Nolla Games, an independent Finnish developer, announced its first title, Noita today. The game is described as an action-roguelite, and uses a unique engine that physically simulates every pixel, which leads to some beautiful visuals in the trailer.
The team at Nolla Games consists of Olli Harjola, Petri Purho, and Arvi Teikari, who worked the popular titles The Swapper, Crayon Physics Deluxe, and Environmental Station Alpha, respectively. The game’s title, Noita, is actually Finnish for witch.
Being a rogue-lite, it makes sense that Noita’s environments are procedurally generated, and that death is permanent. New environments sprout up as players progressively get further and further from each run as they power up, craft new spells, and get better at the game.
Noita runs on the Falling Everything engine, which was crafted by Nolla Games, and allows them to create a world where players can interact with every pixel, physically simulating them to give pixels chemical and physical properties. This let the developers creates some very nice looking and highly interactive environments, some of which are shown off in the trailer.
You can check out some screenshots of the game and the announcement trailer below. Nolla Games says Noita will launch on PC “when it’s ready.”