Some games depend on complex premises and grand narratives to entice players. Some of them rely on advanced tech and gorgeous graphical fidelity. Sometimes a game just needs a goat.
Toto Temple Deluxe is a small game built by a small team on Unity to be released on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, and even the lonely OUYA. It is also a game build around crashing around small environments and trying to capture a goat and keeping it away from the other players. This premise is just as silly as it sounds and the game is all the better for it. I loved playing the game, and I spent a good half hour watching other people play as well. This is by no means an e-sport, but I could see watching this game streamed on Twitch by competitive players.
Players can move orthogonally and they have a boost button that allows them to crash from in a given direction until they bump into an obstacle. Some of these obstacles will break and a lot of the different levels feature obstacles that you have to break in order to reach the objective.
The demo I played on the PAX show floor was amazing. I, and the players around me, was nearly driven mad by the frantic action. My poor play even drew cheers from the crowd! I donʼt expect it Toto Temple Deluxe to dominate the charts upon its release this coming summer, but it is definitely going to be a fun game that families will enjoy.
Keep your eyes here on Engaged Family Gaming for more info and for a review once the game comes up!