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'Comic Boy' Will Have You Running Through the Panels of a Comic Book and It's Looking for Beta Testers

Back in August of last year we first caught wind of an interesting upcoming platformer from developer StayHeavy Games called Comic Boy. The idea was that you'd be able to travel through the different panels of a comic similar to the old Sega Genesis game Comix Zone [Free] or the more contemporary mobile games Framed [$3.99] and Framed 2 [$4.99]. You'd do this by way of auto-running and then you'd use the different walls of the comic panels to bounce off of and change direction or use a downward smash to break through into a lower panel. The actual platforming was highly reminiscent of the Wind Up Knight [Free] games and maybe even a dash of some Beat Sneak Bandit [$2.99]. Check out what I mean in this gameplay trailer that was released back in January...

'Comic Boy', a Stylish Rhythmic Puzzler Set in Comic Book Panels, Is Looking for Beta Testers on Our Forums

Comic book panels and iPhone games have seemed like a natural pairing, ever since Framed [$3.99] first released to universal praise from critics and casual gamers alike. While 2017's greatly improved sequel Framed 2 [$4.99] underlined the appeal of its fluid cartoon aesthetic design, we've been dying out for even more games to use the cool comic book context for even more creative adventures, and Stay Heavy Games are determined to satiate such demand with their upcoming release Comic Boy. Based on an old App Store prototype release titled Escape the Page, Comic Boy is a platforming title with a heavy emphasis on rhythm and style, as you run through the panels and avoid enemies to reach the end of 36 handcrafted levels. While Comic Boy is still very much a work in progress, the developers are looking for eager beta testers to try out the game early on our forum thread...