Insurmountable (2021) – Boop Show Show Notes

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Insurmountable
PLATFORM
PC/Steam
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
DEVELOPER: ByteRockers’ Games
PUBLISHER: ByteRockers’ Games
RELEASE DATE:
Thursday, April 29, 2021
VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWk7Uoc9h9k
Me Playing – Do you think you could play the audio (at low volume) to the game when we play the video for the stream? It is muted enough that I think the podcast listeners would enjoy it as background music and may help set the mood.
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-291-insurmountable-part-1.mp3
^ Launch Trailer Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-291-insurmountable-part-2.mp3
^ Game Play Audio
HOW LONG TO BEAT
3 hour runs
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
$19.99
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/insurmountable/info/
DESCRIPTION
Confront various terrains as a lonely mountaineer and endure the countless dangers of climbing! Many tough decisions await you in a risky environment. Make your way up and down the mountain, overcoming insurmountable heights!
EXPERIENCE:
I’m addicted


PROS
– Procedurally generated boards make for fresh runs each time.
– Really great atomospheric experience.
– A good balance of survival mechanics and difficulty
– Perma Death

CONS
– Events can get repetive.
– Difficulty curve may be a bit too severe on 2nd and 3rd summit.
– Perma Death
Boop’s Patented 10 Point Rating System
Art/Animation: This is one highly polished visual experience! Animations are fine…a lot of climbing animations.
Music/Effects: The music is effective. Subdued and serene with an element of tension. Especially, when the heart beat kicks in with the violine intensity!!
V/O: Only breathing. No other voicework to speak of.
World Building: Minimal world building.
Currency/Loot: Useable goods as well as Rogue like progression.
AI/NPCs: Randon generation of events along your journey.
Controls: Point Click. It works
Interface/HUD: Minimal. Great use of iconography for representation
Replay/Endgame: I’m not sure how many more times I can replay…but so far…I haven’t gotten tired of these runs.
Score: 8 random events out of 10 frostbitten Pinky Toes
LINKS
https://www.byterockers.games/insurmountable?lang=en
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Insurmountable
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Insurmountable
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Tags: Strategy, Rogue-like, Adventure, Indie, Survival

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