Smudged Cat Games — creators of XBLA’s Adventures of Shuggy — today announced their next title, a puzzle-platformer going by the name Gateways. It isn’t yet clear as to whether Gateways is set to be a full XBLA game or not, but the footage and screens released so far appear to indicate that it will be an XBLIG release.
The Xbox and PC title is set to feature the usual genre staples such as jumping on the heads of baddies, leaping from platform to platform and hurtling over spike-filled pits. Players will take control of an inventor named Ed who has
stolen the portal gun from Aperture Science invented a wholly-original device called the gateway gun. The gun can shoot gateways of various sizes onto pieces of the environment and upgrades to it will be unlocked as gamers progress through the adventure.
Smudged Cat isn’t taking things too seriously, and even poked fun at itself for biting off of Portal 2 by overtly pointing out that there won’t be any dastardly lies about cake in the game. Cave Johnson was unavailable for comment as of press time.