Step Inside "The Cave" Of Puzzling Hilarity
Double Fine is one company to never worry about when it comes to trying something different, whether it's combining action gaming with RTS elements (Brutal Legend) or making an adventure game starring matryoshka dolls (Stacking). For their next venture Double Fine has hired the legendary Ron Gilbert, whose work in Maniac Mansion and the original Monkey Island series is renowned for its combination of unique gameplay mechanics with highly entertaining storytelling. When the two forces combined they created The Cave, a side-scrolling adventure game that promises to challenge your brain and tickle your funny bone at the same time.
At E3 this year the folks at Double Fine held a closed-doors demonstration of this new game. The Cave will have you be able to take control of seven characters, each with their own unique traits and personality. During your play-through you will have the chance to be three of these characters at a time, as you will be able to switch back and forth between the trio in order to solve puzzles and reach areas that the other characters can't get to. As you will only control three at a time this will mean that you will be able to go through the storyline at least three times with different characters, but do not let that discourage you. What makes The Cave cool is that the areas of this specific cave you visit will be determined by who you're playing as, meaning that you'll be able to visit new places if you play as different characters. The game also has co-op mode, meaning that two of your friends can join in on the fun whenever they want.