Hello, PlayStation nation! My name is Vilas and I’m the lead programmer at Candescent Games. Together with Section Studios, we’re thrilled to announce that Tinertia is headed to PS4. Tinertia is a hardcore platformer without a jump button. “What? No jump button,” you ask? Well, instead of a plain old jump button, we give you a rocket launcher with infinite ammo! If you like rocket jumping and physics, you’re in for a treat!
Our goal with Tinertia is to create a truly new platforming experience. The platformer is the grandaddy of game genres, so to create something unique we tackled its core mechanic; the jump button. If you’re like us, you have at some point rocket jumped around Quake, Unreal, or Team Fortress. It’s a fun and exhilarating experience due to its imprecision and randomness through physics. However, when mastered, it becomes a fast and precise way to traverse a map. With rocket jumping as the basis for movement, we created a twin stick platformer. You use the left stick to walk and the right stick to shoot in any direction.
Tinertia’s design pillars are depth and mastery. The game worlds are crafted to be challenging, yet they have lots of room for competition through speed and clever use of rockets. As you play through the game you’ll learn to connect your rocket jumps and leverage momentum to go faster. Your speed is only limited by your mad skillz! Expect intense moments and sweaty controllers as you fly through the environments and take on giant robot bosses.
Tinertia is a 2.5D platformer. The levels in each world are physically connected to one another and wrap around like mazes. To realize the art of Tinertia we’ve partnered with Section Studios. Section leads the art direction and executes the visual aesthetic of the world. Together we’re working hard to wrap up development and bring the game to PlayStation.
In the meantime, there’s no better way to experience Tinertia than to pick up a controller and shoot rockets. Tinertia will be playable at PlayStation Experience this December. Drop by our booth and say hi.
We plan to launch Tinertia on PlayStation Store for PS4 in the second half of 2015. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section below.