With Gamescom 2019 just a few weeks away, news regarding the upcoming event is getting more and more frequent. We already know quite a bit about what major players like Microsoft are planning to bring to the table but what about the smaller ones? What indies can we expect to see at the event? As it happens, there will be a handful of very promising independent games present at Gamescom next month, one of which was just recently confirmed.
The game in question goes by the name of Weakless and is a collaboration between Polish developers Punk Notion and Cubeish Games. The developers announced earlier this week that a hands-on demo of Weakless will be available at Gamescom 2019. Despite being a rather unknown title at this time, you should definitely keep an eye on it. The upcoming game looks great from what we’ve seen so far.
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Main Features and Story
Weakless takes place in a fantasy world where you get to play as two wooden creatures known as Weavelings. The twist here is that one of the Weavelings is deaf while the other one is blind. What’s interesting about this concept is that you can only control one character at a time. This means you’ll need to switch often between Deaf and Blind in order to get a different perspective of things. Individually, each creature is limited by its weakness but together they are strong because they complement each other perfectly.
The fairytale world of Weakless looks absolutely gorgeous. Based on what we’ve seen in the reveal trailer, the game will be littered with beautiful places to explore and challenging puzzles to solve. The story itself revolves around a village of Weavelings on the brink of catastrophe due to the approaching Rot. In an attempt to stop its advance, Blind and Deaf set out on a journey to restore the steady stream of a magical substance called Resin. The Resin is the life energy that flows through being in this land and the only thing that can counter the Rot.
Weakless is a 3D adventure game with heavy emphasis on puzzle-solving and exploration. The developers have also focused quite heavily on bringing this strange and wonderful world to life. Not just by using a beautiful art style but also a wide selection of immersive and atmospheric songs. That said, the main selling point of Weakless will probably by its story. In spite of the rapidly approaching Rot, Weakless is ultimately a game about friendship and overcoming one’s limitations to become a hero.
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Weakless is set to launch in fall of 2019 for PC and consoles, though we don’t have an exact release date just yet. The developers will be present at Gamescom 2019 so perhaps we’ll hear more about the release date next month. If you’re planning to attend the event, make sure to check out Weakless if you get the chance. The game will be playable at the Entertainment Area, Hall 4.1, and Booth B-071. Meanwhile, you can learn more about it over on Steam.