ECHOPLEX, the thought-provoking debut title by indie developer Output Games, is now available on Steam Early Access for Windows and Mac. Are you willing to question your very existence in this intriguing first-person puzzle game?
In ECHOPLEX, an eerie “echo” of yourself shadows your every move. Everything you do is repeated by it – and if you stand still for too long, it’s game over. The secret to surviving in ECHOPLEX is to use the entity’s mimicry to your advantage. For example, walking through a door’s trigger will lock the door in front of you – but as the Echo passes through the same trigger, the door will open … allowing you to pass through.
The non-linear storyline in ECHOPLEX explores the mysterious connection between an engineer working at Clonochem Corporation and an activist protesting the company’s controversial product, Continuum. When the engineer calls a phone number written on a severed arm, he finds himself as one of many iterations caught up in an endless cycle of repeating events…. Do you have what it takes to break free?
Created by indie filmmaker Tyron Janse van Vuuren, ECHOPLEX features a gripping, self-contained storyline. Tyron’s many years of experience as a director played a key role in crafting ECHOPLEX’s story arcs – particularly during the game’s unsettling live action sequences.
Tyron Janse van Vuuren (founder, Output Games):
“We never dreamed that the ECHOPLEX prototype would be so well-received, and that it would one day become a full-fledged title. Personally, I can’t wait to hear what players think of the story so far! As a filmmaker, I put a premium on storytelling – and I think players will get a kick out of the cinematic cutscenes in the game, which provide a nice contrast to the more minimalist visuals.”
Originally a browser-based prototype in 2015 (where it gained popularity and a cult-like following), ECHOPLEX entered Steam Greenlight in October of 2016 and was Greenlit in just 20 days.
* Solve unusual spatial puzzles anchored by an innovative Echo gameplay mechanic.
* Experience the story through puzzle-solving and live-action video clips shot by an indie film director.
* Explore intriguing, minimalist environments.
* Enjoy an abstract soundscape augmented by a “cyber-horror” score produced by Irish composer Revin Goff.
* Play under intense time pressure as your Echo draws near…
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
ECHOPLEX is now available on Steam Early Access (Windows/Mac) for $8.99 – 10% off the game’s retail price. The sale will end on April 13 – a week after launch.