Isometric, dreamlike Pavilion prepares to open later this year
It's rare for adventures to adopt an isometric viewpoint, but VisionTrick Media's upcoming Pavilion looks set to challenge all sorts of perspectives when it's released later this year.
Dubbed by its two-man Swedish team as a "fourth person exploratory experience about guidance, influence and subliminal control", Pavilion casts players in a somewhat godlike role overseeing the main character, who finds himself alone and disoriented in a "surreal, dream-like place where reality clashes with fantasy". Players must guide him through this unusual locale by "either manipulating physical objects in the world or by interacting with sound, light and other subliminal elements that will affect the perception of the character and his behavior within the environment.
As seen in the game's introductory teaser, the isometric Pavilion promises to feature "beautiful hand-painted 2D graphics and dreamy ambient music" as your environmental manipulations "both physically and mentally unlock the pathway between the starting point of the main character and his final destination."
VisionTrick is currently hoping to release Pavilion for download on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android platforms as early as this fall. In the meantime, to learn more about the game and watch some live footage of a demo in action, visit the developer's blog.