Help a boy rescue a missing girl with the help of her magic stuffed rabbit in Albert and Otto

One of the many trends that have cropped up in mobile gaming is where games are designed to have dark or black visuals in the foreground, while light and colorful images make the background. The first thing that jumped out to me with Albert and Otto was that the color palate was reversed.

As such, the vast majority of the foreground visuals are white or light gray, and the back grounds are dark and/or black, as if the game was designed to look like a film negative. In this fashion, players will control one of two characters who are set in 1939 Germany, either a young boy named Albert, or the magical little stuffed bunny named Otto. Both have are seeking out a missing girl, who disappears under mysterious circumstances, at the beginning of the game, and leaves said stuffed bunny behind. Clues are sprinkled throughout the game, and will need to be found and pieced together to help solve why she disappeared.

Albert and Otto Features:

– Unique mechanic utilizing a little bunny which the player can carry around or leave and/or remotely control in order to solve puzzles.
– A story that is inspired by dark events buried in our history and isn’t spoon fed to the player but spans across 3 episodes and is told through a child’s drawings and clues scattered throughout the game that force the player to think outside the box.
– Levitate sheep, use them as platforms to swim on, a torch to light a dark cave or as a distraction for wolves while you make a quick escape. (if your stomach can handle it)
– 2.5 – 3 hours of unique puzzles that utilize a bunny, levitation, electrical switches, wolves, piranhas and more.
– Experience a mix of slow paced thought provoking puzzle design and fast Unforgiving gauntlet sections.
– Come face to face with intimidating larger than life mechanical monsters and outsmart them.

Players will need to balance between the two, as Albert can both jump, and fire his rifle, while Otto is able to squeeze into small or tight spaces, as well as hold down power switches. As they game progresses, they’ll acquire talents such as double jumping, controlling electrical currents, and much more. Like many other platform games, there are various hazards that players must navigate, ranging from avoiding pitfalls to spikes that spring upward from the floor, to bosses at the end of a given level.

Albert and Otto is available from Google Play for a flat $1.99. The game is the first “installment” and is dubbed The Adventure Begins, and implies that other chapters (with 3 episodes confirmed so far) will be released at a further point. Players can check out the trailer below to see how the game looks and plays

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