Light Fall Gamescom 2017 Interview
Light Fall is a 2D immersive platformer that wants to redefine the genre and offer a fresh and exciting experience to the players. With its beautiful art style, its intriguing storyline and its innovative game mechanic in the Shadow Core, Light Fall is truly unique. The player will enter the strange world of Numbra, where darkness prevails over the light, and embark on a quest to uncover his mysterious past and save the inhabitants of this forgotten world.
Light Fall is made by Bishop Games.
We found Ben Archer, of Bishop Games, at the Indie Arena Booth during Gamescom 2017 and had a chat with him about the game and the studio behind it. Ben explained the game to us in a simple line as “a good mix of Limbo and Super Meat Boy.” He explained that what he means is that it basically uses the amazing color contrast of Limbo together with the exciting fast gameplay of Super Meat Boy.
The game feels unique, Ben told us, because you are always in constant control. You have control of a platform that you can move around, therefore making the player feel as if he has a unique sense of freedom with moving around in the game.
Bishop games is based in Canada and it was actually the team’s first time at Gamescom and furthermore in Europe too. “We are loving Gamescom a lot, it is great to see so many people celebrating games,” Ben said. This is also the studio’s first game and it has already been three and a half years in development with the final plan showing that the release should come in March of 2018.
“The game has changed a lot for sure. We have been working with the basic idea of a world without daylight,” explained Ben. The core mechanics are important and were configured first, making it a very strong platformer game and the story was apparently implemented later. The game will be coming on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“We are almost done with development and we would have been done already if it wasn’t for having to port it to consoles too,” Ben told us. “If you like having a unique sense of freedom in a platformer game, then this is definitely the game for you.”