Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Show Off The CaveCategory: Gaming
Posted: May 25, 2012 12:13AM
Double Fine has a new game it is showing off, but no, it is not the Kickstarter game. This game has Ron Gilbert at the helm and it is called The Cave, which is a downloadable game set to release early next year for the PC, PS3, and 360. You may look at The Cave and go "hey, that looks like Trine!" That is a pretty good guess, but when you get down to it, this game is all Ron Gilbert. The characters and game mechanics show off his style quite well, and should bring some classic feel to the gaming landscape. The Cave is set entirely inside a cave (shocking) that is filled with all manner of traps, puzzles, and monsters waiting for you. There will be seven adventurers for you to form a party of three in order to overcome the obstacles, and each character has a unique story to tell and special ability that is showcased at some point in The Cave. Those abillities should only be showcased during that character's specific level, so you will not be shoehorned into using a certain set at all times.
The Cave is similar to Trine in relation to style, but there are some old school adventure game puzzles you will have to overcome. There will be typical ones where you have to pull a lever to open a door to let your other characters through, but there will also be more complex ones that require you to think before acting. The Cave has support for three players both locally and online, but right now Ron Gilbert and the folks at Double Fine are not telling too much more. We just have to wait until later this year to see of The Cave.