A fairly new project, currently called Woodle Tree (the name may change at a later time) is an upcoming 3D platformer created solely by Fabio Ferrara, an upcoming independent developer based in Milano, Italy. It may not look like much at first glance, but Woodle Tree has an adorable graphical style (reminiscent of Mario 64) and fun platformer gameplay that is enchanting (and nostalgic for anyone who played good 3D platforming games in the 90′s).
The story of Woodle Tree is fairly simple, you are a sprout given life by a larger tree and tasked to bring water back to your “thirsty land”. You do this by making your way through an extremely cute, 3D platforming world, using a variety of interesting gameplay mechanics in your search for water.
Most impressive is that Fabio Ferrara has based the entire game off of Unity 3D, making it possible for it to easily be ported to every major gaming platform (with Ferrara looking to release it first for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and if the demand is high enough, mobile devices at a later time). Ferrara is looking to release Woodle Tree for no cost on Windows, Mac, and Linux upon its completion.
Ferrara hopes to work closely with the indie community on his game, adjusting features and fixing bugs to make it as enjoyable of a game as possible. If you would like to check out the demo of Woodle Tree, it can be downloaded here. If you want to keep up with the game’s development, then make sure to follow their official Twitter account.