Dad Quest was voted good to go by the Greenlight community back in June and since then the developers have been progressing at a startling pace towards the Early Access release. Dad Quest will be featuring at this month’s EGX and one of its lead developers, Ryan Huggins, is flying in from the US to talk about the game and its progress. If you can’t meet Ryan at EGX next week then you can get up to speed about Dad Quest by watching the Twitch Stage feed directly from EGX that will be live on Friday 23rd September at 1310 hours (GMT). twitch.tv/twitch
Sundae Month have published free to play games on their own website in recent years and are now ready to take the step into the world of paid-for publishing.
The unbreakable bond between a father and child is about to take on a new meaning in Dad Quest – the highly anticipated game from indie developers Sundae Month in the latest signing from Excalibur Games.
This action adventure platformer pushes your skills as a “Dad” to raise your own son whilst you venture to the legendary “Dad” Island. Throughout your journey you will encounter challenges but none so hard as raising your child. On reaching the fabled “Dad” Island your role of a “Dad” is complete as you watch your child head out into the big wide world but you can raise new children and enjoy the experience of “Dad-hood” again and again as procedural variation keeps the twists and turns of parenthood going. Going against the grain of traditional parenting duties, you must use your child as the weapon it is intended to be and launch it into the oncoming foes in your quest to reach “Dad” Island.
The combat system of throwing the child through the air is what makes the game mechanic in Dad Quest unique. The team are also working on a new melee combat system and whilst the game is far from completion it is already absorbing and great fun to play.
Dad Quest has a huge mass market appeal and in particular to those fans of traditional platforming games including but not limited to Super Mario, Metroid, Castlevania, Shovel Knight, Megaman, Megaman X and Rogue Legacy.
No children were hurt during the making of this game.
- Two playable “Dads” one male and one female
- Collect all 3 “Dadges” to guarantee your place on Dad Island
- Collect family heirlooms to stay with you throughout the generations to improve your abilities and even have an impact on the game mechanics
- Buy your child toys from toy stores to expand its abilities, open up new routes, unlock secrets and keep them entertained for hours
- Defeat the sinister “Bad Dads” and show your child the importance of good values
- Procedurally varied levels for hours of gameplay to keep your special one entertained
Catchy music by award winning musician Jack Yeates