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Fromto Announced

 

 

February 18th, in the year of our Lord 2019, Dueren, Germany – When the producers of Headup saw Dutch Studio Erikson’s Fromto for the first time, one thing was clear: This one is so special it has to be in Headup's future line-up. Fromto, has such a remarkable art style because it was partially drawn by the developer’s children! Also, the gameplay was influenced by the idea how kids play, so racing and jumping your car through ‘impossible’ tracks which must be modified in-game… together. Crazy! When you see Fromto, you will fall in love with it, when you play it you will become addicted. Coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in Q2 2019.

It all started with a child’s drawing by developer Erikson himself when he was about 10 years old. In the drawing you follow a small doodle race car along an obstacle course so crazy only a child could imagine. And thus, was the idea for Fromto born.

Now, years later, Erikson has worked on Fromto for the past two years. To preserve the essence of the initial idea he invited two very special people to join his project; his own children Niki (5) and Joep (2). Erikson’s ‘clumsy’ drawing style fits in perfectly. The whole game has been drawn by hand multiple times to make it feel alive. According to Erikson, the game in fact became alive: “In Fromto many things happen I didn’t put in there intentionally. Fromto surprises me, every time I play it.”

Fromto is primarily intended as multiplayer - online as well as local. It also features a hotseat mode so you can play with four friends using only one controller. The single player on the other hand is quite a challenge and offers +25 levels to compete with players around the world to set the best time.

Racing in Fromto is turn-based, while in the build round all players are playing together in real time. (Except for hotseat, of course.) During the build rounds you can both add helpful objects as ramps, and also make the track harder for your opponents as the traps you place will be passive when it is your race turn again. This adds a strategic element to the game. Creating a race track together in which everybody wants to win, often results in some hilarious childish chaos!

About Fromto

Fromto is a horrible, childish 2D sandbox racing game with in game track building. All players race an unfinished track in turn. When everyone fails all players must ‘work together’ to modify the track before they try again. Think strategic, build sneaky routes and trick your opponents with nifty traps and obstacles. Experiment endlessly with tons of track parts and win in unthinkable ways. Play with up to four friends (online or offline) in this action packed living playground. After you ruined all your friendships you can dive into the single player speed run challenges.

Erikson grew up to become a contemporary artist fascinated with playing. His talent did not go unseen in the contemporary art world, his work can be found all across the globe. Over the course of the last few years, his work changed from gigantic sculptures and paintings via animations to games.

Features
• Up to 4 players online & local multiplayer
• Single player challenges
• Hot seat mode to play multiplayer with one controller or keyboard
• Super high replayability!
• Online leader board for single player challenges
• Record & replay your gameplay
• Fun to watch!
• Lots of different cars
• Very tuneable gameplay settings
• Full controller support
• Nifty secrets
• Many, many track parts
• Destructible terrain
• Unseen art style partially made by young children
• Unlock cars, obstacles and levels as you progress
• Amazing soundtrack

No word on a physical copy version of this game on these systems in the US at this time. Families are required to pay for Internet usage fees to download this game. For more information click here.

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