ASRA is a beautiful and elegant puzzle adventure where you use a virtual controller (at the side of the screen) made up of cylinders that you can rotate individually to move objects within a temple and create a path through it.
Created by students at ESA Saint-Luc Brussels, in ASRA you follow the adventure of a young woman as she makes her way to the top of a mysterious temple. The woman has to stay in the shadows and she can’t jump, so you need to create a path for her to move across.
The virtual controller for ASRA is shown at the right side of the screen and consists of four (or less) cylinders that you can switch between and rotate individually with the arrow keys. Rotating the cylinders will rotate structures in the various levels of the tower, allowing you to create a path for the woman and provide shade to protect her from the sun.
It takes around 20 minutes to play through ASRA and it’s a wonderful little puzzle adventure with beautiful visuals and creative puzzle design. The story is also very subtle and cleverly told, eluding to the struggle between day and night. It does a good job of implementing new mechanics as you play and there’s a real elegance to the world design that is very satisfying. Highly recommended.
Note: You can’t use WASD as the game is set up for an AZERTY keyboard, but you can use the arrow keys instead.
Download ASRA Here (Windows & Mac)