Denmark based indie development studio Osao announced that their very first game Chronology is now available on Android devices. Having already been made downloadable on Steam, iOS, Windows, and Amazon, Chronology was added to the Google Play store on March 26 of this year.
Osao games formed after work-for-hire studio Progressive Media, the original owner of Chronology, shut down back in January. A small group of developers then decided to pick up development of the title and successfully released the game for Steam back in May of 2014.
Aesthetically inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films (Howls Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke) players follow the adventures of The Old Inventor and his partner The Snail. Using their abilities to manipulate and travel forwards or backwards in time, the duo solve puzzles to help fix complicated problems in the present. Fully voice acted in English, gamers spend their time switching between the two characters utilizing their unique strengths to complete a variety of challenges.
The creators of Chronology originally promised a “mind-bending story line,” as players unlock the history of The Old Inventor. Osao also decided to make Chronology’s content episodic, allowing players to test Part I, which encompasses the first 3 chapters, for free. Part II is currently available as an in-app purchase on iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8.1, and Android for $2.99, with the Steam price set at $4.99. The game also features controller support.