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Wield your animal friends as weapons in “Jack Nimble: Attack of the Boredom Bugs”

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A storybook comes to life in JACK NIMBLE: ATTACK OF THE BOREDOM BUGS, a wacky tale of weaponized animals, bugs bent on spreading boredom throughout the land — and beautiful, hand-painted graphics

Illustrated by Beau Kittredge (of Snowsuit Studio . . . and an ultimate frisbee MVP) — and developed by indie outfit Binary Solo, led by Chad Stewart — Jack Nimble’s crowdfunding campaign has already secured $8,712 out of its $40,000 funding goal. The game is also on Steam Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=538694281

Kickstarter URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2008190914/jack-nimble-attack-of-the-boredom-bugs

Campaign end date: November 26th at 7:24 a.m. Pacific / 10:24 a.m. Eastern

STORY & GAMEPLAY

In Jack Nimble: Attack of the Boredom Bugs, you play as Jack — a “lumberjackrabbit” with the ability to summon animal friends in defense of their home, the Watercolor Woods. Jack’s friend, Enessa the Elephant, has stolen a Barrel of Pure Boredom from those nasty bugs and is trying to stop the Barrel’s contents from being unleashed upon their home.

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Jack Nimble introduces a new sub-genre: active tower defense (ATD) — which is not your grandma’s glacial tower defense fare. Instead, towers give you direct control over their abilities — or in this case, animals! Each character summoned by Jack has its own mini-game:

  •  With the Armadillo, you’ll play a game of “Soccerdillo” — where the objective is to bounce the animal on as many Boredom Bug heads as possible using a side perspective
  • You’ll go bowling with a Porcupine in a game of “Porcubowl” — which gives you a front-facing perspective as you steer yourself into as many enemies as possible before reaching the end of the lane
  • You’ll take to the skies in a game of “Footb-owl” with the Owl — whose top-down perspective gives you a rhythm-based flying game where the goal is to drop fruit on enemy head

DEVELOPER QUOTE

Beau Kittredge, founder of Snowsuit Studio:

Jack Nimble: Attack of the Boredom Bugs is a labor of love. We poured our hearts and souls into this game. We hope Kickstarter users will be ready for something completely different . . . and very, very fun. The perspective changes in the game allow players to experience the action from a totally new angle — turning traditional attack and defense concepts upside down.”

KEY FEATURES

  • A new puzzle game genre called “active tower defense (ATD),” where each tower will only activate if you manually control it
  • Play musical instruments to summon 3 different Tower Animals (armadillo, porcupine, or owl), each with a unique perspective and mini-game
  • 3 worlds, 60+ levels, 6 unique upgrades, and 3 insane super upgrades
  • Each enemy requires the player to use a unique perspective (side, front, and top-down)
    • Porcupine: Front perspective, bowling gameplay, steers left and right with keyboard
    • Armadillo: Side perspective, bouncing gameplay, steers left and right with keyboard + space bar to dive when heading downwards
    • Owl: Top-down perspective, flying/rhythm gameplay, click on target with mouse

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AVAILABILITY

Jack Nimble: Attack of the Boredom Bugs will initially ship on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Android, iOS, PS4, and Xbox One will follow.


 

logo_Snowsuit_StudioAbout Snowsuit Studio

Just like a snowsuit in Alaska, this quirky studio hopes to provide the same warm, happy feeling. Their motto: to craft warm games for the young at heart. Based in San Francisco, Snowsuit was founded by Beau Kittredge — author, illustrator, and athlete (2015 professional ultimate frisbee MVP). To learn more about Snowsuit Studio, please visit http://snowsuitstudio.com

About Binary Solologo_Binary_Solo

Binary Solo is an independent game developer in Austin, TX comprised of former BioWare veterans. The team’s mission is simple: Make the games they would want to play, and play the games they would want to make. The team met while working on Star Wars: The Old Republic at BioWare Austin and bonded over a shared desire to charge into the vibrant indie scene that has erupted in North America. To learn more about Binary Solo, please visit http://binarysolo.com

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