Zordix Publishing and Pixadome have announced Hayfever, a retro-inspired platformer where you sneeze your way through levels. No, really. You take on the role of an unfortunate mailman with a seriously bad case of allergies and it’s up to you make the most of them!
In Hayfever, you’ll play as Thomas, a mailman with a particularly ornery boss. One day, Thomas lets out a sneeze so massive, so positively epic that it scatters all of his mail across the land! Thomas must use his sneezing powers to dash through classicly-inspired platform levels with a heck of a lot of hazards before things get even worse.
Players will work their way through side-scrolling maps set in all four of the seasons. (Just like any mailman, a little rain or snow isn’t going to stop Thomas from delivering the mail!) Joined by his friend Charlie the car, Thomas will have 140 challenging levels in total to explore. Each season will also feature a super-tough boss fight at the end, just to make things a little bit harder!
Speedrunners will also have something to love in this game; a series of weekly speedrunner challenges should keep the excitement coming for a long time.
Hayfever was originally created in 2017 as part of a game jam. The reception to this platformer was so positive that Pixadome elected to turn it into a full game. It subsequently won third place in The Big Indie Pitch at the Sweden Game Conference 2018 and the Arctic Game Pitch, the latter of which let the devs take the game to Nordsken and Gamescom 2018.
You’ll be able to get your hands on Hayfever when it launches sometime in Early 2020. It’s coming to the PC and Mac; no other platforms have been announced and the developers haven’t settled on a firm price, either. In the meantime, you can watch the Hayfever Announcement Trailer below to see what the game is like! You might also want to swing by the game’s official website.
What do you think of Hayfever? Are you excited to play a game where you can sneeze your way through the levels? Let us know in the comments below!