I'm not quite sure what's going on in this Dyad trailer, but indie developers Shawn McGrath and Pekko Koskinen tell us this is "a racing/shooter/puzzle hybrid where players move forward by manipulating other vessels on the track". I can almost see that going on here, so I'll take their word for it.

The pair of developers add, "Dyad also explores the mind state of a player: the game is designed to create a strong sense of flow, upon which it offers different contemplative approaches. The topics of contemplation, called Mantras, create a thought-based metagame on top of the audiovisual gameplay."

All of that left me lost, but again, I'll trust their judgment based on how fun this trailer looks and the quality of their previous releases: Koskinen worked on IGF-winning UTF2004 mods Dragonfly Variations and Spawns of Deflebub, while McGrath has released titles like Chain 3 and XIQ -- Jason "6955" DeGroot provided the music.

Koskinen and McGrath have entered Dyad into the latest IGF competition, but they haven't revealed much about the game other than it's loose release date of "2011". Look for the pair to post more information about Dyad in the future on its official site.

[Via IndieGames.com]