Braid Takes the PS3 Leap

on November 12, 2009 3:26 PM

Finally, the big black monolith of a machine gets one of the hottest games of the generation. Not only that – but by one of the industry’s most respected developers!

Yep, today’s the day Hothead Games announced that Jonathan Blow’s Braid is available for purchase on the PS3 Network for $14.99! Not too bad i’d imagine for anyone in love with the more mainstream heavy metal Brutal Legend.

Braid is a game touted for it’s exploration of the human condition, using that funky time manipulation device to explore it’s beautiful painterly world. It appears a puzzle-platform that takes you on a journey through a series of worlds to rescue a princes… sound like something else we’ve had thrown at us before? … Mario? Jonathan even states: There is no filler in this game; every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world.

It’s key features:

  • Untraditional platforming. You can never die and never lose, but challenge is always present and focused on solving puzzles, rather than forcing you to play and replay tricky jumps.
  • Puzzle-rich environment. Travel through a series of worlds, searching for puzzle pieces and solving puzzles by manipulating time: rewinding, creating parallel universes and setting up pockets of dilated time. The game play is always fresh and new and the puzzles inspire new ways of thinking.
  • Aesthetic design. A painterly art style and lush, organic soundtrack complement the unique game play.
  • Nonlinear story. A nonlinear fiction links the various worlds and provides real-world metaphors for your time manipulations; act out these themes at your own pace, exploring playful “what if” universes.
  • Forgiving game play. The game doesn’t force you to solve puzzles in order to proceed. If you can’t figure something out, just play onward and return to that puzzle later.
Hey there, the name’s Gary Marston! I currently reside in the small (and by small, I mean absolutely tiny) hamlet of Bretford, close to Birmingham in the United Kingdom. My main interests in life are entirely media-related. I’m a keen film-maker, journalist, performer and writer, however when I can – nothing entertains me more than settling down in front of the old trustworthy Playstation3 and immersing myself in a brilliant game! I'm very open minded when it comes to gaming - however I am a man's man... don't try pushing Barbie: Shopping Adventure on me DualShockers, cos I'm not that open minded!!