VR, PC Adventure Platformer, Marble Mountain, Rolling to Steam April 5 (Video)
Marble Mountain, the third-person adventure platformer by Lightning Rock, will be a launch title for the HTC Vive and arrive on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux on April 5, 2016. Gamers can also embark on this epic Indiana Jones-style adventure with a traditional monitor or on the Oculus Rift.
Players guide a small marble on an epic journey, starting with gentle grassy hills and ending at the snow-covered summit of Marble Mountain. Along the way they must use skill and timing to navigate treacherous traps including razor sharp blades, sneaky trap doors, and timed gate posts. With 25 distinct levels, each stage introduces a new aesthetic feel, obstacles and puzzles for players to overcome, while minimal U.I. creates an immersive experience.
Competitive players can battle for the best time on the online leaderboard. Intrepid explorers can search for secrets such as hidden collectible items, including the cowboy hat for rugged wanderers and a bowler hat for dignified travellers. Gold treasure, called Aurums, are also hidden throughout the stages. Successfully collecting all the Aurums in a level will unlock new marble skins.
Lightning Rock was inspired by retro classics including Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball, but also drew inspiration from film, including the Indiana Jones franchise.
“Marble Mountain’s almost universal appeal becomes immediately recognizable the moment you pick up the controller.” Shannon Pickles, producer, Lightning Rock said. “At game conventions around the world the platformer adventures bring smiles to every players’ face, whether they are enjoying the classic PC and monitor experience or cutting-edge VR.
Marble Mountain will retail for $9.99 USD and is available to wishlist now on Steam.
“It’s fantastic. It’s well balanced, it controls well, the ability to move my head and explore where I’m about to go is invaluable.”
“I found Marble Mountain to be one of the most oddly relaxing and effective VR experiences yet”
About This Game
Marble Mountain combines the retro game play of Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball with the cinematic experience of Indiana Jones to deliver an exciting adventure anyone can enjoy, but with depth for gamers to master. Balance, roll and puzzle your way through increasingly difficult levels on your way to the top of the mountain.
Most Marble’s spend their days drunkenly smashing into each other or hide in constant fear that the finger of god will come along and flick them. However once in a great while there comes a Marble who is brave enough to leave town and seek glory by traversing to the top of the Mountain and seek the treasure every Marble knows to be there!
◾An Epic Journey – balance at precarious heights and navigate treacherous environments on your quest to the top of the mountain to return the stolen treasures from the temple
◾Tricks, Traps and Treasure – dodge deadly Mettalan cubes, solve puzzles and collect all the gold aurums you can find!
◾Amazing Handcrafted Levels – traverse increasingly difficult levels with rolling green hills, spooky graveyards, ancient temples, unforgiving volcanoes, dry deserts, sky-high mountain tops, snow-capped summits and dangerous cliffs
◾Thrilling Adventure – avoid massive boulders, flee oncoming avalanches, and tumble down titanic waterfalls
◾Play it your way – take it slow, enjoy the sceney, and explore every optional path. Or speed run every level and compete in the global leaderboards
◾Collect them all – new Marble skins can be unlocked in every level as well as a variety of nifty hats. Are you up to the challenge?
◾Immerse yourself – put on your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset and enjoy the third person perspective. Peek around the corner, survey the panoramic levels, or push your boundaries and look straight down into the foggy depths of the mountain (please note the game play experience is not compromised for non-VR gamers)
◾Recommended use of Game Controller
◾Available on PC, Mac and Linux
◾Full VR Support without comprimisng non-VR gamers
◾Steam achievements, trading cards and leader boards