WayForward has announced the acquisition of Lunark for publication. It is also collaborating with Limited Run Games to create a physical edition.
WayForward, an independent gaming company, and developer Canari Games are pleased to announce a collaboration in which WayForward will handle digital publication for Canari’s highly anticipated cinematic platformer, LUNARK. LUNARK is a retro-style sci-fi adventure inspired by 2D classics from the 1980s and 1990s such as Prince of Persia, Flashback, and Out of this World, and is set to arrive in late 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, the Xbox family of consoles, Mac, and PC.
LUNARK puts players in charge of Leo, a courier with unusual skills and a mystery background, in a distant future when Earth’s moon has been turned into a vessel for humanity’s survival and a totalitarian dictatorship rules supreme. Leo must run, jump, hang, climb, roll, and shoot his way out of one life-threatening situation after another as he navigates impressively animated pixel-art environments ranging from a dystopian megalopolis to eerie caves to an alien forest as he becomes unwittingly caught up in the rebellion against LUNARK’s iron fist.
Players must escape traps, solve puzzles, acquire upgrades, and combat enemy droids using their reflexes and brains, and when they aren’t battling for life, they’ll find themselves dealing with a cast of colorful individuals that will put Leo’s allegiances to the test.