|Developer(s)||Marc ten Bosch|
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows (Steam)
Miegakure is an upcoming indie video game platformer in which the gamer explores four-dimensional space in order to solve various higher-dimensional puzzles within a garden setting. Inspired by the classic science-fiction novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbot Abbot, Miegakure plays much like a regular three-dimensional platformer, but at the press of a button one of the dimensions is exchanged with its four-dimensional counterpart, allowing for four-dimensional movement as the player explores this new dimension in the same way that a two-dimensional being would explore the third, experiencing the various consequences of being able to move within a four-dimensional space by allowing players to experience it first-hand, using trial and error.
The game plays like a regular platformer set in three-dimensional space, but with the touch of a button the player can exchange one of the dimensions with the fourth dimension. This allows a player to go 'through' walls, look into them, and do various other things that would be impossible in three-dimensional space.
Development began in 2009. Early playtests of the game were conducted at the Penny Arcade Expo. On December 4, 2014, ahead of the PlayStation Experience event, the game was announced to be released on PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Blog. Regarding the release of the game, Marc ten Bosch also stated in the blog post that
Miegakure is still very much a work in progress, but we hope to release the game next year.
The game was playable for attendees of the PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas at the following weekend on December 5 and 6 2014. In 2017, Marc ten Bosch released a game built using some of the game mechanics from Miegakure titled "4D Toys" for iOS and Steam VR.
The game is to be released in downloadable form for PlayStation 4 and Windows/Mac/Linux. There is also no publicly released demo at this time. The game remains in development, and the author continues to write updates concerning the game in a dedicated development blog, but there is no announced release date.
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