ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – August 10, 2021 – Button City, an adorably colorful narrative-driven adventure about friendship and community from Subliminal Gaming in partnership with WINGS Interactive, inserts a coin today on PlayStation 5™, Xbox Series X|S™, Nintendo Switch™, and Steam. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are currently in development, and promise to join in the fun soon!
Welcome Fennel to Button City, a charming small town filled with a diverse group of anthropomorphic animal residents. As the newest fox kid in town, the last thing Fennel wants to do is put his video games aside and leave his room. That is, until he learns about the town’s arcade and its most popular game, Gobabots.
Enthralled by the arcade machines and colorful surroundings, Fennel quickly befriends the Fluff Squad, a crew of arcade-loving animal kids determined to dethrone the current Gobabots champions. After a quick crash course in the 4v4 action game and making his first group of friends, Fennel finally feels at home.
Little did he know happiness in his new home would be so short-lived. When literal greedy fat cat Peppermint Pepperbottom sees an opportunity to tear down the town’s beloved arcade and build a new superstore in its place, he doesn’t think twice before closing its doors for good. Now it’s in the hands of the fluffiest–and most determined!– kids to save their favorite hangout, help their fellow townsfolk, and become the new Gobabots champions.
Button City tells a heartwarming tale of love, perseverance, and friendship with quirky characters, vibrant designs, and pop tunes. Forge new friendships and collect cute outfits while mastering arcade mini-games, including Gobabots, the electric drifting of rEVolution Racer, and the dance rhythm game Prisma Beats.
“While at first glance Button City may seem like the summer shenanigans of a bunch of quirky kids, its story brings a powerful lesson taught about coming together to do what’s right,” said Ryan Woodward, Lead Programmer, Subliminal Gaming. “We also wanted to make sure that we found a way to tell a story about the communal experience of the arcade and how gaming brings people together.”
Subliminal Gaming counts among the first batch of titles selected for funding by WINGS Interactive, an investment fund focused on indie games from studios with women and marginalized genders as prominent members of development teams.
Button City is now available worldwide via Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 (excluding Japan), Nintendo Switch, Steam for PC and Mac, for $19.99 with support for English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese languages. For more information, please visit the Button City official website, follow @ButtonCity on Twitter, and search for #ButtonCity on social media.
Exclusive Button City merchandise, including t-shirts, enamel pins, and stickers, is available now via The Yetee. A track from the game is also featured on the Slice of Life: Songs from Wholesome Games album.
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About Subliminal Gaming
Subliminal Gaming is a dev studio based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, aiming to create visually appealing games with an iconic aesthetic. Through the power of “hope-punk” ideals, they hope players will make long-lasting connections with diverse kinds of people.
To learn more, visit the Subliminal Gaming official website and follow @SubliminalGame on Twitter.
About WINGS Interactive
WINGS, an investment fund focused on indie games by teams in which women and marginalized gender developers have key positions, makes investment decisions driven by a selection committee of outstanding women game developers seeking high potential games that will be successful on the market. To apply visit wingsfund.me, and explore the full roster of WINGS funded games at wingsfund.me/games. WINGS is also the presenter of Elevate, an annual 14-week global online incubator for indie game developers. For more information please contact email@example.com.