Lunch game #1 – Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe

This is meant as the first post of many on games that are played during lunches here at Arrowhead Game Studios.

What do you do when you have some spare time to relax during lunch?

Most of us here at Arrowhead either catch up on YouTube clips or play games, and since yesterday you’ve been able to hear the tunes from Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe coming out of the relaxation area here at the office. It’s often followed by screams of delight or raging curses…

If you haven’t heard about this gem of a game it’s developed by Andrew Morrish and published by Adult Swim Games, the same publishers behind Robot Unicorn Attack.

The goal of this game is to survive and collect as many points as you can. You do so by destroying blocks falling from above while never touching the ground (normally covered in big pointy spikes) below, also make sure not to get blocks on your head or to get shot by a canon or cut in half on a sawblade… The list of things that can hurt you is long. Each destroyed block will give you a point and you can combine blocks with the same colour to get bonuses. You can also power up your weapon by collecting gems and gem bits.

We found out about this game after watching an episode of WTF is… by TotalBiscuit. He sums it up pretty well and we decided to try the online version. It only took us a couple of rounds before one of us bought it and installed it on the computer hooked up to the big tv.

It’s a fun game with a lot of “just one more round” mentality to it. It’s easy to get hooked and even if it’s a game perfect for lunch breaks with it’s quick pace and often short rounds we can recommend to set an alarm to tell you when lunch is over.

This is most probably a game that will be played here on and off for quite some time, we are already planning on having a small in house tournament here one evening and some of us are playing right now to unlock all the characters and worlds…

The game is available on Steam (Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe) but you can also try out the online version here: Super Puzzle Platformer Plus
The online version only contains one character and one world but it gives you a good indicator on the gameplay and style of the game. If you buy the game you can unlock and play with eight characters, each with unique abilities, in six different worlds. Each world has it’s own hazards and enemies.

I’m going to join the others playing now but I hope that you enjoyed this post and that you’ll check out this game and coming lunch game posts here at this blog.

Screenshots from Andrew Morrish’s website:
http://andrewmorrish.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Level1.png
http://andrewmorrish.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/OKCastle.png
http://andrewmorrish.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AlrightCaves.png

Game trailer on YouTube: Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe – Trailer
Link to the WTF is… episode: WTF is… Super Puzzle Platform Deluxe