“Time, that throbbing, indefatigable, ruthless foreman” said Chuck Noland, the character played by Tom Hanks in the film Castaway. The Watchmaker‘s protagonist, an engineer named Alexander, also knows what it is like to live under the pressure of the clock, although in a much more extreme way.
His talent as a watchmaker is reflected in the gigantic clock tower he built years ago, and to which he dedicates all his time obsessively. But one day a mysterious voice awakens Alexander: someone has sabotaged his beloved tower, causing a disruption in time that threatens his own life. Our hero is aging at full speed and we can only reverse the ravages of age if we stop the saboteur along five huge and spectacular 3D worlds.
Chileans Micropsia Games presents The Watchmaker, an ambitious platform adventure in which, guided by a mysterious presence, we will have to explore gigantic environments while exploiting Alexander’s engineering skills. Armed with a magnetic glove that allows him to carry objects in the air, the watchmaker will face mechanical enemies, colossal bosses and an intricate level design with challenging puzzles.
In The Watchmaker, the rapid advance of time will be one more enemy to beat, and we will have to pick up hourglasses to reverse the relentless aging of our hero. The device that Alexander carries on his back shows a marker with his age: if he is over 90 he will die hopelessly.
Fortunately, the time break offers some advantages: we can slow down the time to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles, and even dodge death when we take a bad jump and fall into the void: we can “rewind” the action for a few precious seconds to get a second chance.
This ambitious indie production fuses a gripping plot (in which crucial details of Alexander’s past are revealed to us) with stunning graphics, not just because of the gigantic scale of the scenarios: the bosses of each level will leave you speechless.
The Watchmaker will be released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One by Badland Publishing on October 8th. More details about this colossal adventure will be revealed soon.