Blackhole: Complete Edition

A 2D platformer which is the first larger project of an independent Czech studio FiolaSoft. The player assumes the role of a crew-member aboard a spaceship named Endera. The craft crashes on the object known as Entity, which is located inside a black hole. The protagonist's goals are to fix the damages caused by the collision, save the crew-mates, and to destroy the black hole from within, as it poses a threat to the planet Earth. Although the experience is almost entirely conventional, the developer decided to bring innovation in terms of the puzzles present, as the player manipulates gravity in this game. One can reach inaccessible parts of the map through rotating the game world in an appropriate manner. Since certain puzzles do provide a challenge, the player can seek help in Auriel - a talkative AI that remains at the protagonist's side throughout the adventure. Original audiovisuals constitute another distinctive feature of the game - the graphic style is hilarious and colorful and the soundtrack present combines symphonic and electronic elements together. It is worth adding, that time spent completing a given level is recorded, so the players can share their results with others in the community and compete for best performances.

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PC / Windows
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Blackhole

Blackhole | PC

Blackhole release date for PC:

game language:
English

27 February 2015 | Worldwide

27 February 2015 | Europe

27 February 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Blackhole: Complete Edition (PS4) Cover
Blackhole: Complete Edition

Blackhole: Complete Edition | PS4

Blackhole: Complete Edition release date for PS4:

game language:
English

08 August 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Blackhole: Complete Edition (XONE) Cover
Blackhole: Complete Edition

Blackhole: Complete Edition | XBOX ONE

Blackhole: Complete Edition release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

08 August 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Blackhole for PlayStation 4 is a conventional 2D platformer set in a science-fiction world and developed by an independent Czech studio FiolaSoft. It is the team's first larger project - the game offers colorful visuals and puzzles based on the laws of gravity.

Plot

The plot revolves around the adventures of crew-members aboard a spaceship named Endera. The craft crashes on a planet-like object known as Entity - it is located inside the titular black hole. Using an advanced AI, the first of the survivors has to both fix the damages caused by the collision and save their fellow crew-members, apart from destroying the black hole from within, as it poses a threat to the planet Earth.

Mechanics

Mechanics-wise, Blackhole for PlayStation 4 is not much different from classic platformers. The game breaks with the convention only in terms of what the puzzles are based on - depending on the manner in which the player rotates the game world, they can reach different parts of the map. The levels are usually relatively short, though solving certain puzzles does provide a challenge. If the player falls into trouble, Auriel can give them a hand - it is a talkative AI that remains at the player's side throughout the adventure.

Polished audiovisuals are what constitutes one of the game's distinctive features. Both the levels and animations were painted manually and the graphic style itself is very colorful and filled with hilarity. Designs of particular levels are fairly diverse - on Entity, the player visits forests and caves full of intriguing plants, as well as ruins of ancient cities. As mentioned, the audio is also high-quality in this game - the soundtrack combines electronic and symphonic elements together, created by two Czech composers.

Blackhole gives quite a lot of PvP-competition opportunities - the levels are filled with additional content, and thanks to an included stopwatch, the players can share their results with others in the game's community.

Misc.

The Complete Edition came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One two years after the game's debut on PCs. This console edition was enriched mainly with a digital artbook, the original soundtrack, all the free updates, including an expansion pack Testing Laboratory and the game's prototype. The PC players on Steam can update the original version (2015) to this newer, Complete Edition.

Blackhole: Complete Edition console version trailer

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Kosmiczna platformówka Blackhole: Complete Edition od studia FiolaSoft ukazała się także na PlayStation 4 i Xboksie One.