STEAM PRESS RELEASE
December 3, 2015 – Chickamauga, GA – Now I know what you’re thinking. “Chickamauga?” Oh heck yes, it’s a place, and we’re puttin’ it on the map! Today Chickamaugian based game developer Jenito releases “Super Mega Bob” on Steam, the first of its games to make it to the world’s largest video game distributor.
Do you lift dumbbells with your fingers every day? Can you curl 250 lbs. with your pinky? If you can’t, start being healthy. And the way to start is by playing “Super Mega Bob,” a game packed with so much 2D SHMUP (Shoot Em’ Up) action that your little pinky will be begging for a break from the sheer intensity of the gameplay before you hit level 12. Of course, you won’t be able to stop because you’ll be having too much fun.
“Super Mega Bob” is a single-player experience with 160 levels, 10 bosses, 200+ upgrades, and 5 unique biomes. Presented in a retro pixelart style with gorgeous lighting effects, there’s plenty of visual candy to keep your eyes occupied while your fingers continue to build their inhuman strength.
WHO THIS GAME IS FOR:
People who love 2D shooters. People who love pixel art. People who love 8-bit soundtracks. People who want to be challenged at every turn. People who are willing to break a few monitors in frustration as they attempt to defeat the insane difficulty of later levels. People who want to get their fingers ripped.
WHO THIS GAME IS NOT FOR:
People who only play 3D games. People who don’t like pixel art. People who don’t like to be challenged. People who like fat, flabby fingers.
Availability and System Requirements: Available on Steam today, December 3, 2015. OS: Windows XP, 7, Vista, 8, 10. Processor: Intel Core i7 U 620 @ 1.07GHz or comparable processor. Memory: 4 GB RAM. Graphics: Must support Shader Model 1.1 and DirectX 9.0c. DirectX: Version 9.0c. Storage: 400 MB available space. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. Additional Notes: XNA 4.0 Redistributable required to run game (installed via Steam).
WHAT IS SUPER MEGA BOB?
“A deceptively intense experience” – joystiq.com
“Lives up to its old-school inspirations” – twodashstash.com
Super Mega Bob is a reflection of my childhood – an awesome childhood fueled by games like Mega Man, The Legend of Zelda, Adventures of Lolo, and Kirby! A 16-bit style 2D shooter filled with enemies, levels, upgrades, and awesome bosses, Super Mega Bob is a combination of all the stuff that make classic games so rockin’ along with some newer concepts that help gameplay seem completely smooth.
Version 1.1 includes 160 levels, 10 awesome boss battles, 200+ upgrades, and a whooooole lotta’ awesome!
WHO AM I?
My name is Daniel Hall, and I run the one man indie game studio Jenito Games. I’ve wanted to make games ever since I was nine, and I’ve been seriously pursuing game development for the last five years. I’ve made two titles available on the now defunct Desura, MicroTale and ADDICT. I program using C#, love bacon, and cool cars are the best!
HOW TO CONTACT ME:
I would love to hear from you! I’m happy to provide a direct e-mail using the contact form available on my website right here! Alternatively, you can connect through any of the methods below:
WHY NO E-MAIL LISTED HERE? Because seriously people. . . I get enough spam as it is! 🙂
YouTubers. . . you are free to monetize Let’s Plays of Super Mega Bob however much you want. GO CRAZY!!!! ;D
FREE REVIEW COPIES:
I’m happy to provide free review copies to press and YouTubers. YouTubers: please note that I generally only give free copies of Super Mega Bob to channels with 400+ subscribers. I’m not trying to be a jerk, but SMB was a lot of work to make. Just like you want to see indies do their part to make games, I want to know I’m giving away my game to a legitimate reviewer. 🙂
I’ve put together a comprehensive media kit in an easy-to-download .zip file to make writing about/featuring Super Mega Bob a piece of cake 😉 You can download the entire file (which includes 17 images) here:
Download all images in a single .zip file: SMBPressKit
Please visit the YouTube trailer and use the embed feature if you want to show off a video of the game. You can download individual images if you would like over at our IndieDB page. I’ve also provided links for a couple screenshots and the box art if you’d rather just grab them here 🙂