Pneuma: Breath of Life Brings First-Person Puzzle Solving to PS4 This July

June 4, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Released on Xbox One and PC in February 2015, Deco Digital announced that Pneuma: Breath of Life is coming to PlayStation 4 on July 7 in North America and Europe for $14.99/£9.99.

A first-person puzzler, Pneuma “puts gamer’s minds to the test in a visually stunning world using the combined power of PS4 and Epic’s Unreal Engine 4” and “pushes players to think outside the box and explore beyond what they know as reality through the eyes of a god.”

Finding it difficult to develop puzzles around the unique observation mechanic which allows you to lift bridges, rotate platforms, and move entire buildings, Lead Artist Howard Philpott talked about challenging player’s:

For example, certain puzzles requires you to traverse your way across a room with no obvious way of getting to the other side. It’s your job to manipulate the objects with the world using the power of your vision to make the environment bend to your will. Only then can you progress in Pneuma’s story of self-discovery.

Here’s what the description says about Pneuma: Breath of Life:

Pneuma: Breath of Life is an enthralling first person puzzler putting gamers’ minds to the test in a visually stunning world using Unreal Engine 4 and Physically Based Rendering. Pneuma provides players with an unrivalled sense of adventure and a relentless determination to solve each puzzle and progress through a story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being.

Play as Pneuma and hear his comical self-obsessed inner monologue whilst he takes you on a journey exploring and traversing his world. Progress through a series of challenging puzzles that require perception, observation, and lateral thinking skills to succeed. This game isn’t about your skill with a controller, it’s about how you perceive and analyse situations.

Push your brain to its limits in this exciting new first person puzzler as Pneuma contemplates the nature of reality and you explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life.

Are you happy to see Pneuma making its way to PS4?

[Source: NA PS Blog, EU PS Blog, Deco Digital]