Winner of IGN’s “The Next Game Boss”, Eric Provan, has put his game Spate on Steam Greenlight and has released a new trailer giving gamers a new look at the game.
Spate is a platformer that features a unique art style that makes use of techniques to create effects like subliminal messages and changing colors that affect mood. The game features a drinking mechanic that sees the player taking a swig of absinthe that gives temporary higher jumping and faster running abilities. But as a downside, everything in the game becomes a hallucination and the world changes both in look and play.
Spate features moments out side of the platforming action that allows the player to travel through the game’s world while providing a score to capture players. The game tells the story of Detective Bluth as he fights his addiction to absinthe after his daughters death while taking on a case regarding mysterious disappearances.
The game is planned for a 3rd Quarter release in 2013 and will make its way to PC, Mac, and Linux. Gamers looking for a game that invokes emotion and deals with strong themes such as alcoholism will want to check this game out when it releases. Until then check out the trailer below that shows off the game.