Games can sometimes be a wonderful place where different cultures blend in a very positive way. This is potentially the aim of Upside-Down Dimensions. The Spanish studio Hydra Interactive Entertainment is making an origami-inspired action-adventure game set in feudal Japan, and every part of it is written in English. If the trailer is any indication, the gameplay will be as diverse as the game’s cultural influences.
Upside-Down Dimensions features a tale about good and evil, courage and bravery, and other typical antitheses. The player must fight against the rise of an evil army that wants to destroy the paper kingdom with two heroes: A boy and a girl, each existing in a separate reality of the same world, complete with distinct seasons and time of day. The entire artscape, from characters to scenarios, is focused entirely on paper origami models.
The gameplay unfolds in multiple ways, proving that Hydra Interactive’s goal is probably “the more, the better.” Players will face the evil army using a hack-and-slash combat system, but out of combat they’ll have to solve puzzles, make their way through platforms, and infiltrate environments typical of stealth-based games.
Hydra Interactive Entertainment has launched a $75,000 Kickstarter campaign to support the next phase of development. If the game reaches its goal, they expect an early 2016 release on PC and Linux, with other platforms depending on the level of support received. Upside-Down Dimensions is already approved on Steam Greenlight. If you want to know a bit more about the game, you can visit the official website.