Monolith, a stylish 3D action platforming metroidvania made for the Ludum Dare 37, has you collecting keys, punching robots and shifting through dimensions.
In Monolith you control a charming little 2D character in a 3D world. As you move around this world, you must collect tiny colored cubes to unlock new versions of the room you are in. Once you collect four of the same color cubes, you are able to use the totem pole in the middle of the room to change the environment. More platforms, enemies, and even spikes will appear. You will then need to explore the new room to find keys to get to the next.
You can defend yourself from enemies by punching them or head butting them to knock them back. At first, you only have one jump, but you can unlock double jump as you continue to new worlds to help you get around. When walking around the area, be aware of your environment. You cannot turn the camera, but sometimes in the background, you can spy blocks or hidden areas behind other platforms.
It’s a fun little game with challenging gameplay, a quirky game world and a very cool blend of 2D and 3D aesthetics. Well worth checking out for some dimension flipping fun.
Play or Download Monolith Here (Browser & Windows)