Sony shows off Pavilion, a new fourth-person (yes, fourth) puzzle game.

pavilionWe’ve all heard of first person games, and third person games, and even a few second person games.  But I bet you’ve never heard of a fourth person game.  Apparently, they do exist.  Well… one does, anyway.  It’s a puzzle game called Pavilion, and it’s coming to PS4 and PS Vita later this year.  Want to see it in action?  We’ve got all the details ahead, so read on.

While it was actually announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, I’m betting most of you have never heard of Pavilion.  I sure hadn’t, until I saw this post pop up on the official Playstation Blog earlier today.  Pavilion is a unique puzzle game coming to PS4 and PS Vita later this year, and it’s got quite an intriguing hook.  You see, Pavilion is a fourth-person game.  What is a fourth person game, you ask?  Well, according to developers Visiontrick Media, playing a game from a fourth person perspective means that the character on the screen is not your avatar, and you are not in direct control of him or her.  In Pavilion, you will use this fourth person perspective to find ways of guiding a character onscreen through a surreal, dream-like world which is unfamiliar to both the player and the character.  I know that sounds a bit weird, so maybe it would be easier to see the game in action.  Check out the trailer below.

Hmmmm… I’m still a little confused. But it looks cool, and has some great music, so I’m definitely intrigued.  According to their website, Visiontrick is run by only two developers, Rickard Westman and Henrik Flink, with music being done by Tony Gerber.  Even at this early stage, Pavilion looks impressive for such a small operation, and I’ll be keeping an eye of it as the game nears release.  If you want to follow along, Pavilion has its own twitter and Facebook pages for your clicking pleasure.


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