Offspring Fling

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Offspring Fling
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Developer(s)Kyle Pulver
EngineFlashPunk
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Release
  • WW: March 30, 2012
Genre(s)Puzzle game, platform game
Mode(s)Single-player Edit this on Wikidata

Offspring Fling (stylized as Offspring Fling!) is an indie puzzle platform game developed by Kyle Pulver, and released on March 30, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. The game was received favorably by various critics.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Gameplay[edit]

Offspring Fling is a 2D sidescrolling puzzle-platform game. The player controls a rodent-like forest creature, whose children have been lost. The goal in each level is to gather all the children and bring them to the exit.

While carrying one or more children, the player will not fit through small openings and their jump height is decreased. The player can throw the children in a straight line to move them across the level, which is where the game's name comes from.

Development[edit]

Offspring Fling began as a side-project by Tempe, Arizona-based developer Kyle Pulver that turned into a full game.[8] The game contains 100 campaign puzzles, a time trial mechanic, and 20 unlockable bonus levels focusing on precise platforming.[9]

Reception[edit]

Offspring Fling received positive reviews from critics upon release. On Metacritic, the game holds a score of 79/100 based on 4 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offspring Fling". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  2. ^ Meer, Alec (April 6, 2012). "Wot I Think: Offspring Fling". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Rose, Mike (April 5, 2012). "Offspring Fling Review". Gamezebo. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Polson, John (March 30, 2012). "Release: Offspring Fling (Kyle Pulver)". IndieGames.com. Gamasutra. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Donlan, Christian (April 3, 2012). "Offspring Fling Review". HookShot Inc. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  6. ^ Carmichael, Stephanie (April 2, 2012). "Offspring Fling review". GameZone. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Brown, Mark (April 2, 2012). "Baby-throwing puzzler Offspring Fling is your indie treat for the week". Wired UK. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  8. ^ Campbell, Colin (December 18, 2012). "12 Top Indie Developers Talk Games". IGN. j2 Global. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  9. ^ Podgorski, Daniel (September 23, 2015). "A Hidden Gauntlet: The Brutal Platformer Hiding Behind the Lovely Facade of Offspring Fling!". The Gemsbok. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Offspring Fling for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 December 2017.