Fermenter Games have recently released a new game called David on Windows and Mac, and are readying a release for iOS. David is a minimalist action platformer, and like its inspiration Shadow of the Colossus, features a series of nine increasingly difficult battles against massive bosses. To combat those bosses, your tiny, abstract character will use a slingshotting mechanic inspired by Angry Birds. That might sound strange, but it totally works. Check out this brief trailer for David.

As mentioned, the game is out on PC, and I went ahead and TOFTT'd the desktop version to get an idea of what David is like. Long story short: it's really awesome. The physics in the game make for a fluid experience, and although each boss is simply a mass of different shapes, their animation and movement give them a lot of personality. You can actually sense their aggression as they come after you, it's really neat. The attacking has you holding down on your character to "charge up" a shot, then trying to fire it in the direction of each boss. It works incredibly well, but feels a bit cumbersome using a mouse and keyboard. This game will definitely shine on the touchscreen.

If any of this has captured your interest, then keep an eye out for David to hit iOS "soon" and be sure to keep tabs on the thread in our forums. Or, you can grab the desktop version on Fermenter's website for a dollar right now and get an early glimpse of what's in store for the mobile release.

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  • JCho133

    Been looking forward to this 😀

  • paulkane


  • Frost

    I got the PC version and is indeed awesome. We are in for a treat "soon" 🙂

  • ImJPaul

    There's 16 bosses in SOTC. Hopefully they can match that through updates. Still, looks neat. Inspired by one of my top 5 favorite games.

  • Xexist

    You had me at Shadow of the Colossus (best game ever by the way)

  • JJE McManus

    If that's the soundtrack, sold.

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  • Raider_-z

    I'm sorry I have ico and shadow of the colossus the original versions of them one of the greatest games for me growing up of all time what I see from that 30 second vid is NOT THAT

    • Christian Valentin

      Inspired, in that you only fight bosses who are much larger than yourself and each has a unique almost puzzle-like approach to defeating it.

  • Cookies

    Inspired seems like a reasonable loose term here...

  • Raider_-z

    A circle that shoots diamonds and boxes isn't inspiring when u put the words shadow of the colossus in the mix I think guy with a bow an arrow on a horse trying to kill enormous monsters per say a 3rd person adventure at least in my mind and like I said for me this isn't the case your views and mine are totally different

  • Jaywolfa

    Don't get how it was inspired by shadow of the colous but a cool game though