Patch Quest, a roguelite with monster-taming mechanics from developer Lychee Game Labs and publisher Curve Games, has confirmed a full launch is scheduled for March 2nd, 2023. An Early Access version of the game is currently available on Steam, as well as a free playable demo that released last December. Here’s the new teaser from Curve Games’ official YouTube channel:
Today’s trailer shows off some very charming art design from Patch Quest, which sort of blends Gravity Falls with Paper Mario. There’s a mischievous quality to the game, both in its mechanics and sense of humor.
Surprisingly, the monster taming elements definitely agree with traditional roguelite gameplay, and even the bullet hell aspects. The survival theme really ends up tying everything together.
It’s a wonder that these mechanics aren’t combined more often. It’s likely due to the success of Pokémon, where the monsters never directly attack you (aside from certain exceptions, like the various Alpha Pokémon in Arceus).
The character design is very cute, and the gameplay is fairly clever. Fans of the demo or Early Access can expect many additions with the full launch, according to the Steam page. It will include a “true ending”, final boss, and “lots of” new mounts and dungeons to discover.
Curve Games has been marketing From Space quite a lot, but you might also know them for Human Fall Flat, a puzzle ragdoll game which remains one of the most adorable and creative indies. However, a tweet accompanying today’s full launch announcement credits a solo dev for Patch Quest, so they don’t have any other games for reference:
Patch Quest has a lot of potential, and although the Early Access version has been out for a while, the full launch is still pretty ambitious and should invite a lot of newcomers.
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