An apple a day keeps humanity away in unique roguelike indie
April 16, 2018 – We hope you like fruit, because it looks like things are about to get juicy! Game publisher X.D. Network Inc. has confirmed that its new indie game, Juicy Realm, will be launching on Steam on May 3rd. X.D. Network Inc. has published indie titles and classic titles like To the Moon Mobile and ICEY, a famous Chinese indie which has sold more than 2 million copies across all platforms. Juicy Realm will be available in English, Japanese, and Chinese (simple and traditional). X.D. Network Inc. also plans to release future versions of the game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game’s PlayStation 4 version made its debut at the Indie MEGABOOTH at GDC 2018 earlier this year, receiving glowing feedback from attendees.
In the world of Juicy Realm, the line between animals and plants is blurred to the extreme. Plants have gained sentience-and limbs-and are now fighting humanity to top the food chain. It’s up to you to lead a team into the mysterious plant kingdom, defeating the foul fruit once and for all!
The top-down, roguelike game features myriad fun, unique elements for players to unearth, including randomly-generated maps in locations like the forest, the desert, and the deep sea; different weapons to master, like the wrench or the shotgun; an endless supply of treasure to collect and monsters to defeat; a big boss that can appear at random; and a host of Easter eggs to discover. Juicy Realm can be played in a solo campaign, or players can team up with friends in a cooperative local multiplayer mode.
In this top-down dual-stick shooter, the player must cut down cute pears or obliterate big-eyed watermelons. These frightening fruits are actually vicious and doing everything they can to take you down. Players must move quickly and agilely in order to successfully defeat their foes.
The recent-released sketches reveal a stunningly original art style from Juicy Realm, courtesy of one half of the two-person dev team that created it: Chinese comic artist Bibo X (aka Ling Lu), who previously won China’s Golden Dragon Award Original Animation & Comic Competition. Bibo X’s work can be found in his comic book The World of Buby. In addition, he has collaborated with various publications and companies, including PopCap (Plants vs. Zombies) and Paramount (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
The impressively delicate animation style, gorgeously rendered and distinctive graphics, and the strong hit feedback after each attack will take players on a thrillingly juicy adventure.