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Falling Out

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Firestoke
Developer: PolyCrunch Games
Release Date: 2022

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'Pyramid Plunge' Now Called 'Falling Out' As It Gets Publisher And Playable PC Demo, Also Comes To Console - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2022 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT

Falling Out is a cartoony rogue-lite, action-platformer with handcrafted pixel-art.

Falling Outis a game inspired from the classic Spelunky, with a lot of humour for all ages bringing back the handcrafted pixel-art platforming of the 90s.

In Falling Out you take control of two accidental adventurers, Giorgio and Felicie, as you explore ancient kingdoms, discover treasures, take on ghastly creatures and try to avoid traps.  The dream getaway has quickly turned into a holiday from hell, so ditch the itinerary because you’ll now need to choose your own path. Navigate through procedurally generated temples that are scattered with unique obstacles and challenges - all offering the perfect balance of risk and reward. 

You don’t always get on but you’ll need to work together. Play in either single-player or multiplayer co-op, utilise their unique attributes by seamlessly switching characters and traverse through each world to find the way out. 

The temples are also a little prone to flooding…so ​​don’t hang about for too long, grab what you can and get to the exit before it’s too late. Oh, and please don’t leave your partner behind…

Firestoke and PolyCrunch Games are pleased to announce that the challenging yet accessible roguelite, Falling Out, will be dropping on PC and console in 2022.

Falling Out was inspired by the charmingly colourful 16-bit era of gaming, the challenging and rewarding nature of classic roguelikes but with the aim to bring it to a wider audience. Firestoke was the perfect partner for my vision due to their desire to make accessible games that everyone can enjoy. That’s what we’re building and I can’t wait for everyone to try the demo!” said Neville Attard, Founder of PolyCrunch Games. 

“We’re delighted to have partnered with PolyCrunch Games to bring Falling Out to a global audience. Our aim is to deliver compact, accessible, social and - most importantly - joyful games for console and PC. Falling Out is all of those things and much more!” Paul Farley CEO and Founder of Firestoke added. “The game is currently scheduled to be our first release and we can’t wait to share it with players later in 2022.”

The announcement is supported by a feature-rich demo that will be immediately available to download on Steam.

Key Features

  • Play with lovable characters of Giorgio and Felicie, an unlikely couple each with their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Navigate your way through hordes of ancient evil creatures while exploring procedurally generated pyramids.
  • Collect lost treasures, and buy powerful upgrades and hilarious weapons from the friendly merchant Naeem (who is lost as much as you are!)
  • Cross four ancient kingdoms with their own distinct environments and secrets to be uncovered as you make your way down to the exit.
  • Explore alone or Co-op with a friend, or battle it out in a VS match where you -- create exquisite chaos with bananas, frying pans, landmines, boomerangs and anything that comes under your hand to steal your opponent's loot. Just remember to protect your partner at all times!
  • Streamer Mode allows Twitch Streamers to allow their audience to interact and cause even more havoc. Streamers can let them vote for level modifiers, events, and other surprises. They can ALSO control the Streamer’s partner or even the Bosses!
  • Compete in the daily Pyramid of the Day, where a randomly generated pyramid is kept for 24 hours, together with its leaderboard. Battle it out on the leaderboard, and if you are in the top-spot, you can claim your Pharaoh of the Day title on the game’s Discord!
  • Rewind anytime during the game, and play it in slow-mo replicating those awesome VCRs of the 90s. Re-see the spontaneous hilarious moments that you create.
  • The time is always ticking… if you lurk around for too long, the pyramid will start flooding. Who knew pyramids could flood!? Take what you can, and go go go! 

Falling Out (previously known as Pyramid Plunge) is coming to PC (Steam) and console in 2022.

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