Poi, N64-Inspired Platformer Enters Early Access On Steam

The crowd-funded 3D platformer from PolyKid has recently entered Early Acces on Steam. Gamers can play-test and get their hands on Poi, for the introductory price of $10.04, with 30% taken off for the first week of being on sale.

The game currently features two game worlds to play through as well as five challenge levels and two playable characters. The developers mention that they have some big plans for Poi later on down the line, stating on the Early Access page…

“The full version of the game will include more content. We’d like to add additional worlds, challenge levels and explorer tools, as well as flesh out the story with additional characters. Time permitting, we’d also like to experiment with additional features like local co-op and requests from the community.”

You can see how the fun-loving game in action with the trailer below. As you can see, it’s very similar to the likes of classic 3D platformers from the late 1990s and early aughts on the N64.

Poi, A 3D Adventure Platformer Trailer

Now on Steam Early Access! https://store.steampowered.com/app/401810/ Poi is a 3D platformer for PC, Mac, Linux + SteamOS. Find out more at https://poi-game.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polykidgames Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolyKidGames

The game has earned itself some fairly positive review scores, with many gamers in early access liking the game so far.

ZemunBRE stated…

“Platform lovers this is the game you have been waiting for. Poi is perfect mixture of Mario64 and Disney adventures. Even in Early Access and some features locked game looks and runs great.
“Graphic have super cute models and textures, and sound is followed with cool music that wont bother you any time soon. I wont reveal much of gameplay but some levels will give you a very hard time.”

Poi

Vandal felt the content was a bit light for the asking price, but enjoyed what the game has to offer at th emoment, stating…

“I instantly fell in love with Poi from the second I started playing..With that being said, it doesn’t feel like you get a good amount of content for the asking price. I’m still recommending this game because of the fact it so closely resembles games I loved to play on N64 when I was a kid and hope more content will be released soon.”

The simple looking designs coupled with the airy aesthetic and large-scale worlds plays up the game’s potential nostalgia factor. How well it’ll be remembered will depend on how much content makes it into the final outing and how replayable it is.

If you’re looking for a 3D platformer with colorful graphics and a throwback design to games like Croc, Gex 3D, Super Mario 64 and Chameleon Twist, you can check out the Early Access page for Poi. Alternatively you can learn more by visiting the official website.

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