Is it a puzzle game or is it an adventure game? It’s The Pedestrian and it’s probably one of the most original concepts you’ll come across in recent times. The Pedestrian turns the 2D sidescroller on its ear by re-inventing it as a 2.5D sidescroller. 2.5D? What does that even mean?
What it means is that in The Pedestrian, you are presented with a series of “signs” which are not completely unlike the pedestrian signs you might see around a city. This is not just your playing field but also the very puzzle pieces which you will manipulate and arrange to solve each level. It’s a crazy concept, but it works and is so elegantly executed. Each series of “signs” or panels needs to be arranged in a way in which you can create connections between panels so that your pedestrian person can cross from one sign to the next. Transitioning from one sign to the next is loosely reminiscent of Portal, without the wacky sci-fi physics, so you need to arrange each puzzle so that your dude can pass through each panel and reach the exit.
Check out the official trailer for The Pedestrian here:
For an even closer look at The Pedestrian, check out this complete walkthrough for the Demo version