W&W (for short) is an action-packed Puzzle game created by Indie Developer Yuan Works, with a vast Story Mode where you guide main character Amy through wacky adventure, detailing the process and challenges of creating an Independent Game.
Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles is available on the Dreamcast for US$15* (world-wide shipping included) and is coming soon for Windows, Linux and MacOS
W&W was developed only by a team of two — brothers Yuan-Hsi and Yuan-Hao — putting an immense amount of effort into the hand-crafted 2D pixel art, music, gameplay mechanics, and a 20+ hours Story Mode where we tell our own personal story of the good, bad, (and ugly) moments of creating your own Indie game.
W&W's pixel art is made using the same techniques that were used in retro classics where every single graphic and animation is done pixel by pixel.
“This tile-rotating game has since become one of the best genre pieces on the console. And it was only made by two people.”
W&W had a succesful commercial release for the Dreamcast in 2008before the boom of retro games, pixel art, and crowdfunding.
This release featured an industry standard pressed CD and cover, as well as a dual-language 40-page full-color manual, rare even in official Dreamcast games.
It is one of the most extensive puzzle games, done by two puzzle game lovers who dreamed of creating a great indie puzzle game.
“With its combination of beautiful presentation, well executed design and original game concept, W&W:PB is a genuinely special game that still has me hooked.”
The game was fully made using the traditional 2D pixel art approach, where every single graphic and animation is hand-drawn pixel by pixel.
Wind and Water are easy to catch: simply form a diamond of the same color to clear blocks, however mastering W&W's gameplay requires fine-tuning your skills in both speed and strategy:
W&W is available for Dreamcast for only $15, world-wide shipping included, from these sellers:
* Note: Prices may change by seller and Euro fluctuation.
“Basically put, I'll say this: If you have not yet picked up this beautiful game, please do so.”
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