Super Catboy takes you back to the 16-bit platformer era on Mac and Windows PC, and could run on Linux. According to details from developer Pixelpogo. Due to arrive in 2021 via Steam.
Developer Pixelpogo is a two person team from Aachen, Germany. Who have already announced the action platformer Super Catboy. Which takes inspiration from the golden era. Which will take you back to 16-bit platformers during the ‘90’s. The gameplay combines the charm of cat videos and the thrill of intense shooters. Creating a one of a kind cat-tastic escapade. Which is due to arrive on Mac and Windows PC. But there is hope for Linux too.
The Engine used in Super Catboy is called “GameMaker Studio 2”. There is a chance that the game could run on Ubuntu.
Since GameMaker Studio 2 officially supports Ubuntu Linux. There is concern about supporting other distro’s. Mind you the release is a fair distance away. Giving Pixelpogo a chance to test support across platforms. Fingers crossed.
Super Catboy – Announcement Trailer
Super Catboy isn’t your typical Tomcat. This fascinating feline is has a deranged yet cute sidekick companion. A young girl armed to the teeth with more weapons than you can imagine. Since gameplay will have you venture far and wide. All so you can dismantle the shady plans of his evil creator. Then get back to doing…cat things…in peace. Without the threat of sinister manlike dogs.
“Super Catboy combines elements of various platformers. Run’n’gun and beat’em up games. But offers unique variety with the inclusion of bonus levels that feature an alternative gameplay style,” said Arthur Eckmann, Co-Founder, Pixelpogo. “We were inspired by iconic games like Mega Man X, Metal Slug, Donkey Kong Country and the like. Which have shaped the game designers we are today.”
“We want to stay true to our roots. While nodding at the present with Super Catboy,” said Thomas Flachs, Co-Founder, Pixelpogo. “It’s not just about that ’90s flair. We included graphics and gameplay mechanics that players are used to. We want it to be modern and comfortable.”
To learn more about Super Catboy and add the game to your Steam Wishlist. Which is due to release on Mac and Windows PC. But could take you back to the 16-bit platformer era on Linux as well.