Insomniac Games, the creators of titles including Marvel’s Spider Man, Ratchet & Clank for PS4, Stormland, The Unspoken, and many more, released Seedling last year at L.E.A.P Con. In a follow up to that game, their newest experience Strangelets, is now available on Magic Leap World.
In Strangelets, players are challenged with alien animal husbandry as they continue to confront the effects of "The Schmelling Incident," a catastrophic cosmic event that served as the catalyst for Seedling's story. In this game, players discover that the incident has caused alien creatures from across the galaxy to become trapped in pockets between dimensions.
With the help of a mysterious companion known only as "Bulby," Strangelets invites players to search their homes for dimensional rifts, reach inside to rescue strange alien creatures, then care for their collection by using harvested energy from real-world objects. It's a one-of-a-kind experience that encourages physical movement through multiple rooms, transforming players’ familiar spaces into a playground of discovery and surprise.
“After the launch of Seedling, our small team of spatial computing pioneers were more inspired than ever by the potential of this new platform. We were ready to dive headfirst into our next experimental experience and to continue collaborating with our passionate partners at Magic Leap. Our goal moving forward was to build on lessons learned from Seedling and to venture into new territories of spatial computing not yet experienced by players,” said Nathaniel Bell, Creative Director for Strangelets and Seedling.
In Seedling, the Insomniac team experimented with using the player's space along with their real-world time and weather to influence gameplay, wrapping it all in a charming story. As a Seedling Cadet you nurture, grow and customize alien plant life forms. Your seedlings growth is affected by its placement and the objects around it in the real-world, and it evolves into unexpected forms and rewards diligent caretakers with many surprises.
No Insomniac game would be complete without a story worthy of retelling. The Strangelets experience features a heartwarming tale of co-workers, friendship, and dimensional bubbles, that unfolds in real-time. In both games, a dying galactic ecosystem needs your help. Up for the challenge of seeing if you can contain The Schmelling Incident from causing further inter-dimensional chaos? Check out Strangelets on Magic Leap World.