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Niche Spotlight – Scarf

Scarf

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Scarf, a 3D puzzle-platformer by Uprising Studios and HandyGames.

Guide a young boy through colorful and whimsical levels with the help of a magical dragon-shaped scarf. Explore three worlds with their own mechanics based around the scarf’s various abilities. Use your scarf to glide, swing, or slingshot your way across obstacles and to solve puzzles. Navigate all of Scarf‘s hidden nooks and crannies to find collectibles to unlock the game’s secret true ending.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Scarf is available on Windows PC via the Epic Games Store, GOG, and Steam for $14.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Scarf is an adventure game mixing puzzles and 3D platforms, offering an allegorical journey through beautiful worlds. Explore and find the truth behind your story with the help of your partner, a dragon-shaped scarf. Unlock new abilities and discover your true destiny.

STORY
What does it mean to be a hero? To fulfill your destiny? Or to rebel against it? Scarf is an exciting singleplayer puzzle adventure that blends lyricism with a 3D platform game to offer an allegorical journey through beautiful worlds. Will you discover their secrets? And at what cost?

GAMEPLAY
Immerse yourself in a metaphorical tale that reflects on what it means to be a hero. With your scarf as your only ally, your mission is to trap the rebellious souls that have created their own worlds. Explore beautiful 3D landscapes, each with its own unique mechanics. Travel through different areas and learn new abilities that will allow you to overcome interesting challenges. Jump, glide, or swing as you discover the secrets of these new worlds.
Discover a rich mythology and reconstruct your own version of the facts by exploring the worlds created by the souls.
Enjoy an audiovisual section that will transport you to a fantasy dimension filled with light and color… but also shadows. Scarf is a slow-paced game that allows you to savor the beauty of each moment.
Explore the world and solve interesting puzzles to uncover the truth and move forward with the adventure. Gather unique collectibles to unlock an alternative ending.
Bond with your dragon-shaped scarf which, using different abilities such as the glider, the double jump, and the liana, will help you uncover the mythology behind the world.

FEATURES

  • A story for all audiences with multiple narrative layers
  • Beautiful scenarios
  • A stunning art style
  • A mysterious polymorphic scarf in the shape of a dragon
  • An alternative ending depending on the player’s exploration
  • Adaptative orchestral music
  • A magical world with a unique mythology
  • Exploration, puzzles, and platforms make for a lovely adventure

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