For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Beyond Fun Studio’s Aeolis Tournament. The game is slated to release approximately in May 2020 on PC and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the overview:
Aeolis Tournament is a 3D party action game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters use an air cannon to control the power of the wind and affect their surroundings. It’s a high-tempo game in the vein of Fuzion Frenzy with a Nintendo-inspired cartoony and colorful art direction.
It features physics-based gameplay, a tournament mode and local and online cross-platform multiplayer play.
The core of the gameplay is based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters hold an air cannon that allows them to vacuum air in and release it as a blast. In short: Hold A: air goes in, Release A: air goes out! Pretty simple!
The air cannon can be used in various ways: pushing an opponent, grabbing, holding and throwing items as projectiles, navigating on slippery surfaces by giving yourself a push, etc.
That mechanic is creatively used in each game mode and helped design games with a fresh feel despite being relatively familiar premises. It adds a depth layer to seemingly simple games.
Aeolis Tournament looks to be the perfect game to load up at a party. With simplistic controls, there isn’t much to learn, so you can grab a Joy-Con and have a go without feeling like you’ve missed much – that’s the beauty of competitive party games on Switch. The air cannon concept and its physics based gameplay appears to create some crazy scenarios and with a tournament mode and online cross-platform multiplayer, you’ll be playing this one well after your friends have gone home and left your house a mess.
Aeolis Tournament requires CA$20,000 and is currently sitting at CA$7521.29 after 149 backers with 25 days remaining. If you’d like to support the development of this game and some hardworking developers in their time of need, click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page.
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