FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toricky Now Available on Steam from Atelier Melon-Kissa, 
Strange Bull, and OtakuMaker
Take to the skies and use the environment to your advantage in this vibrant 2D adventure-platformer
OSAKA, JAPAN - January 13, 2017 - It's time to let the feathers fly... literally!  Videogame studio Atelier Melon-Kissa, in partnership with Strange Bull and OtakuMaker, today announced that the vibrant 2D adventure-platformer, Toricky, is now available on Steam for Windows-based PC, Mac, and Linux.   
 
Toricky and Momo are two explorative birds who are always seeking out their next big adventure. Following the request of a seemingly friendly creature, the two birds arrive at the Legendary Palace where "Crystars," jewels embedded with a mysterious power, were once enshrined. The Legendary Palace, which should be beaming with life and the hum of its inhabitants, has been turned into a veritable ghost town.

What could have happened? Where could the inhabitants have gone? To uncover the answers to these questions and more, Toricky and his feathered partner, Momo, must embark on a great adventure where they will have to solve numerous puzzles, avoid dangerous traps, fight terrible pirates, and save a mystical princess.

Developed by Atelier Melon-Kissa and Strange Bull, Toricky  will have players soaring across ma ssive levels in effort to rescue the princess and recover the missing Crystars, all while using the environment to their tactical advantage. Featuring a unique gameplay mechanic, players can pluck items directly from the landscape to aide them in battling pirates, illuminating dark corridors, conquering massive bosses, and more!

To celebrate the release of Toricky, Atelier Melon-Kissa has prepared a launch trailer that can be viewed on their YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/BNoC45ZK3l4.

Toricky Launch Trailer
Key Features:
  • An old-school-inspired 2D platformer, illustrated with vibrant Manga-style visuals
  • Interactive environments with a unique gameplay mechanic based around flight
  • 30+ hours of gameplay for the completionist
  • Non-linear gameplay with seven Great Zones divided into various Areas
  • 56 Crystar to save, each with their own Time Attack Challenge
  • Three Power-ups to discover (Moon Blocks, AquaSphere, BomTaros)
  • Large-scale puzzles to solve
  • 12 gigantic, screen-filling bosses, each require a unique strategy to defeat
  • Over 400 lines of dialogue fully voiced in Japanese
  • Featuring beautiful musical arrangements by Hiroki Kikuta & Dale North
  • In-game text localized into 13 languages (Japanese, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Portugeze-Brazil, Korean, and Simplified Chinese at launch - German, Dutch, and Romanian post-launch)
  • 66 Steam Achievements to unlock, Steam Trading Cards to collect and Badges to craft
Toricky is now available on Steam for $14.99: store.steampowered.com/app/477720
 
The Toricky Original Soundtrack (OST), featuring 12 audio tracks by renowned composers, Hiroki Kikuta and Dale North is also available on Steam for $6.99, and can be purchased in the Toricky - Game + OST Pack bundle for $ 17.58 , or in the Toricky Deluxe Pack that comes with the game, OST, and digital Strategy Book for $19.99.
About Atelier Melon-Kissa
Atelier Melon-Kissa is a Japanese game studio founded by Arashi Yoshizawa, an illustrator and game designer with over 10 years of combined experience in PC, console, and mobile game development, who specializes in creating strong universes built around colorful characters. Located in Osaka, a region immersed in modern and ancient Japanese culture, the team is able to draw inspiration from their everyday surroundings.
 
While experimenting with new concepts, Atelier Melon-Kissa makes a point of developing a complete experience for the players, where the gameplay, characters, world, story, and music all work together in unison.  www.melonkissa.com 
 
About Strange Bull
The philosophy of Guillaume de Lestrange, the independent game developer behind Strange Bull, is to find inspiration from life's many adventures. De Lestrange is influenced by his multicultural background and numerous travels.
 
With his recent work on Toricky, de Lestrange was able to identify with the main character and the spirit of the game which embodied his philosophy. As a programmer, Toricky was like a playground that enabled him to showcase his skills.
 
About OtakuMaker
OtakuMaker Studio is a young game publisher composed of a small team completely dedicated to their passion. OtakuMaker specializes in a large array of video game industry-related services.
The team approaches each new challenge with extensive experience and a tradition of excellence. http://otakumakerstudio.com
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Note to press:
Assets for Toricky, including a launch trailer, logos, screenshots, character art, and more can be downloaded from  http://tinyurl.com/TorickyAssets .
 
To request a review key, and for all other press-related inquiries, please use the contact information below. Keys will also be made available to qualified video content creators using keymailer.co .
Media contact:
David Bruno
Violet Moon Promotions
david@violetmoonpromotions.com