Schein is a challenging puzzle platformer built on the myth of a wisp named Irrlicht.
In this game light is the key to everything: Defeat deadly beasts, solve tricky puzzles and uncover hidden paths through the murky swamp.
Wandering aimlessly through a dangerous swamp, you rely on the help of a little will-o'-the-wisp to light up your surroundings. Discover new elements of the world in the Irrlicht's colorful light, and find a way to overcome the obstacles you face, solve puzzles, and defeat your foes.
The story, which unravels through emotional dialogs between the main protagonist and the witty Irrlicht, tells of a desperate young man, who ventures forth into the mystical swamp in search of his missing son.
This game is the award winning pilot project of the Austrian company Zeppelin Studio[zeppelinstudio.net]. What began as a student project in early 2011, has since evolved into a promising startup, which is frequently compared to Limbo and Braid.
Facts and Figures:
- Scope: 12 levels are waiting to be discovered, protected by 4 ferocious monsters.
- Game length: 4–8 hours of intense puzzle solving, jump’n’running gameplay.
- Language: Audio fully synchronized in English – Text in English and German.
- OST: Atmospheric soundtrack, ingeniously adjusted to mood and suspense.