Blossom Minds is a French indie studio with ten co-founders formed just a year ago. Their collective experience is being pooled into the creation of a debut game for Xbox LIVE Arcade, a game called Walter
. Usually new games are confirmed with a press release covering the initial announcement, including details such as the game's premise. There has been no such announcement for Walter
Not to worry though; today saw the release of the debut trailer for the game. From this trailer, I can deduce that the game follows a bag of water with googly eyes, which is tied to a piece of string to help it navigate treacherous environments such as the back garden and the kitchen sink.
Ok, I joke. Despite the jolly appearance of the proper gameplay in the trailer, the story is a little bleaker. Some time in the near future, the world's oil reserves have completely dried up. Not to be accused of being non-resourceful, a company has managed to transform clean water into oil, but this is causing the complete destruction of the natural environment. Walter, a drop of water, is nature's last hope of stopping the company's dastardly plans.
To navigate across the various environments, Walter will be able to change his state to ice and steam. Liquid nitrogen and sunlight will become vital tools (or a hindrance) as the blob of water navigates his way to success.Walter
is due to be released in 2013.