Factsheet

Developer:
Paper Cult
Based in Montreal, Quebec

Release date:
May 15, 2017

Platforms:
Steam
HumbleStore

Website:
fatmask.com

Regular Price:

$9.99

Description

Fat Mask is a 1-4 players arcade puzzle brawler game where you acrobatically create giant combos by matching small blocks together. BEWARE! Other players will try to steal your combos and you must defend them at all cost if you ever wish to win! Thanks to a unique mix of brawler and puzzle mechanics, Fat Mask creates a frenetic experience that is sure to ruin some friendships. Steal your friends' hard earned monster combos in this quirky action-packed game!

History

Our goal was always to create a quick-paced multiplayer arcade game that would explore new territory by diverging from the usual fighting mechanics that defines the genre. After a lot of sweat and prototypes (32 of them), we settled on the basic mechanics for Fat Mask: create, steal and fight over ownership of gigantic tetris-like combos with your friends. A keypoint for us was to create an interestingly fresh solo mode which would go beyond the multiplayer mode. That’s how we came up with our unique stressful single player mode where you must compete against time itself to create as many combos as you can to inscribe your name at the top of the worldwide leaderboards. In short: every combo you claim buys you a few more seconds to create another one. From this gameplay dynamic also came a co-op version of the game where ultra-competitive combo makers can still have fun with more casual oriented players.

Features

  • Local multiplayer for real old school fun (Free-for-All and Coop)
  • Single Player High Score mode
  • Realtime Steam Leaderboards directly in-game
  • 18 unique levels
  • Best soundtrack ever
  • You can fart! (and it serves no purpose)

Videos

Fat Mask - Launch Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Official Selection | MIGF - Montreal Independent Games Festival" 2015
  • "Official Selection | BFIG - Boston Festival of Indies Games " 2015


Selected Articles

  • "An evil Kirby's Avalanche that breaks out of the Tetris window."
    - BFIG Juror,
  • "The game is very tense and strategic, and balancing offensive and defensive blob creation is key to obtaining victory."
    - Ben Franchit - emertainmentmonthly.com,
  • "[...] the way they integrated timing around the match 3 I thought was clever, and it helped integrate the match and battle dynamics."
    - IndieCade Juror,

Original Soundtrack | Bandcamp
antoinevachon.bandcamp.com.

Original Soundtrack | Soundcloud
antoinevachon.bandcamp.com.


About Paper Cult

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Paper Cult is an indie video game studio based in Montreal, Quebec.

More information
More information on Paper Cult, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Fat Mask Credits

Raphael Toulouse
Co-Founder - Developper, Paper Cult

Michael Emond
Co-Founder - Developper, Paper Cult

Antoine Vachon
Composer - Sound Designer, Freelancer


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