October 29th, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
Extra Credits is a game design web series with three-million regular viewers. So when they decide to sponsor the development of a game, it is time to take notice.
Mental Drift, under development by Lo and Behold! Games, is a puzzle-platformer where players utilize words to manipulate the world around the protagonist, making Mental Drift the ultimate word-puzzle game. The sponsorship from Extra Credits will allow Lo and Behold! Games to work on Mental Drift full-time.
The game follows the story of Liam, as he travels through the world of Mental Drift, guided by the player. As Liam’s thoughts appear in the narrative, players click-and-drag words from the narrative and into the game world, to solve puzzles, or to simply traverse safely through a level.
No release date has been announced for Mental Drift, but the game is being developed for release on PC, Mac, and Linux.
Lo and Behold! Games are a team of three: Richard Weschler is the creative director, Kenneth Lombardi is the tech director, and Shannon Meissner is the art ambassador. Lo and Behold! Games already has a number of titles under their belts, including A Flipping Good Time and Nebulous Hero.
Extra Credits is a weekly web series that gives viewers an insider’s look on the issues of game design. The web series is viewed by three-million viewers regularly. Extra Credits promotes innovation within the industry by utilizing their new Extra Credits Indie Fund, to help sponsor promising new titles.