Independent Montreal game studio Spearhead Games and game publisher 505 Games have announced a partnership to digitally release co-op puzzler Tiny Brains on the PlayStationÂ®4, timed to the platformâ€™s North American launch this November 15. In addition to Sonyâ€™s next generation console, the four-person action puzzle game will release simultaneously on PlayStationÂ® Network and Windows PC via digital download.
â€śOur partnership with Spearhead reflects the cornerstone of 505â€™s support of indie studios to let developers run with their vision while we help them bring the game to market,â€ť said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games.Â â€śWe know we have something special with Tiny Brains and the incredible talent at Spearhead, and we are excited to be part of the project.â€ť
Tiny Brains follows the adventures of four super-powered lab animals as they attempt to escape a mad scientistâ€™s nefarious experiments. Thrown into a gauntlet of physics-based puzzles, the four â€śTiny Brainsâ€ť must figure out how to combine their unique, individual powers to make it through a trick-ridden maze. Each puzzle features multiple solutions depending on how players choose to work together. With local and online drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, a full co-op campaign and additional Challenge and competitive modes, Tiny Brains is a truly social, next generation multiplayer title.
â€śCreating Tiny Brains has been our passion for the past year,â€ť said Simon Darveau, Spearhead Games co-founder and previous design director on Assassinâ€™s Creed III. â€śMy co-founders and I left our jobs to create this type of game, something that big studios would never take a risk on. Partnering with a team like 505, who believes in indies, means that we can stay focused on bringing our vision to life without obstacles or distractions.â€ť
Tiny Brains has been rated Everyone 10+ (E10+) by the ESRB.