Cleaversoft‘s hand-drawn action platformer set during the fictional dragon apocalypse, EarthNight, is set to release on December 3rd for MAC, Nintend Switch, PC (via Steam) and PS4 $14.99 / €13.99 / £12.59 / $21.00 AUD.
This mark the developer’s debut on PC and consoles as the game is currently available via the Apple Arcade subscription service for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.
Here’s the game’s synopsis:
Ever since dragons overtook Earth, mankind has lived in exile on space colonies orbiting the planet. Despite being faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, the unlikely duo—a sword-wielding freelance photographer and a young student blessed with ethereal superpowers—take it upon themselves to reclaim their home by skydiving through Earth’s atmosphere and striking back against the monsters below.
The two heroes approach their dragon-slaying mission with drastically different tactics. Stanley’s powerful legs allow him to make both high jumps and long leaps, while Sydney favors agility by making use of an air dash and double jump ability. Both heroes wield their bespoke skills to overcome hostile environments and push towards the vulnerable heads of their scaled serpentine foes.
Each of the game’s levels has procedurally-generated dragons with multiple exits and secrets rewarding exploration. Slaying dragons rewards players with items such as dragon eggs and other mysterious objects that unlock powerful upgrades.
EarthNight features more than 10,000-plus frames of crafted animation, EarthNight’s hand-drawn visuals come from Paul “Mathattan” Davey while Paul “Chipocrite” Weinstein created the title’s rocking soundtrack, infusing chiptunes created on Gameboy Hardware with real modern instrumentation. The OST is now available on Bandcamp, Apple Music, and Spotify.
Here’s what Rich Siegel, founder of Cleaversoft, had to say:
“EarthNight represents seven years of hard work from a collective of talented artists and the final product is something we’re immensely proud to share with everyone. We hope that Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam players are as excited to hurtle back to Earth and slay dragons as we are to watch them.”