Ah yes, dangerous ancient pyramids with traps and deadly creatures, why not let a totally unprepared couple explore it? That's what you're doing in Pyramid Plunge as you run, carry your partner, fart to get airtime are more.
The result is actually quite hilarious, mixing together challenging random generation with a sprinkle of comedy from the two wildly different characters that have a bit of banter between them like a true couple would. You don't see many platformers come along like this, what joy. Check out the trailer:
- Roguelike Platforming - Randomly-generated, fully-destructible levels are filled with traps, monsters and lots of loot. You'll also find equipment from previous lost explorers. Quick reflexes and quick thinking on how to use the environment to your advantage will go a long way!
- Hilarious Local PvP - Enjoy comical battles with your family and friends, where the player who enters the exit with the most money wins!
- Beat your friends online - Play PvP with your Steam friends as if they were beside you. They don't even need to have the game installed!
- Pyramid of the Day - Each day a new set of levels is generated. Get to learn the best path and brag your highest score on the online leaderboard which resets every 24hrs.
- Lovable characters - The odd couple, Giorgio and Felicie are two complete opposites. She likes reading and visiting museums and old temples. He likes beer and farting! Will they put their differences aside and find their way out?
- Learning by Doing Dying - With each excruciating, hilarious, and surprising death, you'll learn how to think faster to escape the traps and creatures lurking in the pyramids.
Their current plan appears to have it entering Early Access later this year, with another 5-6 months development after that until it might be ready for a full release. Eventually, they do plan to add in online multiplayer too.
If you like the sound of it, there's a demo up on Steam and it shows a huge amount of promise. After trying it out, I was really impressed. Being responsible for another character when playing solo definitely adds a unique, and a surprisingly funny feel to it. Needing to carry your partner around, and then throw them across the level into a wall keeps making me laugh, along with the slapstick-comedy sound effects and animations you're treated to.
I have no doubt that I will get a lot of enjoyment out of this when it's released properly.
You can follow it on Steam and try the demo too.