Your Ouya just got a little creepier thanks to the developer of creepy platforming game, Whispering Willows. The trailer (below) shows protagonist Elena as she searches for her missing father through innovative environmental puzzles and supernatural obstacles.
“[Elena] must harness the powers of her heritage,” writes developer David Logan on the Kickstarter page, “utilizing astral projection and other ethereal abilities to find her father before he, too becomes lost to the hopeless morass of the Willows estate.”
If that (and the trailer below) doesn’t have you dusting off your tiny Android-powered gaming cube, we don’t know what will.
The live action video here is less compelling than I think the devs would like, but the game itself is looking fantastic.
The game was originally funded on Kickstarter and has just been released for the Ouya, the little $99 console that could. While many of us have relegated the mini console to a dusty closet shelf, Whispering Willows has us looking to plug our Ouya back into the TV for some supernatural story-driven platforming fun.
More details from the Kickstarter:
Whispering Willows is a horror puzzle game that features a dark and rich narrative, beautiful 2-D visuals, and haunting melodies that will leave you yearning for more. The game will release for OUYA, PC, Linux, and Mac (and if stretch goals are hit, later to Android and iOS). The emotional story will unfold over five riveting chapters, each more intriguing than the last. The story will immerse you in a rich history steeped in the depths of the human soul as you solve the mysteries of wayward spirits.
One of the cooler features of the Ouya ecosystem is the ability to try any game before you buy it. Sounds like a perfect plan for Whispering Willows, which will run you $15 for the full game. It’s set to release on PC, Mac, and Linux on June 17, too, and you can pre-order those versions here for $10.