Pixel and Texel, the indie development studio formed by former id Mobile employees last year, has just begun teasing screens for their unnamed new project over on their website. You might remember their first iOS title Fara [$1.99 / Free] and Fara HD [$1.99 (HD) / Free (HD)], an RPG with a really fantastic art style that – despite some quirks – we enjoyed in our review. The new mystery game continues with a really sharp looking visual style, as you can see in these early screens.

This new game again has a great look to it, but it’s quite a departure from the retro-ish top-down action RPG that was Fara. It’ll be an arena platforming game, I’m thinking similar to Super Crate Box [$1.99] or Spell Sword [$0.99], but the developers are also touting a deep crafting system for making new weapons, armors, and equipment.

It sounds like there’s lots of other cool stuff under the hood that they’re not quite ready to talk about just yet, but these first screens look promising and we’ll definitely be keeping our eye out for more information on this mystery title in the coming months.

  • lookitsdan

    Similar to Super Crate Box and Spell Sword?  It looks a lot more like a Castlevania clone to me.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Oops, meant "arena platforming" instead of "action platforming", which is why I drew those comparisons.

      • lookitsdan

        Ah, okay, so it's a Castlevania clone disguised as a Super Crate Box/Spell Sword clone.  I can dig it!

      • MidianGTX

         You mean a Super Crate Box/Spell Sword clone disguised as a Castlevania clone.

  • Vtec51O

    Castlevania... interesting.

  • ImJPaul

    Would like to know a lot more about this game. Preferably now. I will wait no more then a week. Thank you.

  • TigerXtreme69

    No watch list button?

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Sorry, that's because it doesn't have a name yet!

  • Benjamin Rodriguez

    castlevania? And Lol I wasn't the only one thinkin that.

    Maybe a cross between castlevania and ghost n' goblins

  • xxplosive82

    If it plays like Swordigo, I'm in!  Swordigo remains the only iOS game that I played to finish.