Sugarhigh Shakedown: A sugary beat em up tale
There's a new game coming to the beat 'em up family. Developed by Stale Evolution Games, Sugarhigh Shakedown combines 2D art and animation with a 3D aesthetic.
The game revolves around a police cadet named Gil who is called upon to stop an evil CEO from selling sweets to innocent children who become hyperactive and mind-controlled after eating them. Gil is tasked with stopping a villain who takes advantage of the thing kids love most to create mindless zombie-like children who run wild. Inspired by titles like Double Dragon and Battletoads, the game uses pixel art and graphics to create a classic video game aesthetic.
Stale Evolution Games is creating an online fundraiser using Patreon and Kickstarter to raise money to not only promote the game, but also expand it to other platforms besides PC and Mac. They are also providing behind-the-scenes videos of the making of Sugarhigh Shakedown on their YouTube channel. There are also plans to create a line of t-shirts, stickers, and candy to support the launch of the game.
Sugarhigh Shakedown will be released spring or summer of 2018. For more information about Sugarhigh Shakedown or Stale Evolution, visit their website here.