By: Hexagoon & Daylight Studios
Takoway is an upcoming puzzler from Hexagoon and Daylight Studios that I’ve had my eye on for a while now. It has you guiding a six-tentacled hexapus named Tako around a lab to help him escape captivity. What makes it so interesting, though, is how you have to shift perspectives in order to navigate him around. I only played through the first few levels so far, but I really like what I see. Check out my video below for some gameplay in action.
As you can tell from the video, it’s a great fit for touchscreens. You simply tap a node to move Tako to that spot and swipe the screen left and right to change perspective. The two perspectives allow Tako to walk on different walls, so you need to plan things out carefully and swap back and forth often. There is a step counter, and you can earn a star if you complete a level in the minimum number of steps possible. You can take one step at a time, though, as you’re not penalized for the number of moves you do it in or how long it takes you.
These mechanics seem like they can offer quite a challenge, so I’m excited to dig deeper into the game and see where it leads. Thankfully, there’s iCloud sync so you can enjoy it on a big iPad at home but still work on a level here and there on the go. I should have more for you about Takoway closer to release on October 2nd, but if you like what you see, you can pre-order it right now.