Japanese indie game developer Takayuki Yanagihara is bringing his award-winning action-puzzler TorqueL over to the Vita sometime in the future.. Playism is publishing the game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

TorqueL has you playing as a man inside a square that uses to roll across the hazard-filled 2D levels. The four sides of the square correspond to a button each, and when pressed, a long block extends from that side. Using this, you have to push and roll the square over lava pits, around moving machines, and up to high platforms to reach the level’s exit.


The game will have 50 puzzle chambers to beat with seven basic routes and one secret route to discover. At the Tokyo Game Show, it won Dengeki’s Game Award of Excellence in the “Indie” category. It was also given the Indie Stream Award 2014 for Best Game Design.

The commercial version is already available for ¥1000 on the Japanese PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation version of TorqueL will be released in Europe and North America at a later date.

  • Buckybuckster

    I think I understand the concept of this game, but would probably have to view some gameplay to be sure.

    I know that the Japanese indie game scene isn’t as vibrant or developed as it is here in the west. Would love to see more of their games make it outside JPN.