Newt One – Innovative, Adventurous and Inspiring
Unique Platforming Adventure
Coming to the popular Utomik platform, Newt One will be bursting onto your PC on February 14th. It’s appropriate that it’s being launched on that date. As it’s a game that I believe that you will fall deeply in love with. It’s been developed by two gamers who wanted to craft a truly unique platformer. Dev and Ari came up with the idea of Newt One over a process of experimentation. Dev explains “We went looking for a platformer title which was fun and colourful, but we couldn’t see anything like that being developed today”. The two developers started to craft a game which boasted catchy, an interactive soundtrack which reacted to the players progress and a positive, holistic game design.
The visual design is dynamic, packed full of bright colours and is bursting with a positive atmosphere. You play as the titular Newt, a new tone in a musical land. Unfortunately, the land has fallen to the great slumber, a malady which has taken away all the music and colour from the environment. Newt begins to start out on a quest to get his beloved world’s mojo back. Turning this sad, monochrome world back into all it’s sparkling, colourful, musical joy!
As Newt touches objects which are currently grey, they change back to their natural bright colourful glory, in this way the player can visibly and audibly see their progress through the level. As you traverse through the level completing it’s many puzzles, the goal of the developers is for the player to begin to feel good about these achievements. It’s an attempt to buck the trend of games which consistently feature negative, often violent content and promote positive mental health amongst gamers.
Having played through an hour of the game in it’s finished state, I can confirm that this title is something unique and special. having observed the first few levels, my non-gaming wife was pulled into it’s charming world of colour and sound. The controls are intuitive and the game has been developed to use both traditional keyboard and mouse as well as XBOX and PS4 controllers. Each island boasts new aspects of discovery such as gaining wings to float to far off platforms and a magic wand which speeds up changing the landscape.
Having spoken to the developers of this title it’s clear that they have crafted something which is intended to bring joy and entertainment to gamers of all ages. It’s been observed that this game has produced positive effects to groups of kids who game as well as adults. It’s fun and you all should expect a review close to it’s date of release on Valentines day this year.
Read more about this upcoming game on the developers website