September 27th, 2012 | By Jonny Borron
A Jolly Corpse, the diabolical madmen behind the upcoming puzzle platformer Wyv and Keep have been hard at work on another game: SmashBox. All of the info we have on the game is contained in the trailer down below:
The following is an attempt to sum up everything in the trailer, in case the buttons on your mouse somehow stopped working as soon as you started reading this article, and you can’t click on it to watch it yourself:
SmashBox is a game about a pink haired protagonist in a robot suit who hates boxes for some reason and feels a burning need to smash them all, but there are green radioactive boxes that you can’t smash, because who wants to touch radioactive waste? Certainly not our dapper young protagonist of indeterminate gender; s/he knows that radiation never leads to anything good, even if you’re using your robot fists to punch it out of a box with a trefoil on it. The game also involves a good deal of running and jumping to avoid said radioactive boxes as well as other dangers like TNT boxes, purple slime, spinning gears and falling platforms spread throughout the game’s 100+ levels. All of this is set to a killer techno soundtrack by Luke Thomas, who also did music for Landa-a Panda, Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape and A Jolly Corpse’s own upcoming Wyv and Keep.
That the description I gave in the last paragraph sounds… ridiculous, to put it politely, should in no way read as being dismissive of the game since it looks like a well made piece of classic, bang-your-head-against-the-wall-hard platforming in the vein of indie darlings Super Meat Boy or Spelunky. Not that I’m comparing it to them directly, mind you, it just seems to be going for a similar difficulty curve.
SmashBox is out now for PC, and coming soon to Mac/Linux and sells for $2.99