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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
The player controls a little treehopper questing the surroundings for the lost babies. Each level encourages players to explore environment collecting bonuses, evading enemies and trying to rescue each and every lost baby and finally face the big boss of the game, the evil ant queen Donatella. Each of five available maps are 100% hand-drawn, no tilemaps are used. And unlike many platform games, in Lunata Rescue the whole level design is not linear, meaning the player doesn´t just move from left to right, but scouts the environment in all directions instead.