Taipei-based indie developer Busy Toaster Games and video game publisher Leoful thought it’s about time you get to know some of the heroic characters you’ll come across in the chaotic world of Georifters. Here are bios and trailers for four out of the seven wacky heroes; with more to come!
She’s a fiery redhead from Sweet Spot who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. Or “yes” for that matter. She kind of does her own thing. Using her dual bubble gum cannons Candy can blast out rapid streams of hot pink bubble gum that sticks to things that she can then pull in towards her. Some people might call Candy a bubble gum freak, but some people might also find themselves suddenly stuck to walls and ceilings.
Chief BonBon, Sweet Spot’s first chocolate based firefighter. The results of fighting fire with chocolate have been somewhat mixed, but Chief remains a beloved and reliable resident of Sweet Spot. His primary equipment is his Chocolate Hydrator, a special device that collects his chocolate sweat for later use to put out fires (don’t ask us) which can also be used for wicked fast terrain flipping.
He’s a freestyling MC from Musictown who keeps the beats beating, keeps the rhymes rhyming, and who doesn’t stop the party for anyone or anything.The gigantic portable subwoofer he carries on his back is the real deal. He uses it to blast out powerful acoustic vibrations that radically alters everything in front of him. If anything blocks his way, Mighty B will unleash a seismic whirlwind of multichromatic vibrations that will send those bad vibes flying somewhere else.
She’s an artist. You wouldn’t understand. Her spray pack is her paintbrush and Paintville, her home Bubble World, is her canvas. We know that she likes to paint and not much else. What is also known about Lex is that the giant spray pack she carries around is capable of delivering a powerful explosion of multichromatic paint that creates its own spiraling color vortex that pushes everything violently downward. Let’s just say you don’t want to be in front of Lex when this happens.
More information on Georifters:
Georifters is a platform manipulating adventure game where players must push, flip, twist or turn the terrain to overcome challenges and battle competitors in hundreds of stages in single-player, co-op or multiplayer modes.
In the Georifters’ story mode, you play as Candy as she navigates the six bubble worlds (each inspired by one of the human senses) all currently destabilizing due to a threat to each of their existence. Candy must tactically manipulate platforms to defeat the havoc inciting creatures that have been unleashed.
These six fantastical worlds consist of 30+ levels with 300+ stages, with seven different heroes to discover along the way, each with their own individual special way of manipulating the terrain. Use these skills to unearth hidden items, unlock power ups to upgrade your champions’ unique abilities and customise their look with over 50 different costume combinations to choose from.
The digital version of Georifters will be available on Nintendo eShop in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong for $29.99 / £27.50 / €31.90 on September 18th, 2020.
The physical edition of Georifters, which includes exclusive Pro Gamer Candy skin parts on the Game Card, will launch first in Hong Kong and Taiwan on September 18th, 2020, followed by Southeast Asia on October 2nd, 2020.
This unique ground bending platformer asks players to use 3D spatial reasoning to navigate 2D situations; why jump across gaps when you can use your ability to close them? A wall of spikes in your path? No problem, spin them out of your way. Is a pesky enemy getting you down? Crush them with the ground they are standing on! Push, flip, twist, or turn the terrain to overcome challenges and battle competitors in hundreds of stages in single-player, co-op, or multiplayer modes. Unlock new skills, costumes, heroes, and much more in this unique ground bending 3D platformer.
Most platformer games have the player run, jump, and navigate around the platforms or under obstacles; Georifters, however, gifts the player with the ability to manipulate the platforms in a platformer! Push walls, flip the ground, punch portals, spin platforms around you, or your friends, and that’s just a few of the creative ways you can interact with this unique and strange world.
Each hero in Georifters lives, literally, in their own bubble world, but one day, strange rifts begin appearing in each of the worlds, followed by weird creatures wreaking havoc and stealing the very air you breathe! You must help Candy to venture out of her bubble world and embark on a ground bending adventure spanning the different worlds, meeting other heroes along the way and inspiring them to leave their isolated worlds, to accept and understand each other’s differences and join you on your journey, to fight together and change the fate of they’re worlds.
Georifters Main Features
Georifters includes a comprehensive story mode with over 6 fantastical worlds for you and a friend to team up with and complete in couch co-op. You can also enter the “Battle Arena”, a couch competitive mode, where up to 4 players on the same system can challenge each other in a variety of different levels and battle settings. Unlock heroes, mix-and-match skin parts, weapons, and upgrades as you travel through the 300+ stages the game has to offer.
- A unique ground manipulation system allows you to move the world in many ways around your enemies or yourself!
- Use your ground manipulation skills to discover and unearth hidden items and powerups!
- Unlock heroes, worlds, weapons, upgrades and more.
- Upgrade your chosen champions’ unique abilities to suit your play style using the cards & stickers perk system.
- Over 50 different costume combinations: choose how fabulous you look whilst crushing your foes.
- Grab up to four friends to team up with or against each other for fast paced ground manipulation battles.
- More a thinker than a fighter? No worries! Grab a friend for some precision ground manipulation in coop, or single player if you prefer to do everything yourself.
- 6 Unique bubble worlds, each inspired by one of the human senses.
- 7 Unique heroes, each with their own individual special way of manipulating the ground.
- Explore 6 fantastical worlds comprised of 30+ levels with 300+ stages.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date (Digital): September 18, 2020 (North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong), 2020 (Japan)
Release Date (Physical edition): September 18, 2020 (Hong Kong and Taiwan), October 2, 2020 (Southeast Asia)
Suggested Retail Price (excludes sales tax): USD29.99 / CAD39.99 / HKD230 (Digital), USD39.99 / HKD310 / TWD1175 / SGD54.90 (Physical edition)
Genre: Shifting action platformer
Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese (Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia only), Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia only)
Players: 1 – 4
Developer: Busy Toaster Games
Leoful is a video game publisher founded in 2019 by two life-long gamers. We hope to entertain people all over the world with fun and inspiring games.
About Busy Toaster
Busy Toaster is a team and brand label created and owned by Playerium; to exercise the belief that diverse cultural and creative roots provide the best ingredients to make intriguing characters, compelling worlds and engaging experiences, for a global audience.
In 2015, Playerium was founded by industry veterans with a simple goal in mind: reduce the amount of non-creative workflows and processes that surrounds development – and allow creative professionals to imagine and build amazing gaming experiences.
Head quartered in Taipei, the studio provides technical and creative support for game developers around the globe. Their unique team has professionals with roots in all continents and have been credited on critically acclaimed titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us, Resident Evil 7, and Monster Hunter World, Astral Chain, Bloodborne among others.