Available now is studio dietzribi‘s demo for Toodee and Topdee, a sort-of platformer, sort-of puzzler that’s spicing up the occasionally stagnant world of couch co-op. dietzribi is composed of two brothers from Israel, and they’ve been noodling on Toodee and Topdee since a game jam challenged them to “combine two incompatible genres.” The developers describe their mash-up with the following:
“A cosmic turbulence caused the worlds of Toodee and Topdee to merge with each other. Switch between Toodee’s 2D platforming and Topdee’s top-down block pushing to solve mind melting puzzles, and bring back balance to the universe!”
It seems fitting that two brothers would craft a game wherein two players serve distinct but complementary roles to reach a shared goal. The player has the ability to switch between Toodee and Topdee on command, reshaping the gameplay to fit the perspective of the current character. Toodee must platform across the paths Topdee makes, and bosses offer an even greater trial of cooperation and clever play. A demo for Toodee and Topdee is available for PC only, and there is no release date yet for the full version.