I’ve not played too many games that genuinely challenge me in interesting ways. I can remember, for instance, the first time I wrapped my hands around a controller for Katamari Damacy. That, to this day, remains one of my favorite titles. Now, there’s nothing all that difficult about Katamari, but the way it handles and controls at first is its toughest mechanic.
TumbleSeed gave me that same feeling at PAX East this year. You can read my preview if you like, but the gist is that you manage powers while making your way up a mountain. The difficulty during my play came from steering around the course, and that part was insanely challenging. I really dug that.
Now, TumbleSeed has a release date. It’s set to release for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms on May 2, 2017. The music, the art, the challenge and that rolly-roguelike tagline make it all seem so awesome.
We’ll have more on this game as it comes, so stay tuned.