Beyond Fun Studio, based in Quebec City, Canada
Beyond Fun Studio
July 16th 2020
Nintendo Switch, Steam
15 USD // 17.49 CAD // 12.49 EUR
Aeolis Tournament is a 3D party action game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters use an air cannon to control the power of the wind and affect their surroundings. It's a high-tempo game in the vein of Fusion Frenzy with a Nintendo-inspired cartoony and colorful art direction.
Aeolis Tournament features physics-based gameplay, a tournament mode and local and online multiplayer play.
The game is currently under development in the Unity engine and is expected to be released in February 2020 on Steam and April 2020 Nintendo Switch. A port is also in the plans for the PlayStation 4 and XboxOne.
Unique Mechanic : The core of the gameplay is based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters hold an air cannon that allows them to vacuum air in and release it as a blast. It can be used in various ways: pushing an opponent, grabbing, holding and throwing items as projectiles, navigating on slippery surfaces by giving yourself a push, etc...
Easy to Learn, Hard to Master : Meant as a friendly competitive experience, everyone will be able to enjoy themselves playing Aeolis Tournament. However, skills matter. Games are skill-based, varied and deep enough so that while the main mechanic is shared between each modes, the skills and strategy required are wildly different.
Tournament Mode : The heart of the game is the tournament mode where players will compete in a succession of games earning tournament ranking points after each of them. Whoever has the most points after the set number of games wins the Tournament. And bragging rights.
A configurable experience, local or online
Different chaos events in each game modes
Destructible and interactive environment
Vast controller support on PC
Beyond Fun Studio is an indie video game studio located in Quebec City, Canada. Our games are defined by their accessibility, a lot of replayability, a focus on multiplayer experience and a colorful and charming art direction.
Beyond Fun Studio is an indie video game studio in Quebec City founded in 2019 by Samuel Lapointe, Sébastien Gauvin and Jonathan Nadeau. Each developer had years of experience previously in indie and servicing studios working on arcade, mobile and AAA games before teaming up.
After working for almost a year on another project in their spare time with a slightly different team, they took part in the 2018 Pixel Challenge in Quebec City, formerly the largest game jam in Canada and won the grand prize with a game prototype that would become Aeolis Tournament.
The team continued to work on it in their spare time for months until they became finalists and won the grand prize of the 2019 Catapulte program in Quebec City, including 55,000$ for the production of the game.
Since then, Beyond Fun Studio has been working on it full time and hopes to release in early 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and Steam. A port is also in the plans for XBox One and PlayStation 4.
Date Announcement Trailer
Winner, Best Indie Game - Numix Awards, Montreal (online event) 2020
Winner - Catapulte, Quebec City, 2019
Winner, Best Game, Professional category - Pixel Challenge, Quebec City, 2018
Best in Show, Marooner's Rock Choice - PAX East, Boston, 2020
Nominee, Best Sound Design - MEGA-MIGS, Montréal, 2019
Bitsummit Gaiden - 2020
PAX East, Indie Megabooth Selection - Boston, 2020
PAX South, PAX Rising Selection - San Antonio, 2020
MEGA-MIGS Selection - Montréal, 2019
Tokyo Game Show, Games from Quebec Selection - Tokyo, 2019
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Co-Founder, Artist, Administration, Business Development
Co-Founder, Artist, Art Director, Communications
Louis-Étienne Payer, Jean-Philippe Côté, Jason Létourneau