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Hunt 'n Sneak

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Pixel Engineers
Release Date: Early 2019

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'Hunt 'n Sneak' Demo Available, Delayed Until 2019, Also Comes to Xbox One - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2018 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT

Hunt 'n Sneak is a manic party/couch multiplayer game in which light is both friend and foe.

Light is both friend and foe in Hunt 'n Sneak - a manic party game set in a realm where mystical and magical creatures dwell. Home to the peaceful (albeit mischievous) Pixies, the realm is threatened by terrifying beasts. Darkness rises as Gobblers from a far-off land with a taste for Pixies try to overrun their kingdoms.

Players take on the roles of either the fearsome Gobbler as it tries to devour the Pixies and take over their world; or as the mischievous Pixies, who use pings of light to navigate their surroundings and escape the Gobblers. Pursue, evade and outwit your opposition to win.

As a Pixie, use bursts of light known as 'pings' to navigate the environment. Each time a Pixie pings, however, their location is temporarily revealed to the Gobbler. For the Gobblers to be victorious they must devour each of the Pixies within the allocated time. In order for the Pixies to claim their victory, at least one of them must survive until the very end of the game.

The demo, which is playable via the game's website and will soon be available to download via the game's Steam page, gives players a taste of what to expect from the inventive couch multiplayer game.

Hunt 'n Sneak was originally planned for release on Nov. 7, 2018, but the developers have taken the decision to allow the game more time for polish ahead of release.

James Koehne, founder of Pixel Engineers, said: "We were very excited to launch Hunt 'n Sneak, but we realised we would fall slightly short of our own high standards were we to push for a release next month.

"We decided to take a little extra time to polish the online multiplayer component, as well as adding more content to the game to make sure it's worth the wait! In the meantime, we hope the playable demo gives players a tantalising taste of what's to come in the New Year."

Key Features

  • Gather family and friends to play with up to four players locally or online.
  • Explore a number of captivating maps including the Murky Cave, an Abandoned Mansion, an Enchanted Forest and a Ruined Castle.
  • As a Pixie, try to follow your movements through each environment and evade the Gobbler using your ping; each ping emits an illuminating light to help you navigate your surroundings. Pick up Moon Drops along the way to give you special abilities!
  • As the Gobbler, pursue the Pixies using Pixie revealing lights. Revel in their fright as you hunt them down before gobbling them up with your attack.
  • Coming Soon: New game modes including Ping For Your Life and Stockpile -
    • Ping For Your Life: The Gobbler now mimics the Pixies and can set a trap with a fake ping. The Pixies must respond quickly with their own pings, or, they must face the consequences. If all remaining Pixies respond within the time limit, they gain a speed boost at the risk of revealing their locations. Failure to ping results in all Pixies being slowed down. 
    • Stockpile: Pixies earn points by collecting pixie dust from blooming crystals. The round is won when either enough points are gained or when all the Pixies have been gobbled up! 
  • Coming Soon: More Gobblers, Pixies, Abilities and Power-ups! 

Hunt 'n Sneak will be released for PC via Steam in early 2019, priced at $19.99 USD with an Xbox One version is expected to follow in the months thereafter.


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