Secrets of Rætikon: Dreams of Flying

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After rummaging around the RPG section on the Steam store, I came across a game that piqued my interest and that I’d like to play.

The game is titled Secrets of Rætikon, made by Austrian indie development team, Broken Rules. They have been hard at work on this game since 2011 and before Secrets of Rætikon they worked on Chasing Aurora, released on the Wii U in 2012.

“This game plays in the same world as Chasing Aurora but it is a unique single player experience.” – Broken Rules

Secrets of Rætikon is an artisitc, open-world, game. The visuals are made to resemble paper-like cutouts creating a beautifully stylized version of The Alps. You play as a bird flying across the vast world discovering the uncharted lands layed out before you. Think Fez, but without the rotating mechanic.

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It features a single-player campaign that takes you through a living, breathing world with an ecosystem that is sensitive to your actions. You have the freedom to solve the puzzles the way you want to. The entire game can be controlled with the use of a built-in level editor. I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely want to try my hand at making 2D animals!

Secrets of Rætikon is a game where you can “live your dream of flight,” says Felix Bohatsch, Co-Founder & CEO of Broken Rules, in their Open Alpha video and from the looks of it, you can do just that and more. I love the concept of exploring while flying around this beautiful realm and I can’t wait to get my hands on this game! Felix Bohatsch and Martin Pichlmair, Co-Founder & Lore Master, along with the rest of the Broken Rules team, have made a superb looking game with mechanics and a dream that reaches a wide audience.

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Secrets of Rætikon is set to release in two days time, April 17th for Steam, Windows, Mac and Linux. Currently the game is 10% off on Steam from $9.99 to $8.99 (offer ends on April 21st).

Check out the official Secret of Rætikon website for more information.

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