Stick it to the Man Launches May 1!

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We’ve already posted about Stick it to the Man, but now the game finally has a released date: May 1, 2014 in North America and Europe at prices of £6.99, €7.99 and $9.99 depending on your region (that’s $5 cheaper than the Steam version).

In Stick it to the Man, you play as Ray Doewood who wakes up one day with an odd, pink arm protruding from his head that allows him to read the minds of others as well as to reach objects from a distance. This allows the player to solve puzzles and traverse the environment in unique ways. As well, the game features a really neat art style reminiscent of a pop-up book:

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It looks like a clever combination of unique gameplay, interesting puzzles, kooky humour and weird characters. The game has gotten a lot of praise for its PS3 and PC versions, and it’s looking like the Wii U edition will add in some control options that can only be possible with the GamePad. For more information, check out the trailer and press release below:

The eShop is about to get Sticky!
The insanely funny psychic platform-adventure game will be making its eShop debut next week!

24th April 2014: The awesomely talented devs at Zoink! Games and Indie Publisher Ripstone have announced today that the eccentric and totally hilarious psychic platform-adventure game; Stick It To The Man! will be making its Wii U eShop debut next week! The game will be launching on both sides of the pond simultaneously on 1st May priced at £6.99 / €7.99 / $9.99.

Stick It To The Man! centres around hardhat tester; Ray Doewood – who has a bizarre accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain! Standard stuff really. This absurd fluorescent arm (which is invisible to others) gives Ray awesome powers, allowing him to hear people’s thoughts and change the crazy paper world around him with stickers! Digging in the brains of his fellow citizens – including the likes of Santa Claus, a Pregnant General and Elvis (to name but a few); it’s up to Ray to gather clues from countless insane characters and solve mind-boggling puzzles – all while trying to escape the evil clutches of The Man! Can you help to get Ray out of this sticky situation?

Those fun-loving Zoinkers have been beavering away to create a cool and completely new way to play Stick It To The Man! just for Nintendo fans! The Wii U version features a totally unique way of using the GamePad to mindread characters – further separating the mind reading world from Ray’s world.

Can’t wait a whole week to Stick It To The Man! on Wii U? Well fear not! In the meantime you can check out the awesome Wii U Teaser Trailer, demonstrating this amazing new feature: http://buff.ly/1mzqm6D

About Zoink!

Zoink! is an award winning team based in Sweden who loves to innovate and create. Founded by Klaus Lyngeled who through his work with film and games has learned how to combine great character design and story with innovative game design. Zoink! are a happy crew of super nerds who love new adventures; they have animated for Disney, made games for Adventure Time, coded music videos for Google and sewn puppets for Nintendo.
Latest games include Adventure Time for iOS, Swing King, and innovative WeeWaa plush toy game for Wii.

About Ripstone Publishing

Ripstone® Publishing is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution.
Ripstone’s ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust, founded in 2011 in order to create a bespoke service for independent game developers.
Publishing video games on a number of different platforms including handheld and home consoles, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android; Ripstone is best known for games such as Pure Chess, the award-winning Knytt Underground, Big Sky Infinity and Men’s Room Mayhem.

Visit http://www.ripstone.com for more information.

About the author:

When Alex was young, he used to cry whenever his parents tried to hand him a game controller. Having complete control over the life of a red-clad Italian plumber was just too daunting to him. Nowadays, he only cries when the controller’s taken away.

Hailing from the frigid tundras of Canada, Alex plays video games not only to entertain himself, but also as a source of warmth to get him through the winter. He loves all genres of video games, the more difficult the better. Some of his current favourites include VVVVVV, Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends.

Alex – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.