MouseCraft Released, No Longer A Quantum Uncertainty

By Ben Barrett on July 14th, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

When we last encountered MouseCraft I was immediately enamoured with its puzzle platforming, Lemmings vs. Tetris design. Well, that and the giant cat who takes center stage as main character and block-dropping guide for the titular mice as they make their way past various traps. He’s a mad, grinning beast, omnipresent in the background of every level like some incredibly literal metaphor for God. Deep, meaningful stuff from the comedy game about a steampunk cat professor called Schrödinger; we’re in full RPS-mode this morning.

If that’s just what you’re after for a lazy Monday, it’s out now on all the usual platforms as well as directly from the devs, Crunching Koalas. Launch trailer and some other cheesy tidbits below.

“Ignore pun, click article” is actually the first line of the psychic message we beam directly into your skulls whenever you’re on the RPS front page.

First priority now the game’s out is to get the level sharing elements integrated via Steam Workshop, which should extend its lifespan far past the current 80 levels and 6-10 hours of play. After that, the dev team are heading back to developing their first project, Wordtrap Dungeon, which uses a Scrabble-like mini-game to power attacks in a first person dungeon crawler. Quite the masters of odd-game concoctions, Crunching Koalas. Here’s some old footage from that:

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  1. Tom_CrunchingKoalas says:

    Hey there!

    It's Crunching Koalas, the developers of the game here! Thanks for the article Ben - it's awesome that you liked it!

    For all those who found MouseCraft interesting - there is a 20% launch discount until Tuesday. Also, all Stealth Bastard owners got some discount coupons for the game.

    In the forthcoming weeks we're planning a few surprises and updates for all MouseCraft owners - they will receive discounts for games made by our game development friends and there's a big update coming. It will include Steam Workshop support, it will allow to share and play levels made by other people!

    As for WordTrap Dungeon - we should post it soon on Steam Greenlight and start distributing the new version of the game, so if you like the concept and would like to get some info about it, please sign up to our Beta Program: http://crunchingkoalas.com/betaprogram or follow us on our social accounts.

    If any of you had some questions - we're here and we'll surely be checking the comments ;).
  1. Darth Gangrel says:

    Cats and mice and koalas! Oh my!

  2. Geebs says:

    Just once, I would love it if we could call one of our cat scientists “Mittens” or something

  3. Rao Dao Zao says:

    Can it be played with mouse and keyboard or is it best with cattroller?

  4. LionsPhil says:

    That’s probably the weakest “mwuhaha” I’ve heard. And I’ve been subjected to panto.

  5. Tom_CrunchingKoalas says:

    Hey there!

    It’s Crunching Koalas, the developers of the game here! Thanks for the article Ben – it’s awesome that you liked it!

    For all those who found MouseCraft interesting – there is a 20% launch discount until Tuesday. Also, all Stealth Bastard owners got some discount coupons for the game.

    In the forthcoming weeks we’re planning a few surprises and updates for all MouseCraft owners – they will receive discounts for games made by our game development friends and there’s a big update coming. It will include Steam Workshop support, it will allow to share and play levels made by other people!

    As for WordTrap Dungeon – we should post it soon on Steam Greenlight and start distributing the new version of the game, so if you like the concept and would like to get some info about it, please sign up to our Beta Program: http://crunchingkoalas.com/betaprogram or follow us on our social accounts.

    If any of you had some questions – we’re here and we’ll surely be checking the comments ;).

  6. Shadowcat says:

    Wait, the trailer did the puns for us. I don’t understand what we’re supposed to do now.