June 15th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
It almost passed us by, but today is the day of the Exodus alpha release! Hurrah! To give your memory glands a shake, this is the game that we’ve been comparing to Oddworld quite a bit – the 2D metroidvania-like platformer with rather good art. We haven’t got around to playing it ourselves yet but from what we’ve seen it’s worth giving the game at least a try.
You’ll be sneaking past little snoozing creatures, jumping across lava, solving small puzzles and avoiding some pretty large spiders. As well as the colorful exploration parts outside, you’ll be heading into more challenging areas we’re told are called Extractors. It is in these parts that the real platforming begins, though the gameplay footage shown so far shows none of this. However, the alpha does apparently contain glimpses of this gameplay.
There’s two playable characters as well, which we suspect have different abilities, though without having played the game yet we can’t say for sure. Just go to this page and click on the download link to grab yourself the alpha build. Then you can tell us how you find it to be – we’ll give our own impressions soon!