MadLife Divertissement‘s debut game, Zorya: The Celestial Sisters, has been a long time coming. Way back in 2017, the game took home the Audience Award and the $8,000 Best Prototype award at 2017’s Ubisoft Montreal Game Lab Competition — one of the top honours in Canada for young game design students.
Zorya: The Celestial Sisters is a bright, Unity-powered adventure puzzle game that lets players -and their split-screen or online partner – solve increasingly complex puzzles as they make their way through the lands of Vyraj, a desolate world where the sun never sets. Players choose between playing as Aysu, the night goddess who must stay within the shadows, or Solveig, the all-powerful sun goddess who controls time and can harness solar energy. Players will find themselves separated and must collaborate on their quest to reunite the two sisters. Aysu can trigger switches by stepping on them, as well as being able to move objects for Solveig to then interact with. Sloveig must ensure that Aysu is safe from the sun as well as the dastardly Aries, enemies that will attempt to bring Aysu into the light.
Since their win in 2017, the four graduates of the Polytechnique de Montréal responsible for that have worked with cloud play and cross-platform gaming leader TLM Partners, who has helped bring both technological advancements to games like Back 4 Blood and studios like Riot. Zorya: The Celestial Sisters leverages the latest in cross-platform technology to create a unique online co-op experience that will allow for cross-play between players on PC and Nintendo Switch. There’s a unique free-to-play offering here known as the Friend Pass. It’ll allow players to sample the first five levels of the game. But those with the Friend Pass can link up with someone who owns the full base game ($24.99) and go beyond that cutoff point.
PC players have an additional choice of adding the Stellar Edition, which includes the game, soundtrack and digital making of art book for $29.99. Wishlist the game now on Steam and the Epic Games Store right now. More information about when to purchase the Nintendo Switch version is coming shortly!