Red Trigger is a first-person puzzle game that’s available now on Steam for Free. In the game, the player incarnates a virus called Red Trigger and attempts to corrupt a computer system from the inside. You possess a weapon which fires energy rounds to extend and retract red blocks. The red blocks function in many ways. For example, red blocks can create platforms to bridge gaps. They may also block lasers, hold doors open, power systems and be used to propel you great distances. Although you can only extend three red blocks and working out the correct order Is where the puzzle element begins.
Depending on the player, Red Trigger is around an hour long. The first half of the game is quite easy and for the most part, operates as a tutorial. Then the difficulty drastically increases with time-based puzzles and trial and error playing a key role. The first person viewpoint and puzzle solving make Red Trigger the perfect choice for fans of Portal series. The graphics are solid, although they do not push the capabilities of the Unreal 4 engine.
Red Trigger is developed by one man, Maxime Vézina who created the game as his final project for NAD University in Montreal. Maxime claims that he developed the game seven days a week for fifteen straight weeks. A small team assisted with the sound design. Red Trigger picked up the ‘Choice of the Industry’ award at ImagiNAD in May 2016. Maxime looks to have a promising career in game design if that’s his chosen path.
You can find Red Trigger and its soundtrack here.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane