Yup, Sony Santa Monica Is Making A Ballerina Game
Sony Santa Monica teased something earlier this week that was pretty bizarre. It was a gif of a ballerina spinning which didn’t give us much information to go off of at all. However, the cat is now out of the bag and we now have solid proof of what this is. The game is called Bound and it’s made by Plastic studios in collaboration with Sony Santa Monica.
Game director Michal Staniszewski describes it as a game “quite unique in visual style, narrative storytelling, and also mechanics.”
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He also went into more detail:
Bound is a 3D platformer designed for people with the desire to concentrate on the narrative side of games and experience a mature story. On the other side of the spectrum, Bound is also being prepared for hardcore gamers looking for the challenge of one big puzzle that can be only solved by a community of players working together. We are going to deliver a ‘notgame’ to you, which is also a game. It’s up to you to decide how you would like to play.
That’s a lot to digest. Firstly, it’s a narrative focused game like those interactive storytelling games such as The Stanley Parable and Dear Esther, but it’s also a hardcore community based platformer at the same time. That’s a pretty strange combination of things, but at least it’s interesting.
The art style is probably the most unique thing of the game so far. It focuses on Suprematism, Concretism, Neoplasticism, and the works of Bauhaus which just typing that sentence made me want to twirl some wine and grow a beard. There’s quite a lot of screenshots that you can check out in the gallery below.
And yes, you do indeed play as a ballerina and a well animated ballerina at that since they’re motion capturing a famous award winning ballerina for the game.
They also added that it will run at 60fps at 1080p.
No release date has been announced as of yet, but we might see more at the Playstation Experience coming up soon. Bit of a leap from Kratos to Ballerina, huh?