Airtight Games’ Quantum Conundrum, the latest puzzler from Portal co-creator Kim Swift and company, is now available for PC on Steam and (contrary to earlier reports) other digital outlets. After the player’s eccentric uncle, Professor Quadwrangle, goes missing, they must make their way through his sprawling mansion and track him down using his Inter-Dimensional Shift Device. The device allows the user to enter alternate dimensions, where objects change mass and composition, and can be manipulated in order to progress from one room to the next.
The PC version is $14.99, and the DLC Season Pass, also available through Steam, is $19.99. The console version is slated to hit PSN on July 10 and Live Arcade on July 11.
In Quantum Conundrum, players take on the role of a young boy dropped off on his uncle’s doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just so happens to be the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Upon entering the Professor’s vast manor home, retrofitted with crazy technology to test his latest hypotheses, players quickly realize their uncle has gone missing. Fortunately, players immediately find Professor Quadwrangle’s latest invention, the Inter-Dimensional Shift (IDS) Device, which, at the press of a button, can shift the world around them to a different dimension. In order to find their uncle, players use the IDS to dynamically alter between five dimensions and progress through bizarre and challenging rooms in the labyrinthine Quadwrangle Manor. Becoming adept at using the various dimensions – sometimes in combination – will be critical to solving puzzles and moving on to the next room.
Official Site: QuantumConundrum.com