Coming from the mind of indie dev David Shaw, The Long Gate looks like an incredibly promising puzzle game that touches on unique quantum-based puzzles. These puzzles definitely have my curiosity, as Shaw worked directly with an actual quantum-computing company: D-Wave on them.
It's going to launch on September 22. Have a look at the new trailer below:
From what we were told, it's an attempt to blend aspects of The Witness and Talos Principle in a unique setting full of robust, difficult puzzles to solve and learn more about the game's story. What you get is a non-linear game that takes a different approach to problem solving, with more freedom in the order that you face the three types of circuit-based puzzles: digital, analog, and quantum.
Shaw started work on The Long Gate nearly four years ago while still attending university for engineering. In The Long Gate, he wanted to create a world that was both beautiful and relaxing, while also containing puzzles hard enough to give players a sense of accomplishment. He is also an author of science fiction and fantasy, grows coral as a hobby, and most recently worked as a robotics programmer before quitting his job to pursue game development full time.
- 3 types of circuit-based puzzles through digital, analog, and quantum circuits with an optional hints mode.
- Open exploration where players can explore the caverns and complete puzzles in almost any order they choose.
- Beautiful graphics and atmospheric scenery.
- A mysterious story told through interactions with enigmatic creatures.
- A mesmerizing original soundtrack by musician Nick Newman.
- Available for Windows and Linux on launch with Mac coming later.
It will be available on Steam on September 22 for $19.99.