Sprinter will challenge you to dash through guarded hallways — sneaking past security cameras and collecting metaphorical “treasure” to piece together the stories of Rosie, Emily, and Lyle. Almost like a top-down racing game, Sprinter is all about precision and quick reflexes: You need to deal with the obstacles on the run (never slowing down) if you hope to complete each of the game’s levels within the allotted time.
MORE TIME FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT
Sprinter is very difficult by default — so the developer has decided to include an “easier” mode, which allows you a little extra time to get through each level (and perhaps focus more on the narrative). You can switch to “normal” mode at any time — and if you beat each level in normal mode, you will unlock the Gold difficulty time . . . which is even harder!
A STORY TOLD THROUGH VISUALLY ARRESTING SKETCHES
Sprinter makes use of illustrated “memory fragments” displayed between each level. The art style is shared by both gameplay and storytelling; pastel colors and hand-drawn graphics mesh in a perfect combination of hardcore gameplay and deeply engrossing personal narratives. The trick to doing well in Sprinter? Keep running… Also, the developer suggests using a Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to play the game.
Sprinter Key Features:
- Addictive, challenging gameplay with instant retries
- Six chapters with five levels each: Beat the Pass Time to unlock a special Gold difficulty tier!
- Minimalist aesthetic with a color palette that shifts slightly as the player progresses through the story
- Atmospheric soundtrack that reacts to the player’s actions
- A personal narrative told solely through hand-drawn sketches and gameplay
- Easier difficult mode for those who want to focus more on story
- Full controller support
Here is the Sprinter Steam release trailer:
Sprinter will be available on Steam next Thursday, February 25th for only $6.39 (20% off retail). On March 3rd, the game will return to $7.99. Sprinter is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.