COCOON announced for Xbox, Steam and Nintendo Switch

Jerry on 2022-06-25
Game designer Jeppe Carlsen and music composer Jakob Schmid, both formerly of Copenhagen-based studio Playdead, have co-founded Geometric Interactive. Their debut title COCOON was unveiled during the recent Xbox-Bethesda showcase.

Carlsen served as lead game designer on Playdead's nightmarish puzzle-platformers LIMBO and Inside. In 2013, he published puzzle game 140 through Carlsen Games. The minimalist indie puzzler became 2014's recipient of the Nordic Game Award for Artistic Achievement.

Double Fine Productions brought 140 to consoles in 2016. A ten-track soundtrack album by Schmid is available through the composer's Bandcamp page.

COCOON stars an insectile protagonist braving alien environments with orbs strapped to his back. The player character explores an ancient civilization and learns its history by leaping into these orbs and rearranging their contents to solve intricate puzzles. In order to progress, unique abilities sequestered within each orb must be unlocked so that these crucial skills can be employed.

Publisher Annapurna Interactive will bring Geometric Interactive's debut title to Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch, and Steam in 2023, available day one on Game Pass.

From the product page:
From Jeppe Carlsen, the lead gameplay designer of LIMBO and INSIDE — COCOON takes you on an adventure across worlds within worlds. Master world-leaping mechanics and solve intricate puzzles to unravel a cosmic mystery.
Geometric Interactive - COCOON