Use Spatial Logic to Drop a Glowing Orb Into a Black Hole by Tethering it to Colourful Shapes in a Perfect Mix of Challenge and Chill
ST. CATHARINES, CANADA (Thursday, May 13, 2021) — Players looking for a soothing and engaging puzzle experience that balances perfectly between intellectual challenge and relaxing, pick up n’ play need look no further. Triversal, from Canadian independent developers Phantom Compass, is headed to Windows PC via Steam on July 13, 2021! In Triversal, players must use spatial logic and problem-solving skills to perfectly place a luminous orb over a black hole by connecting it to stretchy tethers. While this seems simple enough, the challenges ramp up with more complex levels, additional modifiers like flexible tethers, and tokens that can be used to purchase hints and receive bonuses. The calm but captivating gameplay is backed by a charming, tranquil soundtrack and presented in a gorgeous neon palette.
The basic concept behind Triversal is simple — to progress to the next level, players must get a glowing token to sit firmly above a black hole. To do this, players will attach “tethers” to the token — flexible streams of light that pull it in one direction. Finding the right sequence of tethers to get that orb exactly where it needs to go is where the challenge begins. What begins with a gentle learning curve becomes progressively more difficult, as more and more tether anchors appear on screen, along with bonus coins that can be used to purchase helpful items, modifiers, and even more flexible nodes that move when connections are made. For streamers that would like to invite their audience to join in on the fun, there’s the super handy “Streamer Assist feature” that allows viewers to chime in and offer helpful tips with an on-screen overlay.
“We designed Triversal to be a chill pick up n’ play puzzle game,” said Tony Walsh, Company Director, Phantom Compass. “It’s a relaxing but challenging experience that doesn’t require a huge time commitment and can be played on the go or in between tasks, but still contains a level of depth and polish that make it stand out from the crowd.”
Check out the trailer here:
For a deeper dive into Triversal, watch the “Explainer” video and a detailed description of the “Streamer Assist” feature here:
- A Relaxing Challenge: Triversal is the perfect game to stimulate the mind without overwhelming it, providing a fun challenge wrapped in a soothing, colourful package
- Play How You Want to Play: Triversal can be played with full-controller support, mouse, + keyboard (with Streamer Assist enabled), touch, and is also compatible with remote play on tv, phone, or tablet
- Elegant Simplicity: Tether the glowing orb to the colorful shape, ensure it lands in the correct spot, and move on to the next level! A simple concept with surprising depth, Triversal offers a perfect balance for people seeking an engaging experience that isn’t overly complex
- Multiple Modes: Puzzle Pack, Daily Puzzle, Endurance, and Sandbox modes allow players to dictate exactly what kind of experience they prefer
- Need a Hand?: There’s nothing more embarrassing than streaming a game and getting stuck, so Phantom Compass has added the “Streamer Assist feature”, an optional overlay that adds numbered labels to the puzzles, allowing viewers to play along in chat by suggesting solutions
Phantom Compass will release Triversal for Windows PC via Steam on July 13, 2021, for $11.99 USD. Through May 31, a Steam Playtest for Triversal will be available, allowing players to try it for free.
About Phantom Compass
Phantom Compass is an award-winning independent game studio managed by industry veterans. Founded in 2008 and operating remotelyPhantom Compass is best known for its acclaimed 2014 pinball role-playing game Rollers of The Realm. As a passionate team of developers, the studio creates original video games, and provides game design and development services to many teams and clients in other industries.
The studio comprises experienced AAA veterans, up-and-coming developers and a cadre of allies and friends from the freelance world, scaling up or down depending on project size. In addition to its current slate of games shipping in 2021 and 2022, Phantom Compass is currently working on two new products for 2023 and beyond: Auto Age: Arena, a fast-paced online car combat game, and Friendly Skies, a cozy exploration game for friends and families.