First indie game from Tencent grads explores the tension between preserving tradition and breaking it
SHENZHEN – October 4, 2017 – San Giorli, the new puzzle game from mobile gaming giant Tencent, will soon be launched exclusively on the App Store, and will be available worldwide. Developed by a diverse team of young graduates, the completely free-to-play puzzle game is set in a beautifully rendered imaginary cyberpunk landscape featuring three unique cities inspired by Eastern cultures.
The game takes place in the city of San Giorli, a fictional cyberpunk world at the junction of three galaxies and once the largest transportation and trading center in the universe. The player controls the Captain, a technician who grew up in Old Town San Giorli and is now returning home for the first time in a decade. He finds his childhood hometown has been spoiled and is no longer the beautiful, neon-lit city he remembers. In an effort to restore the lights, the Captain floats through the city, attempting to fix the damage that has been done. Players navigate the Captain through a series of 23 unique physics-based puzzles using thrusters on the craft Rodin to reconnect cables and restore the distinctive neon lights of San Giorli.
“We started with the idea of creating something unique and fun for Tencent’s Annual Mini-Game Competition,” says Drake Li, San Giorli’s executive designer. “But after our initial design won first place in the competition, we were granted the opportunity to publish the game, and San Giorli evolved from its early, simple design into a vehicle meant to convey a message about the conflict between preservation of culture and urbanization.”
Watch the San Giorli First Announcement Gameplay Video:
San Giorli is optimized for iOS 11 and will be available soon in 11 languages.
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