INFINI: Pardonnez mon français, mais ce jeu est bizarre (et doit être joué!)

Barnaque_LOGO-Nouveau2017MiniWell, to be honest, my French is perfectly awful, but Montreal-based art team/development studio Barnaque has me completely intrigued with its new title, so It’s making me feel inspired enough to drag out the Google Translate language mangler thing. INFINI, set to release on PC for Steam and itch.io March 4, and on Switch a bit later this year. Here’s a video and screenshots along with a description of the game from the developers, David Martin and Émeric Morin:

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The game looks as if characters from the Fantastic Planet universe spent some time at Monty Python’s Flying Circus and bought back souvenirs, but turned that experience into a game they could share with humans. Well, that’s about as terrible a description of a game you’ll read this week, but I need to go play that demo and my pile of inbox stuff isn’t getting any smaller, so the demo will wait until later tonight.

The words of its creators and publisher make more sense:

DEVELOPED BY Barnaque
“We are always striving to push limits and break boundaries with our narratives, gameplay and music. Our goal with Infini is to throw you into an unknown world of surprise.” – David Martin and Emeric Morin from the Montreal-based indie studio.

PUBLISHED BY Nakana.io
“We gather games that share a strong experience to remember. With Infini we are excited to present a title that manages to be both unique and captivating in all its aspects: gameplay, art and story.” – Mikaël Bourget, founder of the publishing label.

A bit more on the game, officially:

Challenge your mind in a psychedelic journey of puzzles and meaningful encounters with Time, Poetry, Memory, Technology, War and Fatality.

As Hope drifts deeper into Infinity, the real world begins to suffer from his absence. There doesn’t seem to be any way out, and Hope is by nature doomed to carry on.

Master the innovative camera manipulation mechanic to unlock new areas. Each world harbors new abilities, themes, and opportunities to explore the multiverse and meet bizarre personalities who can be helpful allies or deceitful foes.

Infini Key Features :

● Discover a unique, mind-bending and varied gameplay
● Immerse yourself in a rich emotional story
● 6-8 hours of gameplay across 100+ levels and 10 diverse worlds
● Experience original imagery and soundtrack of over 20 songs
● Feel the void of Infinity!

Yes, it’s quite odd, but I like odd a lot. Another of indie focused Nakana’s other published games, Lydia (which gets a review later this week) reflects a different sort of oddness that’s quite affecting in a few ways, as it deal with a few topics worth talking about. You’ll see. Which reminds me, I need to get EQQO as well on Switch at some point.

-GW

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