Guinea Pig Parkour has been fully funded through a Kickstarter campaign, and is now in the process of working its way through some stretch goals. If the concept of a Guinea Pig doing parkour wasn’t enough to make you want this game already, then take a look at the trailer for the game. Pay particular attention to the fun detail in the animations of each character, because they’re honestly some of the best I’ve ever seen. Read on after the video for more information.
The fact that the art in this game is hand-drawn is just astounding. I fell in love with it as soon as I’d finished the trailer, and had to hold myself back from throwing all of my money at the Kickstarter campaign. I think what makes it so good is the fact that it brings back the art style of the cartoons I watched when I was a child. Characters weren’t realistic, so seeing them squash into themselves as they dropped to the floor, or ran into a wall, was nothing out of the ordinary. The animation goes beyond the protagonist though, with every single being in the world having been beautifully drawn and animated, something I’ve not seen since Cuphead.
On the note of Cuphead, this game is primarily a 2D platformer. Unlike Cuphead, it leans on parkour instead of shooting, but the whole art style and animations bleed into the gameplay regardless. In Guinea Pig Parkour, the interiors of buildings could be more platforming levels, social areas with NPCs to interact with, or bosses. The bosses in particular are something I’m very much looking forward to playing through, because they can only be defeated by learning their movements, and working around them. Other games today have bosses that can be hit until they’re dead, usually through their attacks, which gets old real fast. Being forced to work around the mechanics of a boss, as you need to in Sparklite, is fresh every time. These boss fights also reward players for being clever or skilful, something I value far more than grinding out levels until I’m more powerful than the boss.
I could go on and on about Guinea Pig Parkour. I could gush about the soundtrack, the look of the game’s world, or how cute the main character is, but these are things you’ll discover if you go and check the game’s Kickstarter campaign out. The game is already funded, so now is your chance to get it a bit cheaper than it will be when it launches, and early access can’t really hurt can it? Let me know what you think of the game in the comments.