In A Nutshell
A cross between the mind-splitting controls of “Brothers: a Tale…” and the arcade gameplay of “Geometry Wars”, with a sprinkle of beat-syncing. Feels like playing co-op with yourself.
Developer: Cinnoman Games, Switzerland
Genre: Arcade, True Twin-Stick, Action
Platforms: Windows PC, Nintendo Switch. Other consoles TBD
Release: PC Early Access August 2018, Switch + PC full release Q4 2018
Target Future Platforms: TBD; Consoles, Mac, Linux
Game Modes: Single-Player: Arcade Mode, Progress Mode; Multiplayer: Local Co-Op
Twitter (dev): @CinnomanGames
Twitter (game): @modsork
MODSORK is a challenging arcade game about controlling two avatars at the same time to keep them alive against relentless waves of grumpy geometric shapes. These avatars can be connected with lasers in order to clothesline the enemies and score. Players will find themselves dying a lot only to tell themselves “just one more try” over and over again.
The game is all about the visceral satisfaction of mastering its ambidextrous controls. For instance, special abilities are not triggered by pressing a button, but by pulling off a cool gesture on the controller.
Many elements are synced to the beat to create a hypnotic experience and the music reacts to gameplay events. Players can select between various styles of music, replacing all the audio in the game with matching sounds.
About Cinnoman Games
Cinnoman Games is a one-person studio located near Basel, Switzerland. Before making games, David was a legal professional. Then he decided to follow his passions and transitioned from working with the rules of society to designing rule sets that are more fun. He worked on cross-platform MMO strategy game Wack-a-Doo for a while and also did audio and game design contract work. MODSORK is his first solo effort.
Events, Selections, Prizes
Selections: EGX Leftfield Collection ’15, Birmingham UK; Indie Prize Showcase ’16, Amsterdam Netherlands; Zealous X festival ’16, London UK; EFFF Indie Game Contest Finalist 16, Strasbourg France; #SwissGames Delegation to GDC SF 17;
Other Events: Madrid Games Week (ES), EGX Rezzed (UK), Gamescom (GER), Stunfest (FR)
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