Opera singer turned game developer Ojiro Fumoto and vertically oriented publisher Devolver Digital have released the award winning action platformer Downwell on PlayStation 4 and Vita. The celebrated vertical shooter about a young person with guns for boots is now available on PlayStation Network for $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 [downwellgame.com].
Downwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same!
“Devolver Digital spent over $5 million to developer the technology to play Downwell vertically on your TV,” noted Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “Seemed reasonable at the time.”
Downwell is also available for iOS, Android, and PC. But also, PlayStation – that’s the point of this whole thing.