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Mixtvision and French studios Lance and 3-50 are happy to announce the release date of Onde. The meditative journey will have you riding waves of sound and light through an ethereal world when it comes to Steam and GOG.com on March 17, 2022. A demo is available now as part of Steam Next Fest. Onde will also be released for Nintendo Switch and iOS later in 2022.
Part puzzle-platformer, part relaxing rhythm game, Onde is able to tell a story using just its visuals and music. Players dive into a delicate, colorful, and luminous world. By creating waves, they follow ephemeral paths through abstract landscapes, from dark underground caverns to bright outer space. Each area the players explore on their journey adds more variations to the core puzzle mechanic of creating and surfing waves made of sound and light.
Although Onde is not designed as a mental health or meditation app, it is at its core a peaceful game that can help you take a deep breath and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. The simple, yet clever gameplay mechanics with progressive difficulty make for an engaging experience where players don’t have to worry about high scores, speed records, or running out of extra lives. Resonating with the flow, trusting the journey, and enjoying the audiovisual ride through a world filled with wonders are the central experiences of the game.
Onde (formerly oQo) is the first collaboration between French studios Lance and 3-50. It originated as a project at the Global Game Jam 2017 in Toulouse/France, where the core team Maxime Vican (Lance), Florent Réfrégé (Lance) and Grégoire “Grhyll” Jandot dit Danjou (3-50) first met and partnered up to bring to life the idea of a game that lets you generate and surf waves to move along. The game’s delicate world of light and sound attracted favorable attention at events like FEFFS (Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival) 2017 or PLAY Paris by PAX 2018 and was selected for awards and festivals like IndieCade, the Prix Arte Creative at Indie Game Contest 2017 or the Indie Prize London 2018.
- smooth, intuitive puzzle-platforming: create ephemeral paths along waves of sound and light to follow your calling
- ethereal, adaptive soundscapes: conduct soothing sounds as you navigate through melodic environments
- meditative experience: organic movement, fluid gameplay and relaxing sounds make for a Zen-like journey
- a world filled with wonders: from the deepest ocean to the depths of space, explore manifold areas along your way, each sporting unique visuals and puzzle mechanics
- elegant abstract artwork: a serene world that changes from clear lines to swirls of color during this journey of life
About Lance and 3-50
Onde is being made by the studio’s Lance and 3-50 in the South of France.
The core team met at the Global Game Jam 2017, where they created the first prototype of Onde.
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