Meet Reggie, cheerful, round, bright red, a little clumsy and from the far sixteen-thousandth century. Equipped with time travel abilities and gravitational powers, Reggie embarks on a out-of-this-world adventure through space and time after scientific progress starts to vanish from his time.
After four years of development, the first title featuring Reggie, “Reggie, his cousin, two scientists and most likely the end of the world” will be officially presented by degoma at gamescom 2019.
Reggie, his cousin, two scientists and most likely the end of the world is a 2.5D action platformer with a sci-fi plot and fresh gravity based mechanics. Just as Kirby can fly by swallowing air, Sonic can run at the speed of sound and Banjo can create vehicles for driving, Reggie can invert his gravity with ease in ways that sets up the opportunity for a variety of wacky hijinks.
“Inverting the gravity pull is not totally new in games. Our innovation consists in integrating this move with the core mechanics, such as the jump. Manipulating gravity never felt so free.”, says Frank, cofounder of degoma.
Reggie and his friend’s quirky adventure will be displayed in numerous cutscenes along the game starting with the first one, where Reggie travels back to seventeen century in order to jump from a tree and bonk Isaac Newton’s head. These cutscenes are carefully created with 2D animation frame to frame techniques to enhance Reggie’s expressivity.
Together with the hand drawn cartoony environments and incidental OST, their aim is providing the players with the experience of being immersed in a cartoon TV show where anything can happen. Even the game map is designed to reinforce the plot and help the player to understand the time travels. Dinosaurs, trains, Gnome Kingdom, the Waterloo Battle, every level is different and unique, bringing new sorts of enemies and hazards.