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MouseCraft fully released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

MouseCraft fully released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

When we last encountered MouseCraft it was immediately enamoured with its #puzzle platforming, Lemmings vs. #Tetris design. Well, that and the giant cat who takes center stage as main character and block-dropping guide for the titular mice as they make their way past various traps. A mad, grinning beast, omnipresent in the background of every level like some incredibly literal metaphor for God. Deep, meaningful stuff from the comedy game about a steampunk cat professor called Schrödinger; we are in full RPS-mode this morning.

If that is just what you are after for a lazy Monday, it’s out now on all the usual platforms as well as directly from the devs, Crunching Koalas. Launch trailer and some other cheesy tidbits below.

“Ignore pun, click article” is actually the first line of the psychic message we beam directly into you.

First priority now the game’s out is to get the level sharing elements integrated via Steam Workshop, which should extend its lifespan far past the current 80 levels and 6-10 hours of play. After that, the dev team are heading back to developing their first project, Wordtrap Dungeon, which uses a Scrabble-like mini-game to power attacks in a first person dungeon crawler. Quite the masters of odd-game construction, Crunching Koalas.

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MouseCraft's cat scientist, Schrodinger available on Linux Mac and Windows PC

The latest trailer for MouseCraft, the #puzzle #platformer from Warsaw-based indie studio Crunching Koalas, focuses on the game’s main character: a cat named #Schrödinger.

This feline scientist is no thought experiment; Schrödinger appears in the backdrop of every MouseCraft level. In each stage, players guide mice to cheese in order to help Schrödinger. He’s working on a machine powered by the movement of mice, which is why he has placed cheese throughout the contraption — it’s a pretty good motivator to get mice moving.

Schrödinger has already spent a lot of money on this machine, so he can’t afford to buy much more cheese. Everything he has left is put in the player’s hands, so it’s up to the player to drop a limited amount of cheese throughout MouseCraft‘s 80 levels and get all the mice going.

MouseCraft is currently available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam Early Access. The final PC version, along with the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions, are set to be released July 8.

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A new trailer for MouseCraft which will release in July

Developer #CrunchingKoalas released a brand new trailer for their upcoming #game MouseCraft. Accompanying the trailer, is the announcement of the release dates and #platforms it will be available on.

The game will be available for Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4,  and PlayStation Vita. Currently available on Steam Early Access, Mousecraft will be officially released on July 8th in North American and July 9th for Europe.

“MouseCraft is a quirky mix of Lemmings and Tetris where players help a group of mice in their relentless quest for cheese, guiding them to their goal by stacking different types of Tetrominoes along their path,” notes the game’s description.

One of the game’s features is listed as:

  • Various locations that change every 20 levels.
  • A complete Level Editor which allows players to create their own levels and share them through Steam Workshop or our custom sharing system.
  • Full Steam integration: Cloud Saves, Achievements, Leaderboards, Trading Cards.
  • Cross-Buy and Cross-Save for PlayStation platforms.
  • A funky soundtrack scored by Dark Souls 2 Trailer Composer: Mikolai Stroinski, available currently at our SoundCloud

Sourced from: gameranx.com

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Pay What You Want Game, MouseCraft from Crunching Koalas Developers

pay what you want mousecraft game from crunching koalas developers

So what do you have going on this weekend? Bored? Maybe in the mood for something different and unique?

Well it appears a bunch of crazy Polish developers (who where funny hats) got together to build a game call MouseCraft, which is currently in Alpha (Linux, Mac, and Windows/PC). Even more, you can play for free and contribute based on a “pay what you want” donation to Crunching Koalas through their Beta Program. Which also gives donators the option of selecting where they want their contributions allocated for developing new features. Giving you the option to help shape MouseCraft’s development.

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Honestly, all of us here at Linux Game News think this model is a great way to build up a fan-base and also give the gamer a chance to try out something really impressive. And yes, it is just that.

What is MouseCraft?

MouseCraft is a tile-matching puzzle game where players help mice in their relentless quest for cheese by stacking world’s most famous blocks: Tetrominos. Really, it’s a cross between Tetris and Lemmings
Starring: Crazy Cat Scientsist, Three Blind Mice and Tons of irresistibly delicious Cheese.

Basic Gameplay Features:

  • Release the mice when you are ready.
  • Watch them march in the cheese direction and help them by using even more Tetrominos.
  • Gather shiny collectibles and use special bricks properties to keep the mice out of danger.
  • Complete the level by getting as many mice to the cheese, as possible.

Game Features:

  • Experience a remix of two classic gameplay mechanics: Pile up Tetrominos to create a safe path for as many mice as possible.
  • Discover an epic tale of a crazy cat scientist who is striving to unlock the potential of a mysterious, mice-powered machine.
  • Defeat obstacles, overcome gaps, and gather collectibles by using various types of blocks, be it Jelly, Explosive, or Crumbling.
  • Prove your stacking skills by playing the game in a fast-paced Arcade mode or a mind-challenging Puzzle mode.
  • Get involved by creating your own maps and show of your creativity while sharing these with our community.
  • Groovy, funky soundtrack composed by Mikolai Stroinski, one of the most talented polish musicians, known for scoring Dark Souls 2 announcement trailer

Where players can get the FREE Alpha and the Final version?

MouseCraft is still a work in progress, but everyone can download and play an early version of the game for free. It’s very simple- anyone who would like to play MouseCraft just needs to sign up for the Beta Program.

Pay-What-You-Want for the Final Version

Those who enjoyed the Alpha version of the game and would like to play the full version of MouseCraft can support the developers and backing Crunching Koalas through a Pay What You Want donation.

To get the full version of MouseCraft:

  1. Decide how much you are willing to give for the final version of the game
  2. Optionally- tell Crunching Koalas what features they should include in the final version by choosing how you would like you contribution allocated.
  3. You can even gift a copy to someone else.
  4. Input your (or your friend’s) email address and follow further instructions. This is a special launch offer ending on 31st of August. Crunching Koalas would love to keep this promotion forever, but it really depends on how it goes.

What will players get if they buy the game now?

Everyone who decides to acquire the game now, will receive:

  • The final version of MouseCraft as soon as the game is finished. Free updates and additional content included.
  • A DRM-free, cross-platform, digital copy of the game, with all the extra content added by default.There’s no need to beat the average price – it is the player who decides how much the game is worth.
  • If MouseCraft makes its way to Steam, everyone who contributed will receive a free key to redeem. Check out our MouseCraft Greenlight page and consider voting “Yes”.
  • Ten most generous contributors will receive our public thanks and will get a special place in the final game credits (only if they want to). Here is the list of generous contributors  along with other statistics.

Final version:

Planned release date
Crunching Koalas are planning to release the final version of MouseCraft at the turn of September or October 2013.

Platforms
MouseCraft will be available on PC, Mac and Linux, that’s all that is certain right now.

Planned price
We just don’t know yet, we would like to keep it in a Pay-What-You-Want model, but it depends on how the launch promotion goes.

Will MouseCraft be available on Steam?
Only if the players want to, here’s our MouseCraft on Steam Greenlight.

About Crunching Koalas

A small but ambitious independent studio, based in Warsaw, Poland. Their mission is to deliver fulfilling experiences, by patiently crafting cheerful digital entertainment for all those, who need a break.

It means, Crunching Koala don’t want to waste your time – but make games that are packed with memorable content and designed for everyone who’s willing to spend their time playing.

The studio was founded by five fresh developers: Tom Tomaszewski, Lukasz Juszczyk, Kris Lesiecki, and two casual game industry veterans- Konrad Olesiewicz and Maciej Biedrzycki, founders of Codeminion and creators of many games, such as Ancient Quest of Saqqarah or Phantasmat.

Follow Crunching Koalas development on their blog

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