Liminal is a super stylish and very cleverly designed first person puzzle adventure that sees you using little robots to open doorways that bend space and gravity to breaking point.
In Liminal you are a lone robotic being who is attempting to traverse a mysterious cityscape to destroy the Cathedral Colossus – a huge walking building that roams the city. You can walk and jump much like in any platformer but your interactions with special doorways and little robotic creatures called ‘Krob” as where the game really starts to melt your brain…
You can find Krob just standing around in certain areas of the game world and use them to open up doorways. However, the doorways don’t just allow you to walk through walls, but through space (a little like Portal) to wherever the corresponding colored doorway is, and depending on its orientation gravity can flip too. You can hold a few different colored Krobs at a time, with each one’s color corresponding to a different colored doorway which opens when you use them.
If the explanation above makes Liminal sound complicated then that’s because it is. It’s like playing Portal, but being able to open up lots of portals at a time, with gravity sometimes flipping as you go through them. The puzzles start off reasonably challenging and evolve into some brain breaking monstrosities towards the end. The final puzzle may be too much for some, but the whole game is very well designed and does make sense if you can wrap your brain around it. A super stylish brean-breaking sci-fi puzzle adventure well worth checking out.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, LMB – Place Krob/Use Door, RMB – Remove Krob
Available On: Windows (Steam)
Gameplay Video: Here