Drugbound - Get Weed, Get Smoked, and Get Political in this Free Infinite-Scrolling Platformer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb 6, 2013

Slouch Couch Studios founder Dave Homan released his first major title, Drugbound, today to the public. Inspired by his love for independent video game culture and his political opposition to the US War on Drugs, Homan hopes Drugbound will be the first in a long string of “fun games with a purpose,” shining a much-needed light on various sociopolitical issues. When asked why he focused on exposing the Drug War in his first game, Homan answered “Of course it’s an important topic. The US spends over $70 billion dollars a year on a prison industry charged with jailing non-violent offenders, most of which are minorities. It’s a poison to our country’s health. It needs to be talked about.”

Play Drugbound now:

http://drugbound.com/games/drugbound

Watch the Drugbound gameplay video here on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yi0HvFdvcQ

About Drugbound:

Drugbound is an infinite-sidescrolling runner through a nightmarish devilscape of heavily-enforced government prohibition. Players can enjoy the scenic cartoon landscapes as they run, jump and slide their character through four levels of varying delirium, collecting medicinal herbs and dodging the strikes of hellish bosses. Drugbound is available on any modern browser capable of HTML5 on January 31st, and on ios/Android devices at a later unannounced date.

Features:

·         Playable in any modern browser with a robust HTML5 design

·         Many colorful and inventive ways to die

·         Four levels with four bosses

·         Collect marijuana herb as you run

·         Spend herb on various haunted items and upgrades for your character

·         Catchy chiptune music score provided by Electric Children

About Slouch Couch Games Studios

Slouch Couch started as a game jam team at a Startup Weekend event in September 2011. After collaboration was dissolved, original team lead Dave Homan took the helm and positioned Slouch Couch as a way to use video games to challenge societal norms and reveal the absurdism we've been conditioned to ignore. With gaming more mainstream than ever, especially with the web and mobile markets, Slouch Couch is passionate about using games as a platform to make people think as much as they make them laugh.

About Dave Homan

Dave Homan is a network engineer by day and game-making human by night. He has a physics/science background and a knack for programming. Homan aims to fuse politics and art together, creating issue-driven games to advance new conversations about social policy. “I listened to a lot punk rock when I was younger which really shaped my personality. Being a big-mouth about social issues that matter to me is something I feel I have a responsibility to do.”

Links

Drugbound Game http://drugbound.com/games/drugbound

Slouch Couch Website http://slouchcou.ch/

Drugbound Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yi0HvFdvcQ

Dave Homan Twitter https://twitter.com/mrlasertron

Slouch Couch Presskit http://slouchcou.ch/press/


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