It seems like 2D Metroidvania games are all the rage these days among Indie studios. This isn't necessarily a bad problem to have, considering that Nintendo and Konami don't seem keen to make more Metroid or Castlevania games in this vein, but these Indie attempts do tend to blend together. It's nice, then, to see efforts like Paradise Lost: First Contact that aim to mix things up a little.

Here, you play the part of an alien plant lifeform, and your goal is to escape from the facility that you're being observed in. Early footage of the game appears to show an interesting stealth element is prominent here, and combat generally seems to be discouraged. The animation and art direction is quite pleasing to the eye, too; this will no doubt be one to keep in mind in the coming months. Check it out:

What do you think? Does this look interesting to you? What's your opinion on Metroidvania games? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via kickstarter.com]