Ace Mathician from Goodbye Galaxy Games — the one-man team behind Flipper and Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish — is branching out from goldfish to create a game about a koala that solves mathematical problems in a platforming context. Really.
Hugo Smits sent over the first trailer that explains a bit more about the game's equation-powered gameplay. It also contains some characteristically cute sprite work of a koala eating fruit.
More news on a release date and pricing when we hear it.
the gameplay looks good but my reaction to the math
I don't know if this will be a great game, but the concept is brilliant. Somehow it reminds me of Scribblenauts with numbers.
The only time I'd want to see or hear anything to do with maths when playing a video game is if there math references made by Sho Minamimoto in TWEWY.
it's a game about a koala and IT'S MATH, SERIOUSLY?, Ninty Where's YOUR GAME About A KOALA, OH YEAH, YOU DON'T HAVE A GAME ABOUT A KOALA, WOW Nintendo I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR YOU
That...actually looks interesting. It's obviously designed so that it wouldn't require Trig degree or anything like that to play. It's really just about moving platforms to get through the level, so I don't see as it's much different from other puzzle/platformers.
I'm making a math game as a school project. I hope you don't mind me taking one or two things from your game Hugo
This actually looks great fun!
This is an extremely intriguing and interesting concept. Good or bad, I really tip my hat to this guy for coming up with something truly creative and original. We need more stuff like this in today's game industry!
Oooh, what an unusual gameplay...I wonder what it will appeal to. Puzzle fans? Platformer fans? Anyway, nice to see something fresh and appealing to more general audiences.
Looks good in a Scribblenauts sort of way.
"the one-man team"
There is no "I" in "team".
Also, while the concept reminds of Scribblenauts, I hope the execution is much better than that game's.
"The only time I'd want to see or hear anything to do with maths when playing a video game is if there math references made by Sho Minamimoto in TWEWY."
I forgot about the Professor Layton series. I don't mind seeing maths based puzzles in those games.
@ejamer Speaking of Scribblenauts, I hope 5th Cell has not forgotten about that series. I mean, I actually bought a 3ds in hopes that they would release a new one.
Hmm, you need to know you graph equations for this one. At least it's not basic elementary school edutainment for this game.
Quick: What graph equation corresponds to the shape of the St. Louis Gateway Arch?
A: a hyperbolic cosine
@BulbasaurusRex Okay that just made my brain hurt.
But it does have intriguing gameplay.
Seeing it in motion at least explained a bit more of how it works. Guess you have to play it before you really can understand it though. Looks good so far and i hope my rudimentary math skills will suffice for this one.
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I don't know about the Math part but the game looks tight.... aesthetically and characteristically.
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