Created by well-known YouTube personality Andrew Kenady and co-developed by Matt Bitner of Morningstar Game Studio, C.A.R.L. blends classic platformer action with quirky RPG and story elements to deliver a clever, humorous, infinitely satisfying retro romp.
“C.A.R.L. brings a blend of action-platforming alongside some puzzle-solving and NEXT-GEN TUBE PHYSICS to provide a fun romp for platforming fans.”
– Jeremy Peeples (Hardcore Gamer)
– Jeremy Peeples (Hardcore Gamer)
Positronic Platformer C.A.R.L. Out Now
on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation & Steam
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Sept. 29, 2022 – The retro platformer, C.A.R.L. – created by well-known YouTube personality Andrew Kenady and co-developed by Matt Bitner of Morningstar Game Studio – is launching today on all major consoles and Steam!
Inspired by PC classics such as Cave Story, Speedy Eggbert, and Jazz Jackrabbit, C.A.R.L. blends classic platformer action with quirky RPG and story elements to deliver a clever, humorous, infinitely satisfying retro romp.
Get in the shiny metal shoes of C.A.R.L. (Computer Automated Resource Locator) – a small but daring automaton lost within the sprawling Kent Industries. Brave each perilous factory floor to collect Tech Units for his engineer friend – unlocking new areas and abilities along the way. Befriend defective robots in the D.U.M.P. (Depot of Unusable Machines & Parts) and gather items to bring the facility’s sinister secrets to light!
“Andrew Kenady and I became fast friends while working as programmers at Hitcents on titles such as Battlepillars and Draw a Stickman Epic: 2,” says Matt Bitner, president of Morningstar Game Studio. “After leaving Hitcents, I went on to work on my game, A Robot Named Fight!, while Andrew focused on his work as a YouTube content creator. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I approached Andrew about completing his long-time passion project, C.A.R.L. It was an opportunity to work even closer together on a worthwhile title – which made the pandemic a little more bearable. I believe the results speak for themselves!”
“C.A.R.L. is an idea I’ve had knocking around in my head for over a decade at this point,” adds Andrew Kenady, content creator and the main creative force behind C.A.R.L. “Around 2012, while I was in college, I studied computer science to eventually get into game development. I had this idea for a debut title – the sort of game I would always get lost in as a kid. That game is now a reality with C.A.R.L. I’ve been waiting to tell this story for a very long time, and I hope players will get something out of it – the same way that Cave Story and similar indie titles inspired me as a student.”
- Classic 2D Platformer Gameplay: Hop, skip, and jump your way through clever gauntlets of platforming perfection!
- Challenging Puzzles: Doors! Switches! Buttons! Things that go on and off! We’ve got ’em all.
- Tons of Secrets: Once you’ve upgraded your abilities, return to completed levels to find secret areas, hidden collectibles, and Easter eggs!
- Charming Narrative & Characters: Meet the residents of the D.U.M.P. and lean on them to help you on your quest! C.A.R.L. will need all the help he can get to uncover the secrets and inner workings of the facility.
- Original ‘Electro-Chiptune’ Soundtrack: Featuring 8-bit, DOS-era sound chip-inspired tracks that energize every step of C.A.R.L.’s journey.
Pricing & Availability
C.A.R.L. is now available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation and Steam.
Switch and Steam only: The game will be discounted during the first week. On October 6, C.A.R.L. will return to its original retail price of $14.99.
- Switch: $9.99 (launch sale pricing)
- Steam: $9.89 (launch sale pricing)
- Xbox: $14.99
- PlayStation: $14.99
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About Andrew Kenady
Andrew Kenady is a well-known YouTuber – acclaimed for his deep dives on classic and obscure video games. His retrospective videos have garnered a dedicated following of retro-game enthusiasts all over the globe. With C.A.R.L., Andrew is bringing that passion full-circle in partnership with Matt Bitner of Morningstar Game Studio. To learn more about Andrew Kenady and C.A.R.L., please visit https://youtube.com/nintendrew and https://www.carlgame.com.
About Morningstar Game Studio
Founded by developer Matt Bitner, Morningstar Game Studio (MGS) is an independent video game studio based in Kentucky. After publishing his first title, A Robot Named Fight!, Matt officially incorporated MGS to unite his work on upcoming projects. The company name is a nod to his father’s production company, Morning Star Audio/Video. MGS has partnered with YouTuber Andrew Kenady on C.A.R.L. and has other titles currently in production. To learn more about Morningstar Game Studio, please visit https://www.morningstargamestudio.com.