From Press Release:
Monday, 24th February 2020 – Team17 is excited to announce a new partnership with Malaysian developer One More Dream Studios with their debut puzzle-platformer, Ageless. Currently in production for both PC and Nintendo Switch™, Ageless sees players wield the power to manipulate the age of flora and fauna in order to navigate puzzles set throughout vibrant levels, driven by a compelling story.
You play as Kiara, a young woman who discovers a mystical bow armed with the ancient power to control ageing. Shoot animals and plants to age them backwards and forwards through their young, prime and old stages to progress, survive challenging levels, and master becoming ‘ageless’. Kiara’s new-found power is not without consequence; the narrative follows the journey she must make to confront her inner demons and find herself along the way.
A demo for Ageless will be playable at the Team17 booth at PAX East 2020.
Features of Ageless
- Multi-stage ageing for plants and animals: Age flora and fauna through various stages of their life cycle to solve the puzzles standing in your way.
- Platforming: Ageless uses the environment to produce intricate platforming challenges. While ‘ageless’ players can use living creatures to dash through the air, consuming the life force and de-ageing the plant or animal in the process
- Unique worlds: Each area has its own unique plants and animals to utilise, realised in a hand-drawn pixel art.
- Collectables: Becoming ‘ageless’ allows players to see and collect optional hidden items that will only be accessible via intricate platforming challenges hidden throughout the levels.
Bala Vicknesh, Lead Developer of Ageless said:
“I’m excited to partner with Team17 on Ageless, a publisher that has been an advocate of unique indie titles for many years. Ageless has been lovingly crafted over an amazing couple of years, and now that we’re nearing the finish line it’s been magical seeing all the pieces come together. I can’t wait for people to experience Kiara’s journey.”
Max Everingham, Head of Publishing Team17 said:
“Ageless has found itself a home within the walls of Team17. We are excited to help in the development and publishing of this distinctive puzzle platformer.”