A new indie game is headed to the PlayStation 4. Developed by Lost In The Garden Lightfield is meant to be a crossover between arcade racing and “free flying”, a concept much like Parkour, except in this case there are no “roads”, just places you can go to next.
You’ll be able to explore the worlds that lie beyond the boundaries of the track, all the while being lost in the beauty of this world, filled with abstract level architecture that allows you the freedom to race anywhere. As you do so, you’ll be listening to a soundtrack composed by Viennese musician Zanshin.
You can play on your own or online with friends to see who can weave through the game the best. After all, “There is no path, there is no limit.”
For Lost in the Garden, a small studio comprised of four developers, Lightfield’s announcement is a dream come true. The project started when they met up for a weekend and decided to see what they could create. Inspired by games like Slipstream 5000, they set out to make something unique. Though their first attempts was very far from what Lightfield is now, they were encouraged enough to keep going.
At first, the game was a simple racing title, but then when they got the idea of spinning and adjusting the ship so it could adjust to the track changes, new and more creative ideas came forth. This is where the game received its concept of “no roads.”
Next, came the futuristic look of the worlds and the ships. The more details they implemented, the more the team was sure they had something special on their hands. Fast forward a few years Lightfield is announced for the PlayStation 4.