PAX East 2022: Lucid crosses Celeste with Metroidvania mechanics - New Style Motorsport

Apogee’s rebranding has been something of a return to form for the decades-old publisher. Its roots are in fast-paced games and it continues to work with developers who create fast-paced games. Turbo Overkill, a game that looks at Doom Eternal and says “that’s too slow” proves it. The company’s lineup of games at PAX East 2022 is very much along the same lines, except for one that it decided to keep under wraps. That game is Lucid, a platformer developed by one man, Eric Manahan, and it’s a far cry from the other games Apogee is showing off.

Instead of a shooter game accompanied by upbeat music meant to send players into some kind of bloody rage, Lucid opts for a calmer approach. She draws the same chilling vibes from Celeste, as well as the movement from that game, all while she throws players into the middle of a Metroidvania-like map.