Pixel Engineers – the developers of Hunt ‘n Sneak, a manic party game in which light is both friend and foe – have announced that the game will be launching onto PC via Steam on Wednesday 7th November.
Hunt ‘n Sneak is a manic couch multiplayer game. Players take on the roles of either the fearsome Gobbler as it tries to devour the Pixies and take over their world; or as the mischievous Pixies, who use pings of light to navigate their surroundings and escape the Gobblers. Pursue, evade and outwit your opposition to win.
Hunt ‘n Sneak was inspired by a game the founder of Pixel Engineers worked on during a game jam at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Melbourne, Victoria. During this time, the game had the working title of Ping and won first place in the game jam’s category of ‘Couch Multiplayer’.
Since then, Pixel Engineers have transformed Hunt ‘n Sneak into a fully-fledged, energetic multiplayer experience, playable by up to four players simultaneously.
James Koehne, founder of Pixel Engineers, said: “I am very excited to have players experience Hunt ‘n Sneak when it launches on Steam. It’s always joyful to see people playing the game – and knowing that people are enjoying it definitely makes all the time we have spent working on it worthwhile.”
Hunt ‘n Sneak will be released for PC via Steam on Wednesday 7th November 2018, priced at $19.99 USD.
About Hunt ‘n Sneak
Light is both friend and foe in Hunt ‘n Sneak – an chaotic party game set in a realm of mystical and magical creatures dwell. Home to the peaceful (albeit mischievous) Pixies, the realm is threatened by terrifying beasts. Darkness rises as Gobblers from a far off land with a taste for Pixies try to over run their kingdoms.
In Hunt ‘n Sneak, one player must take control of a fearsome Gobbler, a fearsome invader of the Pixie realm. The remaining players control the mischievous Pixies, who are doing their best to survive by hiding in the shadows.
As a Pixie, use bursts of light known as ‘pings’ to navigate the environment. Each time a Pixie pings, however, their location is temporarily revealed to the Gobbler. For the Gobblers to be victorious they must devour each of the Pixies within the allocated time. In order for the Pixies to claim their victory, at least one of them must survive until the very end of the game.
- Gather family members and/or friends and play with up to four players locally or online.
- Explore a number of stunningly captivating maps including the Murky Cave, Abandoned Mansion and Enchanted Forest.
- As a Pixie, try to follow your own movements through each environment, pinging when necessary to help you navigate, or to make sure you’re a safe distance away from the Gobbler. Pick up Moon Drops along the way to give you special abilities!
- As the Gobbler, pursue the Pixies using Pixie revealing lights. Revel in their fright as you hunt them down before gobbling them up with your attack.