Sarcia Just Might Be the First Big Indie Game of 2012

on December 29, 2011 9:00 AM

Oh my, this is a surprising treat. From indie dev Michael Lavoie comes Sarcia, a brand new indie project that not only looks and sounds gorgeous, but seems to have gameplay that’s both refreshingly original and utterly engaging.

The details aren’t really too clear at this point, but it looks like a platformer wherein, as the main character, you learn various words throughout the course of the game, and utilize those to progress further on. I know, it sounds like something you’ve played in the computer room way back in second grade, but check out this demo, and I dare you not to be wow’d.

That is some awesomely tasty stuff. The complete package of presentation, art, audio, and gameplay makes this a game definitely worth putting on your radar. LaVoie has stated that it’ll be an episodic series, with the demo above actually available to download for free; hopefully the first episode comes out sooner rather than later.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.