Two-brother team Dahkuhas announced Rotund Rebound, will be coming to PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on January 21st, 2021. There’s no end of great 2D platforming games out there, but when discussing hardcore precision platformers specifically, many gamers’ lists start and end with Super Meat Boy, VVVVVV, and Celeste. Rotund Rebound aims to breathe new life into the genre and take its place alongside these titles.
Rotund Rebound’s terrain isn’t solid and the character is always bouncing, a combination that makes every scenario dynamic and every movement significant. Mastery of timing and momentum is emphasized by a prominent millisecond clock. Each level is a solid standalone experience built around a Time-Attack concept, awarding medals based on performance. Rotund Rebound never forces players to get a fast time to proceed, but the entire experience has been crafted with speedrunning in mind, from its abundant stat tracking to its snappy menus and speedy respawns.
“For many, speedrunning is a mystic art of complex and seemingly impossible maneuvers,”
“By focusing instead on the nuance of basic fundamental motions, Rotund Rebound intuitively opens the door for newcomers to share in the thrill of speedrunning. It’s amazing how hitting a single block at the right angle, moment, and speed can change how an entire level plays out. Finding moments like that is where the game shines brightest.”
Paul Burns of Dahku
- Dive right into the gameplay with simple one-handed controls and discover the limitless depths of finesse that will make you a master.
- Explore lively interactive maps packed with rewarding locations and optional paths.
- Rescue your pudgy pals to play as them and unlock the potential of their unique abilities.
- Tackle extreme boss battles with bouncing as your only weapon.
- Handcrafted levels with built-in Time-Attack designed to open the thrill of speedrunning to everyone.
- Faster-than-lightning respawns shrug off failure and keep you in the action.
- Feel the retro love with pixel-perfect graphics, an exuberant chiptune-infused soundtrack, and difficulty that’s fair but not for the faint of heart.