Collaborative Physics Conundrum, Dreii Heading to PS4 and PS Vita [Video]

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Dreii is a different kind of physics based puzzle game.  Unlike most which are usually solo affairs, Dreii is a cooperative puzzler in which you need the help of friends to accomplish your goals. That’s easier said than done and with a game like this,  it’s not hard to see how that can get in the way. What’s especially neat about this game though is how multiplayer works allowing for cross-play among different platforms.

“Dreii is all about connecting people. With cross-platform play between PC, Mac, Linux and mobile, and cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and Vita, Dreii allows players to seamlessly connect with friends across rival platforms, in real time and across the globe”, said Game Director Christian Etter.

Not only that, Dreii will translate player’s communication instantly across 19 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss-German and Turkish. I don’t think I’ve heard of any other game doing something as ambitious as that.

The PS4 and PS Vita version of Dreii will launch shortly after the February 2nd release on PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile.

Press Release

Zurich, Switzerland — January 20th, 2016 Swiss developer Etter Studio, in collaboration with publisher Bitforge, announced today that its award-winning physics conundrum, Dreii will be launching on PC, Mac, Linux through Steam and on iOS and Android for mobile and tablet devices, on February 2nd. The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions will launch soon after, with the Wii U version available later this Spring. Dreii is a puzzling game about skill, logic and friendship, that subtly connects players in real-time across the world, to help one another in a battle against gravity.

“Dreii is all about connecting people. With cross-platform play between PC, Mac, Linux and mobile, and cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and Vita, Dreii allows players to seamlessly connect with friends across rival platforms, in real time and across the globe”, said Game Director Christian Etter. “Designed to be as universal as possible, with a minimalist attention to detail and clean typography, Dreii’s Swiss Design heritage is undeniable”.

In Dreii your mission is simple; build a tower to a specified point and hold it there. Sounds simple? Like anything in life, things get in the way of reaching your goals including gravity, explosives, magnetism, thunderstorms and incompetent colleagues.

Featuring true cross-platform play, Dreii allows friends to play on different desktop and mobile devices to unite and work together in their battle with blocks.

What’s more, Dreii is not only cross-platform but cross-cultural, a universal communication tool allows players to speak to others, wherever they are in the world with simple words that get translated into 19 different languages. Each player also has its very own instrument, as avatars work together to form Dreii’s unique universal orchestra, creating a unique musical landscape, inspired by archaic instruments and ancient melodies.

Launched in 2013, the concept study of Drei won the Swiss Game Award (2013), European Design Award (2014) and was a finalist at the IGF (2014), IndieCade (2014) and SXSW (2014). In 2015 PewDiePie, the most followed YouTuber of all times, titled it “coolest puzzle game ever”.

Dreii will translate player’s communication instantly across 19 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss-German and Turkish. Dreii will be available on February 2nd, 2016 on Steam for PC Mac, as well as on the App Store for iOS and Googleplay Store for Android. Dreii will then launch on the PSN Store for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the next few weeks and on the eShop for Wii U in Spring 2016.

For further information visit: http://dreii.com/

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