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Lemma
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English, Russian
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: Early 2015
First-person parkour. Every move has the potential to modify the environment. Surfaces pop in and out of existence at will.

Play the demo here![et1337.itch.io] NOTE: player model and animations are placeholder.

Lemma's main goal is to allow creativity through movement. I love games that let you create things, but am always frustrated by the blandness of the act of creation: you click in Minecraft and a block appears. In Lemma, you create things as you move through the space, through the ordinary movement mechanics of the game. You never just walk up and press a button. You have to perform some maneuver or interact with the environment in some way.

You can modify the environment in Lemma through several different systems that work together. The first allows you to extend an existing wall or platform by running off the edge of it. Keep running as if the wall does not end, and the game fills in the gap for you.

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Walls and platforms can be extended

You can activate the second system any time you're in the air. The game predicts where you're going, enters a "slow motion" mode, and offers several structures which you can use to maintain your momentum. They're transparent until you touch them; perform any parkour move on a structure and it becomes real.

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Every voxel is fully physics-enabled. These aren't Minecraft voxels where you can knock out the base of a tree and the upper branches just float in the air. Some levels require you to strategically destroy supports holding up sections of the level.

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It should take around three hours to beat the game on the first try (sorry, no multiplayer!) While it's not an open world game, you will have some freedom to choose which levels to complete first. Lemma consists of a series of interconnected worlds linked by portals; some portals lead you back to places you've already visited, and the choices you make in one world can have unforeseen impact on other worlds.

Will there be multiplayer?

No, sorry.

How much will it cost?

The planned price point is $10 USD.

Is there gamepad support?

Yes, the Xbox 360 controller is fully supported!

What about Mac and Linux?

The game is currently Windows-only. I would love to port it, but it will take a lot of effort. It's not out of the realm of possibility though!

What about Oculus Rift?

Maybe eventually.

Why is the player a girl?

Why not?

Is Lemma open source?

The engine and many of the assets in Lemma are completely open source. You can download the source right now from GitHub[github.com] and create your own campaign. The game is designed to be extremely mod-friendly; it includes a scripting system and a rough level editor.

What exactly is a lemma?

In math, a lemma is a theorem or proposition used as a stepping stone to a larger result.

What does that have to do with the game?

Maybe nothing, maybe EVERYTHING.

Why first-person view?

Something about first-person single player games really inspires me. And there are already tons of third-person parkour games. Go play Assassin's Creed, it's quite good!

Are games art?

That is a tricky question. It really depends on your definition of ludonarrative dissonance.

When is the release date?

Early 2015.
Popular Discussions View All (19)
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Jun 17 @ 12:02pm
Why not third person instead?
AJ_THE_NINJA
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Jun 12 @ 3:37am
Beta Test Feedback
Geel #scrap.tf
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Aug 2 @ 9:29pm
Multiplayer in future?
♠๖ۣۜKITTycrafter™
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Abagetamos Nov 1 @ 7:50pm 
How much in canadian
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BotT28 Sep 18 @ 3:47am 
I play whit lemma and this game very good
akerkhoff0328 Sep 9 @ 3:58pm 
I can't wait to play it.
Элдхауз Aug 18 @ 4:25am 
жду релиза в стим
VitorGP Aug 11 @ 3:58pm 
Its free?
Dii Aug 9 @ 2:18pm 
its like minecraft, prince of persia and mirrors edge had a three way baby.
DonOfCrumb Jul 31 @ 5:17am 
btw i found a bug in the demo:
when you look at a wall and have a wall next to you
you can press lt rt lt rt lt (gamepad) to get to the very high top.
with this bug you can skip many parts of the game.
DonOfCrumb Jul 31 @ 5:14am 
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