FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crunching Koalas, would like to invite everyone to download and playtest their game - MouseCraft. It is available for free, in a pre-alpha version, through studio's crowdsourcing initiative - the Beta Program - https://crunchingkoalas.com/?p=1497
Warsaw, Poland -- November 22, 2012 -- Crunching Koalas, an indie studio focused on crafting cheerful digital entertainment for all those, who need a break, would like to invite everyone to download and playtest their game - MouseCraft. It is available for free, in a pre-alpha version, through a crowdsourcing initiative called Beta Program.
MouseCraft is a tile-matching puzzle game where you get to help mice in their relentless quest for cheese. Starring: mad cat scientist, blind mice, and world's most famous blocks - Tetrominos.
The game mechanics will bring back memories of classic puzzle games, and it's graphical style can be referred to as cartoon-steampunk.
The final release of the game will include :
- Two game modes (puzzle and arcade)
- 100 levels for each game mode
- A level editor, which will enable users to create their own levels
- Different kinds of Tetromino blocks (rubber, exploding, etc.)
These features will be added gradually to MouseCraft test versions, available for free, for Beta Program members.
Mousecraft Pre-Alpha and Beta Program
Early version of MouseCraft can been downloaded by anyone, who registers to the Beta Program.
- Register to the Beta Program here : https://crunchingkoalas.com/?page_id=574
- Download pre-alpha version of MouseCraft here : https://crunchingkoalas.com/?page_id=1479
Beta Program is form of a crowdsourcing initiative, which enables everyone to play, test and send feedback on early versions of studio's games, for free.
Everyone who actively participates in the program will be mentioned in the final game credits and will have an impact on the look and feel of the final game. The studio is also planning on rewarding the most committed Beta Program members with full versions of their games and discount coupons.
At this moment there are over 800 registered members in the program.
- Fan video (unfortunately in polish language ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1PibNkwZXI
MouseCraft final version release date / platforms
Release date: Q2 / 2013
Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux , mobile versions possible
About Crunching Koalas
Crunching Koalas is an independent game development studio, founded by three promising developers: Tom Tomaszewski, £ukasz Juszczyk, Kris Lesiecki and two casual game industry veterans: Konrad Olesiewicz and Maciej Biedrzycki, founders of Codeminion and creators of many games, such as Saqqarah or Phantasmat.
Their mission is to deliver fulfilling experiences, by patiently crafting cheerful digital entertainment for all those, who need a break.
Crunching Koalas are currently focused on developing MouseCraft and a second unannounced game, which will be revealed and released in a pre-alpha version this month.
Visit their blog to get to know them better : https://crunchingkoalas.com