Free update coming to Steam next week.
Superliminal, the acclaimed perspective puzzle from developer Pillow Castle, introduces an “experimental” battle royale-style multiplayer in a free update on Steam next week.
In its original, single-player form, Superliminal took players on a first-person, first-person journey through the SomnaSculpt dream therapy program, in which the environment – and the objects it contains – could acquire properties hitherto invisible by manipulating perspective.
A small wooden cube sitting on a table could, for example, be turned into a much larger block – perhaps useful as a way to climb up a nearby wall – if a player pulled it close to their face and dropped it. Conversely, an awkwardly oversized obstacle could be reduced to insignificance by doing the reverse. There’s a lot more to it, of course, and Superliminal leans smart enough on its basic premise that it earned a Recommended badge in 2019.
Starting next week, however, players will be able to engage in a perspective-shifting malarky puzzle in the company of friends, thanks to Superliminal’s “Experimental” multiplayer update, titled Group Therapy. Quite unexpectedly, Pillow Castle presents this multiplayer offering as a ‘forced perspective battle royale‘ mode, in which up to 12 players race through randomly generated puzzle rooms – over 8,743,298,954,000 possible level permutations are promised – with the aim of reaching the end first. “Just look for the exit signs,” the developer teases, “and watch out for the ducks! “
Character customization is also included (each is a chess piece, just embellished with their own personal whims), and the mode will remain available “during the holiday season”. What will happen to it after that is currently unclear – but hopefully it makes its way to other platforms beyond Steam if it is well received.
Superliminal’s free multiplayer update will be arrive on Steam Next Friday, November 5th, and it will come with a 50% discount on the base game until November 12th, which will bring the price down to around £ 7.50 / $ 9.99 USD.