PRESS: Orangepixel releases the fastest turn-based game in the galaxy on Switch.

PRESS: Orangepixel releases the fastest turn-based game in the galaxy on Switch.


Pascal Bestebroer

Orangepixel releases the fastest turn-based game in the galaxy on Switch.

Orangepixel’s Space Grunts is NOW available on Switch, the second game in a lineup of monthly game releases from the prolific indie game developer from the Netherlands.

Den Helder, Netherlands – October 5th, 2020 — Orangepixel, a Dutch one-man outfit, has been creating a wide variety of games since 2004. Releasing them on platforms ranging from PC, to mobile, to consoles like the 3DS and PS Vita. Covering various genres and always depicted in high quality pixel-art.

Space Grunts is an interesting mix of genres, it’s a turn-based game, but playable as a fast paced arcade game IF the player chooses to. Space Grunts is the, successful, result of a challenge the developer received: Create a game that’s in a genre you don’t know or don’t like.

A procedurally generated space base sets the scene for a sci-fi roguelike where the player dictates the pace and speed of the game. Want to go in ‘guns blazing’? Then go for it, but if you need a little breather, just take it slow, and everything in the game world will stand down until it’s their turn again.
Watch the Space Grunts trailer here:

The year 2476, Earth’s space-federation has been building moon-bases across the galaxy. One of the newer moon-bases has been sending out distress signals.. You play as one of the Space Grunts, a team of “problem solvers”, and your mission is to find your way into the moon-base, and figure out what has happened.

Find the lower levels of the moon-base, and get to the core of the problems.

Space Grunts is part of the Orangepixel Game universe, tying together all the Orangepixel games into a single story line. See the timeline here:

Space Grunts comes with the following features:

  • Turn based but fast Play the game at your own pace; Mixing turn-based with arcade style gaming.
  • Proper roguelike gameplay From turn based to alternate routes, procedural generation, large variety of items, Space Grunts has everything you need from a proper roguelike.
  • Build in codex with info on all the items and enemies you encounter to be better prepared on your next run.
  • Variation of characters provides for a unique way of tackling the game. From thoughtful to mindful to just guns blazing.

An official WIKI is available here:  to help players dive deeper into the game.

Are you ready to save the world – one step at a time ?
Grab Space Grunts on the Nintendo Switch:

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Creating games since 2004 on all platforms. Known for creating various gaming series like: Gunslug, Heroes of Loot, Space Grunts, Stardash and the Meganoid games. Currently working on Residual – a survival game without guns and a procedural universe of planets – coming in 2021.

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