Foodie Platformer Bob Was Hungry Launches Next Week on Steam

Foodie Platformer Bob Was Hungry Launches Next Week on Steam

Developer Shorebound Studios announced that its interplanetary foodie platformer, Bob Was Hungry, will launch on Steam next Wednesday, August 19th.

GAMEPLAY

In Bob Was Hungry, players take on the role of a particularly hungry Bob — and it’s up to them to find the meal that will finally satisfy their Bob’s insatiable appetite.

They will need to scale plateaus, dive into caves, explore the Arctic, island hop — you name it — in search of yummy food. Traversing environments may require dealing with spinning saw blades, climbing spiked walls, jumping through laser grids, and traveling through gravity wells without being being torn to pieces (and thus making a beeline back to the beginning of the map). Collecting each level’s condiment makes bobs happy, and it also allows players to record their time and unlock each map’s insanely harder counterpart. (Disclaimer: Not for the faint of heart!)

Foodie Platformer Bob Was Hungry Launches Next Week on Steam

A single-player mode is available, but Bob Was Hungry also supports up to eight players in each of the game’s four frantic multiplayer modes:

  • Co-op
  • “Shared death” co-op
  • Competitive race
  • Competitive survival race

In a co-op game, players need to work together and split a baked potato. In a competitive race, the last hambone in the universe is up for grabs.

BUT WHY ARE BOBS SO INCREDIBLY HUNGRY?

Bobs have been scouring the universe for food for millions of years. For the most part, food had been plentiful and easy to acquire. Planets made entirely of cheese were abundant, and finding one could leave a bob full for a lifetime. However, time has passed — and food has become scarce. Greedy bobs carelessly ate two or three cheese planets at a time, and now cheese planets are as rare to find as a bob with a full stomach.

Bobs unable to stumble upon one of the last extremely rare cheese havens were forced out into the unknown. Now they travel across as many planets as they can in hopes of finding a scrap of food to survive. Unfortunately, their trips are dangerous — and the planets are treacherous.

KEY FEATURES

  • 2-8 player online cooperative and competitive modes
  • Online game modes include co-op, shared death co-op, competitive race, and competitive survival race
  • Challenging precision platforming
  • More than 150 levels
  • Steam achievements and trading cards
  • Full controller support

Here are the new screenshots:

And, here is the announcement trailer:

Bob Was Hungry launches Wednesday, August 19 on Steam (Windows-only for now) for $9.99.

Source: Press Release