Radiangames’ next big game is available right now on Steam for $6.39 ($7.99 normally, with a ~20% launch week discount). It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, with full gamepad support on all 3 platforms.
If this is your first time hearing about the game, it’s a Metroidvania-shooter where you can play as all 3 Powerpuff Girls. The game is voiced by the original voice actors, and you can choose between the classic cartoon style (seen above) or the new modern visuals.
If you want to read more about the game and its creation, you have many choices:
- Kotaku’s Mike Fahey wrote up a brief preview with a good comparison of the two styles in the intro, and some good gameplay footage towards the end of the video.
- Here’s an interview I did with Mike Rose on Gamasutra on how the game came about.
- Kotaku also had a Q&A in their Talk Among Yourselves section with myself and Marsh Taylor.
- Finally, if you want to read more about the mounting pressure I’ve felt with this release, I rambled about it for a while on Monday.
Some other stuff you may want to know while playing the game:
- You can turn Classic style even more retro with the Pixelate option in the Advanced Graphics menu. I’d recommend trying without it first (the default), but the Medium setting is my preference when playing.
- If you’d like to disable the full-screen flashing in the cutscenes, you can press Shift+F on the options menu. You’ll see “OFF” appear above the version number in the lower left if the flashing is turned off.
- Want to take really high-res screenshots? Press F1 during the game, and you’ll get a double-resolution screenshot in your game’s data folder. So if you’re playing at 1280×720, the screenshot will be 2560×1440.
- You can fully customize the controls in the options menu. Here’s the recommended default layout, in case your gamepad doesn’t map correctly:
Good luck with the game. I hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email (firstname.lastname@example.org), comment below, or send a @radiangames tweet on Twitter.