The Wii U has proven itself to be a great home for indie titles, and anohter one has just been announed by Helix Games. Their contribution to the eShop is called Dont Touch Anything Red.
This game was inspired by “The Impossible Game”, in which you play as a block that must jump over obstacles. In helix’s twist on the game, players can now control gravity and flip between the top and bottom of the screen.
Some of the features of the game include off TV play, five player multiplayer, versus and co-op modes, and two single player modes. But don’t just take my word for it, because I was able to talk with the lead developer at Helix about some of the features of this game. Here is our discussion:
Wii U Daily: Out of curiosity, how much do you plan on selling it for?
Helix: I’ve talked to some other devs, and they seem to think that $1.99 is a good price point.
Wii U Daily: How close is the project to done? Will it have snazzier graphics?
Helix: I’d say it’s 90% done. Just need to polish up the minor details.
Wii U Daily: Will there be touch controls?
For the 5 player multiplayer mode, I was thinking of having one player using the gamepad to place blocks to stop the other 4 players. And yes, there will be up to 5 player multiplayer.
This game isn’t the extent of Helix’s abilities, though. They merely wish to test the waters of Wii U developing before they make bigger and better games. (Including one upcoming game that yours truly has written the story for).
If you’re still not convinced, try out a demo helix put together for those of you who are on the fence.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. I heard from a reliable source that Helix will be reading your comments and replying to a few as well, so be on the lookout!