Today’s Nindies Showcase may have revealed an awesome-looking Zelda-themed spin-off to Crypt of the Necrodancer, but it wasn’t the only game with an air of the Zelda franchise about it. Pine, from Twirlbound studios, has always wore its inspirations on its sleeve ever since its Kickstarter launched in March 2017, with a 3D open-world action adventure with more than a few similarities.
That said, it’s got more to offer than Zelda mechanics. Pine is built around an adaptive and evolving world, where your actions can alter the AI of the creatures scattered around the world. You play as Hue, who must explore this strange new world filled with intelligent tribes and find a new home for your people.
Pine launches for the Nintendo Switch and PC this August.