A nice late-night surprise found via TIGSource: indie dev Nicalis have revealed a fourth game in development at the studio, following their WiiWare Cave Story remake, the just-announced WiiWare version of La Mulana, and Nicklas ‘Nifflas’ Nygren’s original Night Game (which Nygren has apparently already wrapped development on).
Project Q as it’s currently known, is a new game from Nifflas that’s every bit vector/photo[sur-]real to the blotted pixels of his most famous indie work, Knytt, but which carries over every ounce of ambient exploration that gained Knytt its renown.
In the accompanying IGN interview, Nicalis’s Tyrone Rodrigues and Nygren reveal that the game surely shares some resemblance to Knytt — and may indeed “take part in the same universe.”
But they say that Q, which stars a female protagonist and features new music from Yann ‘Nurykabe‘ van Derr Cruyssen (who helped create music for Knytt Stories [.zip] and the WiiWare Cave Story), sees its main character hopping from planet to planet non-violently finding pieces of a broken transporter, and will feature gameplay involving “a camera to document information and capture the environments.”
Nicalis say the studio “certainly [has] WiiWare in mind” for the game, but that it “could be WiiWare, Wii disc or even PSN, XBLA and PC.”
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