2D puzzle game Semispheres is now available for PS4 and PC, developer Vivid Helix has announced.
Semispheres is a single-player puzzle game where you simultaneously control two characters in connected realities. With a minimalist aesthetic mixed with Sid Barnhoorn's soundtrack, players solve puzzles by distracting, switching sides, using portals and teleporters, all while challenging brain-hand coordination.
Semispheres presents a real challenge for both puzzle aficionados and newcomers to the genre alike, as players take control of two avatars, using the analogue stick controls, through environments that might initially appear identical but reveal profound differences crucial to progression. These environments also feature portals, which allow the avatars to enter each other's reality, which creates more complex puzzles, with success reliant on methodical planning and skilful execution.
It's not all esoteric brain workouts, though. Tension is introduced through the sentries that guard these worlds, whose fields of vision you must evade in order to find safe passage and the eventual resynchronisation of the worlds. Yet the game's beautiful audio and visual presentation ensure things never get too much, as soothing an experience as it is challenging.
Semispheres can be purchased for $9.99/£6.99/€9.99. The game is also getting released on other platforms later in the year.