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Plush
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: Released on other platforms
Rock, Paper Shotgun recently posted a piece about Plush's trailer: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/05/24/toy-story-plushs-trailer-is-strangely-sinister/

Plush is a stuffed animal simulator / puzzle game for all ages. Description:

It's Penny's bedtime, but she can't go to sleep until all of her stuffed animals are happy. Arrange the animals on the bed in the right way to make them all happy so Penny can go to sleep.

40 puzzle levels and 3 difficulty options**
Free play (Play Room)
Unlockable Sound Board
Supports Resolutions up to 2560 x 1440
Colorblind mode

Already available for PC & Mac on GamersGate, iOS* and Mac on the respective App Stores, Android* on Google Play and Amazon, and for Linux (Ubuntu) on the Ubuntu software center (follow us on twitter to be notified of sales), so why should Steam users be left out?

www.redheadgames.com

*iOS and Android versions are limited in how many stuffed animals it can spawn in the Play Room, so the scene shown in the trailer would not be possible (at least not with quite so many animals). The only limitation on the PC/Mac/Linux version is the speed of your computer.

** Just to clarify, while this is a kid-friendly game, on Normal and Hard difficulty, this is a very challenging puzzle game. I actually had to switch the default difficulty to Easy because my early users were assuming Normal was normal difficulty for a kid, and they would get frustrated when it got difficult. Here's the description of the different difficulty levels in the game:

Easy: Stuffed animals will be unhappy on the floor, but the level will not be restarted.

Normal: Level reset if stuffed animals touch the floor

Hard: No visual guides shown. Rely on your imagination!

Thanks to all those expressing support!

-- Creator's Notes on comments and concerns so far:

The main concerns I've seen regarding Plush so far could be summed up as 1) it's obviously an iOS port and 2) it looks like it's for kids (because it's cute). Neither of these is quite true. I understand that Greenlight is essentially a system built around judging books by their covers and to a large extent that can't be helped (and I certainly didn't expect Plush to appeal to everyone anyway). I'll be posting reviews as soon as they are available to help provide some analysis. Still, I would like to address these two big issues for those who are interested enough to read about it just to provide as much useful info about the game as possible.

First, this is not an iOS port (well, ported to iOS, not from it). It was developed first for Mac and Windows (though admittedly I realized it would probably make a good mobile game and developing it in Unity made the port rather simple to do. An Android version will probably also happen). I understand the bias against iOS ports since most iOS games are not very good (at least compared to what most Steam users are interested in). Ideally Plush would not be judged on the merits of other titles, but here we are (life ain't fair, boo hoo).

Regarding it being for kids: It is true that the game is very kid friendly (at least on Easy difficulty, not so much on Normal and Hard), but just because it is cute doesn't mean others won't enjoy it (The Super Mario games are quite cute (plus many other examples), that doesn't mean only kids could like them). Other than the theme/look, the game mechanics are the prime consideration to determine the target audience. This is a puzzle game quite different than any other puzzle game I'm aware of. The full puzzle mechanics are as follows (*spoiler alert*, plus no flavor text given):

To win a level, all stuffed animals must be on the bed and happy (the disc under them turns green when they are happy).
Bears are happy next to any other animal except the skunk.
Unicorns are unhappy next to any other animal except the Pony.
Pony is unhappy unless next to a Unicorn.
Cat is happy next to anyone except the skunk or the Hippo (cat will jump away when approached by other animals).
Hippo is happy next to any other animal other than the skunk, but he will bounce away other animals when he moves near them (he is also the only way to get the tank off the bed).
Skunk is always happy, except when there is a Tank on the bed.
Tank is a jerk and all the animals will be unhappy until a hippo bounces it off the bed.

These rules combine with the impassible pillow terrain to create challenging puzzles to solve (on Normal or Hard difficulty, the stuffed animal will fall to the floor if you stray too far off the bed and you have to restart the level, making a pretty stiff challenge at times).

So to sum up my take on the whole for kids thing, I would say the real issue is whether or not you like puzzle games. If you do like puzzle games, you'll probably like Plush, If not (or if you just can't stand the cute factor), I don't blame you at all for passing on it.
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BelueRF Aug 24, 2014 @ 3:44pm 
This appears to be a very interesting puzzle game. All you need to do is make another trailer that showcases puzzle elements exclusively instead of random gameplay and I'm sure most people will agree.
Lazatoy Aug 2, 2014 @ 7:26pm 
+1
for being a
"stuffed animal simulator"
XP
Karson Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:51am 
becuse moving toys but I'll vote for it
LuigiBoi Jul 7, 2014 @ 3:52pm 
why would this be creepy?
Sir JΣNKINS Jun 30, 2014 @ 10:48am 
........
Excuse me while I run away and cry untill I die.... Horror forever... So much pain....
(on a more serious note, looks like it could be fun, but don't expect to get tons of people paying anything over 5$ for it. I'll vote for it, only because it looks like both an interesting puzzle game, and a nice way to give your freind nightmares forever.)
Tundra Jun 22, 2014 @ 11:39am 
I'd laugh it it suddenly turned into a psycological horror half way through....
meow Jun 16, 2014 @ 4:31am 
Cool idea, I love the concept!
That also could be avesome, if you add more different color skins for the plushies in future, like, cat may have stripes or other random color patterns - that will make the toys look different, and more like in a real bedroom, when there's a lot of them.
Maybe even add more kinds, like puppies, foxes etc? pleease?
iLembus May 30, 2014 @ 1:05am 
what is this?

is that from a 2h game jam?
krazedlion Apr 14, 2014 @ 10:22pm 
Sounds boring so no
Dark Lord Penguin Apr 5, 2014 @ 7:31am 
Looks great, and thanks for the Linux version! Has anyone tried this on non-Ubuntu versions of Linux (esp. Arch)? Has this been tested on young kids (eg under 5)?