I’m a big fan of Schödinger’s Cat and do my best to reference it whenever it is even tangentially applicable to a conversation. That’s not the case here, because this famous thought experiment is at the heart of the latest game that Team17’s burgeoning publishing business has signed.
Coming from the curiously named Italic Pig, which I’m sure you can probably abbreviate to Pig, Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark explores what exactly goes on inside the box when nobody is looking.
Coming to PC, Mac & Linux in Q3 of this year (and who knows where else after that), you’ll take control of Schrödinger’s Cat in a puzzle-platformer that sees you trying to put the Particle Zoo back in order, as leptons, gluons and bosons run around willy-nilly.
There’s some quite nifty sounding ideas in there too, with replayability in mind, as areas in the zoo are actually randomly put together puzzle environments that might focus on different styles of puzzle. Meanwhile, you’re collecting quarks of six varieties as you play, and combining them in threes to create everything from ledges and a helicopter-style flying booster to drills that will burrow through walls.
But really, I just like the idea of playing a game with Schrödinger’s Cat in it.