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From developer Wandernaut Studios and publisher Untold Tales comes a stylish platformer called Aspire: Ina’s Tale. A lot of side-scrolling, platforming games have an emphasis or aspect of combat, such as Metroid and Shovel Knight. However, Aspire seems to be relying less on combat and more on puzzle-solving and adventuring.
As Ina, you awake in a mysterious, living tower. The tower, while beautiful and scenic, feeds upon the dreams of its victims. It is also full of dangerous threats that seek to stop Ina from escaping, so it can feed on those tasty dreams. Because the tower consumes the dreams of its inhabitants, Ina has a direct impact on how it looks and what it conjures. She will have to discover what her connection is to the tower.
Since fighting is not an option, there appear to be chase sequences whenever Ina encounters a dangerous enemy. Ina has a power that allows her to manipulate objects within the tower that reveal new areas and secret paths.
Untold Tales is publishing another upcoming game called What Lies in the Multiverse. The tone of these two games could not be more different, but the side-scrolling adventuring and puzzle-solving seems to be a running theme from this publisher.
Aspire: Ina’s Tale was announced a couple of months ago and the gameplay footage we have seen is quite limited. If you are interested in the game, you can check out the demo now on Steam. Aspire: Ina’s Tale comes out on December 17th for PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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