Factsheet

Developer:
Guin Entertainment, LLC

Release Date:
Released October 2020

Website:
adventuresofchris.com

Press/Business Contact:
adventuresofchrisgame@gmail.com

Social Media:
Facebook
Twitter

Important Links:
Steam
Switch

Description

Adventures of Chris is a story-driven, character-rich, hand-animated 90’s-style adventure platformer about a chubby underdog kid with wacky superpowers!

Based on a totally true-to-life 100% autobiographical tale (more or less…), the game lifts platformers to new heights and is chock-full of laughs.

  • Uncover a sinister story in a quirky, cartoon-like universe
  • Explore 8 initial locations around the world in any order
  • Build Chris from a weak kid into a somewhat plausible video game hero
  • Learn (or purchase) increasingly powerful spells and techniques
  • Face down bizarre villains across the globe
  • Float or fall through unique platforming challenges

History

Adventures of Chris goes all the way back to 1995, when lead developer Chris Guin, then in the 7th grade, created his first completed hobby project in a tool called Klik n Play.  The game was full of inside jokes and midis from other popular video games, but there was a spark there.  When Chris rediscovered the game on an old hard drive as an adult, he decided to use his programming training to rebuild the game the way 13-year-old Chris would’ve wanted it – and give a pudgy, nerdy kid the chance to (however briefly) be the hero.

Working entirely by himself, he built a pixel art version of the game for the OUYA and Amazon Fire TV in 2014, but for release on PC and Mac, he decided to do it right.  He’d always wanted the game to look like a real Saturday morning cartoon, so he hired Kyle Anderson, a California-based artist with a background in traditional 2D animation, to revamp the look and feel from the ground up.  The game was greatly expanded and given a rich backstory and world to explore.

The game is currently planned to be released on Steam in 2020.

Videos

Screenshots

Adventures of Chris - Adventure Platformer

Branding

Adventures of Chris - Adventure Platformer - Logo

Reviews

“Adventures of Chris is a fun title to play”
9/10 – GameSpace

 

“Adventures of Chris is a fantastic voyage that ticks some much-needed boxes to explore the nostalgic ideology of the 90s”
9/10 – Bonus Stage

 

“Ultimately I did enjoy my adventures with Chris and think many others will too.”
8/10 – Luis Alamilla

 

“Adventure of Chris is a great platformer game and highly recommend it for both nostalgic and new players”
7.6/10 – Ultima Ficha

Team and Collaborators

Chris Guin – Lead Developer, Composer

Kyle Anderson – Lead Artist, Animator

Andrew Pappas – Marketing

Duc Nguyen – Additional Backgrounds

Vibhas Virwani – Additional Backgrounds

Elvis Kunesh – Video production

David J Franco – Sound/music production