Award-winning animation house BUCK revealed their first original game title, Let’s! Revolution!, during The MIX Direct online showcase. The upcoming game is a clever mashup of deductive tile-flipping reminiscent of Minesweeper and tactical turn-based strategy. Each of the six playable characters puts a unique spin on the basic rules, inviting players to rethink their optimal strategies again and again. The world of the game is drawn from familiar fantasy tropes but reimagined for contemporary audiences with satirical nods to modern life.
Let’s! Revolution! is set in the Kingdom of Beebom, a once-idyllic land, now mired by a vain and despotic King. The people have had enough. The time has come for revolution. Players embark on a perilous journey through the lands of Beebom, hunting down the repugnant but cowardly King, facing off against his deadly minions, and gearing up along the way with powerful items and abilities for a final showdown with the King himself in Beebom City.
Each playable character in Let’s! Revolution! hails from a unique region beset with trouble caused by the odious King. The design and mechanics of the heroes reflect their culture, from a proud desert-dwelling warrior of Phlox who relies on powerful but energy-consuming martial arts, to the cunning Count Leo, protector of the lush Cymbidium jungles, who uses sneaky items like smoke bombs to outwit and outmaneuver enemies. Each playable character requires a vastly different strategy for success, giving the game a surprising amount of depth given the accessible board-game-inspired core mechanics.
Let’s! Revolution! is BUCK’s first original game, but they are well known for delivering jaw-dropping animations for clients including Riot Games, EA, Apple, Microsoft, and many others. BUCK’s meticulous attention to detail and focus on visual design are foundational to its approach to games. Let’s! Revolution!’s charming hand-drawn animations and intricately realized worlds will draw players in. And the evocative score and sound design from longtime BUCK collaborator Antfood, bring the world of Beebom to life.
Let’s! Revolution! will be coming to PC and Mac via Steam, and Steam Deck in the Summer of 2023.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Steam Deck