has been working on the game since 2011, when it was first introduced at a Global Game Jam. Ionia centers around unlocking the secrets of your surroundings, and grants players the unique ability to slip between two different modes of perception. These two modes will force the player to either come to terms with such a strange, and new-found power, or completely lose their grip on reality and their minds in the process.

ionia gameplay

Ionia is currently looking to get Greenlit on Steam and is planned for release on Windows and Mac with a tentative release date for late 2015. To get a feel for the gameplay, you can view the recently released Alpha video which explains some of the game’s mystery, but still holds back revealing any crucial information like who you are, how you came to be in this eerie place, and how to escape. For those who are interested, the original music used in the trailer comes from Blumoon and can be accessed for free via soundcloud here. Does Ionia pull your heartstrings and make you ache with curiosity? Let us know in the comments section below. For more on the development of Ionia, you can direct your questions to Blue Void Studios on Twitter and Facebook.

A keen retrogamer who grew up playing classics like Prince of Persia, Aladdin, and Diddy Kong Racing, Katrina believes that digital games are not just fun, but a great way to learn. These days she enjoys studying Japanese language acquisition, and designing her own games.