Welkin Road takes the parkour of Mirror’s Edge to the clouds and adds a grappling hook. It makes no sense, but there’s a certain purity to that.
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It’s a parkour puzzler where you have to jump, wall-run, slide and swing your way around geometric shapes to get to a pillar of light.
Essentially, it’s Mirror’s Edge without all the story, guns and the illusion of an actual ground.
It’s a bit more freeform than DICE’s building hopper, as here you also get full control over your grappling hooks, letting you manipulate the direction, speed and timing of your swings. Have a look at it in action:
Welkin Road enters Steam Early Access on April 13.
The developers say its single-player is complete and time in Early Access will be spent refining and polishing the experience. This period should only take around four months.