Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers is a game which originally popped up on our forums all the way back in 2013. The game is so old that all the media in the thread are now dead links, and honestly, we sort of assumed the project just died or the team got diverted to do something else. Well, today we bring glorious news that not only is the game alive and well, but it's launching on March 2nd. Check out the trailer:

The premise of the game is you're playing as... A pair of socks (Sure! Why not!) who have tons of weaponry for some reason and decide to go running and running through 30 different levels across different locations all culminating in a epic boss battle. The animation in the trailer is far and beyond what's typically seen in iOS platformers, and is definitely giving me an Earthworm Jim vibe, which is a very good thing.

They're targeting hardcore gamers, straight up saying that the gameplay might be a little difficult for casual players. There's also no IAP, which is likely music to the ears of many people around here. Anyway, if you want to engage with the developers, check out the new thread for the game in our forums which was just posted a few minutes ago.

  • xxAcesHighxx

    No IAP, you say?


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  • Timmy2x

    Looks dopeeeee!!!

  • Fangbone

    Definitely looks good. Kind of reminds of Dust: AET a little bit (except with socks and guns and lots of explosions). Instabuy for me!!

    • speedyph


      • Fangbone

        Ok if you say so

    • Brrobotix

      Looks like it has Dust's Floaty physics, and really fluid animation. I'm getting a Ratchet and Clank vibe off the guns, which is awesome (hopefully they upgrade?)

  • borntodie007

    Looks epic.

  • brybry

    Earthworn Jim meets Rayman meets Toejam & Earl... Oh yeah... Im down!

    • Anova

      That as almost my literal exact thought. Very excited for this!

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I can see Earthworm Jim and Rayman but where are you getting Toejam & Earl from?

      • brybry

        The crazy creatures and the seemingly endless amounts of times you can fall from one platform to the other.

    • ra51

      Yah I immediately thought of Rayman and Earthworm Jim when I saw this. And that's a good thing.

  • bigrand1

    xxAcesHighxx---- I heard THAT!! Instabuy for me!! Amazing! Man, the worst thing about knowing that something like this is coming down the pipe in the near-future is not being able to grab it NOW!!!! It's right around the corner, buy you have no other choice but to WAIT!!! 😡 Arrrrrrggghhhhh!!!!! 😁

  • LordShad0wz

    No IAP? no Energy? AhhhhhhhMeeeeeeeennnn! This will be an instabuy!

    • Naughty brothers

      Yes only game 😉

  • stelluhreyesthis

    Oh my god I am over the moon right now someone help me get back down

  • Timmy2x

    Didn't know where to post but did I miss the Presidents Day Sales?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Big sales aren't really a thing anymore now that most stuff is free to play or 99 cents.

      • Timmy2x

        Alright cool thanks for the heads up

  • Gurney Halleck

    Premium, no IAP platformer with an Earthworm Jim vibe? Another Instabuy in the pipeline!

  • Rain1dog

    Woooooow.... I can't wait!

  • curtneedsaride

    Wow. Sweet trailer for a sweet looking game. Looks like some great platforming fun, like we all had with Dust. This is the kind of thing Nintendo should be putting out. Because I will be spending money on this, and probably not there junk. Totally an Earthworm Jim vibe. Can't wait!

    • nini

      Does Nintendo have anything close to this?

  • dippydippyster

    Game play seems very smooth and addictive,
    Art looks great, I think devs have taken ref of rayman origins, specially Environment and fx look much like rayman.

    • Naughty brothers

      no rayman only ref Earthworm Jim

  • bcredonk

    To me it vaguely resembles Alien Hominid so in pretty excited!

  • genrou0

    Will it have controller support?

    • Naughty brothers

      right now no, there will be in the next update but in general it is not needed

      • YARRRRR

        It is great that you made that does not require a controller to be well-controlled and fully enjoyable, but my guess is for everyone who does own a controller presence or lack of controller support can easily be one of the factors that affect the purchasing decision for realsies.

        Not implying that associated development will pay off in money, since I have no idea of how many of your potential players (or of overall base of players) have the controller, just an insight on how controller owners frequently percieve the world around them.

      • FeenixSA

        +1 to the controller-havers! 🙂

      • Naughty brothers

        WE WILL DO )

      • YARRRRR

        Yea, I know, surprisingly I did read the comment I was replying for. But since you mentioned it is not needed, I just gave you a hint about controller owners psychology. To show that controller support can raise sales among controller owners even if the game is fully playable without it. Basically, a controller is a kinda investment, and when deciding between several games, all other things being equal, the controller guy will pick the one that increases pay-off from his investment. Besides, some people just adore pressing buttons.

        And by the way, I hope I didn't sound mentoring or anything, I am not trying to teach you do what you do, and not implying you do not know enough. I just gave my advise about presumed controller owners behavior because I am one. I hope I did not offend you and if I did sound like I was lecturing please forgive me.

      • Aaron C

        As a controller guy.. this is so true!

  • Евгений Пупкин

    WOW! Love It!!!

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  • ETC37

    This looks tremendous! And a really well done trailer as well.
    So is it an auto-scroller/auto-runner or is it a more "traditional" platformer in terms of gameplay?

    • Naughty brothers

      yes auto-runner + "traditional" platformer It is an amazing hybrid , 4 years we have achieved this

  • skylined87

    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife caus this game is so damn awesome I am going to find this dev, break into their house, and steal a copy of this beta if I don't get it right frickin now!!!!! I can't wait until March 2nd, give me this now! I will give you all the monies!!! NOW. DO IT. DO IT NOW OR YOU WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. I AM SO SUPER SERIAL

    • Naughty brothers

      today will be a competition you have the chance to receive a promotional code 🙂

      • skylined87

        BOOYAH! Thank you good sir ;D

  • Design by Adrian

    I just can't play this kind of game without a proper controller, and there is still no controller I feel worth the time or money, thanks to Apple's insane principles.

    • Евгений Пупкин

      it's not traditional platfromer it's "an amazing hybrid"

    • Naughty brothers

      bro not platformer ... hybrid u jump and 3 weapon buttons .

    • Aaron C

      Gamevice.. totally worth the money! 🙂

    • Micahel Panin

      Hi! We have put a lot of effort into making this game play great on touch devices. First of all as mentioned, it is a hybrid of platformer and runner.
      Please see the discussion (starting from http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpost.php?p=3793103&postcount=31 ) where @toucharcade-f74e4aec8931d10461352bbd2b5540a6:disqus tells his feelings about our controlls at the first and at the second sight (at the bottom of the page).