Guns don't kill people... they merely absorb energy and transform it to your benefit. At least, that's what the photon gun in Three Dots' upcoming Portal-style sci-fi adventure INTERPOINT does.
Players control Harry, a scientist working for the Delta Laboratories research team that invented the "Quantum Entanglement Device, which allows opening portals to countless parallel universes." So far all the other worlds discovered have either been "an almost exact copy of ours, or completely surreal worlds with unknown creatures." Now, however, this project designed to "benefit all of humanity" has gone seriously wrong, and you find yourself alone and "stuck far away from home."
Described as a "first-person sci-fi mystery with elements of psychological horror" that promises a "twisted story with several levels of depth, conspiracy and various endings," INTERPOINT begins in an underground science complex, but from there spins out into "a journey through parallel worlds." As you explore in search of answers, you'll need to "interact with objects, find secret passages" and solve a variety of puzzles along the way. Many have multiple solutions, and the key feature at your disposal is the photon gun, which is "able to absorb energy from surrounding objects (light from bulbs, gamma radiation from radioactive puddles, force fields in laboratories, etc.) and transform it into something else."
There is currently no firm release date for INTERPOINT, but the developers are aiming to launch on Steam Early Access for Windows PC sometime this spring. The complete game will also be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.