UK developer Binary Tweed is working on a new game for XBLA that will feature platform gameplay, puzzles to solve and political themes.
It's titled Clover and will also feature watercolour-style visuals and a piano soundtrack. Apparently it embodies Binary Tweed's motto - "New games that are a bit like old games, but better" - and will be reminiscent of retro classics such as Fantastic Dizzy.
The game is set in a medieval world where a ruling monarchy co-exists with a welfare state. Recently orphaned hero Sam travels around collecting stuff, solving logic problems and chatting to other characters.
Binary Tweed is promising "value-for-money beyond other Xbox Live Community Games", plus "unique and forgiving alternatives to player 'health' and 'death'".
"Clover is a game about artwork and plot; so much so that we're struggling to fit everything within the size limit," said Binary Tweed boss Daniel Jones.
"We wanted to make a game that has the artistic charm to appeal to a broad audience, while exploring issues that communicate to adult gamers."
Clover will be released some time before the end of March, priced at 400 Microsoft Points (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.80).