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Way of the Turtle

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Illusion Labs
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Sweden
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    About Way of the Turtle

    In this charming adventure platformer, join two turtles on their journey to reunite stranded on a tropical island in the middle of nowhere. An island not so innocent as it might look at first glance.
    Cursed by evil magic, corrupting elements of the earth transforming them into vicious monsters and difficult obstacles.
    However, not everything on the island is working against you. Become friends with the native gophers that inhabit the island, who will try and help you in your quest to get back home again.

     

    WIELDER OF GREAT POWERS


    Evolve your characters by obtaining turtle shells that hold certain powers. The different shells grants you the ability to either attack, break out into a dash or shield yourself from dangerous attacks and hazards.
    Different areas can only be ventured while you possess certain powers.

     

    ADVENTURE ON A LARGE TROPICAL ISLAND


    An experience inspired by the metroidvania game genre with platforming world exploration, RPG elements and character skill progression, toned down to be a bit more accessible to any type of player.
    Play in shorter sessions or really sink your teeth into it if you want.

     

    YOU ARE IN CONTROL


    Smooth and easy-to-use controls working just as well on mobile devices as on other platforms. Simple touch gestures and no on screen buttons to control your character.

    ANYONE, Being completely new to games to the more advanced players, will enjoy ‘Way of the Turtle’.

     

    GET IMMERSED


    A beautiful 3D world with cinematic cameras and modern rendering technology.

    What makes my game unique?

    Controls that work perfectly on all platforms. With the Auto-run feature we have achieved controls that feel easy and intuitive without sacrificing freedom and depth. Using abilities (shells) to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and solve puzzles in unique ways. Running along a path in a 3D-world opens up a lot of unique ways to create levels and worlds to explore. Charming graphics and story. Ambitious soundtrack that creates an epic atmosphere that fits really well with the adventure in Way of the Turtle. Our unique control scheme combined with the 2D-path in a 3D-world makes for a very well designed game that anyone can pick up and play that still have a lot of depth. Metroidvania inspired gameplay with unique abilities used to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and solve puzzles. The charming story of the two turtles in a beautiful setting with stylised graphics. Ambitious soundtrack. • Controls that work perfectly on all platforms. With the Auto-run feature we have achieved controls that feel easy and intuitive without sacrificing freedom and depth. • Using abilities (shells) to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and solve puzzles in unique ways. • Running along a path in a 3D-world opens up a lot of unique ways to create levels and worlds to explore. • Charming graphics and story. • Ambitious soundtrack that creates an epic atmosphere that fits really well with the adventure in Way of the Turtle.

    Why could my game win an award?

    • Our unique control scheme combined with the 2D-path in a 3D-world makes for a very well designed game that anyone can pick up and play that still have a lot of depth. • Metroidvania inspired gameplay with unique abilities used to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and solve puzzles. • The charming story of the two turtles in a beautiful setting with stylised graphics. • Ambitious soundtrack.