PONCHO, Discover A Post-Apocalyptic World Where Humanity Is A Thing Of The Past

This is one of those games that I sadly missed during it’s Kickstarter phase, however I’m glad that I’ve finally managed to stumble onto it. I’m always looking for a game that brings something new to the table and I’d say that PONCHO certainly qualifies…

PONCHO tells the story of a robot who awakes to discover a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has been extinct for centuries. This has left their robotic creations behind to fend for themselves, they’ve formed tribes and communities of their own. Now that their masters are gone, they’re trying to have make a way of life where they still have a purpose within this world.

On your journey, you will have to make some hard choices and ultimately decide the fate of humankind. With multiple areas and paths to explore, you’ll never be able to see everything in a single play through. Poncho is about making you feel like a kid again, exploring outside and looking under rocks to see what you find. There’s treasure in every nook and cranny in this world, and nothing is quite as it seems… There’s always more than one way to accomplish your goals.

What happened within the ruins of the past is a mystery, although glimpses of the truth peek through the unchallenged growth of nature. It’s up to players to help the poncho-wearing mechanical hero find his maker, work out what happened and ultimately try to restore humanity.

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PONCHO‘s open world 2D adventuring offers a unique twist: players can shift at will between three layers of depth, creating all kinds of puzzles and challenges to overcome. Packed with charming personality and interesting characters, players will want to lead Poncho through an enchanting tale of hope, determination and the discovery of who you really are…

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  • Explore this 2D world by moving in 3D parallax layers. A wall is blocking your path? You can go in front it. There’s treasure off in the background, far away In the distance? You can go there at the touch of a button. The world of Poncho has no limits on the Z plane…
  • There are no levels in Poncho. You wake up in the centre of the game, and choose to go any way you want. With no hand holding to tell you where to go, it’s up to you to choose the right path. The Maker is out there somewhere…
  • Interact with every little creature. Every area is filled with randomly generated ecosystems of creatures, all co-existing and reacting to every movement Poncho makes.

Upcoming Events

Those heading to Gamescom this August can get some hands-on time with the PONCHO before the game is released, and for those stateside, they’ll be holding a huge Rising Star Games preview event in mid-August! More details on both events to come very soon!

The fascinating 2D pixel platformer PONCHO is coming to PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, and Steam this September from Delve Interactive and Rising Star Games.