A cursory glance through recent press releases reveals that developers are embroiled in an arms race. Not to one-up each others 3D engines or create the most realistic facial animations - though these, too, are hotly contested - but to conflate more genres per project than their peers can manage. One-man studio Demimonde may have set a new bar with Octahedron, which is billed as a “psychedelic vertical D.I.Y. platforming adventure.”
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Gosh. In it, you bound through 2D environments to the beat, working your way up a hex grid filled with threats, adding your own platforms to the level architecture as you make your way higher.