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What is Wheelbound?
Wheelbound is an exploration-focused platform game in the style of Metroid or Castlevania. In it you play a character who has been terribly injured, and must rely on his wheelchair to manoeuvre through the hostile environment of a bizarre alien world. Through the course of your sci-fi horror adventure you will encounter deadly wildlife, arcane ruins, powerful upgrades and, just maybe, dark secrets about where you are and how you came to be here…
Where did the idea for Wheelbound come from?
Wheelbound is an idea that I’ve been working on for a few years now, in various prototype forms. The basic concept came from this idea of how unfortunate it would be if you were a videogame character and you couldn’t walk. We realised there aren’t really any game characters who have major disabilities, so wouldn’t it be interesting to make one? Thus was born the concept of a platform game where you can’t jump, only roll.
How are you making it?
With Multimedia Fusion 2 – a sometimes cantankerous, confusing beast of code-free game development software that none-the-less is pretty powerful when you know what you’re doing, and has some major advantages such as not needing to know how to program.
When will it be released?
There’s currently no release date planned, beyond the ever-vague “coming soon.” Wheelbound is being made in my spare time just for fun, and will be completely free, so it’ll be done when it’s done. Keep checking new blog posts for the latest updates! 🙂
Death comes in many forms in Wheelbound: