What began as a student project that won a Student Showcase prize at Independent Gaming Festival at GDC 2010 is now a full-fledged downloadable game experience like nothing you’ve ever played before. Guide puddles of fluid through a variety of novel, themed environments (the human body, a garden, a foundry, and more). But to do so, you must tilt the environment, balancing each fluid’s unique properties with the environmental factors of gravity, friction, and each course’s obstacles.
Physics-based action games are nothing new in the industry, but it’s always nice to see what different development teams do with the concept. When Sony released LocoRoco a few years ago for PSP, many marveled at the creative presentation, but also dug the tilt-based gameplay. And we wouldn’t dare forget about Taito’s Cameltry, which got its start way back on the SNES before becoming a sleeper hit on iOS platforms. Now joining the ranks is Puddle, which originally started as a winner at the Independent Game Festival in 2010 and now gets its debut as a downloadable game on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Konami, who opted to pick up the project from the developers at Neko Entertainment, have an interesting addition to its digital library... Read Review