Confession: I was faking comprehension of Chasing Aurora when I saw it at the Penny Arcade Expo. I don't blame Clements Scot, the developer who talked me through the video demonstration you can see here.
I blame my own state of mind, frazzled as I was last Friday by some hurricane-related travel upheaval. Flight cancellation anxiety doesn't mix well, I learned, with the spectacle of a multiplayer origami bird-racing game.
Only when I re-watched the video did I finally understand how this game works, and now I wish I'd made the time to play it to feel how well its multiplayer mode works. Now you can share my regret by watching the video, too.
We're seeing only the multiplayer mode of what it sounds like is primarily a single-player game, the first of a trilogy that's about I don't know what. I do know that I like the visual motif of folded paper landscapes and origami bird characters. And I do know that the development studio behind this game, Broken Rules, has one terrific indie game, And Yet It Moves, under its belt already.
Chasing Aurora is slated for release in the first three months of 2012 as a downloadable game for Windows, Mac, Linux and maybe a console.