I liked what I saw from TDK at
this years E3. TDK is amassing an impressive lineup of games primarily aimed at a
younger audience but of high enough quality to have across the board appeal. It was
refreashing to talk with a gaming company that specifically talked about how to make their
games appeal to both boys and girls. It is equally impressive that they have grasped the
idea that girls dont just want to play games in pink packaging. They dont just
want to play games dressing up Barbie or even Mary Kate and Ashley.TDK wants to prove that
quality games can have an across the board appeal, and I believe they are right.
The Dark Unicorn, is just such a game. It is an action/adventure game set in a fantasy
world of mystery and magic. Players simultaneously control Pryzm, a magical unicorn, and
Karrock, a giant troll. The two have formed a reluctant and unlikely alliance to drive
back an evil plague and find a way to heal the land itself. The well developed story line
is supported by a large, imaginative, creative cast of characters
Pryzm and Karrock use magic spells to fend off attacks and restore health to mutated
sorcers, warriors, and monsters they find along the way. The characters will also battle
multiple enemies while searching for health checkpoints that will allow them to resotore
characters spells and powers are easily accessible to make the game as user friendly
as possible. The levels looked large and highly detailed with an emphasis on freedom of
movement. An in-game save is also scheduled to keep the game as straightforward as
possible to keep younger gamers immersed in the action.
Chapter One:The Dark Unicorn should arrive just in time for Christmas with a November
release date. It will carry an "Everyone" rating, and should be playable for
children seven and older, although it will certainly appeal to a much wider audience.