Developer Vivid Helix proudly announced today that their 2D puzzle game is coming to PlayStation 4 next month. They describe it as meditative and features a synth-led soundtrack composed by Sid Barnhoorn, who’s known for the sounds of Antichamber and The Stanley Parable. In Semispheres, each analog stick controls a playable avatar that are separated by different realities. It’s your job to navigate identical but profoundly different worlds through inter-dimensional puzzles and sentry guards who must be avoided.
“Semispheres was initially conceived in August 2014 at the Ludum Dare 30 game jam, around the theme of connected worlds. The first prototype already contained the idea of overlapping realities, but constrained each character to their own world,” said Radu Muresan, designer of Semispheres. “While that early version of the game was fun, it wasn’t until I introduced ideas like portals, side-swapping and teleports that opened up the possibility space, offering new depth and scope to the puzzles.”
The title will also feature a bichromatic art style made mostly of warm blues and oranges. No specific release date has been given but Semispheres is expected sometime in February. We’ll keep you updated once we learn more. In the meantime let us know what you think of this contemplative puzzle game in the comments below.