LONDON – 12.02.2014 – Independent game publisher Curve Digital has today announced that puzzle-platform game MouseCraft will be coming to Vita in May, with a PlayStation 4 version planned for the summer. The PlayStation versions will be developed by London developer Curve Studios.
The game, created by Polish developer Crunching Koalas, sees players aiding mice in their relentless quest for cheese by stacking and manipulating to world’s most famous puzzle pieces; Tetrominos to create safe paths and defeat enemies. MouseCraft combines the mechanics from classic puzzle games with a story mode, vibrant and original characters and a fully-featured level editor.
The Vita version of MouseCraft also marks the first time Curve Digital will release a Vita version of a popular indie title on the same day as the PC launch. Curve Digital Managing Director, Jason Perkins said: “MouseCraft takes some of the most recognisable elements from popular puzzle titles and uses them in really unique and interesting ways. It’s a charming game and one that’s very much suited to the controls and portability of the Vita.”
Tom Tomaszewski, the co-founder of Crunching Koalas said: “We are super excited that we will be joining the Sony family. Each of us here at CK owns at least one PlayStation console. Bringing MouseCraft to the platform that defined our video gaming experience over the past 20 years, is kind of a dream come true. We are also especially proud that we will be working with Curve Digital - their commitment to the project and the quality of games that they’ve brought to Sony consoles last year, proves that PlayStation versions of MouseCraft are in good hands. ”
The PC version of MouseCraft is available as an Early Access title to buy now through Steam, Humble Store and developer’s website.
MouseCraft was developed initially as a PC title by Crunching Koalas and is now being brought to the PlayStation Vita by Curve Digital. The game has just reached Beta status on Steam, where players can shape the development of the game and select how they want their funds to be allocated for additional features. The PC version of MouseCraft is currently available for a discounted price of $9.99 (Steam and Humble Store) and $9.00 (http://www.mouse-craft.com).
About Curve Digital
Founded in 2012, Curve Digital publishes original IP and enhanced conversions of popular independent video games. Working with high profile developers such as Jasper Byrne (Lone Survivor) and Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone), Curve Digital helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience on popular console formats, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Wii-U.
About Crunching Koalas
Crunching Koalas is an independent game development studio, whose goal is to deliver fulfilling experiences, by patiently crafting cheerful digital entertainment for all those, who need a break. Founded in 2012 by three promising developers: Tom Tomaszewski, Lukas Juszczyk, Kris Lesiecki and casual game industry veterans- Konrad Olesiewicz and Maciej Biedrzycki, creators of games such as Ancient Quest of Saqqarah or Phantasmat. Crunching Koalas are currently working on two titles: MouseCraft and WordTrap Dungeon.