The year is coming to an end but TBG is still looking beyond the horizon at some of the new and exciting games coming in 2020. Cat-astrophe Games studio is working on a unique combination of sports, races and food. FoodBall offers, among other things, a story mode, differentiated characters/vehicles and extensive couch-style multiplayer mode.
What is FoodBall?
FoodBall, an unconventional mix of car combat and football game, combines two things that make the world go round: food and sports.
Join the colourful cast of food truck owners who – using their eccentric cars, quirky recipes, and love for food – try to change the stagnant world of gourmet cuisine, one meatball at a time.
Take part in an unforgettable tournament, battle against formidable opponents, discover new recipes and finally, climb to the top of the culinary world!
What’s on offer?
- ● Thrilling tournament modeA mode for lone wolves: take an in-depth look at the world of FoodBall through the best single-player experience.● Crazy local multiplayer
Connect with your friends, configure your rules and go wild! The multiplayer mode allows you to create teams of up to 4 players, set up your preferred rules, choose your battle arenas and much more.
● A colourful cast of playable characters
Meet the FoodBall players from all over the world and play through their character story modes to unveil their secrets!
● Pimp your ride
Cat ears for your food truck? Play through various modes and unlock countless cosmetic items that let you personalize your cars!
● All’s fair in food and war!
During the match, make use of everything you’ve got: freeze your opponents, boost your speed or leave greasy puddles of tomato sauce to hinder the others! Unlock and upgrade the power-ups specific for each car to boost your chances to win.
The story mode tells the stories of food truck owners who try to revolutionize the culinary world. Each of the 8 basic characters will have their specific and eccentric machine, unique recipes and skills (e.g. acceleration, freezing opponents and setting culinary traps). The creators emphasize that in practice playing each character will be a unique experience, and the right choice can have a decisive impact on the match.
FoodBall will also offer differentiated pitches located in different parts of the world in which there will be plenty of random events and specific obstacles. You will also be able to significantly change the appearance of the vehicles.
Who are Cat-astrophe Games?
Cat-astrophe Games is a Polish indie game studio, created out of love for cats and video games. It first launched in 2015 as a project of Paweł Wojciechowicz and Michalis Kamburelis. Our team has considerably grown and currently has over ten members. Our main goal is to create unique experiences – using engaging stories, comic-inspired graphics and satisfying mechanics – that will leave a lasting impression on the players.
Other games from the studio include:
● Dragon Squash (2016; action game for Android)
● Escape from the Universe (2019; classic action shooter for Nintendo Switch)
● The Unholy Society (2019; 2D action-adventure game for Nintendo Switch and PC)
Since 2019 Cat-astrophe Games has also been involved in porting and development of third-party games, as well as the development of numerous educational projects.
A word from the developers
“The game we are creating may at first glance be associated with Rocket League. However, we propose a different approach to the subject. FoodBall will offer an extensive story mode with comic-book inserts and each of the characters will have its own history and unique skills that will have a significant impact on the gameplay. We attach special importance to local multiplayer modes (competition and cooperation) and good fun before one console/PC is one of our main objectives” says the CEO of Cat-astrophe Games, Paweł Wojciechowicz.
A word from the publisher
“Cat-astrophe Games studio is preparing a game that is the ideal proposition for those who like to have fun with family or friends in front of one console or computer. At the same time, however, players who prefer to play alone can also find many attractions. The mechanics itself will be based on the principle ‘Easy to play, hard to master’” says the CEO of Gaming Factory S.A., Mateusz Adamkiewicz.
When can you play FoodBall?
The premiere date of FoodBall on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) has been scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 2020. The publishing plan also includes the release of the game on Xbox One, and Gaming Factory does not rule out releasing the title on other platforms.
What do you think of this fast food take on the Rocket League formula? A strong emphasis on couch co-op and a campaign is certainly ticking the right boxes for us at TBG. Let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media and as always, stay tuned to TBG for more upcoming news, reviews and previews.