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FactSheet


Developer:

Treasure Coast Games
Based in Florida

Planned Release Window:
Q1 2022

Platforms:
PC

Website:
treasurecoastgames.com

Description


Hamster Scramble takes the versus puzzle game genre to the next level. A fusion between match-3 puzzler and platformer, Hamster Scramble gives players the ability to swap into their opponents section to attack their puzzle board directly!

In Hamster Scramble, you aren't just handed your puzzle pieces for free, instead players will have to chase down colored hamsters as they run about the stage, catch them, then throw them at the board to make matches.

The Swap ability introduces a level of interactivity never before seen in the versus puzzle genre. By swapping, players can invade their opponents space to interfere with them directly! Steal hamsters you need, throw unhelpful balls at their board, attack them to slow them down!

History


Starting as a proof-of-concept side project, the original concept was born after hours of playing games like Puyo Puyo Tetris showed the shortcomings of the genre; where players are sectioned off, only able to affect each other indirectly. We wanted to design a competitive puzzle game that embraces the best parts of multiplayer games: direct interactions between players. What we ended up with was a puzzle/platformer hybrid that lets players hop back and forth between each others sections.

Features

  • Puzzle and platforming meet to create a brand new style of versus game!
  • Chase down colored hamsters as they run about the stage, catch them, then throw them at the board to make matches.
  • By swapping, players can invade their opponents space to interfere with them directly!
  • 8 stages, each with a unique platform layout and mechanics.
  • Story mode with 50+ stages playable solo and coop.
  • Hamster Village that grows and evolves as the story progresses.
  • Up to 4-player local and online multiplayer.

Videos

Two players play a bubble-popping puzzle game.
The left player jumps to the right area and attacks the right player.

Images

4 players play on the beach stage.
The left player jumps to the right area and attacks the right player.

Logo

Hamster Scramble Logo
Treasure Coast Games logo

About Treasure Coast Games

Treasure Coast Games is an indie game development company created by Kevin McCorkle. Since inception it has grown to a 6 person team spread across 3 continents.

Team

Kevin McCorkle
Programming, Game Design

SkullTomatoes
General Art, GUI

Ellie Liota
Character Animation

Alejandro Ibarra
Animation

Ryan Stunkel
SFX

Leonardo Lima
Music