IndieCade is always a little quieter than the bigger, bossier cons since there's not typically thousand-dollar displays showing off gameplay of Fatal Fight 24: Fightier Fighters. A favorite genre coming out of the convention is typically puzzlers, and this year we saw something that caught our eye because of it's artistic flair and puzzling nature. Old Man's Journey tells the small story of a man...making a journey through a countryside that reminds us of something that can only come out of Disneyland. It's a development effort from Broken Rules that focuses on the player moving manipualtive environments rather than the character enacting upon those environments.
For instance, in order to move forward on the journey the player is required to "shift" landscapes so the old man can travel upon them. It's a little surrealistic, but works incredibly well as a puzzle mechanic. Sometimes the rules of the world the old man travels in are broken—shifting the landscape near a distant boat launches him into the boat like a teleportation device. It's fun and at times difficult, but it's cute and well worth a solid look. Below is a video of coverage. We'll give more details as the game progresses.