Traxmaster Software revealed that the upcoming 2.5D combat platformer, Exception, will launch on Windows PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on August 13th. To mark the occasion, the one man indie developer today released a gameplay trailer showcasing the unique level shifting mechanic, which combines two-dimensional action with a three-dimensional world, that offers that oomph platforming fans are looking for.
“As an avid gamer myself I’ve found that platforming games have gradually become more and more difficult, so I decided to create something new for the genre – Exception gives players the opportunity to choose your own play style and reward you for it,” said Will Traxler, Founder of Traxmaster Software. “I am really looking forward to the release and hope everyone will enjoy this fresh twist on the platforming genre!”
In Exception an old woman’s computer has been taken over by ‘Titan’, a totalitarian virus set to destroy the operating system. Players take on the role of a hero who must vanquish the malicious invader that is crippling the system before it crashes. Using easy controls, traverse through timed byte-sized levels, overcome various obstacles and enemies as quickly as possible to secure a place on one of the online leaderboards catered to different playstyles. Whether the player chooses an evasion tactic or straight up combat, Exception’s classic platforming experience features an innovative level shifting mechanic, which spices up the gameplay and reveals secret pathways and collectables.