Fromto release date announced coming to PC, Mac & Linux in early June, Switch following in Q3 2019

April 11th 2019, Dueren, Germany – After many insanely fun playing sessions at PAX East and a Team Choice Award Award from Marooners Rock, we are happy to announce the first fixed release date of our upcoming party game. Fromto will be released on PC, Mac and Linux on June 4th. The version for Nintendo Switch will follow later this year, in Q3 2019.

Fromto results quickly in hilarious fun, laughter and yelling because so many random unforeseen and crazy impossible things will happen: After all players collected their vehicle of choice by foot in a short mini-game-like-lobby, they will start the first phase in a quite wild, but pre-set level. All players try to first reach a checkpoint and then the finish line. But this probably won’t happen in the first attempt, it’s more for checking out the level.
    
1: Learn the track  |  2: Add more elements 

After all players finished their try, the magic happens in the second phase: All the little cars turn into helicopters and you’re going to collect different, randomly dropped crates which contain new track parts to place in the pre-set level: This can be helpful things like new platforms, ramps and jump pads or hindering elements such as obstacles and traps for your opponents, or just fun things like a cannon that shoots small bubbles of glue.

In addition to those random pieces, there is a shop for every player where you can buy even more ‘helpful’ things with points earned by performing stunts. Overall, there are more than 50 different parts that can be placed. A time limit will stop your creativity after 60 seconds and the next round will start.
    
3: Go shopping  |  4: Reach the finish!

About Fromto

Fromto is a horrible, childish 2D sandbox racing game with in game track building.  All players race an unfinished track in turn. When everyone fails all players must ‘work together’ to modify the track before they try again. Think strategic, build sneaky routes and trick your opponents with nifty traps and obstacles. Experiment endlessly with tons of track parts and win in unthinkable ways. Play with up to four friends (online or offline) in this action packed living playground. After you ruined all your friendships you can dive into the single player speed run challenges.

Erikson grew up to become a contemporary artist fascinated with playing. His talent did not go unseen in the contemporary art world, his work can be found all across the globe. Over the course of the last few years, his work evolved from gigantic sculptures and paintings via animations to games.

Features

  • Up to 4 players online & local multiplayer
  • Single player challenges
  • Hot seat mode to play multiplayer with one controller or keyboard
  • Super high replayability!
  • Online leader board for single player challenges
  • Record & replay your gameplay
  • Fun to watch!
  • Lots of different cars
  • Very tuneable gameplay settings
  • Full controller support
  • Nifty secrets
  • Many, many track parts
  • Destructible terrain
  • Unseen art style partially made by young children
  • Unlock cars, obstacles and levels as you progress
  • Amazing soundtrack
About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2017. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com.

About Studio Erikson

Studio Erikson is a games-and-art-studio founded by Erik Habets and located in Maastricht the Netherlands. After graduating as primary school teacher he continued his education at the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht. Erik has been making sculptures, paintings, drawings, animations and installations for the past decade. He won prizes and received grants and commissions in the art scene. Since a few years he dedicated himself to the creation of games. More at www.studioerikson.com.

All of this comes with a very special art style, as the game was created by the developer and contemporary artist Erik Habets, together with his two kids Niki (5) and Joep (2). Do not be mistaken, although the game might look childish, Fromto is not only for the young ones. This is a game for kids from ages 8 to 108 – and specifically for the grownup kids (and influencers)!  😉

At PAX East, there was so much laughing and yelling at the Fromto corner of our booth, it was sheer fun to watch people playing.

Wanna be part of Fromto’s Public Beta soon? Join the Discord Channel!