skybolt zack press kit
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about skybolt zack
AVAILABLE on steam - $19.99/16,79€ - and nintendo switch - $19.99/19.99€ - on November 07 2019
Skybolt Zack is the result of a unique way of mixing platformer mechanics and colour matching gameplay.
Controls are tight and Zack’s ability to rocket punch, dash, focus, change direction when destroying an enemy and more, offers more depth than what meets the eye - following the “easy to learn, hard to master” mantra.
It’s a platformer where you don’t jump, and a music game where you dictate your own rhythm. It feels like no other game!
Skybolt Zack was born as a graduation project at Isart Digital Paris. It is Devs Must Die's first game! To learn more about the project creation, check out our "Behind the scene" video.
AVAILABLE on steam - $19.99/16,79€ - and nintendo switch - $19.99/19,99€ - on November 07 2019
Launch of the 1st "crowd scoring" campaign
On October 4th, we launched Skybolt Zack's demo on Steam, and with it the very first "crowd scoring" campaign!
By playing the demo, players were able to unlock rewards like an increasing discount on the game at release! Both PC and Nintendo Switch version will benefit from the discounts, and even players who didn't play the demo.
To unlock those rewards, it's very simple: People simply have to play the 1st level of the demo (right after Tutorial 1), and check Skybolt Zack Steam community page from time to time, we'll take care of the rest!
The first goal was a combined score of 10 000 000 points for a 5% discount on Skybolt Zack during the 1st week of release. It's been reached less than 8 hours after the demo was released! All goals have been reached by the end of the campaign and the game will release with a 15% discount and free soundtrack!
Here are the details of how the campaign worked:
- We gather all the entries in the leaderboard of the 1st level of the game, level 1-1A.
- We add all those entries and will update the total score daily on Steam's community hub
- When a goal is reached, players unlock a reward for everyone, not just those who played the demo!
- New stretch goals and associated rewards will be revealed as the global score progresses.
It works exactly like a crowd funding campaign, except players give points and save money instead of spending it!
Every Steam account can enter one score in the leaderboard, which will be updated every time players improve their score!
48 frantic challenging levels that can all be completed without putting a foot back on the ground
Branching routes with different levels of difficulty
More than 15 environments divided into 5 distinct worlds
An art style combining 3D assets and digital painted textures with tons of FX and explosions!
Evolutive soundtrack inspired by famous platformers from the 90’s
More than a dozen types of robotic enemies for renewed challenges throughout the game
Dedicated speedrun and score attack modes
2 different leaderboards: one for the best scores and one for the best times on every level
Fully customizable controls and colour-blind options
No boring dialogue! (You’d have skipped them anyway...)
Play with any controller you want*! Controls are fully remappable and there’s plenty of options to tweak them to your preference, including the possibility to customize the colors of the enemies or to make their outline thicker!
*While you can choose to play with a keyboard, we recommend the use of a gamepad or arcade stick and decline the responsibility of any injury coming from you trying to play with a dance mat or Dreamcast’s fishing rod ;)
As focusing on scoring points and playing for the fastest time leads to very different strategies, Skybolt Zack includes 2 worldwide leaderboards: one for the highest score and one for the best times. Just go for it!
Discover multiple routes that lead to different exists across every level, allowing for tons of replayability!
There are no difficulty settings in Skybolt Zack - beginners will take the easier lower routes, only the best will reach the upper paths to unlock the most challenging levels!
In addition to the story mode, Skybolt Zack offers two additional gameplay modes for an extra challenge for the more competitive players!
Time Attack - dedicated to those in search of the fastest times, providing them with tools to work on improving their run.
Score Attack - ideal for those wanting to focus on achieving the possible highest score.
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