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  PECK N RUN - The latest game from… Spilt Milk Shake?
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09/13/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Peck N Run is the cutest arcade action game ever made about regurgitating crustaceans!

 

Peck N Run is the only game ever made about the eternal salty struggle between Sea and Sand Piper!

 

This madcap action game has been a (birdbrained) idea for a few months - ever since Andrew J Smith, Creative Director at Spilt Milk Studios spent WAY too long enjoying the sight of Sand Pipers running up and down the beach at what could (and should) only be described as break-peck speeds on a holiday in Goa this January in fact! Andrew Roper (CTO) figured the path of least resistance was to indulge him and his puns. This is standard practise at Spilt Milk Studios.

 

We were super lucky to have a team of three incredible interns work with us at the wonderful Tentacle Zone our lovely office space in Farringdon.

 

From ELAM we had 2D Artist Ellie Vong and Programmer Raiyana Haque, while from Purdue (all the way from the USA!) we had 3D Artist and Animator Connor Walls. Together we made Peck N Run in just a motherflapping fortnight.

 

The Details:

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/WX9KnMh5FYQ

Launch date: Tuesday 17th September 2019 Store page: https://spiltmilkstudios.itch.io/peck-n-run

Price: Pay what you want.

Peck N Run Media Pack: click here

Discord: discord.gg/spiltmilk

 

We learned so much, and hopefully, they did too! The result is this wonderful action game that we love, and want to share with the world. 

 

Which leads us on to...

 

What the pecking shell is a Spilt Milk Shake?

Spilt Milk Shake is a label for experimental and unfinished games made by Spilt Milk Studios. That’s the short version.

The long version is that we’ve long been frustrated by the amount of development work that goes unpublished. Games get cancelled (hello Lazarus), and prototypes get shelved. Things that are fun to make maybe don't have a commercial angle, or maybe we spent some time working on a cool little sketch of a game or a mechanic and want to see if it resonates with gamers.

 

And specifically in Ellie, Raiyana and Connor’s case, we want to make sure these talented young developers get a credit in a game THAT ACTUALLY COMES OUT. Not some easy-to-ignore texture work in the corner of a room nobody spends any time in, but meaningful and visible contributions to something exciting! 

 

With Peck N Run - our inaugural Spilt Milk Shake, we’re able to do exactly that, while also seeing if the game we poured our time and love into finds any fans. Doing so on Itch.io is way more freeing than any other platform, and separating it from Spilt Milk Studios’ ‘commercial’ output hopefully sets expectations and means the games we launch under Spilt Milk Shake get, well, a fair shake.

 

We’re tremendously excited to see what happens, and continue this adventure for many years to come!