The official PlayStation Blog has revealed that Aaru’s Awakening, an indie game that was meant to debut last summer, is now finally ready to be released! It will debut on PS3 and PS4 tomorrow. For all PS Plus members, the game will actually be free.
The developer of Aaru’s Awakening themselves made the post on the blog, and noted that though the game took a while to fully complete, they are happy with the results.
“For us, it has always been about creating the game independently. No compromise. Working long hours and burning up the midnight oil has defined this process. No regrets. This game is our passion. So, you have to understand: We are excited.”
Lumenrox Games also noted that they listened to many in order to fine tune the game for release, not the least of which was fixing the difficulty many had with it.
“One of our most severe criticisms revolved around the difficulty of the game. While we always wanted to make a difficult game, it’s important to make sure that the game isn’t to blame when a player fails to progress, and to make them feel satisfied when they do. For this reason we had to carefully review each of the game’s puzzles with the help of game testers that had no experience with them. A lot of puzzles got minor tweaks, while the boss levels perhaps took the biggest transformation. We now feel that the game is a lot more fluid and easier to pick up – making it easy to learn, but difficult to master.”
But for them, in the end, it was all worth it.
“While getting off to a rocky start – some loving the game and others having trouble with certain aspects – we now feel that it has become something most people can really enjoy. It makes us extremely happy to be releasing the game free for all PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS3 and PS4 so we can reach a larger audience and get as much feedback as possible. For the rest of you, the game is only $14.99.”