Factsheet

  • Developer: Tangram Games. With sound and music by potato-tan
  • Publisher: First Press Games (physical release)
  • Release date: August 2019
  • Platforms: Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Super Game Boy
  • Distribution:
    • Physical edition published by First Press Games
    • Digital download on itch.io
    • Source code to be released on GitHub.com (MIT license)
  • Website: tangramgames.dk/tobutobugirldx
  • Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/2OPmDGl
  • Price:
    • Download: Free
    • Physical release:
      • Regular edition: 49€ + shipping
      • Limited edition: 64€ + shipping

Description

Your cat is floating into the atmosphere and you are the only one who can save it. Jump, dash, and flap your arms to maneuver around perilous obstacles racing against the clock to retrieve your pet friend before it is too late!

Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe is a Game Boy/Game Boy Color full-color remaster of Tobu Tobu Girl (2017). It is a hectic and fast-paced arcade-style platformer with a heavy emphasis on speed and twitch movement. It features an original soundtrack by potato-tan.

History

Tobu Tobu Girl was originally created for the third GBJam game jam. The initial prototype featured a more puzzle-like design. After the game jam, the game went through several iterations gradually moving towards a more action-oriented design. Early during development potato-tan joined the team to do sound design and music composition. The original, Game Boy-only version was released December 3rd 2017.

In 2018, First Press Games reached out to Tangram Games and proposed a cooperation on a larger physical run with a further improved game, inspired by the popular Deluxe remakes for Game Boy Color® from the late 90s. After some initial planning, the concept began to materialize in the course of the same year. On April 4 2019 a Kickstarter campaign was launched in order to gather funding for a physical release. The campaign received 132% of its €32,000 funding goal, unlocking several stretch goals including Super Game Boy support, a new infinite game mode and additional physical collectibles.

Screenshots

Note: The game is currently in development and these images may not fully represent the game in its finished state.

Logos and artwork

Kickstarter video

Credits

Game design:
Simon Jonas Larsen
Lukas Erritsø Hansen

Game graphics
Lukas Erritsø Hansen

Music and sound effects
potato-tan

Game programming
Simon Jonas Larsen

Box, manual and cartridge artwork
Lukas Erritsø Hansen

Production planning and control
Lennard Haase
Slawomir “Tak” Mionskowski

Project director
Lennard Haase
Sanae “Lida” IIDA

Executive Producer
Slawomir “Tak” Mionskowski

Manual and cartridge layout
PixelHans

Box layout
chiro

Manga illustrator
afunai

Soundtrack illustrator
Heireau

Box and manual text
Lukas Erritsø Hansen
Simon Jonas Larsen

Contact

Developers

E-mail
wearetangram@gmail.com

Twitter
@TangramGames
@SimonLarsen
@LukasErritsoe
@potatoTeto

Publisher

E-mail
kickstarter@firstpressgames.com

Twitter
@firstpressgames