N++

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N++
N++ game logo.jpg
Developer(s) Metanet Software
Publisher(s) Metanet Software
Designer(s)
  • Mare Sheppard
  • Raigan Burns
Programmer(s)
  • Tatham Johnson
  • Aaron Melcher
  • Shawn McGrath
Artist(s)
  • Mare Sheppard
  • Raigan Burns
  • MASA
Platform(s)
Release PlayStation 4
  • NA: July 28, 2015
  • EU: July 29, 2015
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: August 25, 2016
Xbox One
  • WW: October 4, 2017
OS X
  • WW: December 26, 2016
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: May 24, 2018
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

N++ is a platform video game developed and published by Metanet Software, it is the third instalment of the N franchise which started with the Adobe Flash game N. It is the sequel to N+. The game was initially released for the PlayStation 4 on July 28, 2015 in North America, and July 29, 2015 in Europe, and was later released for the Microsoft Windows and macOS operating systems on August 25, 2016 and December 26, 2016, respectively. With the Xbox One version being released on October 4 2017. A version for Linux is currently in development. An expansion to the game, entitled N++ Ultimate Edition, was released for the Windows version of the game on April 21, 2017, as a free update to the game. N++ Ultimate Edition was released for the Nintendo Switch on May 24, 2018.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay consists of platform-style jumping, dodging, climbing and rebounding from walls, collecting gold pieces to extend the time allotted to complete each level. Gameplay is medium to fast-paced, and considered difficult.

Release[edit]

N++ was announced at Gamescom 2013 during Sony's PlayStation media briefing as the sequel to the game N+. The game was released on PlayStation 4 in North America on July 28, 2015, and July 29 in Europe as a timed exclusive.[1][2] In February 2016, Metanet developer Raigan Burns stated that they were working to bringing the title to the Steam selling website for personal computers.[3] The Microsoft Windows version was released on August 25, 2016,[4] with the OS X version following on December 26, 2016.[5] A version for Linux was announced, and released on May 31st, 2018.

An expansion, entitled N++ Ultimate Edition, was announced on December 5, 2016, and was reported to nearly double the size of the original game with more levels and new colour schemes.[6] The expansion was released for free on April 21, 2017 for the Windows version of the game.[7] It brings the level count to 4340, adds 60 new colour schemes, and adds a new Hardcore game mode, aimed towards veteran players.[8]

Reception[edit]

Review aggregator website Metacritic gives N++ an average score of 84/100 for the PS4 version[9], 88/100 for the Xbox One version[10] and 90/100 for the PC version.[11]. GameSpot awarded it a score of 8 out of 10, saying "N++ may represent an 'if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it' sort of expansion, but the exhilaration that it continues to offer speaks to the idea that it may have been perfect to begin with."[12]

PC Gamer's Shaun Prescott gave the PC version of the game a 92/100 rating, describing the game as "a masterful distillation of classic action-platforming gameplay, doling out tension and elation in equal measure."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheppard, Mare (July 14, 2015). "N++ Launches on PS4 July 28th". blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Sheppard, Mare (July 14, 2015). "N++ hits PS4 on 29th July, with 2,360 levels". blog.eu.playstation.com. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Prescott, Shaun (February 7, 2016). "N++ is coming to Steam". PC Gamer. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sheppard, Mare; Burns, Raigan (17 August 2016). "N++ is coming to Steam – 25 August 2016!". Metanet Software. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Happy Holidays++". Metanet Software. December 27, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "N++ Holiday Development Update!". Metanet Software. December 5, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ "The N++ Ultimate Edition update is here!". Metanet Software. April 21, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ Chalk, Andy (April 21, 2017). "Free N++ Ultimate Edition update adds another 2000 levels". PC Gamer. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ "N++". Metacritic. 
  10. ^ "N++". Metacritic. 
  11. ^ "N++". Metacritic. 
  12. ^ "N++ Review". 
  13. ^ Prescott, Shaun (August 25, 2016). "N++ review". PC Gamer. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 

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