Roterra

A beautiful, relaxing puzzle game

DIG-IT! Games

 

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Roterra invites players to guide charming characters around obstacles by rotating and sliding cubes – and even flipping the world on its head from time to time.”
– Gamerick

 

Perspective-Shifting Fairytale Puzzler Roterra Now Available on iOS

Help Angelica take the crown for only $4.99

BETHESDA, Md. – Jan. 31, 2019 – Roterra, the visually striking puzzle game developed by woman-owned studio DIG-IT! Games, is launching today on the App Store. Taking place on beautifully designed gravity-defying fairytale environments, Roterra invites players to guide charming characters around obstacles by rotating and sliding cubes – and even flipping the world on its head from time to time.

Roterra was selected for the 2019 MAGFest Indie Videogame Showcase (MIVS), where it received rave reviews. One attendee actually played the game for six hours straight. Some called it a cross between Monument Valley and a Rubik’s Cube – and one new fan declared “I can see myself getting sucked into this!”

The developers were inspired by “Orlando Furioso” – the 16th-century epic Italian poem by Ludovico Ariosto – to create the rich storyline, colorful characters, and fairytale world behind Roterra. The constantly shifting environments also reflect the many conflicting points-of-view in the poem.

The game’s female protagonist, Angelica, challenges medieval depictions of women as helpless accessories. Angelica is determined and brave – but she’s also shrewd enough to know when to fight and when to run. Despite her ethereal white dress, Angelica is no damsel in distress. From the beginning of the game, you can sense her determination represented by her confident stride through forests, castles and caves alike. Angelica is a force to be reckoned with.  

Once Upon a Time …
Angelica, the rightful Queen of Roterra, has lost her kingdom to her older brother, Orlando – who has become addicted to the magical powers bestowed to those who wear the crown. She now finds herself deep in the forest, alone … doing everything within her reach to return home! With traitorous knights hot on her heels, Angelica must face challenging puzzles and other hazards to make a safe return and reclaim her kingdom – one puzzle at a time.

How to Play Roterra
The gameplay is simple: Players are tasked with guiding Angelica through dense forests, dark caves, and giant castles by rotating and sliding cubes around the map. Quick reflexes are not quite the way to go here: Thoughtful, careful consideration is the answer – often revealing new paths and avoiding obstacles altogether. The world itself can be flipped upside down; the player may alternate between characters – including a good-natured Yellow Knight and a Wizard – to solve puzzles as a “team.” If players succeed, they’ll eventually learn firsthand that sometimes the journey matters far more than the destination – and that stereotypes about wizards and magical creatures are not to be trusted …

“Angelica, our protagonist, shines a bright light on a new type of video game hero – someone whose strength comes not from overgrown muscles or guns, but from within,” says Suzi Keehn, Chief Executive Officer of DIG-IT! Games. “Angelica is more than capable of looking after herself. She could ‘go it alone’ if needed. But our hero fully understands the enormous value of cooperation – and the transformative power of friendship. She enlists collaborators – and together, they save the kingdom of Roterra from a second-rate dictator.”

Key Features
* NAVIGATE a shifting world that you can spin, rotate – even flip upside down!
* SOLVE more than 80 challenging puzzles.
* BEHOLD stunning fairytale-inspired levels set in a world brimming with dense forests, dark caves, and giant castles.
* SHIFT PERSPECTIVE by switching between quirky, colorful characters.
* UNCOVER the full story as you progress through the kingdom of Roterra.

Pricing & Availability
Roterra is now available on the App Store for $4.99. This is a premium experience without ads or in-app purchases of any kind.

About DIG-IT! Games
Founded in 2005 by Suzi Keehn and based in Bethesda, Maryland, DIG-IT! Games® is not your typical game studio. DIG-IT! began as a mission-based company with the goal of having a positive impact on education. With Roterra and its predecessor Silk Road, DIG-IT! has expanded beyond game-based learning into entertainment – creating a seamless blend of fun and learning. To find out more about Roterra and DIG-IT! Games, please visit https://playroterra.com and https://dig-itgames.com.

Explore a Gravity-Defying Fairytale World in Roterra

Launching on mobile in early 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – Nov. 13, 2018 – Roterra, a relaxing puzzle game set in a world of cubes, will be hitting mobile platforms early next year. Taking place on beautifully designed environments, Roterra invites players to guide charming characters around obstacles by rotating and sliding cubes – and even flipping the world on its head from time to time!

DIG-IT! Games – a leader in educational gaming – is the experienced studio behind Roterra. Following Silk Road (DIG-IT! Games’ first major commercial effort), Roterra was inspired by “Orlando Furioso” – the 16th-century epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto. The constantly shifting physical world of Roterra reflects the many conflicting points-of-view in the poem – including a protagonist, Angelica, who challenges medieval depictions of women as helpless accessories every step of the way.

Once Upon a Time …
Angelica, the rightful Queen of Roterra, has lost her kingdom to her older brother, Orlando – who has become addicted to the magical powers bestowed to those who wear the crown. She now finds herself deep in the forest, alone … doing everything within her reach to return home! With traitorous knights hot on her heels, Angelica must face challenging puzzles and other hazards to make a safe return and reclaim her kingdom – one puzzle at a time.

How to Play Roterra
The gameplay is simple: Players are tasked with guiding Angelica through dense forests, dark caves, and giant castles by rotating and sliding cubes around the map. Quick reflexes are not quite the way to go here: Thoughtful, careful consideration is the answer – often revealing new paths and avoiding obstacles altogether. The world itself can be flipped upside down; players may also swap between different characters to experience the story from multiple perspectives. If players succeed, they’ll eventually learn firsthand that sometimes the journey matters far more than the destination – and that stereotypes about wizards and magical creatures are not to be trusted …

Will you join Angelica’s side – and help her take fate into her own hands?

“After nearly a decade of building critical thinking puzzles, we’re excited to turn our extensive experience to entertainment-focused mobile games. With Roterra, our award-winning game development team had the freedom to explore new game mechanics beyond the limitations of educational products,” says Suzi Keehn, CEO of DIG-IT! Games. “Our guiding design principle was a world with no ‘up’: When a character walks over the edge of a board, gravity shifts with them and parts of the environment pop up and down. The result is a perception-challenging world where things are rarely as they seem and the correct path is often not the most obvious one.”

Key Features
* Face challenging pathfinding puzzles in a world you can spin, rotate, turn, and slide.
* Solve your way through increasingly difficult challenges.
* Experience a number of stunning, fairytale-like environments.
* Play as several quirky, colorful characters by switching between them.
* Uncover the truth as you make your way through each level.

Availability
Roterra will be available for mobile devices during Q1 2019. Pricing is yet to be determined.

About DIG-IT! Games
Founded in 2005  by Suzi Keehn and based in Bethesda, Maryland, DIG-IT! Games® is not your typical game studio. DIG-IT! began as a mission-based company with the goal of having a positive impact on education. With Roterra, DIG-IT! has expanded beyond game-based learning into entertainment to create a seamless blend of fun and learning. To find out more about Roterra and DIG-IT! Games, please visit http://playroterra.com and https://dig-itgames.com.

 

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