Wii Platformer “de Blob” Making its way to Steam Next Month
Color-splattering party game de Blob, made popular on the Nintendo Wii, is making its way to the PC next month. The upbeat platformer made a splash with critics and fans back in 2008 for its charming visuals and challenging level design. The updated version by developer THQ Nordic aims to re-release the gelatinous fun, but with a modern coat of paint. The game’s official plot description reads:
de Blob is a 3D platformer where players maneuver their hero, de Blob. Equal parts amorphous blob of paint, struggling artist, revolutionary and juvenile delinquent, de Blob’s goal is to replace the drab, lifeless gray coloring that the I.N.K.T. Corporation has imposed on Chroma City and its inhabitants, the Raydians, with a range of vibrant life-giving colors, all the while avoiding and battling the gray-clad forces of the Inkies.”
Apart from the mission-based single player campaign, de Blob also offers a few multiplayer modes as well. The structure-tagging gameplay featured in these modes is reminiscent of 2015’s Splatoon. Though it doesn’t share the latter’s ability for online play as of yet, de Blob does allow for up to four players on split-screen multiplayer. The available match types include:
- Paint Match – Paint as many buildings as possible and steal points from opponents by re-painting the buildings that they’ve already covered.
- Blob on the Run – A variation of ‘Capture the Flag,’ in this mode only one blob can paint and is pursued by opponents who attempt to slam him into submission and gain the ability to paint and accumulate points themselves.
- Blob Race – In this mode buildings can only be painted once and are indicated by in-game arrow. With time limited it’s a race not only to paint the town but also to keep opponents from doing the same.
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