There is a new trend in indie games now, especially with atmospheric cerebral types. Visually stunning bite-sized casual games that draw you in with interesting graphics and keep you in with innovative mechanics
Oquonie is one such indie game that features bizarre characters set in an illustrated black-and-white world that looks fantastic and offers more to players than just a nice pair of… well, you know…
This intricately detailed unusual world of Oquonie is a puzzle game where players must find their way across a myriad of hallways and rooms by solving puzzles and deciphering riddles.
To move your creature, swipe the screen in the direction you want him to go. Each room will have a path, some doors, and sometimes, another being. Try talking to one of the non-player characters. If he has what you want, you won’t have to come back for it later if you discover he had one of the symbols all along. However, if he doesn’t have the symbol you are looking for, you will be stuck with it until you find a way to dispose of it.
Players start with one type of strange creature. As you collect symbols, your character will transform into a whole new, and even stranger creature. The goal is to collect three matching symbols that are being held by one of the other creatures you find along the path.
Once you’ve found a symbol, you can be transported to another area where the fun continues. With each new creature incarnation, players are able to open doors that were previously inaccessible. Each adventure transforms your oddity into a new and interesting creature.
Along the way, you are sure to get lost. However, there are a few hints that will help point you in the right direction. For example, an owl will offer hints that may guide you to important spots.
The game’s labyrinth is full of tricks and confusingly connected rooms. You may walk through a door and walk back through it, only to discover you are in a different room.
Oquonie is available on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for $2.99. Download it in the App Store today.
Does Oquonie look like the kind of game you’d play?