Introducing Lottie’s River Run: a Handdrawn Indie Sidescroller
Are you ready for this? Lottie the Lotl is coming to your mobile! In today’s post, you get a VIP sneak-peek at the first-ever The Lotls game: Lottie’s River Run…
Lottie’s lost her seashells! Can you help her find them?
In Lottie’s River Run, you as the player get to explore the underwater caves of Lotl Land. You play as Lottie, and your task is to collect as many missing seashells as possible. But be careful, Fire Fruit Frogs lurk behind many a corner…
Wait… Fire Fruit Frogs?
Why, of course!
Fire Fruit Frogs are not villains by nature, but Lottie’s clunky paddling and speedy manoeuvres might just startle them a bit. And when Fire Fruit Frogs are startled, they attack.
An Indie Game with a Hand Drawn Art Style
We’re extremely excited about this cutie patootie kawaii game. All our animations are hand-drawn and hand-painted by Evy Benita using a custom made brush pack. The game’s art style is all about two of our favorite things: 2D animation and kawaii aesthetics.
A Classic Endless Runner Game
The game’s mechanics represent everything we love about endless runner games: simple, easy-to-pick-up mechanics, combined with immense excitement and endless hours of fun.
The second half of our two-person team, Alan Thorn, is in charge of programming the game, and today, he’s making sure our froggies are working as they should. Evy is in charge of taking blurry photos:
Alternative “Tranquility” Mode
In addition to the classic game mechanics, Lottie’s River Run will also have an alternative “Tranquility” mode.
Here, you as the player get to explore the rivers of Lotl Land at your own pace. There’s no timer, there’s no danger; there’s just you and a relaxing river stream.
Platforms & Availability
|iOS and Android||On launch day (TBC)|
|PC (Windows, Mac and Linux)||On launch day (TBC)|
|Nintendo Switch||Kickstarter Stretch Goal|
Coming Soon to Kickstarter Games
Lottie’s River Run will be launching on Kickstarter at the end of 2021. – Most likely at the end of November.
In addition to the game, we’ll have a brand new collection of cute collectibles available:
- A Kickstarter- and pre-order-exclusive pin set
- The second-ever The Lotls XL Series enamel pin
- Console-related goodies
- Backer freebies
- – And a’lotl more!
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