Cranked Up is based on the famous proverb : "The best donuts are cooked in the oldest cups". Unfortunately, in this game your donut has lost his cup. Help him find Mr. Mug in a crazy world led by an Hawaiian pizza.
In this platforming game, an evil Hawaiian pizza rules the world. He has kidnaped your favorite cup of coffee and threatens to cover all the food with pineapple. Your mission will be to save the cup (and the world at the same time). Despite his simplistic scenario, Cranked Up will surprise you with funny and engaging characters embarked on an adventure that no one really understands (even us, the game developers).
Rockets in flight, afternoon delight
A clever rocket system allows you to move, but despite its simplicity it remains challenging. You have to activate the right rocket at the right time, otherwise you risk going back in the wrong way. Once mastered you can then go from roof to roof, jump chasms and create your own way to the coveted coffee.
No pain and gain
By not having pockets the terrible pineapple pizza tends to lose coins in the levels. It's up to you to collect all this money to customize your donut ! Complete all hidden levels to expand your donut collection.
And all that guaranteed without loot boxes !
Holy Trinity of Indie
The game will be divided into three parts:
- The solo: a solo campaign that will first allow you to familiarize yourself with the game's controls. But above all, to live a great adventure against and defeat the evil pineapple pizza (and who knows, maybe save the world?).
- The co-op: The game will also have a cooperative campaign, independent of the solo part and playable up to 4. You can play it, with or against, your friends thanks to the many game modes available.
- Time-attack: As its name suggests, the time-attack mode will allow you to do the levels already covered with the best possible time. And if the AI’s ghosts seems too easy for you, you can face your friends' best times.
Early access: why? what? when? and many more
First of all, why ? The main goal of early access on steam is to give us the time to create the best game possible. We want to create a relationship based on collaboration and trust with our players. For this we have created a Discord server that will be used to communicate directly with you, take your feedback on the game (improvement ideas, feedback, bug report ...) or inform you about the latest updates.
We want the final version of the game to contain a lot of additional levels and environments. This will allow us to give an end to the story of the game, to add new game mechanics and additional characters. We also want to add new levels concept and cooperative modes.
Let’s talk about the “When?”. We estimate that a little less than a year of development will be needed before the game is ready to come out of early access. This should bring the game out in the year 2020. But at this stage it is difficult for us to give a precise release date.
Article by Ridou (gamedev on Cranked Up)