In What Lies in the Multiverse, you play as a kid of unknown name who meets Everett, an eccentric and sarcastic scientist from another world with the ability to jump between dimensions. You’ll embark on a journey with him, discovering twisted realities in your way, escaping from a colorful cast of characters in their mission to capture you, all while getting to know Everett’s mysterious past and motivations. It’s a journey of discovery, filled with absurd and dark humor, existential questions, and relatable characters from all around.
At its core, it’s a pixel art puzzle/platformer game where you switch between different universes (which act as different versions of the level in which you are) to solve puzzles and progress through the story. You can see all kinds of universes! Frozen ones, where the ice makes your steps slippery and allows you to jump incredibly long distances. Poisoned ones, where you can only be a short time in them without running out of air. Or inverted ones, where everything is upside down, even the gravity! These all vary in aesthetic, theme, mechanics, narrative, and even music! There’s a whole multiverse to explore in this little adventure. Worldbuilding is a big factor of the narrative too, although optional for the more curious player. Why are these universes like this? What happened to all these people? And why is a warrior grandma fighting a horde of yellow-eyed zombies? If you pay attention during your adventure, you may come across some abandoned objects from people from all kinds of worlds, which you can collect to delve deeper into the narrative, or just satisfy your inner collector spirit.
It’s a fun little adventure full of surprises, and we’re incredibly excited (and nervous!) to show it to you all today on Xbox! It’s been a hard couple of years of work, with lots of incredible people giving their best to make this story as special as it is today, and so we hope you enjoy it as much as we did while making it <3
Thank you for reading!
What Lies in the Multiverse
Untold Tales S.A.