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Factsheet

Developer:
Wraith Games

Based in Hamilton, OH

Publisher:

Ratalaika Games

Release date:
Early Access March 6, 2022

Platforms:
Windows
Mac
Linux
Web
iOS
Android
Xbox One
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch

Website:
wraithgames.com

Description

Collapsus is an exciting new block crunching puzzle game unlike any other! Join Leon the Chameleon as you tilt, twist, turn, and flip your way though endless puzzle action! See, unlike so many other puzzle games, Collapsus isn't about "swapping" blocks, oh no! You gotta use its unique resource-management mechanic to permanently BREAK them and let them fall! Best part? You get to change how gravity works by rotating the screen! What are you waiting for?

History

Originally created as a prototype way back in 2006, lead designer Jay Kidd, created an all new puzzle game for his mother. Although it didn't really go anywhere at the time, a few years later when thinking of new game ideas, his wife, Kristy, suggested they revive the game.

Collapsus is inspired by classic puzzles games such as Tetris, Bejeweled, and Puzzle League. The movement of the blocks and rotation of the screen are inspired by the movement of a Rubik's Cube. The bright, colorful, flat design is taken directly from classic pop art!

 

Features

  • Unique risk/reward resource-management mechanic (no more "swapping" blocks)

  • Turn your device to change gravity (all 4 directions) to really turn the game “on its head”

  • 3 Standard difficulties + 2 Unlockable difficulties; each with Gravity Rush and Time Panic variations with endless gameplay

  • 30 mind-bending Challenge Modes + 30 "Plus" Modes that add crazy new mechanics to the game

  • Zen Mode, for when you just want to sit back and relax

  • Mission Mode with 50 covert puzzle ops and 50 "Secret Missions" to amp up the challenge

  • A robust Puzzle Mode with over 300 built-in single screen puzzles to test your wits against

  • Online Puzzle Maker so you can build and share your own puzzles online with friends around the world

  • Free, unique, Daily Puzzles brought to your device every day

  • Multiplayer Battle Mode, where up to 8 players can battle it out for dominance online or locally

  • Online leaderboards for every mode, over 200 in-game Medals, and 50 unlockable costumes

  • Over 60 accessibility options for players with disabilities (including color-blind palettes, dyslexia-friendly font options, remappable controls, and more)

  • Full set of cross-platform features

  • Translations for 10 different languages

  • No Ads, Loot Boxes, NFTs, or Microtransactions + All DLC is free

  • Endless block-crunching action!

 

Videos

Collapsus Gameplay Reel 2022 - YouTube

Collapsus - Extended Gameplay Preview - YouTube

 

Images

Download images as .zip

 
 

Logos

Download logo/icon assets as .zip

Awards & Recognition

  • "App of the Year 2015 - Best Upcoming Game - Finalist" - SlideDB

  • "App of the Year 2016 - Best Upcoming Game - Top 5" - SlideDB

  • "Top Pick of GDEX 2016" - CLE Tech

  • "Best Overall Game of Indy PopCon 2017 - 2nd Place" - Slickster Magazine

  • "Most Accessible Game of GDEX 2017" - AbleGamers Charity

  • "GDC 2018's Indie Game Showdown - Finalist" - The Label

  • "Best Overall Game of Indy PopCon 2018" - Slickster Magazine

  • "Best Game Concept of Indy PopCon 2018" - Slickster Magazine

  • "Crowd Favorite of GDEX 2019" - Playvue

  • "Crowd Favorite of GDEX 2018 - 2nd Place" - Playvue

  • "Best Mobile Game of Gameacon 2018 - Nominee" - Gameacon

  • "Fan Favorite Game of Gameacon 2018 - Nominee" - Gameacon

  • "Ohayocon Indie Game Showcase 2019 Player's Choice - 3rd Place" - Ohayocon

  • "Writers' Choice - PAX East 2019" - Marooners' Rock

  • "MVP Award - PAX East 2019" - Nintendo Dual Screens

  • "Most Dedicated to Accessibility - Indie/Solo Dev 2019" - Can I Play That

  • "Presented at Game Masters - The Exhibition" - Game Masters

  • "Kinda Funny Games Showcase 2018 - Official Selection" - Kinda Funny

  • "Magfest Indie Video Game Showcase (MIVS) 2019 - Official Selection" - Magfest

  • "Magfest Indie Video Game Showcase (MIVS) 2020 - Official Selection" - Magfest

  • "Smithsonian American Arts Museum (SAAM) Arcade 2019 - Official Selection" - Smithsonian Institute

  • "Indie MEGABOOTH - PAX East 2020 - Official Selection" - Indie MEGABOOTH

Selected Articles

  • "Don’t let the bright colors fool you, this game is an ass kicker."
    - Frank Lubsey, JamSonic

  • "Let me tell you, it is a complete game changer."
    - Chris Bohatka, CLE Tech

  • "What is Wraith Game's Collapsus? It’s the reverse Tetris, the anti-Candy Crush, and the end all be all of puzzle games."
    - Grant McClure, GameOver GameOn

  • "Become A Puzzle Master In Collapsus, Coming To Switch Later This Year"
    - Ryan Craddock, Nintendo Life

  • "Collapsus was one of the best puzzle games we played earlier this year at PAX East"
    - Jacob Wood, Indie Hangover

  • "Collapsus has out Tetris'd, Tetris"
    - Andreas Asimakis & Stephen Fontana, Nintendo Duel Screens

  • "This honestly should be a #1 game on mobile devices right now, but it’s not officially been released yet. [...] Hopefully, that’s sooner than later, because Collapsus was a winner in our eyes."
    - Gavin Sheehan, Bleeding Cool

 
 

Monetization Permission

Wraith Games allows for the contents of Collapsus to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Collapsus is legally & explicitly allowed by Wraith Games.

 

Additional Links

Wikipedia

Pay-what-you-want Early Access build wraithgames.itch.io/collapsus.

Wishlist the game on Steam store.steampowered.com/app/651950/Collapsus

 

About Wraith Games

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Wraith Games is an award-winning game development worker's collective based in Hamilton, Ohio. We are a close team of skilled game developers with a common passion for excellence, love of gaming, and razor-sharp focus on accessibility. We set out to make games that inspire players to challenge themselves, think outside of the box, and most importantly... have fun!

More Information

More information on Wraith Games, our logo & relevant media are available here

Collapsus Credits

Contact

Jay Kidd   (they/them)

Adam Brown   (he/him)

Lucas Lacer   (he/they)

Steven Dorgan   (he/they)

Chris Quay   (he/they)

Kristy Iwema    (she/her)

Anthony Donnelly

Puzzle Designer

Glenn Dubois   (he/him)

Griffin Parker   (he/him)