September 24th, 2012 | By Brad Ward
Broken is a top down, 2D puzzle game being developed by G.R.N Studios. In the game you play as Jim, a man that suffers from a mental illness known as dissociative identity disorder. Jim stays in a mental hospital, but while he stays in this hospital, his mental identities break free and began to cause some crazy amounts of trouble within the facility. In Broken, you must navigate through the mental hospital simultaneously with your different alternate personalities (which, might I add, is pretty cool). So far, it’s really shaping up to be a really cool game, and to help fund it, the developers have even put up there game on Kickstarter, which I hope gets the funding it needs.
The Broken Kickstarter page goes into depth on what they will be using the money they are able to raise. Not only that, but G.R.N Studios has a pretty cool story about the company posted on there. The developers threw up a video of the game showing off what it’s all about. You can watch the embedded video below. The video is only 30 seconds long, but it gives you a pretty good idea of the game.
As you can see, it’s quite a unique style and you can also see that the game could potentially get really difficult when it comes to puzzles. Honestly, if anyone has ever played the original Portal challenge levels, I can imagine that this game could get that difficult. Whether they are aiming for that or not, I don’t know, but it would be pretty cool to have some extremely challenging aspects to the game. I’m personally a fan of puzzle games, and seeing the potential that Broken has, I seriously am getting pretty geeked out about it. Not only do the visuals look nice, but the concept they have produced in general is rather amazing and extremely creative.
If you want to support the G.R.N Studios team in getting this game developed, just head on over to Kickstarter and toss ‘em a few bucks. Hopefully we’ll see the title popup on Steam Greenlight eventually. I wouldn’t mind seeing a DRM-free version either.
Are you a fan top down 2D puzzles, or am I just nuts?