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MouseCraft Brings Cheese-Based Puzzling to PS Vita

Rob Clarke's Avatar + Posted by Rob Clarke on Feb 12, 2014 // PR and Marketing Manager, Curve Studios

Hey everyone, Rob from Curve here! It seems like only a few weeks ago I was here talking about our Mega bundle of 2013 games. This week we’re very happy to announce something brand new: an indie puzzle game called MouseCraft.

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MouseCraft takes some of the most recognizable elements of classic puzzle games and combines them to create something that’s completely new and great fun to play, especially on a portable device like PS Vita. The basic gameplay is very simple: Your goal is to lead a group of mice through a machine to find the cheese at the other end of the level.

You don’t control the mice directly however, but instead control their environment through the use of many different types of classic ‘Tetromino’ blocks that can be dropped onto the level. Imagine the careful strategy and planning of a game like Lemmings with the blocks and fast-paced decision making of Tetris, and you’ve got an idea of how MouseCraft works.

There are over 50 levels in the campaign mode, and as you play the path and methods of getting to the exits becomes more and more complicated, introduce different blocks that can used to avoid obstacles, create new paths and defeat enemies. On top of that, the game also includes leaderboards, collectables, a ranking system and a fully-featured level editor available during launch.

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MouseCraft is our first game that Curve are releasing on PlayStation at the exact same time as the PC release, something we hope to be doing more and more in the future. It’s also our first PS Vita game of 2014, so it’s an exciting title for us! The Vita version should available in early May, and we’re also planning a PlayStation 4 version of the game to be released this summer.

We’ll be talking more about the gameplay and the level-editor in the future, but in meantime I’d be happy to try and answer any gameplay questions in the comments!

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+ Gorvi on February 12th, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

I had to say, at first glance a the name in my RSS feed I wasn’t expecting much, but this looks really cool. The fact that you guys at Curve have put nothing but gems out on the Vita certainly doesn’t hurt the game. Looks like fun! :)


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    + Rob Clarke on February 14th, 2014 at 7:32 am said:

    Thank you very much, we love the Vita!


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+ NinjaMicWZ on February 12th, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

Cool. “I must be slipping in my old age” because this came out of nowhere and looks awesome.

Already sold 1 copy for sure.


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+ italodancemp3 on February 12th, 2014 at 8:40 am said:

Hope it’s not another smartphone game,then I’ll support it :) but looks great ,how many levels are there?


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    + Rob Clarke on February 14th, 2014 at 7:31 am said:

    At least 50, maybe more. The guys at Crunching Koalas are still working on the exact number, but it will be a lengthy game.


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+ FifthDream on February 12th, 2014 at 8:40 am said:

Hah, that looks cute and awesome.


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+ ElektroDragon on February 12th, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

Please get rid of the 100 icon limit on Vita, cannot buy any more games.


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+ tylerh1701 on February 12th, 2014 at 9:46 am said:

Any chance of PS4-PS Vita crossbuy?


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    + Rob Clarke on February 14th, 2014 at 7:30 am said:

    We hope so! Can’t guarantee anything yet though I’m afraid, but that’s the goal right now.


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+ xClayMeow on February 12th, 2014 at 10:03 am said:

I had seen this on Steam Early Access the other day and was intrigued. Vita seems like it’d be the perfect platform for this with a combination of physical controls and touch controls!


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+ Kchow23 on February 12th, 2014 at 11:16 am said:

I always wondered why there aren’t many mouse themed games. Who doesn’t love cheese :)


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+ tusunami on February 12th, 2014 at 12:26 pm said:

Well i for 1 when i get a chance will checkout the game, hopfully at some point. But it’s greaet to see more PS Vita games on the way.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 12th, 2014 at 5:43 pm said:

@ ElektroDragon

Sucks to be you.


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+ smegal1974 on February 14th, 2014 at 10:51 am said:

Loving the indie games at the moment!


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+ CrunchK0alas on February 14th, 2014 at 10:55 am said:

Hey guys! Crunching Koalas, the creators of the game here!

Thanks for all the kind words about MouseCraft – it’s really good to hear that people like our game even though it’s not a big AAA title like Call of Duty or Battlefield…

We still don’t have any details about cross-buy and cross-save but we will definitely try to look into it and implement it in the game.

If you like the game- you can follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/crunchingkoalas) or Facebook (http://facebook.com/crunchingkoalas). We tend to post regular updates.

Thanks again and see you on the Vita!


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