Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Drinkbox Studios Presents: Nobody Saves the World

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Hi! I’m very happy to share what we revealed during today’s showcase / twitchgaming: ID @ Xbox – the new game from Drinkbox, Nobody saves the world. And by “person” I mean you; you’re playing the hollow-eyed baby-thing Person (and you’re going to save the world).

Calamity is spreading monsters and blatant corruption everywhere. The sorcerer hero Nostramagus is nowhere to be found, but you have stolen (borrowed?) One of his wands and are taking matters into your own hands. The wand allows you to transform into many unique shapes – a rat, a knight, a horse, a mermaid, a robot and many (MANY) more! It is up to you to master these forms and their powers to overcome calamity.

After tackling the platforms (Mutant blob attack !!!), metroidvanias (Guacamelee!) and dungeon crawlers (Separate), we wanted to try to make an Action-RPG like Drinkbox. For us, that means getting rid of our points of frustration and adding as much charm and variety as possible.

For example, you don’t crush enemies to level up or unlock forms in Nobody saves the world. Instead, you complete quests. There are a lot of quests to complete and while some are serious (“kill 10 enemies without getting hit”), others are less serious (“fall in love”, “sit”). Right from the start, you’ll learn how to mix and match your shape abilities, unlocking bazillion combos. A knight who bites like a rat? A robot that gallops like a horse? You bet!

As you explore the vast world of the game, you will discover dungeons and fight through them to fend off calamity. A dungeon can be a castle or a cave, but it can also be a giant decaying pumpkin or a crashed UFO. Dungeons are procedurally generated to make sure the game stays fresh and gets harder and harder the further you go. There’s always a new dungeon, shape, quest, or challenge right around the corner.

One last bit of excitement for you: we’re super jazzed to have composer Jim Guthrie (Superbrothers: Sword and EP Sword, Under, “Indie Game: The Movie”) on board for the soundtrack! As always, Jim’s work is absolutely amazing and we can’t wait for you all to hear it.

Nobody saves the world will be available on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC later this year, and will be available on launch day with Xbox Game Pass. We’ll have more to announce as the release approaches, so look forward to it!


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