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Relive the golden age of puzzle fighting games on your Nintendo Switch with Robo Puzzle Smash!

The award-winning Robo Puzzle Smash is a head spinning mash-up of fighting and puzzle games, inspired by Capcom’s Puzzle Fighter. We introduced Robo Puzzle Smash to Steam last year (it's awesome and you all should play it here). Now we want to bring it to Nintendo Switch with exclusive features like improved online play and tournaments, a new four player mode, and updated artwork for a more polished gameplay experience that makes it truly tournament-ready.

Them voxels!
Them voxels!

We designed Robo Puzzle Smash to be a hyper fast puzzle game for serious competitive players and newcomers to the genre alike. Our guiding principle from the beginning was "We want to take this to EVO." Now, with your help we can bring this enhanced version to a wider audience through Nintendo Switch!

Robo Puzzle Smash on the go!
Robo Puzzle Smash on the go!

What It Is:

Robo Puzzle Smash is a first-of-its-kind fighting puzzle game that tests your reflexes with hyper-fast competitive gameplay. The game features a rotating playfield instead of the usually spinning blocks. It's a unique concept that makes for frenetic and chaotic gameplay with a super high skill ceiling. It's built for tournaments so you can show off your skills!   

Rotate your playfield
Rotate your playfield

How It Works:

Robo Puzzle Smash gameplay
Robo Puzzle Smash gameplay

The rotating play field allows for advanced, brain melting gameplay. You can set up breakers in advance, hit a shoulder button, and allow gravity to take over. Everything comes tumbling down and breaks in a combo causing massive damage to your opponent. 

Setup combos, then rotate!
Setup combos, then rotate!

Robo Puzzle Smash features deep strategies and oozes with meta. Each character has their own strengths and weaknesses. You can flex your skills and apply different strategies depending on your opponent's play style.  

Nintendo Switch Exclusive Features:

  •  Four Player Mode: Taking competition to the next level, Robo Puzzle Smash is being enhanced with a brand new four player mode (using 2 set of Joycon, or 4 controllers).
  •  Updated Online Play: We're enhancing the online play to include ranks, online tournaments, and events you can participate in. We want to build the best puzzle fighting community and we want you to be a part of it! 
  •  Updated Art: We're enhancing the artwork, adding effects, and adding a layer of polish for the Nintendo Switch release! We can't wait to show off the enhancements we have planned. 
Switch controls
Switch controls
Four Player Mode
Four Player Mode
Updated art and effects
Updated art and effects

Rewards: 

We have some great rewards we think you'll love, including the chance to order the Switch version (plus a copy of the game on Steam) at a discounted price, and the opportunity to name our new hidden character.

What are we spending the money on?

We spent years fine tuning the game, running tournaments at conventions, and building the best, most complete competitive puzzle game. A lot of the work is complete, but we still need to buy development kits, pay for the enhancements, and other expenses involved with bringing the game to a new platform.

All funds raised will be allocated to the actual expenses involved with porting the game, which will primarily include: Dev kits for development and testing, updated UI and artwork for the Switch version, and an updated intro that removes outdated artwork and adds additional polish. 

Any additional funds will be dedicated to marketing and promotion, and if we hit our stretch goals, we will continue to develop additional features.

Stretch Goals:

We would love to enhance the game even further for Switch! I'll add additional stretch goals here if we can meet our goal!   

About Benjamin Cole and Pxlplz: 

My love of this genre started when I picked up Super Puzzle Fighter the day it launched on PlayStation, and since then I’ve been hooked. In my opinion there aren’t enough options out there for competitive puzzle game fans. Robo Puzzle Smash was born with the goal of introducing this genre to a wider audience. 

I’ve turned my passion of indie games into a career. In 2011, I founded Pxlplz where I released several titles including the well-received Star Saver on iOS. A small team and I started on Robo Puzzle Smash in 2015 and initially shipped the game on Steam in 2018. Prior to that, I worked at Namco on titles like the cult classic Snoopy vs The Red Baron and later shipped games for Gaia Online. Over the course of 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to ship more than a dozen titles.

You can find more about me at http://bencole.games.

Accolades

  • "Game-A-Con Crystal Award: Best Art Direction" - Atlantic City, NJ 2017
  • "Game-A-Con Crystal Award: Best Technology" - Atlantic City, NJ 2016
  • "Boston Festival of Indie Games: Finalist" - Boston, MA 2015
  • "MAGFest MIVS Showcase Selection" - National Harbor, MD 2016, 2017
  • "Otakon: Showcase Selection" - Baltimore, MD 2015

Risks and challenges

Naturally there will be challenges associated with any new product or enhancement. However, as a veteran developer, I’ve worked on Nintendo platforms and am confident that we will be able to overcome any barriers to give, you, our fans, Robo Puzzle Smash on Nintendo Switch.

I will provide weekly (or more frequent) updates regarding our progress and any challenges as they arise.

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