Hong Kong - September 18, 2017 – Eastasiasoft Limited, the independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment and indie studio Vivid Helix today announced that the meditative parallel puzzle game Semispheres will be coming to the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system on October 10, 2017.
Semispheres is a beautiful, 2D puzzle game, with a gorgeous, synth-led soundtrack by Sid Barnhoorn, composer of Antichamber and The Stanley Parable, that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Featuring a bichromatic art style comprised of warm blues and oranges, it’s a game that seeks to reunite two parallel worlds.
"With its unique single-player split-screen mechanic, Semispheres challenges your mind by putting you in control of two characters at the same time,” said Radu Muresan, designer of Semispheres. “With a minimalist art style and a soundtrack by visionary composer Sid Barnhoorn, we are excited to launch Semispheres on PlayStation®Vita, a system with such a strong and passionate fan base.”
In Semispheres, each analogue stick controls a different avatar in environments that might initially appear identical but reveal profound differences crucial to progression. Portals allow the avatars to enter each other's reality, creating fiendishly complex inter-dimensional puzzles, with success reliant on methodical planning and skilful execution. It’s not all esoteric brain workouts, though. Tension is introduced through the sentries that guard these worlds, whose fields of vision you must evade in order to find safe passage and the eventual resynchronisation of the worlds.
With fiendish puzzles that escalate in complexity, Semispheres presents a real challenge for both puzzle aficionados and newcomers to the genre alike. Yet the game’s beautiful audio and visual presentation ensure things never get too much, making it as soothing an experience as it is challenging.
Published by Vivid Helix in North America & Japan and by eastasiasoft in Europe & Southeast Asia, Semispheres for PS Vita will be available digitally on the PlayStation®Store for US$9.99/€9.99. A physical Limited Edition will be released at the same time for a special pre-order exclusive price of US$24.99.
The Semispheres Limited Edition includes a Semispheres game card, a 16 pages game manual, a soundtrack CD, an individually numbered certificate and a collector’s box. The Semispheres Limited Edition will be available exclusively at online retailer Play-Asia.com.
Semispheres is a meditative parallel puzzle game that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Its unique single-player split-screen mechanic challenges your brain by putting you in control of two characters at the same time. Your left and right side must work together to unfold the mystery by solving clever puzzles in an entrancing ambience. Using portals and other abilities to avoid sentries, devise and execute your plan, reuniting the parallel worlds of Semispheres.
- More than 50 levels, each building on top of each other, culminating with fiendishly complex puzzles.
- Stealth-inspired gameplay, including abilities like noise-makers, portals, side-swapping, teleporting and more.
- Immersive ambient soundtrack by Sid Barnhoorn, composer for Antichamber, The Stanley Parable and Out There.
- Mesmerizing and soothing bichromatic art style comprised of warm blues and oranges.
- A heartwarming story about a boy and his robot, unfolding in parallel with the puzzle progression.
Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has worked on and published titles such as Rainbow Skies, Rainbow Moon, Lost Sea, and the Söldner-X franchise.
About Vivid Helix
Vivid Helix an independent studio located in Calgary, Canada that was founded by Radu Muresan in 2010. After a series of successful mobile releases for children and in the puzzle genre, Semispheres is the studio’s debut console and PC release.
Play-Asia.com was established in 2002 and is the leading independent retailer, providing outstanding customer experience, large variety of genuine products and global fulfillment.