Get ready for the best announcement you’ve heard all week! The IGF award-winning Gonner is coming to the PS4 on 15th May! I will conveniently ignore the fact that you probably learned that from the headline and pretend that your mind was just blown by that statement.
It’s true: the smash-hit, tough-as-nails platformer-shooter by Art in Heart is coming to this glorious console! Initiate the celebration happy dances!
Haven’t heard of Gonner, you say? Step 1: remove the cotton and/or wax buildup from your ear-things and listen up. Gonner is a procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world – a giant landbound whale named Sally – by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby.
Ikk makes his way through this mystical land, powering himself up with the help of three things: heads, backpacks, and weapons. Heads will give you your base health and some kind of nifty trait. Backpacks will give you special abilities like high jumps or temporary invincibility. Weapons do exactly what you think they do (C’mon, do I have to explain everything to you?)
It’s got stuff to unlock! It’s got secrets galore! It has graphics, sounds, and music, all of which is really freaking good! It has death! Lots of death! You will die a lot, and even visit Death himself!
Oh, did I mention that it will have leaderboards, too? *quickly re-reads* Okay, no, it looks like I didn’t… Well anyway, it has leaderboards! You’ll be able to secure sweet bragging rights to your friends, enemies, and frenemies for dominating them on the Daily Challenges and the All-Time High Scores.
And last but certainly not least, exclusively here on PS4, your copy will also come with a Gonner Theme that can make your PS4 home screen about 3.712 times more attractive! You won’t find this kind of Gonner majesty anywhere else!
Think of picking up this game as if you’re entering a long-term relationship. We totally plan to keep supporting with new content in the future; this ain’t no one-and-done thing, baby. We care about you, and we want to see your Gonneriffic dreams come true. We’re here to stay.
Thanks a bunch for checking us out and supporting indies on PlayStation! And feel free to give a shout if you’ve got any questions (Though we may not hear you, so you should probably also type them to us).