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Pid Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3
Dev: Might and Delight
Pub: D3 Publisher
Release: TBA
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p

If you've been paying attention, you probably noticed that I mentioned enemy patterns in the last paragraph. That's because, as the booth rep explained to me, Pid's enemies move in very simple patterns. Remember the Goombas and Koopa Troopas in the original Super Mario Bros.? Enemy patterns are like that, generally simple up-and-down or side-to-side movements. It's a stripped-down A.I. style that pays homage to its retro roots while catering to that sense of rhythm I mentioned earlier.

Pid Screenshot

Now, I feel like I might be oversimplifying Pid here. You see, this isn't just a standard puzzle platformer (though it fits snugly into that category); it's also an adventure game with an incredible atmosphere. You won't always be solving puzzles; you'll be exploring the world of Pid as well. There's a plethora of secrets to uncover here for those willing to take the time to look for them.

The reward for thorough explorers comes in the form of stars, which are collectible and act as the game's currency. You'll use these to buy tools and upgrades, which can be carried in your backpack. Players who like to venture off the beaten path will definitely have a more fulfilling experience than those who just want to blaze through recklessly, though Pid still manages to entertain both playstyles.


After my play session, I found it hard to not be excited about Pid. It's planned for release later this year on PSN, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and various PC download services. (Steam was mentioned as a possibility, but hasn't been officially confirmed yet.) We can't wait.

Josh Wirtanen
Editor / News Director
Date: August 2, 2012

Game Features:

  • Pid is a platform adventure game in which the player is given a rich set of features that he must use and combine to survive in the world.
  • The core feature in Pid allows players to manipulate a powerful force that can be used to maneuver around the levels in thousands of unique ways. Mastering the use of this core feature will turn everything you know about platforming upside down.
  • In Pid, two players can experience the adventure together. In co-op mode, players are expected to truly cooperate in order to safely advance through the levels. Both are highly dependent on the other, and even if friendly cooperation is a must, there is plenty of room to wildly compete and test your retro skills against your friends.
  • During the course of the game, players will experience a lovely and very special soundtrack composed and recorded by Retro Family, a small group of studio musicians that focuses on tailored music for games, films, dance, and theater.

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