Micropsia Games has revealed the release date and a brand new trailer for the upcoming steampunk puzzle-adventure game The Watchmaker. The trailer, which you can watch below, explains more of the game’s story and shows off some of the time-bending gameplay, and environments. The game will launch May 17, 2018, on PC.

The Watchmaker takes place in a giant clock tower and stars a keen watchmaker named Alexander. Alexander’s routine involves repairing his precious clock tower every day, adjusting its mechanisms, oiling the gears and polishing everything down to the smallest piece. One day, a mysterious voice warns him that the tower is in danger and that he must solve puzzles before he dies of accelerated old age. Guided by the mysterious voice and armed only with a magnetic glove and the ability to control time, he must travel the halls and arcades of the tower in search of the saboteur. Various obstacles, enemies, and riddles buried in the clock’s intricate mechanisms stand in his way. But Alexander must push on to save the clock and restore time to its natural rhythm, all while gradually uncovering the mysteries of the tower and its even stranger past.

The gameplay is a mixture of exploration, puzzles, platforming action and boss fights, with Alexander’s age taking the place of a health bar. There are collectibles to find over five different locations, filled with environmental puzzles that can be solved by Alexander’s magnetic glove and by manipulating time. As well as the release date and the new trailer, The Watchmaker has also received an updated demo which can be downloaded here.

Be sure to check out the trailer for the game, as well as the demo over on Steam.

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Jake Green

Staff Writer

A Nintendo evangelist and X-Files superfan, Jake can be found peddling his gaming opinions online. He has a soft spot for VR and values story-telling in gaming above all else.