Factsheet

Developer:
BitNine Studio
Based in Forlì, Italy

Release date:
TBA

Platforms:
Nintendo Switch
PC / Mac

Website:
http://www.terrorbane.com

Description

Deceptively presented as a classic JRPG inspired by the 16bit era, "Terrorbane - 100% Bug Free" is a tongue-in-cheek meta-adventure that eschews genres and tells the story of an obnoxious videogame Developer at his first videogame project, eager to make the Player his unfortunate test subject. As a Player, you will have to endure the sloppy but funny storyline and ever-changing gameplay, in a bid to learn how to exploit bugs and surmount the impossible odds that separate you from your prize, the ending credits! The bond you'll share with the Dev will be a constant, and sometimes cumbersome, presence, guiding and bothering you throughout the game and its affectionate but vitriolic parody dioramas of the gaming media. All bugs encountered in your journey will be automatically recorded in a bug list encouraging you to collect them all. Should you manage to explore the many varied paths this story will take by reacting to your choices, and complete your bug list one hundred percent, then you will unlock the true ending of the game and hopefully learn a thing or two about what makes any game truly work.

Features

  • Text-based, multiple-choice, meta-narrative adventure.
  • The Developer: fourth-wall breaking character that acts as both a narrator and an antagonist within the game.
  • Funny bugs and glitches, used as elements of gameplay.
  • Bug-list: in-game menu for the collection of all encountered bugs.
  • Narrative branches that alter the established gameplay radically.
  • Puzzles and fights that make use of player expectations against him, by overturning well-established staples of videogame history.
  • Circular gameplay that encourages multiple playthroughs to explore all possible branching paths.
  • True ending can be achieved by collecting all bugs in the game.
  • Pixelart.

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "I appreciated both the writing and the audio/graphical presentation of this idea. Based on my own personal tastes, this is the project I'm looking forward to the most."
    - Riccardo Piccinini, https://nintendon.it/
  • "Terrorbane, a game that managed to make us fall for it, with only 20 minutes of trial gameplay."
    - Kevin Ferrari, https://17kgroup.it/
  • "The guys at BitNine Studio excel in entertaining the player with their wacky and funny twists, but also with some pure, unadulterated nonsense."
    - Giampiero Ruggiero, https://www.gamesource.it/
  • "One of the most peculiar and "outside the box" esperiences, between the many projects proposed by AESVI."
    - GV staff, http://www.gamesvillage.it/
  • "Terrorbane managed to surprise us with one of the best distinctions an indie title can boast: originality."
    - Matteo Gallo, https://www.rewindie.it/
  • "Have you ever seen a game with such a good character design? We bet you haven't!"
    - TN staff, https://www.teamnerd.it/


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