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  DRINK MORE GLURP Special Competition Challenge Launches Today in the Jingle Jam Charity Bundle
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12/05/2019
 


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

Bristol, UK – 5 December 2019. Independent developers Catastrophic_Overload today launched their Special Competition Challenge for Wacky Physics Sports(-ish) Hotseat Party Game, Drink More Glurp, available as part of the annual Jingle Jam charity bundle.

 

Drink More Glurp is a physics-powered pass-the-pad party game set on a distant world where alien sponsors have copied Earth’s Summer Games and got everything slightly wrong. Drink More Glurp puts players in control of their own noodle-armed galactic athlete to run, jump, throw and compete in a “sporting” contest for up to 20(!) local players and a world of competitors via global leaderboards.

 

See how it all comes together in the trailer here.

 

As astute observers of Earth TV, Drink More Glurp’s aliens think great competition is all about paid sponsorships. Sponsors have seized control of events and twisted them to fit their brand’s agenda, creating havoc for the alien athletes and keeping players constantly on their toes. What happens when Gravitol Weightloss lowers the world’s gravity, or when Electromagnetic Rave gives competitors LASER HANDS?

 

The Special Competition Challenge will give players a sampling of some of the dozens of events featured in DRINK MORE GLURP, proudly sponsored by interstellar brands such as Helium: The Noblest Gas and Master Cuffs. Players can challenge friends locally or climb the global leaderboards - with fantastic real-world prizes including a customised Drink More Glurp Nintendo Switch and merch bundles for the winning athletes*.

Drink More Glurp is quite hard to sum up in words,” says developer Joshua Burr. “But when you have it in your hands, wiggle the analogue sticks and see yourself move it’s like ‘ooh, I get it now.’ In seconds you’ll be inventing new ways of running and throwing.”

Drink More Glurp is a great spectator game too” said developer James Letherby. “Play it at a gaming meetup, when you’re hanging out with friends, at little Jimmy’s birthday party, or after some drinks on Christmas Day. It’s pure, silly fun for those playing and those watching along too.”

 

The Drink More Glurp Special Competition Challenge is available today as part of day five of the Yogscast Jingle Jam bundle. Available through Humble Bundle for a minimum donation of $30 and loaded with games, the Jingle Jam bundle is an unmissable annual purchase for PC players with a charitable heart and all proceeds will go towards charity.

 

The full version of Drink More Glurp, featuring dozens of competitive events and sponsors, launches in Spring 2020.

 

*Full Terms & Conditions available here.

 

Press Contact

Grahame Gallacher

[email protected]

 

About the Developers

Catastrophic_Overload are a game development duo, formed when mathematician and software developer Joshua Burr met graphic designer James Letherby at a multiplayer meetup in Bristol, UK. They like playing games together, and like making games together even more. Drink More Glurp is their first game together.

 

About Yogscast Games

Yogscast Games is the independent publisher dedicated to independent developers, founded in 2017 by The Yogscast. Drink More Glurp launches Spring 2020 for PC. Landlord’s Super launches 2020 for PC. Caveblazers is available now for PC and Switch. Brunch Club is available now for PC and Switch.

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