During the Kinda Funny Games Showcase at e3 a curious pixelated girl hopped into a magical wooden cart and began a fanatical adventure of a lifetime. Viewers were taken by the gorgeous visuals, bumping soundtrack and quirky characters of Summer Catchers and now we are excited to reveal that road trip of a lifetime begins July 16th on Steam.
In Summer Catchers you take control of Chu, a young girl who lives in the frozen north and has never seen summer. She dreams of the oceans, mountains and the wondrous world outside anything but the snowy forest in which she has lived her entire life. With her trusty wooden car, you must travel to distant lands full of mystery and strange creatures who ready to both help, and stop you from completing your quest of finally seeing summer.
The journey won’t be easy though. On your way through shadowy forests, dark swamps, vast valleys and underground cities you will encounter obstacles and larger than life situations you will need your trusty travel bag to help overcome. By equipping the right tools at the right time, you can work your way through these uncharted lands and just like in real life, find a few friends and secrets along the way.
The game is a mix of narrative adventure and “endless” runner as each level has Chu completing tasks for various companions while she drives along the various country sides. Each level is “endless” in a sense where you traverse the terrain using various tools for your car like battering rams, speed boosters and more to go as long as you can. If you crash, you can repair your car and try again until you complete all the goals for that mission. During these wild rides you will not only be tasked with various missions but might have random encounters with strange creatures both willing to aid or hinder your quest. Spend the mushrooms you collect in the various shops to stock pile your car add ons because each item is a one time use only.
- A unique arcade game that mixes racing, story, rhythm and puzzle elements all into one
- Uncover all the mysteries and events of this beautiful pixel art world
- Unlock unique abilities and upgrade your car to ride in style
- Replay the game to discover all hidden corners secrets the fast traveller might have missed
Developed by FaceIT:
Summer Catchers is the debut title from Ukrainian IT firm FaceIT. After working on over a thousand projects for clients all over the world, FaceIT has taken their design and programming talents into the game development world. Inspired by the natural beauty surrounding their home city of Zaporozhye, FaceIT has imbued Summer Catchers with serene beaches, scenic vistas and rolling landscapes familiar to them. The soundtrack is packed full of chip tune funk in collaboration with Geek Pilot Soundworks, a pair of independent composers from Moscow.