If you’re looking for a new co-op-friendly, physics-based platforming adventure, then keep an eye out for Surmount. A collaborative effort between Jasper Oprel and Indiana-Jonas, Surmount is set to swing onto Nintendo Switch and Steam this May.

Experience the joys of mountain climbing by making a perilous ascent up Mount Om. Playable solo or with a friend, carefully jump and swing your way up to the top. Navigate procedurally generated environmental challenges “while following a silly story with eccentric folks along the way.”

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Surmount Gameplay

To have a chance of getting to the top of Mount Om players will have to upgrade and customize their climber. The studio reveals that the game should take around 5-10 hours to complete. All depending on how many side missions players get stuck into.

For Nintendo Switch owners they’ll be able to play in local co-op. Whereas Steam Deck owners can enjoy the game running at a smooth 60 fps.

Key features:

  • An approachable physics-based climbing system that is endlessly replayable and not overly punishing
  • A mix of handmade levels and large procedurally generated areas to overcome.
  • On your way to the top of Mount Om, you’ll meet a variety of eccentric characters, all with their own reason to journey to the top.
  • Unlock a variety of permanent and equipable items that will boost your stats.
  • Be the most fashionable climber out there by customizing your character’s look.
  • Play alone or tethered to a friend in local co-op.

Surmount will be available for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam from 9th May 2024. While you arere waiting, there is a free demo on Steam to test out.

Have you been looking for a new co-op game on Switch? Will you be picking Surmount up on launch day? Let us know in the comments below!

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