Push Me Pull You

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Push Me Pull You
Push Me Pull You logo.png
Developer(s)House House
Composer(s)Dan Golding Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, macOS, Linux, Windows
Release
  • PlayStation 4
  • May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)
  • Windows, macOS, Linux
  • July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)

Push Me Pull You is a 2016 video game by House House. It was released on PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.

Gameplay[edit]

Videos of gameplay

In a game of Push Me Pull You, two teams of sausage-like bodies with heads at both ends face off in a circle for territorial control of a ball.[1] The game has two- and four-player modes.[2] There is a hidden option to swap the human heads for those of dogs.[3]

Development[edit]

Push Me Pull You was developed by four friends from Melbourne as the indie developer House House. They have said that the game is about friendship and wrestling.[4] The game was named for the two-headed llama pushmi-pullyu from Doctor Dolittle,[5] and was originally planned for release in 2014.[6] It was exhibited at Game Developers Conference 2014 and the 2015 PlayStation Experience.[7] The game was announced for the PlayStation 4 in November 2015.[8] Push Me Pull You was finally scheduled for release for PlayStation 4 on May 3, 2016, and for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux later in the year.[1]

Reception[edit]

Sam Machkovech (Ars Technica) said that the game was the best among its contemporary wave of "couch sports" games (non-combat multiplayer with elements similar to old sports video games). He added that the game's aesthetic was reminiscent of Adult Swim.[9] Jamin Warren (Kill Screen) wrote that the game's core gameplay has a "Koonsian quality of both innocent and grotesque".[4] Alice O'Connor (Rock, Paper, Shotgun) called the game "David Cronenberg's Wrestleball".[10] Andrew Tarantola (Engadget) compared Push Me Pull You to a combination of Greco-Roman wrestling, capture the flag, Human Centipede, and soccer.[11] Megan Farokhmanesh and Allegra Frank (Polygon) praised the game as "one of the most fast-paced, unique, and entertaining additions" entries in the local multiplayer genre.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allegra Frank. "Push Me Pull You's body horror ball game comes to PS4 in May". Polygon.
  2. ^ "The adorably grotesque world of Push Me Pull You arrives next month". Kill Screen.
  3. ^ http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/5/11598672/push-me-pull-you-secret-mode-ps4-video
  4. ^ a b "New Push Me Pull You footage is soccer for your intestines". Kill Screen.
  5. ^ Michelle Starr (July 21, 2014). "Multiplayer gets weirdly mesmerising with Push Me Pull You". CNET.
  6. ^ "Push Me Pull You Is Utter Terror Attached To Insane Delight". Rock Paper Shotgun.
  7. ^ "Push Me Pull You is the grossest couch co-op game, and I can't wait". Kill Screen.
  8. ^ Allegra Frank. "'Lovely and horrible' Push Me Pull You brings players uncomfortably close on PS4 in 2016". Polygon.
  9. ^ "The Ars indie showcase: 30 games to watch in 2014". Ars Technica.
  10. ^ "David Cronenberg's Wrestleball: Push Me Pull You". Rock Paper Shotgun.
  11. ^ "Creepy co-op game 'Push Me Pull You' comes to PS4 on May 3rd". Engadget.
  12. ^ http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/5/11599008/push-me-pull-you-review-ps4

External links[edit]

Media related to Push Me Pull You at Wikimedia Commons