Indie developer Green Lava Studios announced that its game, Fenix Rage, will arrive in September 2014 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC through Steam. It’s a 2D platform game with heightened difficulty curve, since those are pretty popular.
As Fenix Rage is being published on Xbox One through the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, there may be some short exclusivity arrangements involved. That has been the case for numerous indie titles putting their games on Xbox One.
So, what’s the game about? Super Meat Boy; it’s pretty much that. More specifically, it’s a platform title with tons of activity on the screen that the player has to avoid to get to their goal.
It features over 200 levels, spawning a series of obstacles, turrets and monsters to avoid. While it doesn’t exactly look like the most original product, it has some flair of its own.
For instance, the character in Fenix Rage can dash at hyper-speed to outmaneuver some deadly obstacles. Moreover, it’s possible to take flight and sweep around a level, which sort of defeats the platform element, but it does make it particular.
Green Lava Studios hails from Costa Rica. If you thought that was hardcore, just wait until you hear how the Fenix Rage studio was founded:
The story began in 2010 when Eduardo received an inheritance of $450 from his late great-grandmother. He decided to make this money count, and bought cheap software licenses (-$50), a web domain (-$10), 3 t-shirts with a logo on them (-$40) and registered “Green Lava Studios S.A.” as a game company… with a lawyer (-$300).