Indie developer Italic Pig shows us that quantum physics can be fun, particularly when someone else does the math
April 17, 2014
News: Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark - April 17, 2014
Cooked up by the team behind the gritty, grown-up point and click trilogy Hector: Badge of Carnage and featuring the voice talent of the brilliant A.J. LoCascio (known for his role as Marty McFly in Telltale Games’ Back to the Future), Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is part combat-platformer, part logic-puzzler, part open-world explorer, part character-driven adventure! It’s only appropriate that a game starring Schrödinger’s Cat can be many things at the same time.
Set in The Particle Zoo, a catastrophic event has caused all enclosures to open and all the primitive particles to escape! What used to be a cheery theme-park style environment is now utter chaos, and not in the mathematical sense of the word. The Zoo is put on lockdown, and the emergency services are called in to sort everything out. Those emergency services: Schrödinger’s Cat, of course.
Schrödinger’s Cat needs to get the Particle Zoo back in order very quickly, but he does get some help. By collecting and commanding an army of cuddly quarks, he can combine and create useful bits of temporary matter (platforms, copters, bubbles, grenades, etc.) to combat and subdue the quarkivorous leptons, kleptomaniacal gluons and cantankerous bosons now running amok.