Factsheet

Developer:
SPITE HOUSE
Based in Seattle, WA

Release date:
TBD 2017

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Linux

Website:
spite.house/trundl-buddy

Regular Price:

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Description

TRUNDL.corp’s newly-conscious flagship product awakens with a head full of voices and a singular impulse: DRIVE. Careen through countless (five) environments toward one of many (three) endings. Equip your pudgy little body with spooky ballistics to face hostile bots sent to flatten your chassis. Collect glimpses of an inevitable future haunted by sound and color and also ghosts. Trundl your .buddy hard enough and you may answer the voices’ call. But what will you say? Grow a mind. Swerve the world. But mostly… NEVER. EVER. STOP.

History

TRUNDL.buddy was born as a game jam entry in December 2015. Now we're developing it into a full-fledged game.

Features

  • FAST, TACTICAL COMBAT RUNNER
  • GOOD GOOD ART
  • VOCALOID-RICH SOUNTRACK

Videos

Gameplay Teaser Vimeo

Story Teaser Vimeo


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (12MB)
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logo

Animation

TRUNDL_wash.gif
TRUNDL_safe.gif
TRUNDL_grill.gif
TRUNDL_buddy.gif

Soundtrack


Awards & Recognition

  • "Best of Ludum Dare 34" Top 50 Overall - Super Secret Self-Aware Desert Dash (TRUNDL.buddy prototype)
  • "PAX West: 5 Seattle Indies Expo Highlights" September 23, 2016 - Operation Rainfall

Selected Articles

  • "Colorful graphics, fast paced play; lots of action [...] visually exciting."
    - SIX Expo - Judges' Comments - Juror A, Seattle Indies
  • "[...] was like Adventure Time meets Borderlands. The art is presented in such a way that even when you're being assaulted by hordes of crazy looking toaster dudes, you can still take a second to appreciate it."
    - SIX Expo - Judges' Comments - Juror B, Seattle Indies
  • "[...] the game is fast right from the start. I don't have to wait for the run to pick up before the speed is exciting. Nice and zippy."
    - SIX Expo - Judges' Comments - Juror E, Seattle Indies
  • "Have I mentioned I’m drawn to games that are visually appealing? Cause that’s definitely the reason I wandered over to the TRUNDL.buddy booth."
    - Josh Speer, OpRainfall

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Webcomic (work in progress)
Meet some characters in this origin-story-before-the-story. Worldbuilding! --> spite.house

Original Art
Wildly popular internet cat artist and blisteringly talented illustrator Cassie Murphy is at fault for TRUNDL.buddy's visage and everything else your eye can see. Enjoy her cats and other work here: kittycassandra.com

Original Soundtrack
Award-winning film composer Soren Laulainen is TRUNDL.buddy's musical soul. You can listen to more of his work here: sorenlaulainen.com


About SPITE HOUSE

Boilerplate
SPITE HOUSE is a game development, video production and creative studio in Seattle, WA, dedicated to making atmospheric and story-rich experiences that will climb inside you and refuse to leave.

More information
More information on SPITE HOUSE, our logo & relevant media are available here.


TRUNDL.buddy and the Ghostly Wi-filactery Credits

Jordan Lofgren
Design, Animation, Story

Soren Laulainen
Music, Sound Design, Code

Cassie Murphy
Illustration, 2D Art

Austin Nokleby
Design, Animation, Story


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks