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Electronic Super Joy is hardcore, will make you rage

10:00 PM on 03.25.2013

Intense indie platformer brings the beats, difficulty


Prepare to die. A lot. Electronic Super Joy drew me in with its pulsing beats and proceeded to bring the pain. With electronic dance music blaring, I stepped up to the controller with a crowd on onlookers at my back.

I'd watched several challengers before me come and go. And despite their persistence, eventually all walked away in defeat. Confident in my platforming abilities, I was sure I would be the one to finally surmount the obstacles this exacting platformer placed before me. Boy, was I wrong.

Electronic Super Joy follows the journey of a silhouetted hero on mission to get his booty back from the butt-thieving Groove Wizard. To complete his quest and make sure his nemesis is deader than disco, our valiant protagonist must run a gauntlet of perilous levels inspired by the tunes of electronic musician Envy.

Developed by Michael Todd, the title was originally scheduled for release as a part of the Super Shock Bundle last year. However, after exceeding the scope of his initial ambitions for the project, Todd brought Cassie Chui on board to help out with the pixel art and level design.

Now set to launch on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android later this year, the title is drawing interest from the likes of Nintendo and Sony, who seem eager to have the intense action-platformer on their systems. Despite the recognition, Todd seems adverse to jumping through hoops to get his game on consoles, though a 3DS port remains a possibility.








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5:15 PM on 11.01.2014
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City coming to Wii U and Xbox One

Eletronic Super Joy and its Groove City expansion have done pretty well so far, but I can't help but shake the feeling they could go farther. "Quirky and challenging platformer fatigue" is a problem for a lot of good ga...more



8:30 PM on 06.06.2014
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City out now on Steam

Groove City, a standalone "mini-sequel" to indie platformer Electronic Super Joy, is now available via Steam, Michael Todd Games announced today. Just like its predecessor, Groove City is a bizarre and challenging exper...more



8:00 PM on 05.06.2014
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City jumps to Steam in June

Indie platformer Electronic Super Joy is receiving an expansion called Groove City next month and its premise sounds just as bizarre as that of main game. "A giant robot stripper called JoJo has smashed Groove City! She's an...more



5:00 PM on 10.01.2013
Review: Electronic Super Joy

The finish line is in sight and a pair of homing missiles are bearing down on my position. I sprint, narrowly dodging one, and leap from a ledge to avoid the other. I breathe a momentary sigh of relief before the panic sets i...more



11:30 AM on 08.15.2013
PAX Prime's Indie MEGABOOTH will have more than 80 games

The Indie MEGABOOTH just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Topping PAX Prime 2012's 30 games and PAX East 2013's 62 games, the booth at PAX Prime 2013 will feature at least 84 different titles from more than 60 studios and wi...more



7:00 AM on 08.08.2013
Electronic Super Joy enters Steam Early Access

Electronic Super Joy is an awesome platformer set to some killer electronic music. It's both addictive as hell, and pretty damn challenging too. Developer Michael Todd thinks of the game as "an unholy merging of Super Meat B...more



2:50 PM on 08.04.2013
Sup Holmes finds super joy with Cassie Chui

Today on Sup Holmes we welcome Cassie Chui to the program. Cassie is a mainstay of Toronto's independent development scene, having partaken in multiple game jams and larger scale collaborations such as Project Overboard....more



7:00 PM on 05.04.2013
Talk Fast: Rave party in limbo with Electronic Super Joy

The Talk Fast interview series continues! Electronic Super Joy is a smart, fast paced platformer that features soundtrack-driven level design featuring funny dialog and little ant things that look like Commander Video f...more




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11:30 AM on 12.16.2014
I played Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1 as fat Sonic in Action Henk

If there's a level editor, World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. will find a way. But before I get to that, there's a more pressing matter: fat action figures dressed up like Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, we could use more of those in ...more



12:00 AM on 12.12.2014
New Fossil Echo trailer shows off its Oddworld influence

When we first saw Fossil Echo earlier this year, all we really had to go on was its sharp cartoon art style and a list of influences: Shadow of the Colossus, Studio Ghibli films, and Oddworld. Some of those influences were a...more



11:30 AM on 12.07.2014
Hot Sticky Mess is the 'hardest' Electronic Super Joy DLC to date

[Update: The levels in Hot Sticky Mess were designed by Don Nguyen and Cassie Chui, not Michael Todd and Cassie Chui as originally reported. Apologizes for the error.] Electronic Super Joy is a happy, scary game about a...more



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