Most associate Schrödinger’s cat with the famous thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935.
Schrödinger’s cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other. I mention this as a frame of title reference, this doesn’t necessarily pertain to the game itself… Or does it?
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is part combat-platformer, part logic-puzzler, part open-world explorer, part character-driven adventure! It’s only appropriate that a game starring Schrödinger’s Cat can be many things at the same time.
Set in The Particle Zoo, a catastrophic event has caused all enclosures to open and all the primitive particles to escape! What used to be a cheery theme-park style environment is now utter chaos, and not in the mathematical sense of the word. The Zoo is put on lockdown, and the emergency services are called in to sort everything out. Those emergency services? Schrödinger’s Cat, of course.
Thankfully he’s not alone; by collecting and commanding an army of cuddly quarks, Schrödinger’s Cat can combine and create a total of 14 unique abilities to solve any problems he may encounter across the gorgeous 30+ levels of quirky gameplay. Reach new heights with the copter, blast your way through with the bomb and craft a handy net to capture those pesky escapees!
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark will be available to download for PS4 and Xbox One for just £6.99 / $9.99 / 8,99 € on Wednesday 13th May, while US PlayStation owners will be able to get their hands on the game on Tuesday 12th May.
Cooked up by the team behind the gritty, grown-up point and click trilogy Hector: Badge of Carnage and featuring the voice talent of the brilliant A.J. LoCascio (known for his role as Marty McFly in Telltale Games’ Back to the Future).
Developed by Italic Pig is a kickass games company based loosely around Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK, comprised of collective cloud of creative, talented and hilarious people. They live by the phrase “Nobody ever got anywhere by thinking medium.”
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