PAX East 2022: Lucid crosses Celeste with Metroidvania Mechanics

PAX East 2022: Lucid crosses Celeste with Metroidvania Mechanics

Apogee’s rebranding was something of a comeback for the decades-old publisher. His roots are in fast-paced games and he continues to work with developers who make fast-paced games. Turbo Overkill, a game that looks at Doom Eternal and says “it’s too slow” proves it. The company’s game selection at PAX East 2022 is very much in the same vein, save for one that it’s decided to keep under wraps. This game is Lucid, a platform game developed by one man, Eric Manahan, and it is far from the other games that Apogee presents.

Instead of a shooter accompanied by bloated music meant to send players into a kind of blood rage, Lucid opts for a calmer approach. It pulls in the same chill Celeste vibes, as well as movement from that game, while throwing players into the middle of a Metroidvania-like map.

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