When you’ve got the award winning Slime-San under your belt, you can pretty much do anything. And that’s what Fabraz, along with the Playtonic Friends are planning to do with the release of 3D platformer Demon Turf.
Already rocking around Steam in weekly Trials form, Demon Turf has debuted during the [email protected] Showcase, confirming that come this summer Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC players will all be able to get involved.
Demon Turf will see you taking on the role of Beebz, a mere 1000 year old demon, as you go about trying to reclaim the numerous “turfs” of the Demon world, defeating the Demon King in the process and claiming the throne for yourself. It promises to provide a truly fresh take on the platform genre with it’s hybrid 2D/3D art style, a world chock-full of humor and style, punky attitude and incredible focus on replayability & ever-evolving challenge.
And the best thing about it? You can try it right now via Steam. You see, every week, the team at Fabraz introduces a brand new “demo” of the game on Steam, running in the form of Demon Turf Trials. These see the team throw down a new challenge and present a fresh leaderboard for players to climb. Should you be able to make it to the top of the board, you’ll be immortalised with a personal portrait in the main game (plus a winners only, limited edition T-shirt). But that’s not all and the Trials also offers a full tutorial and two complete main levels of the full game. And better still – it’s all free to play!
Demon Turf is a unique offering with its community & replayability at the very core of its essence – beyond the weekly Demon Turf Trials the full game will also boast:
- Self placed checkpoints – Show off without them for a perfect run, or place one in preparation for a challenging section. You can even teleport between these checkpoints if you missed a collectable along the way!
- Return Levels – a brand new take on progression, take a victory lap and explore previously beaten levels to discover their liberated state, with plenty of mechanical and environmental changes to uncover
- Physics driven combat – How do you defeat the demon hordes when none of your own attacks are actually lethal?A special physics-driven combat system that ramps up the chaos and fun. Push, pull and spin your enemies out of your way and down cliffs or into spikes.
- Mouth Watering amount of side content – 50 specific locations/characters to line the walls of an empty gallery. Fend of 25 arena challenges worth of enemy waves. Tackle 10 Demon Soccer Golf courses that put a bizarre twist on ball-pushing puzzles. Collect 8 cartridges to unlock remixed throwback levels from glorious 3D platformers of the past
Fabian Rastorfer, Game Lead and Artist at Fabraz, commented “I’ve always wanted to create a 3D Platformer, they’ve been my favourite genre all my life, having grown up playing all of the notable ones on pretty much every console! With our 2D platformer, Slime-san, we received a lot of praise for what we brought to 2D precision based platforming so we really wanted to see if we can translate the spirit of what made Slime-san great into a 3D Platformer”.
“Demon Turf was one of the titles that made us want to set up our new publishing arm” added Gavin Price, CEO of Playtonic “our aim was always to partner with those developers who make the kinds of games we love to play or we wish we’d come up with first which is exactly how we felt when we first played Slime-San so then when the Fabraz team showed us what they had in store with Demon Turf; the community focus, the reams of content and just somethin really fresh & new; we absolutely had to get involved”
Demon Turf will be found launching on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) and Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021. For now though, let us know how you get on in the Demon Turf Trials challenge every Thursday.