The Bridge

Indie studio Midnight City will release The Bridge on Xbox Live

If you haven’t heard of The Bridge, you’ve been missing out on one of the best indie titles of the year. Thought it was originally announced and available for PC, it will also be available for Xbox Live on November 11th.

A brainchild of Midnight Studios, the game boasts inspiration from classic games like Limbo and Braid; while that might seem like a lofty claim, watch this video to see some of the most interesting level mechanics this side of Super Mario 3D World:

  • At its heart, The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to re-evaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective through 48 increasingly-difficult levels. Created to be both an intellectually stimulating experience and accessible game, The Bridge uses a minimalistic control scheme so both gamers and non-gamers can easily jump in and enjoy. To allow for experimental efforts, the “rewind” feature allows players to travel back in time to critical moments in the problem-solving process for a colloquial “re-do.” From the very start, The Bridge is designed to foster outside the box and critical thinking skills, leaving the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment at the end of each level. Players willing to take on the game a second time will be treated to a secret ending reserved for the most dedicated of players.

Look forward to the digital release on November 11, and stay tuned for more information leading up to the game’s release.