Celebrate National Mushroom Day with Mushroom 11 – A Game That Breaks the Mold
Indie developer Untame is proud to announce that Mushroom 11 has released for PC, Mac, and Linux. Backed by Indie Fund and named Best Indie Game at the recent Tokyo Game Show, the genre-defying Mushroom 11 is a $14.99 download, on sale for $13.49 (10% off) for the first week.
When humanity is gone, new life will rise – but in the strange world of Mushroom 11, destruction is the only way to grow. You are an amorphous fungal organism spared by the catastrophe that wiped out the human race. Shape your mushroom by pruning its cells. New cells immediately grow to replace the ones destroyed, allowing you to move and shape-shift through a mysterious world where the total annihilation of humanity has cleared the way for unexpected new life. In genre terms Mushroom 11 comes closest to a platformer, but this mold-breaking game is unlike any platformer you’ve played before!
Intriguing post-apocalyptic environments and a haunting original soundtrack by electronica supergroup The Future Sound of London set the scene as you puzzle your way through seven eerily beautiful levels. Use the power of destruction and regrowth to outsmart tricky obstacles, overwhelm bizarre creatures, and ultimately come to understand the true nature of the devastation from which you emerged.
Mushroom 11 was first conceived during a weekend-long Global Game Jam themed around Ouroboros (the mythical snake that eats its own tail). The game has already gained great critical reception with honors including IGF Excellence in Design and SXSW Gamers Voice nominations; recognition by IndieCade, the EGX Leftfield Collection, and the PAX 10; and Best Indie Game and Best Game Design awards at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show.