Together: Amna & Saif is a Co-op feel good fest

by: Jeff -

I'm lucky to have supportive parents, even if they don't always 'get' what I'm doing. My parents didn't really understand what I saw in videogames until one fateful road trip where my mom asked if she could see my Gameboy. I gave her the big, green brick with Ms. Pac-Man lodged inside, and she drained the batteries on that thing. She bought more at the first gas station we stopped at, and as soon as we got on the road, she pumped four new AAs into that thing like shells into a shotgun and got right back into the pellet-guzzling action. I still got lectures about doing my homework before watching TV and "Playing the dang Nintendo!" after that, but she stopped wondering aloud how I could waste so much time playing videogames.

Together: Amna & Saif is a Co-op puzzle game about a mother and son on a journey through a magic forest to find a cure for their dying loved one. The gameplay is meant to encourage empathy and interdependence for the players by giving them two characters that aren't competing, don't have special abilities, and by avoiding overt violence. They wanted to make the game as approachable as possible, so it has simple controls (One player uses WASD while the other uses the arrow keys), but since it's a puzzle game, it should provide a challenge to both players, regardless of skill level. Together a pretty game with a great soundtrack by Filippo Beck Peccoz (Who did the music for The Last Tinker: City of Colors), and it's already passed it's funding goal on Kickstarter. There's no release date yet, but if you want to buy into the campaign, you'll get regular updates on it's progress and get an early copy of the game.

 
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