This is definitely something that should be on your radar. Wither Studios, a game development company founded in 2009, is creating what looks like a uniquely artistic iOS game. Here’s the story behind Crowman & Wolfboy as put by Wither Studios, “Join this unlikely pair of Shadow Creatures, on an epic metaphysical journey to escape their own nature and find a greater meaning. You’ll flee the planet of shadows and travel across the universe itself, discovering amazing new worlds along the way.”
In terms of gameplay, C&W will be a mix of platformer and adventure. Controls seem pretty intuitive, with a slider bar for movement and swipe gestures for jumping and other actions. A unique feature in the game is that you actually control two characters – Crowman and Wolfboy – although they act as one. Both characters have their own unique attributes: Crowman can jump, glide, and dive, while Wolfboy can smash, dig, and climb. Both characters need to survive in order to complete the levels.
The art style of C&W is truly amazing. Artists at Wither Studios have created a whopping 15+ environments. As you progress through the game, environments will slowly become more and more detailed. You begin in a monochromatic, black and white landscape, but by the end of the game you will be running through vivid, color-filled worlds. All of this goes to create a fantastic experience and it is hard to believe that this game is really for iOS.
Wither Studios has a Kickstarter fund going here, so before you do anything else make sure and jump over there and gives these guys a kick (get it?). There are also several videos covering W&C’s progress. Here’s one of some alpha-gameplay because I know you are all dying to see how this baby actually plays.
Wither Studios is hoping to put Crowman and Wolfboy through beta testing this December, and if all goes well, this amazing piece of art should be in our hands in early 2012. Stay tuned for more info.