Braid, the darling of the indie game industry, will hit retail stores across the U.S. in January. MumboJumbo, a leading developer and publisher of casual games, will publish the unique platform game for PC and distribute the title to retail stores nationwide.
Developed by Number None, Braid is a platform game in a painterly style that allows players to manipulate the flow of time to solve puzzles. The journey follows Tim on his expedition to save the princess. In each world, the player has different powers that impact the passing of time in strange ways. The player must figure out how to use these powers to solve each of the 60 levels.
Braid has amassed nearly two dozen awards since it first launched for Xbox and PC digital download in 2008, including the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards' Casual Game of the Year, Games Magazine Best Puzzle/Arcade Game of 2008, IGN's Best Puzzle Game of E3 2008, and GameSpot's Best Platformer of 2008.
"Braid is a really exceptional game that is highly polished and fits in well with our premium casual games lineup for 2010," said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo. "We're excited to bring Braid to the retail market, and we feel that MumboJumbo can really help round out the game's reach."
Braid has a 90 percent Metascore from Metacritic.com, a rating based on the reviews from influential game review sites including IGN, Total PC Gaming and PC Gamer.
Braid will retail for $19.99 and is rated E 10+ with descriptors for Language and Mild Cartoon Violence. The game will be available at retail stores across North America, including Wal-Mart.