MEGA DISCOUNT DEAL FOR MUST DASH AMIGOS LAUNCH ON NINTENDO SWITCH

Piñatas, Puns and Pedro (who Runs) - Vibrant Family Friendly Indie Game Coming Very Soon

Cambridge, UK - 19th November 2019: miniBeast Game Studios, two-man Indie Team

Loco-multiplayer battle racer Must Dash Amigos has been given an official launch date for the Nintendo Switch™. miniBeast Games - the two-man team behind the title - have announced a release date of Dec 5th 2019. Not only that, but the game will launch with a significant discount for the first few weeks, something developer Ben was keen to do:

“We really want as many people as possible to be able to play the game. There are so many games coming out all the time, it can get expensive! So lowering the cost will hopefully allow more people to do just that. Also, with the seasonal sales and Christmas around the corner it feels like the perfect time to be generous!” - Ben Lowther, miniBeast Games

Must Dash Amigos is a quirky affair with wacky characters that race around tracks on foot. It has drawn comparisons in part to Mario Kart, Micro Machines, and (for the more seasoned gamers out there) even been conveyed as a spiritual successor to Micro Maniacs.

The duo’s debut title will launch on Dec 5th 2019 and can be bought from the Nintendo eShop. It will be available at a discounted price of £5.99 until midnight on Dec 25th 2019, at which point it will return to its normal retail price of £14.99.

 

 

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PUNS, PIÑATAS AND PARTY FEVER ARRIVE ON XBOX ONE

Family friendly battle racer Must Dash Amigos is out now on Xbox

Cambridge, UK - 7th August 2019: miniBeast Game Studios

 

miniBeast Games' debut title Must Dash Amigos launches on Xbox One today. The battle racer is a true pick-up-and-play experience awash with Mexican inspired themes that create a wonderfully vibrant world.  

 

 

“I am so excited to finally be releasing Must Dash Amigos on Xbox. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet! The feeling of releasing a game we’ve made on a console I have played for years is pretty surreal”  - Anthony Brunton-Douglas, miniBeast Games

The two-man team consists of one former Jagex Employee, Ben Lowther, and Anthony Brunton-Douglas who is still working full-time for the large Cambridge based Studio. The pair, who met in 2011 whilst working on RuneScape, both began as Quality Analysts with Ant progressing into a 3D Artist role and Ben going on to become an Associate Producer. Must Dash Amigos all started following a Jagex Game Jam back in 2015, the four day jam resulted in a tiny but charming prototype. With the blessing of Jagex the pair continued to evolve the title in their spare time, with Ben taking the plunge to become a full-time Indie Dev in January this year. 

“I can’t wait to see people playing the game we have put so much of our lives into. Plus, I can finally turn my friends and family into Avocados - what a momentous day!”  - Anthony Brunton-Douglas, miniBeast Games

Must Dash Amigos is out now on the Xbox Store, priced at £14.99. 

  

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Waving the flag for local multiplayer gaming, playing with others is where the title really shines. Its simple controls and mechanics coupled with cartoon-like aesthetics make it a great option for gaming families too. There are several game modes with varying mechanics, but the heart and soul of the title is Race Mode where players must outlast their opponents amidst explosions, piñata stampedes, and all-round chaos. Being a battle-racer, weapons are of course on offer and there is a good mix to aid your pursuit of victory. Some have a subtle effect on proceedings, such as your typical speed boosts, whilst others can turn the tides much more dramatically, like the InvinciBull mount or the Gwack-a-Mole Mallet! Those that can't keep up or perish in some way are eliminated from the current round, with the last amigo standing claiming a round-victory, enough of which results in them being crowned as the overall champion. 

“There is still something magical about playing games together in the same room, so that is something we wanted to encourage with this title. I'm so proud of the game and what we've managed to achieve, it really is an amazing feeling to be launching it on Xbox”  - Ben Lowther, miniBeast Games

MUST DASH AMIGOS LAUNCHES ON STEAM

Duo release loco-battle-racer with 10% discount and launch-week giveaway

Cambridge, UK - 23rd July 2019: miniBeast Game Studios, two-man Indie Team

miniBeast Games have released their debut title on Steam today with a 10% discount to attract early buyers. The duo are also running a giveaway contest throughout launch-week, gifting Steam Keys to several randomly chosen participants (details here).  

 

 

“We're thrilled to be able to bring this game to market! It's such a huge achievement and an ambition fulfilled for us. We hope it brings a little bit of joy to some people's lives.” - Ben Lowther, miniBeast Games

 

 

The two-man team met each other at Jagex (the Cambridge based studio behind RuneScape) in 2011. Both began as Quality Analysts with Ant progressing into a 3D Artist role and Ben going on to become an Associate Producer. Must Dash Amigos - a vibrant, humorous battle racing game packed with Piñatas and Avocados - all started following a Jagex Game Jam in 2015. With the blessing of Jagex the pair continued to evolve the title in their spare time, with Ben taking the plunge to become a full-time Indie Dev in January this year. 

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“Seeing people laugh and genuinely enjoy playing what we’ve created is so satisfying, especially when you see families coming together. We’d normally only see this by showcasing at Gaming Expos, but now there is a whole world of content creators we can't wait to see play.” - Anthony Brunton-Douglas, miniBeast Games 

Non-PC gamers won't have long to wait for a piece of the piñata-pie either, with an Xbox One launch confirmed for 7th August and a Nintendo Switch release planned for Q4 2019.

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MUST DASH AMIGOS XBOX LAUNCH DELAYED AND PC DATE CONFIRMED

Two-man team delay Xbox launch to fix critical issue and also set a PC release date

Cambridge, UK - 15th July 2019: miniBeast Game Studios, two-man Indie Team

miniBeast Games have delayed the launch of their debut title Must Dash Amigos by 3 weeks. The original release date (July 16th 2019) has slipped due to an unforseen issue with the build, something the two-man team were not happy to ship with.

 

 

“There was a critical last-minute problem that caught us off-guard, and whilst it was a pretty rare occurrence we wanted to fix it before launching the game” - Ben Lowther, miniBeast Games

 

 

Must Dash Amigos will instead launch on Xbox One on Wednesday August 7th 2019, it will be available from the Microsoft Store.

 

The duo have also confirmed the PC launch date for the title, which will be available to purchase on Steam from Tuesday July 23rd 2019, with gamers able to wishlist it online already.

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From RuneScape to Indie Developers, duo to release loco battle-racer Must Dash Amigos

Cambridge, UK - 2nd July 2019: miniBeast Game Studios, two-man Indie Team

New UK Indie Studio miniBeast Games have announced their debut title - Must Dash Amigos - will launch on Xbox One on July 16th 2019, available from the Microsoft Store. The two-man team consists of one former Jagex Employee, Ben Lowther, and Anthony Brunton-Douglas who is still working full-time for the large Cambridge based Studio. The pair, who met in 2011 whilst working on RuneScape, both began as Quality Analysts with Ant progressing into a 3D Artist role and Ben going on to become an Associate Producer. Must Dash Amigos - a vibrant, humorous battle racing game filled with Piñata Stampedes, Avocados and a drop of Tequila - all started following a Jagex Game Jam back in 2015. With the blessing of Jagex the pair continued to evolve the title in their spare time, with Ben taking the plunge to become a full-time Indie Dev in January this year. They are now close to releasing their first ever game, with a PC version to follow soon after and a Nintendo Switch launch later in the year.

 

 

“With just over 500 people attending on the day, a record breaking 28 indie games appeared at the show. Once all the votes were in and counted, the Indie Showcase ‘Game of The Show’ award went to the hugely addictive and hilarious racing game ‘Must Dash Amigos’ by miniBeast Studios” - Game Anglia

 

 

The game features several modes with varying mechanics, but the heart and soul of the game is Multiplayer Race Mode where players must outlast their opponents amidst explosions, piñata stampedes, and all-round chaos! Being a battle-racer, weapons are of course on offer and there is a good mix to aid your pursuit of victory. Some have a subtle effect on proceedings, such as your typical speed boosts, whilst others can turn the tides much more dramatically, like the InvinciBull mount or the Gwack-a-Mole Mallet! There is even a Tequila perk that causes the screen to temporarily twist and distort causing disorientation for all. Those that can't keep up or perish in some way are eliminated from the current round, with the last amigo standing claiming a round-victory, enough of which results in them being crowned as the overall champion.

 

 

”We just wanted a pick-up-and-play multiplayer game we could have a quick go on during our lunchbreaks, but there was a distinct lack of games that allowed us to do that on current gen consoles, so we decided to make our own!” - Ben Lowther, miniBeast Games 

Other game modes include Battle Mode where you face-off against each other in an enclosed arena using the weapons at your disposal. There are 8 arenas in total, with some interesting environmental obstacles; one particular level randomly spawns large Kraken-like Tentacles that will drag you underwater! For players craving longer gameplay sessions, Tourney mode offers just that, with a total of 18 different Cups up for grabs. Tourneys consist of a series of just Races or both Races & Battles and a Tourney leader board system to determine the ultimate champion. For those looking to play solo, Time Trials give you the opportunity to learn tracks and test your speed, whilst Challenge Mode features three different challenge types across all tracks, that will have you controlling two characters at once, outrunning a rampaging lethal Piñata Stampede, or trying to catch an elusive Mystical Piñata.

  

There are no micro transactions in the game, instead players earn an in-game currency (called Moustachios) solely through gameplay. Moustachios can then be used to unlock different outfits for each of the 4 unique characters, although there is one particularly shiny gold outfit that can only be obtained from a secret achievement.

 

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