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ANTONBLAST Hammer Throws Itself to Success With Incredible 72% Day One Kickstarter Total!

Summitsphere’s Sophomore Effort Blasts Expectations Out of the Water -  Hits over 2/3 of Funding Goal in 24 Hours!
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Miami Beach, Florida – May 18th, 2022 – Antonball Deluxe developers Summitsphere announced their second game yesterday to riotous reception, leading to a massive Kickstarter haul of $54,089 at time of writing; a full 72% of their $75,000 goal!

As revealed yesterday ahead of the campaign, Antonblast follows the hapless drunkard Dynamite Anton as he embarks on a journey across the Backburner Peninsula, after his prized antique Spirits collection is stolen by the Devil in a fit of jealous rage. Exploding with anger, Anton seeks to exact revenge the only way he knows how: by acting as a one-man demolition crew and blowing up Hell itself!


As Anton, players will smash, crash, and blast through nine worlds in search of his Spirits, wreaking havoc from his home in the seedy Boiler City all the way to the gates of Hell. Along the way, Anton will use his Mighty Hammer and an absolutely wild moveset to break down structures and baddies alike, altering the layout of the level itself! That’s not the only twist, either: when Anton reaches the end of each world, he’ll have to set off a detonator and run back to the start before Happy Hour ends and the whole stage explodes! The player will have to reckon with the path they carved for themselves as they run back to the start, having either hindered or helped Anton in his mad dash to the exit.

“Honestly, I’m blown away,” remarked Tony Grayson, Studio Head at Summitsphere. “We could have never expected Antonblast to resonate with so many people, and so quickly at that! We’re absolutely floored and humbled at the explosion of support, and grateful to everyone who believed in us at such an early stage. We hope everyone who’s on the fence about supporting the campaign can join in and help us bring it home!”

“We were taken aback by the cacophonous love we received yesterday, and for the love Antonblast and its world, characters, and gameplay received” commented JB Long, Studio Producer at Summitsphere. “After months of work and an especially effortful sprint to build this campaign, it was nothing but pure vindication to see the immense response, bringing us to over two-thirds funding in a single day.” 

Summitsphere is seeking a remaining combined pledge of $20,911 to meet their original baseline goal of $75,000 for the Antonblast Kickstarter. Many exclusive backer rewards are offered as part of the campaign, including several fun and unique physical and digital rewards, many of which are already sold out. The Kickstarter campaign is live now and runs through June 19th. A free demo is also available to download from the Kickstarter page, featuring one full stage as well as a Time Attack mode.


Players can get in on the blasting for themselves by pledging to the Kickstarter and downloading the demo here:

Key Features
  • Shock and Awe! Unlike other platforming heroes, Anton's not content to stay in his lane. Jet between the foreground and background layers for 2.5D platforming action!

  • Destructible Everything! Use Anton's Mighty Hammer to break down your environments! Stage layouts dynamically warp and morph to make different paths!

  • Hurry Up! It's Happy Hour! Once Anton gets to the end of a level, set off the Spirit Detonator and dash back to the start before everything blows!

  • 9 unique sprawling worlds with tons to explore!

  • Dynamic play style; rush to the end or explore at your own pace!

  • Silky smooth platforming gameplay with best-in-class controls!

  • Breathtaking hand-drawn pixel animation evoking the Game Boy Advance, yet bringing the style into the modern era!

  • Brutal earthshaking bosses!

  • A groovy, retro-flavored dynamic soundtrack!

  • Loads of replay value: Hard Mode, Boss Rush, and more!


Antonblast is set to launch in 2023. At launch, Summitsphere will be targeting Steam and Nintendo Switch, but Xbox and PlayStation platforms are a consideration, depending on fan demand and Kickstarter campaign performance.

About Summitsphere

Find the fun. Established in 2018, Summitsphere is an independent, international development studio with a simple mission: Move mountains to make modern classics unlike anything you've seen before. Started by a group of longtime friends, our team focuses on crafting new experiences that marry classic techniques with modern technology. We grew up with the games of the 90s but keep a keen ear to the ground for the latest innovations in the field - what's a modern classic without some trailblazing?


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