By Jeffrey Matulef
Indie developer Black Pants Studio has announced their "comic styled jump and slice performer" Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers will be released June 19th on Steam for Windows and Mac.
Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers has a unique hook (and a literal one): you can shape the environment by slicing through an array of rock formations with a laser. "Use grappling rope, rocket science and laser surgery to slice the whole world, overcoming all obstacles in your very own way." Black Pants promises on the game's Steam page. They add that the game will feature "better than life physics," "buckets full of indie music" wherein you collect tapes from actual indie bands, and a "character-driven story line" about inventor, Tiny, facing off against his arch nemesis Big to reclaim his grandpa's underpants. The cel-shaded art is also very attractive, giving the whole thing a graphic novel vibe right down to onomatopes popping up to accompany sound effects.
The game was a student showcase winner at the 2011 Independent Games Festival and went on to receive an honorable mention for Technical Excellence at this year's IGF.
Be sure to check out the excellent trailer. Is anyone else reminded of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? But you know, without all the killing?