Retro games will never die nor will the memory of fun games like Marble Madness. With the arrival of 2016, and VR technology becoming a bigger part of the video game industry, it’s the perfect time to share the news of Marble Mountain from indie game developer Lightning Rock in Canberra, Australia.
Players guide their marble on an epic journey to the top of a mountain, navigating treacherous environments and overcoming challenges, all while trying to balance at precarious heights and keep their marble in one piece.
Marble Mountain features cinematic set-pieces, including avoiding massive boulders, fleeing oncoming avalanches and tumbling down titanic waterfalls, providing an immersive adventure. Competitive players can battle for the top spot on the leaderboards in speed runs.
Marble Mountain’s 25 distinct levels, each with their own theme and hazards, require exploration, puzzle-solving and quick thinking. Players traverse increasingly difficult environments including rolling green hills, spooky graveyards, ancient temples, unforgiving volcanoes, dry deserts, sky-high mountaintops, snow-capped summits and dangerous cliffs.
“Our goal is to provide a thrilling adventure that pays homage to some of our favorite games and movies,” Shannon Pickles, producer, Lightning Rock said. “Marble Mountain combines the retro gameplay of Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball with the cinematic experience of Indiana Jones to deliver an exciting adventure.”
Like all great stories starring marbles, Marble Mountain starts off in a village of marbles, with our protagonist leaving behind his friends and family in search of treasure at the top of a mountain.
- Epic Adventure – balance at precarious heights and navigate treacherous environments on your quest to the top of the mountain to ‘liberate’ the stolen treasures of the temple
- Tricks, Traps and Treasure – dodge deadly Mettalan cubes, solve puzzles and collect all the gold aurums you can find!
- Gorgeous Handcrafted Levels – traverse increasingly difficult levels with rolling green hills, spooky graveyards, ancient temples, unforgiving volcanoes, dry deserts, sky-high mountain tops, snow-capped summits and dangerous cliffs
- A Cinematic Experience – avoid massive boulders, flee oncoming avalanches, and tumble down titanic waterfalls
- Play it your way – take it slow, enjoy the sceney, and explore every optional path. Or speed run every level and compete in the global leaderboards
- Collect them all – a new Marble skin can be unlocked in every level. Are you up to the challenge?
- Immerse yourself – put on your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset and enjoy the unique third person perspective. Peek around the corner, survey the panoramic levels, or stretch your boundaries and look straight down into the foggy depths of the mountain (please note the gameplay experience is not comprimised for non-VR gamers)
Attendees visiting PAX South can sample the glory of helping a small marble on a big adventure at a hands-on demos in booth 11105. Meanwhile the scheduled release for Marble Mountain is in Q2 2016 for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows, Mac and Linux.