Triangle Studios today announced that they are developing Heron: Steam Machine exclusively for WiiWare.
The game seems to be inspired by the classic Pipe Dream and Pipe Mania games, in which you have to move and turn pipeline sections in order to make water or another fluid move from one spot to another. That's really all there is to it here as well, it seems, although the developers will likely give the game their own twist. There's a 4-player mode as well.
The full press release is below:
Announcement: Heron: Steam Machine (WiiWare™)
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands - July 3, 2009 - Dutch independent game developer Triangle Studios is proud to announce Heron: Steam Machine for the WiiWare™ service.
Heron: Steam Machine is Triangle Studios' take on the pipe puzzle format. In Heron: Steam Machine, players have to connect pipes to keep the Steam Machine running. Play in singleplayer or co-op with friends for huge amounts of puzzle fun! The gameplay mechanic is simple and addictive, anybody can learn to play Heron within minutes, but only experts are able to achieve the highest scores.
For many years, a mechanic named Ron has been working at the factory for Rubber Duckies. One day, the owner of the factory decided to retire, and leave the family business to his evil son, who has different plans with the factory altogether. The evil son doubled production targets for the factory, and as a result, Ron has to work at least twice as hard to keep up with the high demands of his new boss. The player has to help Ron out in the factory, and together they face the challenge of keeping the Steam Machine from breaking down!
Multiplayer is an important feature in Heron: Steam Machine. The Wii™ console is all about having fun with family and friends. In Heron: Steam Machine, players have to co-operate and connect each one of the pipes at the same time. Can you work as a team in perfect harmony? Test your skills in the Multiplayer mode of Heron: Steam Machine.
- Addictive single- and multiplayer fun for all ages.
- High quality 2D Graphics.
- Upbeat soundtrack.
- Multiple highscore listings.
- For up to 4 players.
We'll have more info about Heron: Steam Machine as soon as it's available!