MichaelArts recently announced that their freshly developed “psychological puzzler” game Pillar is now available for purchase. It is available on Playstation 4, PC, and Xbox 360 platforms via digital download for $10 USD, with a 10% discount for Playstation Plus members until the 24th of February, 2015.
Pillar falls into the loosely defined “psychological puzzler” category due to the way it organizes its gameplay. You see, the game is actually comprised of a bunch of minigames, each setup to represent a different type of personality found in different types of people. For example, extroverts gain energy by being around company, whereas introverts lose energy by being around people- Pillar attempts to explore these ideas by featuring a combination of characters that are rational thinkers, passionate thinkers, and so on.
With regards to aesthetic and ambiance, Pillar features a “hand-painted” 2.5D art-style meant to synergize with with its peaceful ambient music. These careful design choices were made in order to complement the “puzzler” gameplay. The game has been in development since August of 2012, but was only worked on full-time beginning in July of 2013.
If you’re interested in picking up a copy of Pillar, check out the free PC demo available on the developer’s itch.io page. The game is also on its way through Valve’s Greenlight program, with plans to make it available via Steam if it is Greenlit. Otherwise, PC users may purchase the game directly from its website, with PS4 and Xbox 360 users purchasing through their respective stores.