Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey is a puzzle-platformer adventure with unique mechanics, beautiful artwork, immersive musical score, challenging environmental puzzles, and a gripping story. The game was developed for almost two and a half-year by an indie game studio, Proud Dinosaurs.
It is now available on Steam for P289.95.
Macrotis has a fantasy setting; there is magic in the world, animals can speak, and there are different sentient races. The main character is a mother bilby (a real animal that is very cute but unfortunately an endangered species native to Australia) who got separated from her children during a flood caused by never-ending rains. Her goal is getting back to them at the beginning of the game but eliminating the root cause of the danger, the rain becomes another goal for her as the story progresses.
The protagonist has only natural abilities at the beginning of the game such as pushing/pulling, jumping, climbing, etc. However, mother bilby gains magical abilities as the game progresses. These abilities introduce some unique mechanics to the game like a weightless magical form outside of her physical form that doesn’t break breakable platforms and that can pass through walls, also an ability to create walls to block traps and reach otherwise unreachable places. Naturally, the puzzles get more complicated as a result.
You can watch the game trailer below.