Someone needs to save the 3D platform genre, after the damage Yuji Naka did to it. The team at indie game studio Fabraz is feeling up to the challenge. They’re now working on the action platformer Demon Turf, inspired by sprint-heavy titles like Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet and Clank.
Demon Turf has a unique look…maybe not Sable levels of unique, but different enough from the norm. The levels are full-3D and polygonal, but the character you control is a strictly 2D-animated figure, and with limited animation at that. The look is likely on purpose, but some might think it appears cheap. We’re open-minded enough to accept it.
“When we first saw what Fabraz had created in Demon Turf we instantly thought it looked and felt like an old school Sony platformer with it’s humor and attitude,” says Gavin Price, CEO of Playtonic Games, who’s publishing this one. “We knew that we had to do everything we could to help the team bring it to Sony platforms as well as all the other formats we’d already announced.”
There is a Demon Turf demo out now, and though it contains just two levels, it’s something you’ll want to revisit every week..because Fabraz updates the demo every seven days with new challenges and a new leaderboard. Those who make it on top each week get two rewards: a portrait in the main game, and a T-shirt.
Demon Turf will be out later this year for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch, XBox Series, XBox One and PC.