Good news for puzzle fans, as Square Enix has released a demo for Quantum Conundrum, a game created by Portal’s original creator, Kim Swift. Developed by Airtight Games, Quantum Conundrum is now available on PC for £9.99 / €14.99. Players can also purchase a Season Pass through Steam for £13.99 / €19.99, and get a downloadable Quantum Conundrum soundtrack and two future downloadable puzzle packs. Quantum Conundrum will be available on the PlayStation Network and on Xbox LIVE across Europe and PAL territories on July 11th.
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.