STICK ‘EM UP 2: PAPER ADVENTURES
Now available on all major desktop and mobile platforms
Stick ‘Em Up 2: Paper Adventures features a blend of run’n’gun and platforming gameplay with stick figure characters fighting their way through varied levels using a wide selection of weapons and vehicles. It has a beautiful art style that makes every frame look like a collage of paper and card. The levels have playful themes including pirates, ninjas, and buggy racing on the moon.
Players can play together in the 1-4 player co-op campaign mode, or fight against each other in Versus and Team Versus deathmatch modes.
Having previously been a hit downloadable game on Xbox 360, the new version launching today has been completely rewritten from scratch for desktop and mobile platforms and includes some major enhancements:
The first significant addition is that it now includes cross-platform local network play. A free “Starter Edition” of the game is available on all the new platforms, and it acts both as a demo — letting players play the first level to learn the controls and get a taste of the game — and as a client for network games started with the full version. So if there aren’t enough controllers available for a 4-player game, the extra players can just download the free Starter Edition onto their smartphones or tablets and connect to the network game to play together that way. When used as a network client the Starter Edition gives access to all the levels and modes without any restrictions, so four people can play the whole game with only one of them having to own it.
Another big change is the quality of the character animation. The new version uses actual real-life motion capture data, which as far as we know is the first time that’s ever been done in a stick figure game, and makes for exceptionally solid-feeling animations.
Just about any imaginable combination of controllers is supported. Precise keyboard and mouse controls and up to four Xbox 360 or Xbox One controllers are supported on the desktop platforms. On iOS players can use Made For iPhone game controllers, and on Android a variety of Bluetooth gamepads are supported, as well as Xbox 360 controllers (connected by USB or using the Wireless Gaming Receiver). But for players without external controllers the iOS and Android versions of the game of course include touchscreen controls, and those have been very carefully designed and tuned to make for one of the very best platform game experiences yet seen on touchscreen devices.
Stick ‘Em Up 2: Paper Adventures is launching today on Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux, and SteamOS; on the App Store for iOS and the Mac App Store for Mac; and on Google Play for Android. The price is $2.99 or local equivalent on all platforms, and there are no in-app purchases or other microtransactions (and there never will be). The Starter Edition is free. Links to all stores are available at stickemup2.com