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Creature in the Well physical addition available for preorder from iam8bit

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The end goal is a familiar one, but the story and mechanics are brand new. In Flight School’s thrilling Creature in the Well, classic pinball mechanics are reimagined as a sci-fi, top-down adventure epic… and it’s a genre mashup that works brilliantly well. You play as the last robot engineer on Earth, hustling to save the planet from a nasty dust storm. The only thing standing in your way in this pinball hack-n-slash? You guessed it — that damn creature. Complete with a set of 5 double-sided art cards (randomized from a total of 15 designs!) and a 72-page downloadable art book, it’s safe to say this edition is well worth it.

*Select retailers may receive a non-limited variant of this title (without pack-ins or exclusives). Wholesale purchases are not yet finalized and are not guaranteed.

- Limited Edition of 2000 - Only Available at iam8bit.com
- Exclusive Cover Sheet with Interior Art
- Pack-in Bonus: Set of 5 Double-Sided Art Cards, Randomly Packed; 15 Total Variants
- Includes Full Download of 72-page Digital Art Book
- Region Free - Worldwide Compatibility

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Creature in the Well "accolades" trailer available, digital soundtrack/art book heading to Steam, physical Switch release announced

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Recently nominated for an IGF Award for Excellence in Visual Art, Creature in the Well will have additional releases including:

A 70+ page digital “art of” book showcasing drawings, paintings, and concept art by art director Adam Volker as well as the original soundtrack for the game composed by Jim Fowler. Both will be available for purchase beginning March 31 on Steam.

Nintendo Switch and PlayStation©4 physical releases by iam8bit, including limited edition art cards and special box art. More details will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

About Creature in the Well

As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

Features

Pinball with swords: Charge up energy orbs, then bounce and ricochet them to reactivate dormant machinery and stop the sandstorm.

Defeat the Creature: Escape the many challenges set by the Creature and confront it in intricate, skillful battles.

Dungeon-crawler: Delve deeper into the mountain as you unlock eight hand-crafted dungeons, each filled with unique gameplay themes, unlockables, and secrets to uncover.

Over 20 unique items: Customize your playstyle with upgradeable weapons and clothing that change how you play the game.

Creature in the Well was inspired by Dark Souls and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, says dev team

Creature in the Well might be a pinball game at its heart, but it's also an adventure game filled with mystery and exploration. In an interview with Gamasutra, developer Bohdon Sayre talks about where the team drew inspiration from for the game's vibe, which you can read below.

Adam created an early concept about this mysterious town that was trapped in the middle of the desert. It was isolated, and although there were people still living there, it was very melancholic. We took that and evolved a mood that took inspirations from games like Dark Souls to create a setting that we liked.

One of the first scenes I roughed in was the start of the game, where the player walks through a barren desert to reach the back entrance of the Temple. It was inspired a lot by Zelda’s Lost Woods (in most recently Breath of the Wild) and the goal was to set players up for a mindset of exploration and hunting for secrets. All of the environments were really designed with that same mentality: making something asymmetrical and mysterious, building the setting in which the strange story takes place.

Creature in the Well - more gameplay

Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

Creature in the Well available today on Switch

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MONTREAL - SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019 - Flight School Studio have released today their unique pinball hack and slash Creature in the Well on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam for $14.99 USD. The title is also available for free to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.

As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

Features

Pinball with swords: Charge up energy orbs, then bounce and ricochet them to reactivate dormant machinery and stop the sandstorm.
Defeat the Creature: Escape the many challenges set by the Creature and confront it in intricate, skillful battles.
Dungeon-crawler: Delve deeper into the mountain as you unlock eight hand-crafted dungeons, each filled with unique gameplay themes, unlockables, and secrets to uncover.
Over 20 unique items: Customize your playstyle with upgradeable weapons and clothing that change how you play the game.

Creature in the Well - more footage

Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

IGN Video - 12 Minutes of Creature in the Well Gameplay With Developer Commentary

Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Flight School Studio's Adam Volker to discuss the inspirations behind Creature in the Well's unique gameplay, style, and story ahead of its Sept. 6 launch on Nintendo Switch.

IGN Gamescom 2019 Gameplay Round-Up - Spiritfarer, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Creature in the Well, Blasphemous




IGN has dumped a bunch of gameplay videos from their time at Gamescom 2019. Check out videos for Spiritfarer, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Creature in the Well, and Blasphemous above.

Creature in the Well devs discuss the challenge of conveying what their game is about

What's a 'pinbrawler?'

Creature in the Well isn't exactly the easiest game to describe. It mixes all sorts of elements together, including dungeons, puzzles, exploration, and pinball. What on earth do you do to explain something so unique to your potential audience? In an interview with Gamasutra, lead developer Adam Volker said listening to early player feedback is key.

"The first time we played it at GDC somebody called it a pinball hack and slash and then the next PAX East show we brought it to somebody who [called it a] 'pinbrawler.' [Finding the language is about] players being able to tell you, 'You know, this is how I would describe it to a friend.' So it’s kind of just about listening, I think."

Creature in the Well - more footage

Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

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