The throne of Captain Olimar has lengthy laid vacant. Whom amongst us has the braveness to step up and make a game about a bit of man adopted by different, even littler guys, fixing puzzles in a microscopic world? Indie developer Splashteam has answered the decision with its Pikmin-like platformer, Tinykin launching August 30. From the game’s Steam web page:

“Milo arrives on Earth to find that he’s way too small, everybody’s gone and a day hasn’t passed since 1991! Catch hundreds of mysterious tinykin and use their unique powers to create ladders, bridges, explosions and a lot more!”

That’s actually an thrilling premise, and whereas Pikmin focuses on tiny life in a backyard, Tinykin provides much more verticality with its de_rats-style indoor areas. Players will have the ability to acquire and use the titular Tinykin to resolve puzzles and ascend to ever-greater heights within the game’s colossal deserted home, befriending settlements of bugs alongside the way in which.

I’m all the time a sucker for this type of Minish Cap/Honey I Shrunk the Kids factor in videogames. Okami had a very nice sequence, and the forsaken 2001 Duke Nukem Forever construct boasts a stage inside a CD drive—a tragic street not taken. We’ll have the ability to get pleasure from Tinykin’s contribution to this venerable videogame subgenre when it releases this August, and till then you’ll be able to add it to your Steam wishlist.