Sick of grizzled face-down, eye-up heroes? Want to play as a small, cute animal protecting smaller, cuter animals from the dangers of the world? Say hello to Shelter, an in-development game where you play as a mother badger protecting her litter. It’s coming soon from the makers of last year’s very pretty release Pid.
Video games are more than lasers and explosions, rules and design, music and graphics. They require input, and so they require controls. But human interface can be a dicy thing—so tough to get right, so easy to screw up.
It was the art that got me.
You've gotta love a game that makes a sly reference to 2010 indie darling Limbo. But, further perusal shows that Pid's not going to be like PlayDead's hit game. It's got color! Energy! Localized gravity fountains! The retro-styled release happens on a remote alien planet where you'll need to jump, solve and float…