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We often see fantasy tales in games play out from the perspective of gallant heroes who challenge dragons and gods to save the land and rescue its people from certain doom. Such stories usually begin with an unlikely hero training up their fighting skills against lowly monsters such as slimes, but what if the role of the hero was flipped? 

Enter Rise of the Slime, a turn-based side-scrolling adventure from the one-person development team at Bunkovsky Games starring a plucky ‘lil slime who has decided to stand up for its gelatinous people.



Here’s more on this unlikely adventure straight from Playstack, who will be publishing the game for Switch and PC:


“Rise of the Slime offers a unique mix of deep, tactical deck-builder gameplay with the chill vibes of a side-scrolling adventure. Help Slime overcome the odds by playing insanely powerful cards in turn-based, positional combat against a bunch of baddies—though you just might feel terrible dousing them with acid. 

With the help of fancy hats and pet companions to spice up your adventures, you’ll traverse beautiful and exotic lands, from sizzling fire swamps to toxic marshlands to a breezy unfurling garden populated by sexy radishes!


In Rise of the Slime, you’ll experience: 

  • Turn-based combat alongside real-time exploration, offering a unique mix of roguelike and deckbuilder. 
  • Positional mechanics, matching your wits against enemies. Strategically quick step, push, and flip behind enemies to gain the advantage in combat. Use your cards wisely!
  • A visually appealing art style, with striking, colorful characters, cards and environments.
  • Extensive replay value with gameplay mutators, shifting routes and hundreds of deck build variations (100 magical cards at launch!). Each playthrough of Rise of the Slime is different!”



Rise of the Slime will defy the odds on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, May 20th, and is available to pre-order now on the eShop for $14.99. A demo for the game has also been made available that features the first 30 minutes of the full game!


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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.