August 30th, 2012 | By Petey A.M.
Do not be confused; the title is literal. Okay, now be confused, because the title is literal. Face-Plant Adventures from Oddworm Games, named such because of a plant with a human mouth for a main character, is a side-scrolling platformer in which players will perform a variety of platformer-related activities. Turns out Florence Face-Plant, an inhabitant of Plantylon and our gallant main character, enjoys a few mundane activities; clock collecting, swimming, wall jumping, rail sliding, gliding, and, of course, dying over and over again. Activities which we all crave and to which we can relate.
The origin of Face-Plant Adventures stems from an entry into Microsoft’s Dream, Build, Play 2012 Challenge. As a top 20 finalist, Oddworm Games’ Face-Plant Adventures gained permission for release on the Xbox 360 come September. In joyful celebration Oddworm Games released access to a Youtube video for all us public to see:
The video showcases Florence Face-Plant’s abilities and shows promise of classic 2D platformer gaming. To complement the 2D side-scrolling functionality are 11 levels to explore and defeat, unlockable medals and awards, switch puzzles, three difficulty settings, and online rankings. Accompanying all the features is an original soundtrack.
Face-Plant Adventures appears to be a promising platform adventure which combines elements we all crave. Even though that plant-face hybrid freaks me out a bit. If you are interested in picking up Face-Plant Adventures, it will be available for the Xbox 360 off of the indie game’s marketplace in September for a mere 80 Microsoft dollars, err points. You can check out Florence and the Oddworm Games crew on Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, Oddworm Games’ official website, or ever follow Florence Face-Plant on Twitter.