Child of Lights Up My World
There are some surprising things about Child of Light right off the bat. First, it looks like an indie game, but it’s being made by Ubisoft. Second, it appears to be a 2D sidescrolling platformer... made by Ubisoft. In a world where platformers are less and less common (supposedly due to a decrease in interest regarding the genre, but to that I counter – Mario games and American McGee’s Alice), I, as a platformer fan, am absolutely nutty about this prospect. Actually, Child of Light’s trailer made me absolutely nutty overall. Beautiful watercolor setting and animation? Check. Platformer? Check. FAIRY TALES? Check. That’s right, you heard me – a watercolor 2D sidescrolling platformer published by Ubisoft about fairy tales. I’m enthralled.
In addition to the above trailer, you can feast your eyes on the goodness that Child of Light promises to deliver here. 17 minutes of beta footage and screenshots await to give you a better idea of what Child of Light is all about and where its influences come from.
Not only does Child of Light have all of the aesthetic of a 2D sidescroller, but it’s an RPG. Imagine that. Ubisoft clearly knows what they’re doing when it comes to making hits and well balanced games, and Child of Light appears to be lovingly crafted by people that genuinely want to see an artistic vision realized, and I for one can’t wait to see it either.
Child of Light will be released on April 30th, so we don’t have to wait much longer.