Danish studio Kong Orange has just shared the first details on their upcoming game Heartbeats, and it’s looking rather interesting, even if we don’t really have a clue what it’s about, yet. They’re describing it as “a hardcore sci-fi puzzle/graphic novel," where each page serves as a puzzle to solve. Meanwhile, those pages, along with their accompanying text, guide along the story, so it seems like Heartbeats is really trying to blend story and gameplay in a way that’s really challenging to do for most games. Kong Orange is trying to be a bit secretive, as they’ve released a collage of incomplete screens, so as to not spoil anything:
The game is apparently being made on a budget so small that the game will lack music, but in a creative twist, the developers are getting people to curate Spotify playlists to go along with the game, which is a rather inventive solution, to say the least. The game is actually soft-launched in Denmark right now but only the first 3 puzzles are available for free, a $0.99 is needed to unlock the rest of the game. Expect this one soon, but until then, check out the forum thread for the game.