Heave Ho Now Available on PC and Switch
Heave Ho has a lot in common with Human Fall Flat, though the general gameplay couldn’t be more different. Both games rely heavily on the shared experience, and what a damned goofy experience it is…
Up to four players can link hands and try to make their way through what’s basically a puzzle platformer for acrobats. Hold with one hand, swinging your body until you can fling your partner – who hopefully lets go at the right time AND is able to catch hold of the platform that represents the next step on your journey – and then try to fling yourself far enough that you can reconnect.
Heave Ho is challenging, fun, ridiculous, maddening…it’s lucky that it comes down as often on the positive as it does on the negative, and that the positives outweigh the negatives pretty handily…
Here’s a demo reel of the game, check it out and see if you don’t want to immediately jump into couch co-op with friends.
Here’s the press release:
Heave Ho Flings onto Nintendo Switch and PC Today
Paris – Independent developer Le Cartel and tight-gripped game label Devolver Digital have launched the physics-based local multiplayer game Heave Ho on Nintendo Switch and PC. Heave Ho has been hailed as the leading contender for 2019’s LMPGOTY [Local Multiplayer Game of the Year] by nearly everyone, except for that one dude Leonard who – honestly – sucks at games anyway.
Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs. Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accoutrement in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.
Heave Ho is playable at PAX West all weekend on a 20-foot 4K screen and at the launch party in Paris that, well, you weren’t invited to anyway. Awkward.
Follow @LeCartelStudio on Twitter to catch the latest on Heave Ho and maybe make a friend along the way too.