Trees designer Asher Vollmer launches a new studio, Vodeo Games, and announced the company’s first game, a turn-based adventure called Beast Breaker.
Beast Breaker stars Skipper, a little mouse warrior who fights mosaic monsters. The game depends on tactical choices via flip-like mechanics; players can also make equipment to help them on their journey. It’s going to the Nintendo Switch and PC this summer. Vodeo released a short trailer along with the news today showing the game’s fast-paced gameplay and colorful art style.
On its website, Vodeo says it plans to release small, intimate games “full of complex, interlocking systems that can take years to fully master”
Since the release Trees, Vollmer has continued to work on other experimental projects, including low-fi farmer simulator Royals and Apple Arcade fantasy title Guildlings.