Ready for a co-op couch struggle while donning a selection of fine hats? Frontier Foundry, in association with Chasing Rats Games, brings its anarchic, physics-based co-op platformer to console next month.
Cambridge, UK – 19 August, 2021. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) today announced Struggling, developed by the Montreal-based studio Chasing Rats Games, will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 8 September.
Struggling is the physics-based co-op platformer where up to two players control the arms of our fleshy hero, Troy, as he sets out on an outrageous adventure. Outrun ravenous rats, joyride a dirt bike, and vault over pools of unmentionable waste, all on your epic quest to find legendary Abomination Gods.
Utilise a partner’s squishy appendages to take on the ultimate challenge in local co-op mode, or take total control of Troy’s limbs with your own two hands. Either way, be prepared to test your co-ordination skills to their limits as you grapple with puzzles in increasingly bizarre settings.
Struggling earned high praise at a variety of industry events, including Best in Show, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design and Public’s Favourite at Montreal Independent Game Awards, IGN’s Top 4 Coop Game at PAX East and PC Gamer’s E3 Hidden Gem, to name but a few.
Struggling’s attention-grabbing art style combines elements of comedy and horror to submerge players in a hilarious but unsettling world. Our loose-limbed protagonist will need to solve increasingly challenging physics-based puzzles using momentum and inertia to swing itself through four visually unique worlds, including horrific labs, perilous canyons, and even feverish hyper-dreams.
As is the case with any self-respecting lab experiment, Troy is an ever-mutating character. Players unlock a range of game-changing powers as they navigate increasingly tricky environments. These new skills include time-slowing to dodge fast-moving hazards, detachable arms Troy can make crawl around creepily, and the ability to graft its appendages onto the environment (don’t worry, they grow back after giving Troy a hand!).
Struggling launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 8 September 2021, and is out now on Steam and Nintendo Switch. For more information, visit Struggling’s official website at struggling-game.com.
Struggling is a physics-based co-op platformer with a twisted spin on teamwork. Grab a partner and overcome challenging obstacles by controlling one arm each of an unfortunate human experiment. Use momentum to launch yourself across yawning chasms, plug waste-spewing pipes, discover complex machinery you have no business operating, and yank suspicious levers because…well why not? When even moving takes a combined effort, communication is key to keeping your cool.
Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.
About Frontier Foundry
Frontier Foundry is the dedicated games label of Frontier Developments. By forming partnerships with quality external developers and leveraging the company’s proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry is best placed to bring players unique and memorable new games that break boundaries and create legacies.
About Chasing Rats Games
Chasing Rats Games is an indie video games studio founded in Montreal, Canada, by a small team of highly passionate developers to create unique, skilfully crafted -and slightly whacky- games with emphasis on multiplayer experiences. Published by Frontier Foundry, Struggling is their first title.