Press Kit

Release Date:

Spring 2021

Platforms: 

Steam

Nintendo Switch (intended)

Availability: 

Digital Download

Price:

TBA

 

Languages:

English

               

Developer:

Joseph J.

Publisher:

Joseph J./TBA

 

Website: 

smoothcade.com

 

Press Contact:

contact.smoothcade@gmail.com  

Social:

Twitter

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YouTube

 

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Capture critters in clouds and pop them away! Smoothcade is a retro-inspired video game launching on gaming consoles in Spring. The gameplay for Smoothcade involves a combination of platform jumping and quick puzzle solving skills. Each level has one objective that players must complete in order to advance. These includes: clearing all enemies, collecting all fruit, popping all balloons, and finding a key and door. 

 

In Smoothcade, 1 to 4 players hunt down pieces of a missing Golden Blender. Players can attack enemies by spitting a cloud-like projectile called a Cloudie. Once an enemy is trapped inside a Cloudie, players must then pop the Cloudie to clear the enemy from the screen. Players can change their "karma" at any time to change their Cloudie type. "Mercy" Cloudies are heavenly, and trapped enemies float upward, while "mayhem" Cloudies cause trapped enemies to move downward. Alternating Cloudies can be used to setup score bonus combos, and a player's overall karma status impacts the game's main story, which results in several alternative game endings.

Smoothcade is inspired by several retro video games, such as Bubble Bobble, Ice Climbers, and Solomon's KeyIndependent developer, Joseph J., comments on the game's inspiration and design: "I want to create something that anyone, regardless of past gaming experience, can pick-up, play and create memories." With retro-roots, an aged generation of gamers can get a nostalgic whiff of past-time arcade mechanics, while getting a taste of modern features, such as online leader-boards, achievements, and speed-running

Summary for this upcoming indie game gem:

   • 1-4 players, coming to gaming consoles and PC
   • "Capture & Pop" battle mechanic

   • Karma meter (Mercy vs. Mayhem) impacts the story (several endings)
   • Online High-score Leaderboards

   • 15+ Playable/unlockable characters

Smoothcade is coming to Kickstarter in order to gain funds to finish the game's development, and add additional features, such as multiplayer battle mode and an endless enemy wave mode. You can follow the game's progress on Discord and Twitter.

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