Factsheet

Developer:
Harmonious Games
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release Date:
February 2017 (Steam)
October 2017 (Nintendo Switch™)

Development Starting Date:
March 2015

Website:
http://puttypals.com

Nintendo Switch™:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/putty-pals-switch

Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/489110/

Press / Business contact:
contact@harmoniousgames.com

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Description

Putty Pals is a colourful, bouncy, and squishy cooperative two-player platform puzzle game, challenging two players to communicate and solve problems together. Players must guide two cute, brightly-coloured balls of putty through over thirty levels of obstacles and hazards in a vivid, cartoonish world.

The two characters can cooperate in a variety of ways. They can flatten themselves to form a high-bouncing trampoline, link hands to swing each other through the air, and much more. Colour-coded puzzles mean that both players will need to do their part to get the heroes back home.

Platform

Putty Pals has been released for the Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC and Mac. As it was developed in the Unity engine it can be ported to almost any platform, so the team at Harmonious hope to announce PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions in the near future.

History

In October 2015, Putty Pals was a simple university project being shown at PAX Australia as part of the Swinburne University of Technology’s Games and Interactivity booth. It was immediately a big hit with the public, drawing particular praise from families with young children who have very few games they can all enjoy together. This success at PAX Australia convinced the recently-graduated development team to bring Putty Pals to market as a complete product, and Harmonious Games was born.

In February 2016 the new studio began working at The Arcade, Melbourne’s shared working space for the games industry. Being surrounded by developers with countless years of experience and chatting with them daily about the game-making process was invaluable for the fledgling studio. The friendly, collaborative atmosphere of The Arcade has definitely expressed itself in the deeply cooperative nature of Putty Pals.

Features

  • Pure co-op gameplay, built from the ground up for two people playing together side by side
  • Use any combination of keyboard and game controllers, even sharing the same keyboard
  • Cooperative use of bouncing and swinging physics lets players lift each other to new heights
  • Explore diverse environments including explosive volcanoes and unstable ice caves
  • Game content includes 28 full-length levels with unlockable time trials, plus 25 bonus mini-levels
  • Many milestones for players to share, including Steam achievements and trading cards

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About Harmonious Games

Harmonious Games is a young and energetic studio dedicated to creating fun, colourful, non-violent games with a sense of humour. Based in Melbourne, Australia, this diverse team mixes serious technical know-how with zany off-the-wall creativity, resulting in a harmonious blend of bright ideas, clever solutions, and highly original products. They debuted with Putty Pals, a cute and quirky couch co-op platformer released on PC and the Nintendo Switch™.

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Harmonious Games

Joe Park
Studio Director

Laura Voss
Creative Director

Simon Pederick
Technical Director

Elise Zinna
Lead Level Designer

Tyson Brown
Lead Animator

Ben Harmon
Artist

Anthony Iob
Artist / Assistant Level Designer

Contractors

Jeremy Burns
Sound Effects & Music Producer

Special Thanks

Andrew Trevillian
Mentor

Andy Matsinos
Graphic Designer

Paul Denovan
Music Producer

Bel Turnbull
Environment Artist

Chris Lewis
Programmer

Thien Thai Tu
Programmer