Vessel, a liquid physics based puzzle platformer developed by Strange Loop Games. The game will be released on PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network during Winter 2011.
“The high level of artistry in the indie gaming space can result in truly inspired creations,” said Mark Seremet, CEO of Zoo Entertainment, indiePub's parent company. “Vessel is an amazing game in our growing digital lineup that combines a creative storyline with stimulating gameplay and exceptional technology. It exemplifies the ingenuity and craftsmanship that we have found within the indiePub community.”
Vessel uses a groundbreaking liquid-physics engine to allow players to solve puzzles by bringing to life physically-simulated liquid (water, lava, glowing goo, chemicals and more) by animating them into living machines called Fluros giving them unique abilities that include melting, reforming, mixing with other types of fluid, and re-growing lost limbs. Combining the properties of each fluid type with the behaviors of the liquid creatures that it comprises, players will be able solve puzzles and progress in this fantastic mechanical world.
In Vessel, players take on the role of Arkwright, the renowned inventor of the Fluros. His inventions have gone awry, turning on their users and disrupting machinery throughout the world. To fix the flawed Fluros and restore order, players must create, manipulate and destroy a wide variety of Fluros and operate complex machinery to solve challenging puzzles.
Check out the gameplay trailer released by Strange Loop Games in the video below.