Exploring an alien planet looks to be a charmingly fun affair in the upcoming Sling Ming, an "on-rails" adventure following a brave traveler through the mysterious environments of another world by way of oxygen pipelines.
Each of the game's fifty-plus stage is a gauntlet of enemies, hazards, and puzzle elements navigated by dragging nodes to alter your path, as your titular hero swings along the pipes; timing your movement between nodes with the arc of her swing is as important as where you place nodes, letting you collect coins or dodge projectiles with your back-and-forth motions. As the narrative moves from the sunny exteriors to the deadly caverns and alien ruins within, Sling Ming introduces special nodes that change your movement, bosses that add an action element to your node placement and movements, and optional challenges that test your skills.
Sling Ming recently released on consoles and PC, and is expected to launch on iOS and Android later this year. For more details on the game, you can vist the official Sling Ming site.