UK-based family Indie company Total Monkery has announced their first title, the action-puzzle game Iliara. Told through a series of paintings, Iliara tells the story of the titular spirit creature, Iliara. Born from the very essence of his planet and unaware of his destiny, Iliara must navigate puzzles and battle foes with his own life spirit as the planet guides him towards his eventual destiny as the saviour of his world.
With an absolutely gorgeous aesthetic, interesting mechanics and fantastic tribal music, Iliara has a lot of good things going for it. Boasting an initial release of over sixty levels of story mode, as well as time trials, score and challenge modes and the promise of an upcoming level-editor, Iliara looks to be an absolutely stellar effort first effort from Total Monkery, is definitely a title to keep your eye on.
Iliara is the first title of newly-formed company Total Monkery, headed by industry veteran Richard Weeks, working with the eclectic skills and wild enthusiasm of his close family, friends and associates, including artist Matthew Beakes (art) and Christopher ‘Megamegaman’ Stephens (music).
Iliara will be released in Q1 of 2013 for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, PC and Mac.