Particulars, the physics puzzle game from See Through Studios, has won a couple of unlikely awards for its genre.
The Freeplay Festival Awards for Best Audio Design and Best Narrative have been won by the game, which is primarily about particles flying around the screen and the player having to manipulate them in different ways in games which can last only a few seconds at a time.
"Narrative is extremely important to us," said Saul Alexander, Creative Director and Lead Writer at See Through Studios," but it has been extremely challenging to find the right approach to take on Particulars."
"The key turned out to be highlighting these very specific human moments so that they stand out starkly against the very abstract gameplay. It's exciting that all those rewrites have paid off!"
The game is ostensibly about a young scientist named Alison who, lacking a sense of control in her life, attempts to find clarity on a subatomic level to make sense of things.
The playable Alpha of Particulars is already available with the first 54 levels, and the game is currently on Steam Greenlight. The full game is due out in Q1 2014.