Ink or Swim, a brand new arcade tapper will come to the iOS App Store on Thursday, February 8.
The free-to-play title offers vibrant, joyful, pick-up-and-play goodness in neat bite-sized chunks. Using simple tap controls, you can send your cute little squid zipping through one of 32 vibrant underwater worlds, dodging electric jellyfish and grumpy crabs. Each world has a unique theme, ranging from 80s aerobics to Halloween spooks and the wild west.
Speaking with Develop Pacific, Valorian Games’ Director, Marcus Grambau said, “Part of me still can’t believe I’m publishing a video game this week… for the longest time that wasn’t even a remote possibility. Game development felt like something that was so unattainable and outlandish that I’d never be a part of it. So to be releasing something that I’m very proud of, and that my ten year old self would love, makes me feel extremely grateful and humble.”
“For me, Ink or Swim is a homage to those challenging underwater levels I’d play as kid in my pyjamas in front of the TV. I wanted to recreate the feelings of those games and package it in a bite-sized, digestible format for mobile. In a way, Ink or Swim is really a game from the 90’s that is only just being released today haha”
You can check out the trailer in full below.