A New Perspective
Forced perspective puzzle game Superliminal finally has a release date after five years in development. Pillow Castle's game will launch for PC via the Epic Games Store on November 12th.
Superliminal follows an unnamed character as they wake up in what appears to be a lucid dream. You're taking part in Dr. Glenn Pierce's "SomnaSculpt Dream Therapy" program, which will likely not turn out to be all it seems. The devs say as you move through the game, "certain patterns and truths become more apparent". They're promising an experience that forces you to think outside the box and reassess your relationship to perspective. You can check out the E3 teaser trailer for Superliminal below:
Gameplay-wise, Superliminal is a first-person puzzle game inspired by forced perspective. Many of the puzzles will seem impossible at first, but you can use perspective, depth, and ambiguity of positioning to solve them all. Looks like there's some Portal-slash-The Stanley Parable stuff going on with the story as well; the trailers show alarm clocks imploring the protagonist to "WAKE UP". Some of the puzzles shown off in the trailer include aligning panels to create a box, making a monitor smaller simply by stepping away from it, and entering a corridor that initially looks painted-on. If you're a fan of mind-bending puzzlers, you're going to like this one.
Superliminal will launch for PC via the Epic Games Store on November 12th. For the first week of its release, you'll be able to grab the game at a 15% discount. That offer runs until November 18th, so if you know you're going to get this one, probably best to take advantage of the discount as soon as you can.
Do you like puzzle games like Subliminal? Think you'd struggle with this one like I would? Let us know in the comments below!