Spinch, psychedelic platformer, getting physical release & vinyl soundtrack


Last summer, Spinch caught our eye as an absolutely mad-looking platformer heading to Nintendo Switch. Spinch then dropped digitally in September, and it seems to have done well enough to earn a physical release. Today, developer Queen Bee and publisher Akupara Games have announced a partnership with iam8bit to bring the game to retail.

The physical version of Spinch will contain the base game, along with a mini comic color book to match the game’s bonkers aesthetic. The cover art will also be reversible, containing more mad imagery you might want to display on your gaming shelf. It’ll cost $34.99 and is expected to ship Q2 2021.

Then there’s the vinyl soundtrack, which the press release likes to call “acid-dipped.” Anyway, regardless of where it’s been plunged, we’re more interested in how it was created. Spinch‘s tracks were apparently made on a modified Game Boy, creating some era-specific sounds to match the classic platforming gameplay.

The vinyl also comes housed in a sleeve that contains perhaps the most out-there artwork of the whole package. This one is expected to ship out in Q3 2021 and will cost $29.99. Both the physical edition of Spinch and its accompanying soundtrack go live on the iam8bit store later today.

Spinch physical iam8bit soundtrack

Will you be picking either of these up?

[Source: PR]

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