Indie devoloper Digital Dreams has announced Metrico, a game built around infographics that shape our entire world, will be heading to PlayStation Vita. The first full gameplay trailer was released recently, and it showcases the art expressed by simple numbers.
The first glance at the world of Metrico provides an image of a young silhouetted man as he walks through a white void. As the character begins to jump, graphs appear and shape the world around him. Jumping over and through percentages and charts, the man begins to manipulate different parts of his environment, including blocks that moveas he does and drop while he runs. The screen then splits, adding a new character into the mix -- the silhouette of a young woman. She jumps through loading zones, controlling the graph levels around her, allowing her to progress through her numerical journey.
Next, a new screen is shown, highlighting how the game incorporates angles into the world. Players are able to destroy nearby enemies and obstacles by altering the angle of a simple shot that releases a tiny, ball-shaped projectile. As the trailer progresses, the world continues to evolve, and viewers get a glimpse of the base mechanics of Metrico, where real-life decisions, such as touching the screen or jumping, seem to affect every obstacle, landscape, and platform in the character's path.
Whilst not new in the real world, a world shaped solely by infographics is something the gaming community has never seen before. For players antsy to get their hands on the title in order to manipulate their world solely with numbers, Metrico will be available exclusively for Sony's PlayStation Vita on August 5, 2014.