Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst?

Posted by: Carla

Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/25/12 06:29 PM

It;s getting more and more difficult to "categorize" a game, because indie developers are exploring and experimenting every day more.
After Dear Esther, it's the turn of Cradle, a new game by Flying Cafe for Semianimals Studio, a team of all professional game developers, that has been labelled already as the "new Myst".
If you read the description of the game, you are quite confused because you will find a bit of everything, but when you start watching the Teaser Trailer and the Gameplay Video #1 you begin to guess, listening to the very captivating music, that there will be much more to discover.
Here's the brief details:

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Cradle is a science-fiction first-person quest with freedom of movement. The story is built around the relations of the protagonist and a mechanized girl, who by enigmatic circumstances find themselves together in a yurt among the desert Mongolian hills. The player is to restore the lost functions of his companion's mechanical body parts and together reveal the mystery of the neglected entertainment park found not far from the yurt.

“Our goal is to deliver the player a specific emotional experience similar to what we may see in a night dream, where our life is completely different from the real one, with its own past and present. Cradle is a strange beautiful dream filled with anticipation of discovering a deep old mystery” - said Ilya Tolmachev, the Creative Director and Founder of Flying Cafe.

Key features of Cradle:

• First-person 3D-quest/adventure
• Freedom of movement within the game realm
• Unique game atmosphere formed by the combination of elements pertaining to various cultures and epochs
• Multi-level context of the story
• Highly-detailed graphics of the game locations
• Increased density of unique interactive objects providing extra story details
• Combination of classic quest mechanics with dynamic arcade puzzles
• Specific system of displaying character emotions
• Hidden objects offering bonuses to the player
• Alternative game ending available
• Game powered by cutting-edge Unigine technology.

About Flying Cafe

Flying Cafe For Semianimals was founded in January 2011 by a group of professional developers united by the idea of creating games to combine non-standard gaming solutions and innovation with high quality of the production. Currently the studio works on the Cradle project.


To try to understand a bit more about this fascinating game, visit the Flyng Cafe Blog for screenshots, system specs and more details.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/25/12 06:44 PM

Thanks Carla!

Ana wave
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/25/12 06:48 PM

Very interesting.. very... going to keep a look out for this one... thanks
Posted by: Becky

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/25/12 07:24 PM

Thanks Carla! wave It's intriguing -- part of the landscape does remind me of the beginning of the Cleft in Uru.

I've always wondered what a yurt would look like. It has nothing to do with yoghurt, right? grin
Posted by: traveler

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/25/12 08:10 PM

Interesting but the atmosphere looks poisonous. It reminds me of La Belle Dame Sans Merci.

And this is why I sojourn here,
Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is wither’d from the lake,
And no birds sing.

Maybe they had Keats as their script writer. cool

Gil.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/25/12 11:43 PM

Thanks, Carla. Must go take a peek grin
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/26/12 03:53 AM

It does look a little like the start Myst Revelation Carla.
Posted by: Argyle1968

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/26/12 06:29 AM

Stunning!

Looks like it has a much more interesting and original storyline than the Myst games, quite frankly.


Looks like a really beautiful game. Can't wait to play it.
Posted by: Upsydaisy

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/26/12 07:04 AM

Movement reminds me of Penumbra, but beautiful scenery instead. Maybe a motion sickness problem for me though..... sick
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 02/26/12 09:19 AM

Upsy, you aren't alone. I got nauseous watching the trailer. lol
Posted by: ikonius

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 07/17/12 11:41 AM

Guess I'll just have to ask my md to prescribe Gravol when I get the game then smile It looks awesome!
Posted by: Mary

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 07/17/12 01:37 PM

Finally, a first-person game! I'll have to watch out for this one.

"We'll have some Action elements though"
This concerns me some. The developer is responding to someone who thought the game was a "shooter".
Posted by: michele rose

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 07/17/12 03:00 PM

Very intriguing, visually stunning and musically captivating. I'm definitely looking forward to this game-play experience.
Posted by: ergggo

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 04/25/13 07:22 AM

This game has recently been upvoted enough on Steam to be "Green-lit". This means when the game is completed it will be distributed through Steam's Greenlight service. I haven't seen any updates yet on when the game will be finished.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 04/25/13 10:16 AM

Thanks ergggo! That is wonderful news and hope that the future is now looking bright for the game to be released!

Ana wave
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 04/27/13 05:09 AM

Great News ergggo! bravo
Posted by: Dunn Tawkin

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 04/28/13 12:04 AM



Looking to play this when its out.

Voted on steam for it.

Nice art work .

Dunn
Posted by: mj2c

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 04/28/13 08:22 AM

Is the singer in the Gameplay video the same girl from the Runaway games?
Posted by: SuMac

Re: Cradle by Flying Cafe Semianimal: the new Myst? - 04/28/13 08:28 AM

This looks like a beautiful and interesting game. I'll keep a look-out for updates, tho I've never ordered enything through Steam. When the time comes I'll ask for advice.