Update: Button City will launch on Xbox Series X, PS5, Switch and PC come August 10th 2021.
If you’re after something utterly adorable, highly colourful and full of narrative-driven adventure, we’re not sure there is much to compete with the brilliant looking Button City. And this story of friendship and community will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC real soon.
Due to launch on those next-gen consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC in Q3 2021, with Xbox One and PS4 versions to follow, Button City has been built by the team at Subliminal Gaming as they allow players to take the fight to evil corporations, with players utilising the draw of the lemonade stand and more.
Created in partnership with WINGS Interactive – an investment fund focused on indie games from studios with women and marginalized genders as prominent members of development teams – Button City is a charming pastel town filled with lovable anthropomorphic animals who always put their community’s well-being first.
It tells how Fennel, the new fox kit in town, has discovered the local arcade and its hot 4v4 action game Gobabots. After joining the second place Gobabots team to help them climb to the top and win the coveted Golden Gobabot prize, Fennel finally feels at home… only to learn greedy businesscat Peppermint Pepperbottom wants to rob the local kids of their hangout.
Band together with friends and rivals alike. Sell lemonade to raise money, fill the arcade with Halloween decorations to spook the corporate fatcat, put together a robot to chase him out of town, and other ridiculous plans in the pursuit of saving the cherished arcade. Take on side quests for cute animal friends, solve puzzles to unlock new ways of standing up to Pepperbottom, or take a break to play Gobabots as well as other arcade dance and racing minigames.
“The heart of an arcade is the community,” said Ryan Woodward, Lead Programmer, Subliminal Gaming. “We wanted to capture all those aspects to complement what is ultimately a story of belonging and friendship. We’re grateful to WINGS for helping us expand to consoles so friends can share the Button City experience together no matter what platforms they own.”
Button City will be available for Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC in Q3 2021. Keep an eye out for it.