November 16th, 2021 - Vignette puzzle adventure Moncage has officially released on PC ($14.99), iOS, and Android ($4.99). The long anticipated puzzle game invites players to peer through multidimensional worlds to connect the similar yet unique, adjacent yet distant spaces, with a dreamlike adventure that revolves around a young boy, his father, and a lighthouse.
Developed by Optillusion and published by XD Inc., Moncage is a mysterious cube that connects parallel worlds through mind-boggling optical illusions. Each side of the cube houses a dynamic world with hidden connections to the others; the player must carefully manipulate the cube and find the possible connections and interactions between objects across multiple sides to decrypt the puzzles.
From peeking into an abandoned factory, a secluded island, or an empty nursing home, the player is invited to think outside the cube while searching for clues from within. Set over the course of more than 60 interactive puzzles across 50 scenes, the secrets of Moncage begin to unravel as fragmented pieces fall into - or out of - unexpected places. Also nested in obscure corners of the scenes are a collection of photos that, upon recovery, reveal an ambiguous story about a young boy and his father.
- Mind-Boggling Optical Illusions: Rotate the cube to see different perspectives and leverage illusions to discover hidden connections and interactions. Piece the puzzles together and experience miraculous visual effects.
- Thoughtful Guidance System: At any point, the player can choose from several forms of hints to avoid getting stuck. Focus highlights the key items, whereas hint texts may provide additional clarity to the thought process. If all else fails, video walkthroughs can be unlocked as the ultimate safety plan.
- Textless Storytelling: Behind the puzzles, there lies an intricate narrative with an unexpected twist. Collect the photos from obscure corners and perspectives to reveal the underlying story, one photo at a time.
- Medal Rewards: There are a total of 15 achievements in Moncage, with each achievement unlocking a unique Medal designed to reflect a meaningful moment of the game.
OPTILLUSION is a small indie game studio based in New York. As art students and game designers, the development pair have a strong passion for art and games, and they infused this project with their aesthetics and thoughts. Moncage is their first title, and their goal is to offer players an unforgettable experience in the world contained in the cube.