Developer Italic Pig has teamed up with Worms studio Team 17 to publish its upcoming title Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark. It should arrive on Steam in fall of 2014.
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is based on a quantum physics principle about a man with the same name, who devised that a cat trapped in a sealed box with a random event, such as a radioactive source tied to a poison flask and a monitor, can be both alive and dead at the same time.
This principle of superposition is broken once a person looks inside to see if the cat is in either state.
In this game, the theme is used to have the cat in the box go on an elaborate adventure, while no one is observing it. It will combine elements of platform games, puzzles and brawling action in a colorfully side-scrolling game.
Players can collect different particles, which yield a number of powers. For instance, some protect the cat from oncoming harm, while others can allow it to dig through certain terrain. Yet other particles will allow the cat to access higher platforms by jumping higher or by flying.
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is being made in the Unity engine and comes from the same people who made the humorous Hector: Badge of Carnage series for Walking Dead studio Telltale Games. For their new game, they’ll return to some old friends, as the voice of Marty McFly In Telltale’s Back to the Future Seres, A.J. LoCascio, will be doing work on the cat platformer as well.
It looks pretty fun so far, but that damn name, Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark, it really is way too long.