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Niche Spotlight – Weakless

Weakless

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Today’s Spotlight is Weakless, a 3D adventure game by Punk Notion and Another Road.

In Weakless players get to explore a whimsical, fairytale world of bioluminescent creatures and lost civilizations. They do so as a pair of wooden humanoids called Weavelings.

One of the Weavelings is blind, while the other is deaf. Players can swap between them at will, and must use their unique skills to solve puzzles as they try to restore the flow of live-giving Resin, and save their village from the oncoming Rot.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Weakless is available on Windows PC (via Steam) and Xbox One for $14.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


They say friendship comes about when two people complement each other. In Weakless, this is not just a mere observation about interactions, it’s a very palpable thing. Lead two characters – one without the sense of hearing, the other with no sense of vision – through a beautiful, organic, fantasy world filled with challenging puzzles. Use the extraordinary set of skills they’ve developed because of their disabilities, and witness the growing bond between these two very remarkable companions.

The beauty of a true friendship.
In Weakless you can control only one character at a time, which means you can’t use the senses of both of them simultaneously. Because of this, you get a unique perspective on how differently they perceive the world around them and at the same time how the two support and complement each other. Deaf being his usual “whizz in a pinny” brings joy to the slightly defensive and introverted Blind. While Blind on the other hand, with the power of his calmness, takes care of the ubiquitous Deaf.

Find strengths in your weaknesses.
In our world, people with no vision or hearing often have other, sharper, senses. The same is true for Weavelings. Discover the extraordinary set of skills your heroes have, and prove to the world that what’s always been considered a weakness can, in fact, be a mighty advantage.

Fairytale-like world.
The game takes place in a world full of wonderful, distinctive landscapes. Your path will lead through caves full of glowing fungi, natural basins, forgotten ruins and more. Traveling through this extraordinary world will lead the Weavelings to experience the adventure of their lifetime and discover the mysterious past that led to their home teetering on the edge of destruction.

Resin is your source of life.
Protect the village and the Weavelings’ civilization by restoring the steady flow of Resin, the life energy for every living creature in this world. Save the land from the advancing Rot.

In Weakless you will:

  • Follow the story of an unlikely friendship that develops wordlessly between the stoic Blind One and the energetic Deaf One;
  • Peek into the Deaf One’s sketchbook and gain a unique insight to what he thinks about this whole ordeal;
  • Enter the beautiful, organic, bioluminescent world of Weavelings, filled with the curious life forms and mysteries of a bygone civilization waiting to be uncovered;
  • Get a glimpse of the artistic vision of how visually impaired and hearing-impaired people perceive the world;
  • Become a part of non-trivial narratives and satisfying exploration enriched with arcade puzzle elements;
  • Experience stunning music composed on instruments from all around the world, such as the marimba, rav vast or udu.

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Frank Streva

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