PAX 2010: Fluidity is Awesome (VIDEO)
Did you think you’d live to see the day when my favorite game at a major games convention is a Wii titles? No? Well, truth be told, I didn’t think I’d live to see that day either. But here we are. WiiWare title Fluidity, which Nintendo announced at PAX on Friday and had playable at their booth in the exhibition hall, is my favorite game of PAX Prime 2010.
At first glance, the game looks like like a mix of LocoRoco and PixelJunk Shooter. And it kind of is that. See, you play as water, right. And you tilt the controller to turn the world and, thus, move the water. And you shake the controller to make the water jump. And the point of the game is to move the water through a book and find rainbow drops and water rainbow flowers. Very trippy and sublime and generally brilliant. It’s basically the gameplay of LocoRoco mixed with the visuals of PixelJunk Shooter mixed with the story of Flower.
And it can be very challenging. I was enthralled. Now, watch a bro play it:
I know that may not look spectacular, but it is. It really, really is. No release date yet, but it’ll probably be late late this year or early next.