Welcome to my Steam Greenlight Spotlight, the place where each week I throw the spotlight on a game currently in the Steam Greenlight process that I think looks good.
In the spotlight this week is… Domino Sky
What is Domino Sky?
Domino Sky is a physics based puzzle game with dominos, in the sky (duh), by Russpuppy.
The game looks and sounds pretty simple and straightforward, solve puzzles by setting up some dominos before you send them toppling over, but it’s a great concept with a clever implementation. Besides who doesn’t love to watch a series of dominos topple over?
The puzzles look like they could be a bit of a challenge as well especially when you consider that there will be things like stairs, moving and rotating platforms, bombs, conveyor belts, zip lines, fans, zero gravity levels (which sound both hilarious and frustrating) and much more to both help and hinder your progress. On their greenlight page they list bombs twice, I’m not sure if this was a mistake or because there are going to be a lot of bombs.
And it all takes place with a love sky backdrop (there’s where the sky part comes in) with some nice calming, relaxing music.
There’s even going to be a free build mode to allow you to build your own domino creations because who hasn’t wanted to build some crazy domino contraption or circuit at some point?
There’s no talk about how many levels or challenges there will be, hopefully there will be quite a few. If there is a free build mode hopefully that means there will also be a way for people to make their own puzzles and upload them for others to try, that could add some replayability to the game.
The other thing is will you score different points (or stars or ranks) depending on how quickly you solve the puzzle or depending with how many/few pieces you used? Again something like that could add a lot replay value to the game, going back to achieve the top rank on each puzzle. In the video (below) it does show at the end of one of the puzzles the number of dominos used (17 out of 30 which presumably means there is a cap on how many dominos you can use) as well as time elapsed but no score.
This looks like a great puzzle game, it has a strong concept, it’s relatively simple and straightforward, but most importantly of all it looks like a lot of fun.
It’s due for release in Spring/Summer 2016.
Go watch their trailer below, check out their Steam Greenlight page and let me (and them I guess) know what you think. Does it not look like a lot of fun?