PIPNIS was designed with a focus on whether it will be played together or alone. Based on whether or not it is played with someone, the gameplay changes considerably, where actions that are easier when performed solo become harder when shared with another player, and viceversa. The mechanics are very simple: players control two little spaceship that can connect or disconnect. When they are connected, the ships are physically constrained by a connecting rod and their energy recovers. When they are disconnected, their energy depletes, but they are allowed freer movement.
The object of the game is to follow a mysterious character, the PIPNIS, as it moves through a level in which challenges require players to coordinate and cooperate. Winner of the “Pop Your Eyes Out” Award at the CREATE Jam sponsored by KillScreen and OUYA.
PIPNIS is currently not available for download publicly, please get in touch for further information.