Gamasutra – Press Releases- Retro Platformer Polyroll Ricochets onto Nintendo Switch and Computer



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ATLANTA (October 23, 2019) – HOF Studios announced Sonic-inspired platformer Polyroll is coming to Nintendo Switch and Computer in the US on October 29 and Nintendo Switch in Europe, Australia, and Japan on October 31. In Polyroll, players will make their way by means of 36 expansive levels filled with exceptional enemies, hidden gems, and difficult bosses in a retro, 2D adventure.

Polyroll, the roly poly with attitude, makes use of his super shell to spin, bounce, roll, and ricochet across the land on a mission to save his good friends from the clutches of the evil Kaiser Kiwi. Polyroll’s colorful bug-themed planet is infused with retro charm inspired by classic platformers and chock complete of inventive hazards and enemies. Eleven insane bosses stand involving the hero and his good friends, like a crazed stoplight, haywire appliances, and a giant spider stuck in a laptop or computer case. With locked-away paths and 96 hidden gems, there will be lots of incentive to revisit the game’s levels to uncover branching paths and secret locations.

Polyroll was initially conceived as a Sonic fan game in 2010, and then later expanded into a complete game with exceptional mechanics. “When we initial released Polyroll on iOS in 2012, it had been a truly extended time considering the fact that a 2D Sonic-inspired game had been released,” says developer Justin Craig. In 2018, a Computer version was showcased at the Sonic Amateur Game Expo, exactly where it was a surprise hit.

Alternatively of copying straight from Sonic’s playbook, Developer Spicy Gyro Games knew that mixing the familiar with new suggestions was crucial to hooking new players. “Everyone normally associates Sonic games with speed, but I believed there was much more to discover with the ball mechanic,” explains Craig, a extended-time fan of classic platformers. “It fully modifications how you consider about movement when you can ricochet off of any wall in the level, not just bumpers and springs.”

Collectively with HOF Studios and Shiny Dolphin games, Polyroll was fully remastered for the new release. Along with reworking the pixel-art, they added 5 new levels, a new boss, and even much more hidden collectibles into the new release to make it even far better. Moreover, the game capabilities updated controls and tweaks that will please each the fans of each the original game and players of pixel-great platformers alike.

Appear out for Polyroll on Nintendo Switch and Computer on October 29 in the US. It then rolls its way onto the Nintendo Switch in Europe, Japan, and Australia on October 31. Study much more about Polyroll by going to its web site or by checking out the new trailer[a].

About HOF Studios

Founded in 2015, HOF Studios is an independent game studio primarily based in Atlanta, GA that specializes in game improvement like the technique game Depth of Extinction. They also operate closely with other indie developers as a publisher, assisting them bring their games to Computer and console platforms.

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[a]this had the trailer from the 2012 release and i sent it out. oh god.