Indie developer Splashteam has announced that it’ll be releasing its first game, Splasher, on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles later this month. The developer has promised that players will experience a ‘challenging 2D Platformer filled with humor and surprises’, and with some of the pedigree behind this game you’d be a fool not to believe them. Former Ubisoft game designer Romain Claude is overseeing the game’s design and programming,and he’s previously worked on the likes of Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends.
Splasher is a 2D platformer where the protagonist (a worker Splasher) fights back against INKORP, which is a large paint factory, and its scheming owner, Le Docteur, who’s conducting all sorts of evil tests on the players fellow Splasher buddies. Splasher features 22 levels, and the player will have to utilise the full range of their paint cannon skills, unlocking more and more abilities such as sticking to walls, bouncing into the air, and even knocking enemies into traps of their own making.
The levels are designed to encourage the player to replay the levels and share their progress in the Time Attack and Speedrun modes on global leaderboards. It’s fast-paced and frantic, and looks like a cross between Super Meat Boy and Splatoon.