This Indie Game Has You Control A 2D And 3D Character At The Same Time


Indie game developer and publisher Crescent Moon Games and Those Dang Games recently revealed its latest game, Screenbound. What’s especially unique about this game is that it’s played in both 2D and 3D.

A video posted to X/Twitter by @ JakeSucky showcases firsthand how the game runs. Players control a person playing a Game Boy-like system while running around certain obstacles. But the catch is that whenever the player moves, their Game Boy character will also move, and on top of that, the handheld character will also have to fight monsters to progress forward.

It’s clear that the game is making fun of how some people may be glued to their devices. The developers are clearly self-aware because, on the game’s Steam page description, it reads, “Screenbound is a game about being distracted, but totally in control.”

The Steam page goes on to explain that the combat will be in the 2D world, and players will be able to collect their rewards in the 3D world. Screenbound will also have tons of hidden items scattered across the world for players to find.

It’s unclear when the game will be released, but we do know that it will support Xbox controllers.