Indie animation and game development studio 3S Design is taking on gravity in the early access release of Wira & Taksa: Against the Master of Gravity. The Peru based developer has mixed puzzles and platforms together through clever uses of different gravities.
The game world of Wira & Taksa was built entirely in 3D however the game is played from an orthogonal perspective for the 2.5D look. This allows for hidden areas and creative use of traps and jigsaws to challenge players on this adventure. Both characters, Wire and Taksa, have special abilities which are crucial to completing each level and taking on the Master of Gravity.
Wira is the strongest, but because of size is also the slowest of the two companions. Equipped with a Takana, an iron hammer, he is best suited for overcoming areas with with enemies. Taksa is the fastest and most dynamic of the two. His speed allows for easy escape from traps that Wira cannot. Combined these two characters create a powerful force to liberate the peaceful planet of Nunh from the ruthless Master of Gravity.
Players can change the direction of gravity to move from the floor to the ceiling and then flip gravity once more to get back on the floor. There are five worlds which players will navigate using the interchangeable characters. While the game is localized in both English and Spanish, the voices are spoken in Quechua a language spoken by approximately 25% of Peruvians.
A demo of Wira & Taksa: Against the Master of Gravity is available on Steam. In addition according to Gino Paolo Sassarini, CEO at 3S Design, “Due to the inverted gravity mechanics in Wira & Taksa Against the Master of Gravity, the title is being used in a study about cognitive neuroscience run by MD David del Rosario.”
Wira & Taksa Against the Master of Gravity is available as an early access game on Steam for $12.99 USD. A special early access launch promotion runs until September 2 that discounts the game by 10%. For more information about Wire & Taska visit the game’s website at wiraytaksa.com or follow @WirayTaksa on Twitter.
3S Design is an animation studio and game developer based in Lima, Peru. The indie studio strives to design and develop new IP with a high export value to the global market. Previous project by the studio include El Baúl de Alfredito and Proyecto MaLeNa with Wira & Taksa: Against the Master of Gravity being their first game on Steam.