Hello! I'm Nate Spence, an indie dev working on a new game, Ectolibrium, coming to Steam Early Access in January.
Ectolibrium is a 2.5d platformer, although it plays pretty differently from any of those currently on the market. You play as a creature yanked from another dimension and dropped into an industrial wasteland full of other alien lifeforms. You leap and cling through the environment to find ectoplasm to power yourself up, allowing you to temporarily fly. You explore, interact with unique creatures and collect nutrient to sprout alien plants and sabotage force fields blocking your path. You trigger floods of ectoplasm, transforming the dead environment into a vibrant and flourishing alien ocean. We want our gameworld to feel truly weird, with visuals drawing off tide-pools, deep sea life and and microorganisms. Only trace amounts of a more familiar world remain in this setting, buried beneath years of accumulated strangeness.
I just uploaded the current (as of 10/11/2018) beta for the game to the files section of this IDB page. To anyone interested in playing the subsequent updates, I'm giving out Steam beta keys to anyone who joins our Discord server, until I run out of keys: Discordapp.com
This beta won't include everything you can expect in the first Early Access release, but it's enough to give you a sense of what this project is all about. Please give my "early access pitch" a gander for more information. We know there are a lot of games out there, but this one is the game I want to play, and maybe you'll agree!