Wunderling

A stunning 2D platformer

Retroid Interactive

“Jumping isn’t just for heroes anymore.”
– Lead McDonald (Operation Rainfall)

Wunderling is Now Available on Nintendo Switch & Steam


Become a low-level video game goon with ambition … and the power to jump!


GOTHENBURG, Sweden – March 5, 2020
– The long-awaited 2D platformer Wunderling from Swedish developer Retroid is launching today on the Nintendo Switch and Steam. Set in a world where the player is not the hero but a low-level video game goon who has just unlocked the ability to jump, Wunderling features impeccable pixel art, non-stop action, and a memorable soundtrack by Ratvader (Oscar Sidoff Rydelius).

OST on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/3QAGZNHJnYAXzKHluQSb0A?si=SyWc3BupTmmqTVdT14k7Ug

Unlike most platformers, Wunderling is all about breaking the rules. You don’t play as a traditional “hero” but as a minion (think Goomba) who basically wants more out of life. To make things even more interesting, it turns out that the supposed “hero” is actually the bad guy – known as “Carrot Man.”

Playing as the Wunderling, you are revived by your master – the evil sorceress Kohlrabi, who seeks to tighten her hold on the Vegetable Kingdom and defeat Carrot Man once and for all. But to get the job done, she’ll have to sweeten the deal – granting you, at last, the power to JUMP!

Wunderling updates the 2D pixel art aesthetic of leading 16- and 32-bit consoles – possibly the most beautiful, polished generation of games – with present day ‘one-button’ gameplay that’s easy to pick up by both veteran console gamers and those used to touchscreens,” says Niklas Istenes, founder of Retroid and producer/designer of Wunderling. “This is a traditional platformer in name only: The hero is the villain – and you, a lowly minion, can now rise through the ranks to become the BOSS. With Wunderling, our goal was to deliver a refreshing change from tired old clichés and reboots. We think that gamers will get many, many hours of fun out of it!”

Key Features

  • Jump between platforms and solve puzzles with one hand! 
  • Discover a hidden treasure in each stage.
  • Unlock hidden Wunder-moves like “Boost” and “Wall-Jump”!
  • Enjoy beautiful bite-sized pixel art.
  • Customize your Wunderling with a huge variety of accessories – including glasses, hats, video game references, and more!
  • Laugh out loud with an original story by Alex Faciane (The Completionist/Super Beard Bros.)!
  • Listen to a nostalgic soundtrack by Ratvader (Oscar Sidoff Rydelius) of Else Heart.Break(), Anthill (Nintendo Switch), and Kenshō fame.
  • Track down the hero: In Wunderling, YOU’RE the boss!


Pricing & Availability
Wunderling is now available on the Nintendo Switch and Steam (Windows) for $14.99.

Nintendo eShop:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/wunderling-switch

Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/732930/Wunderling


Assets

Launch Trailer

YouTube
https://youtu.be/bFJLM8y7bu4

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/luxpyl6r8ipf3it/launch_trailer_Wunderling_Nintendo_Switch_Steam.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/fC0gH9V

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7gr5xtk5id27kn/launch_screenshots_Wunderling_Nintendo_Switch_Steam.zip?dl=0


Social Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/retroidinteractive
Twitter – https://twitter.com/retroidofficial
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWn2SuuK0YHi_ze9TNN4pkA
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/retroid
Discord – https://discord.gg/hzaHbTS


About Retroid
Founded in 2013, Retroid is a Swedish indie studio located in the heart of Gothenburg. Originating as a software development house creating experiences for conferences and events, the studio soon hit its stride by teaming up with a number of talented game developers to create original titles for current consoles. Retroid has also ported games such as Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Hellfront: Honeymoon to consoles for other studios. To learn more about Wunderling and Retroid, please visit https://retroid.com.

Low-Level Video Game Goon Rises Through the Ranks With the Power of Jump
in Epic MegaGrant Winner Wunderling

 

Launching on the Nintendo Switch and Steam in 2020

 

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Nov. 20, 2019 Retroid is pleased to announce that Wunderling will be heading to the Nintendo Switch and Steam next year! A stunning 2D platformer where players are not the hero but a low-level video game goon who has just unlocked the ability to jump, Wunderling dazzles with impeccable pixel art, non-stop action, and a memorable soundtrack by Ratvader (Oscar Sidoff Rydelius).

In Wunderling, a retro video game henchman (the title character) is revived and given the power to jump by its master – the evil sorceress Kohlrabi. Seeking to tighten her hold on the Vegetable Kingdom and defeat its hero (the Carrot Man), she tasks the Wunderling with protecting her prisoner – the lovely Princess Pea. Unable to stop or change direction at will, planning ahead becomes a must. The Wunderling’s special abilities will be essential to navigate the game’s lengthy scrolling levels!

“Being on a Nintendo platform is surreal – almost dream-like. We’re thrilled that our little indie game will get a shot at a huge audience through one of the world’s most beloved consoles,” says Niklas Istenes, producer and game designer at Retroid. “When designing Wunderling, we originally wanted to create an adventure game based around a single button and show that you can indeed make a traditional platformer with that premise. In Wunderling, you clear levels like traditional platform games – and you even have boss stages! We eventually added more buttons, but the game can still be played with one hand.”

The team at Retroid is a proud recipient of an Epic MegaGrant – awarded to the studio after a strict selection process and review of Wunderling.


Key Features

  • Jump between platforms and solve puzzles with one hand! 
  • Discover a hidden treasure in each stage.
  • Unlock hidden Wunder-moves like “Boost” and “Wall-Jump”!
  • Enjoy beautiful bite-sized pixel art.
  • Laugh out loud with an original story by Alex Faciane (The Completionist/Super Beard Bros.)
  • Listen to a nostalgic soundtrack by Ratvader (Oscar Sidoff Rydelius) of else Heart.Break(), Anthill (Nintendo Switch version), and Kenshō fame.
  • Track down the hero: In Wunderling, YOU’RE the boss!


Pricing & Availability
Wunderling will be available on the Nintendo Switch and Steam in 2020. Pricing is yet to be determined.

Steam URL:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/732930/Wunderling/


Assets

Teaser Trailer

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP_d6w8-39A

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqr2ur3hcxplr89/reveal_trailer_Wunderling.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/NPpfFmS

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jgk5t4g1avjm4fv/screenshots_Wunderling_Nintendo_Switch_Steam.zip?dl=0


Social Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/retroidinteractive
Twitter – https://twitter.com/retroidofficial
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWn2SuuK0YHi_ze9TNN4pkA
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/retroid/
Discord – https://discord.gg/hzaHbTS


About Retroid
Founded in 2013, Retroid is a Swedish indie studio located in the heart of Gothenburg. Originating as a software development house creating experiences for conferences and events, the studio soon hit its stride by teaming up with a number of talented game developers to create original titles for current consoles. Retroid has also ported games such as Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Hellfront: Honeymoon to consoles for other studios. To learn more about Wunderling and Retroid, please visit https://retroid.com.

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