A couple of weeks back we posted a brand new trailer for Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers [$0.99], a game that was initially announced way back in December of 2013. After progress on the game went silent back then, everyone just kind of assumed the project was dead until that trailer surprised everybody by popping up earlier this month. Anyway, the response to that trailer was incredible, and it was easy to see why. Lost Socks boasted some fantastic animation and character design, and promised a hardcore platforming/runner hybrid that was not for the faint of heart. As an added bonus, the game was completley devoid of any IAP, timers, energy, or any other free to play nonsense. This was a gamer's game, people!

Well the only thing more shocking to me than the positive reaction in the comments of that post was the overwhelmingly positive reaction from those who were lucky enough to snag an early code for Lost Socks in our forums. That forum thread is closed now since the game is out, but it's worth visiting if you haven't already just to read the sheer and unbridled joy coming out of those who were playing the game. I had also received the game ahead of release and although I haven't accomplished nearly as much as the folks in that thread I can heartily agree with their sentiments that this game is the real deal. The animations and production values are so off the charts it's like you're playing an interactive Disney movie. And it's not just a looker either, Lost Socks gets pretty hardcore pretty fast but somehow still feels approachable and not overly complex.

Of course the thread linked above is now closed as Lost Socks is released and there's now an official thread started in the main games forum. Speaking of which, lots of impressions are starting to roll in, and of particular note is our own forum moderator metalcasket's excellent user review which you should totally read. This is one of those games where it's hard to put into words just how great it is, but I think metalcasket did a pretty great job of doing just that. If you're the type of mobile gamer who's sick and tired of free to play and overly casual games spurting out of the App Store like a firehose, I have a feeling Lost Socks will be your new best friend. Do check out the forum thread for some discussion and if you're an advocate of premium gaming on mobile it's time to put your five dollars where your mouth is with this one.

  • XperimentalZ Games

    Took a look now and then in the upcoming section and I was shocked by the polish and production value. This must have involved an incredible investment in time and sacrifices, if it was done by a small team. But the odds point toward a great future for the title!

    • Naughty brothers

      we have 10 people))

      • XperimentalZ Games

        Ah, cool size for a team, I wish we had that. To me, that's a mid-size format but that's an incredible achievement nevertheless!

    • hauer

      horrible, unplayable game with nice animations, sorry that I am writing this.

      • Александр Зенин

        Just read forum thread.

      • hauer

        will not spend any second on this epic fail

    • hauer

      Not a single word about on screen buttons in the review, so much lol, how much did they pay you?

    • hauer

      fake

  • lifeat78

    Loads of fun so far, though for some reason I'm not getting any sound or music (yes it's turned on in game and yes my volume is turned up).

    • Micahel Panin

      Hi! Could you please provide me with your device model?
      Probably it is a known bug that we are trying to eleminate. Just restart the game to make the sound work.
      And maybe (just maybe) your sound is on, BUT your sound switch is off. http://ipadacademy.com/ipad-tutorial-how-to-control-ipad-sounds-with-the-volume-button-silent-switch/

      Please let me know either way. And thank you for buying our game)

      • lifeat78

        Thanks for the reply. Got it fixed, problem was on my end! Just wanted to add that I really love this game. The art, the visuals, the action, the humor, they're all terrific. It's so obvious that you all put an enormous amount of love into this. Great job! Well worth the money.

      • Micahel Panin

        That's good to hear!:)

  • Timmy2x

    This is a great game.

    • hauer

      fake

      • Timmy2x

        Lol ok

      • hauer

        🙂

  • John

    "if you're an advocate of premium gaming on mobile it's time to put your five dollars where your mouth is with this one."

    Don't forget while you're buying it, you're only a 'vocal minority'.

    • Micahel Panin

      Time will show 🙂

      • John

        I bought it. Not even sure I'll enjoy it, but I will pay to support premium game developers. I like the honesty.

        If I wanted an arcade game I had to feed quarters into to play, I'd get a time machine and go back to 1981. Or just download Clash Royale.

        If I wanted to wait, I'd go stand in line at the DMV. Or download Clash Royale.

      • Micahel Panin

        First of all, thank you for supporting us 🙂
        But since you have already bought it, please don't judgje to quickly. You seem to be a gamer, so it shouldn't be too hard for you to get to level 7.
        Please reach it and then tell me if you have enjoyed it. The most fun part(as for me) beggins on the second location, but i guess you will be able to judge fair by level 7:)

  • Sebastian Gomez

    Looks pretty awesome. I'll surely get it when I have the money and the time to give it some love (says someone who hasn't given his love to Crashlands the way it deserves 😞).

  • tehFork

    Not so much a Disney movie. It's more like Earthworm Jim as an auto-runner.

  • metalcasket

    I don't think it's hard to figure out just how much I love Lost Socks (2016 has been such a strong year for releases already and this just might be my Game of the Year so far ;)) and it was an absolute pleasure writing that forum review.

    Mind you, when I write these things for the forum, I do it for my love of games and to try and spread the word on just how fantastic some things are...not for attention and my personal benefit, like some douchebags on other sites would have you believe.

    • hauer

      faked

      • Micahel Panin

        you just like saying it?)

  • hauer

    Instabuy

    • hauer

      that how I was lured

  • klamper

    In the upcomming secrion comments, you guys said they would be released for Apple TV , then told he could not because after alleged suppose download size issue problem on TVOS (which was explained) , and finally was told they do not know if available on APTV . I just want know what the barrier of the launch ps game developers also for version of this device , as the users are always willing to buy applications for this !

    Disappointment

    • Micahel Panin

      I am sorry for all of those replys. We probably should have created multiple accounts for our team, but we decided to use one for the whole team on the forum.

      The thing is -- we don't know yet if we will support apple TV. It depends greatly on our success on IOS market, since we have to compare our effort and cost of porting to AppleTV.

  • hauer

    I am really sorry, that I am writing this, I am doing this because the trailer was manipulative and this review as well. The admiring review is fake, bought by devs. The game is unplayable, three on screen buttons on the right part of the screen nails it down.As you can see in the trailer, there are now onscreen buttons shown, would never buy it if I knew that. I don't understand how you can put so much effort into all this animations and juice and screw everything up with this horrible control scheme.

    I am very disappointed. Will never do such a stupid thing again, without checking all inns and outs before.

    • Александр Зенин

      Please check reviews by other players on the forum. Just pass first 5 levels and you will fall in love with it. You need a liitle step forward to enjoy this game.

      • hauer

        Forcing myself, I honestly hate this game.

      • Micahel Panin

        I'm sorry to hear that.
        No, we haven't bought the reviews, there are already many people who have bought the game and who confirm the initial post.
        Our controlls really plays well after spending a little bit of time if you are a gamer.
        But well... You have the right to have your own opinion. There are even people who don't like chocolate and it's like the best thing in the world)

  • araczynski

    looks nice, but i'm tired of side scrollers, been so for probably a decade now.

    • Micahel Panin

      Hi!
      Thank you for writing this.
      Please take into account that this is not just a sidescroller/runner. We have complex platformer-style controlls and world that interacts with sock as well as with bullets(you can press buttons, destroy gears to move huge parts of the level).
      Please check out our forum threads if you don't believe my word.
      And yeah, it is a shooter as well, not some button-smasher.

  • http://www.twitter.com/supaflyindie Supaflyindie

    This is impressive! The effects and everything look top notch. Looking forward to grabbing this one.

  • tehFork

    Dang. This game gets hard fast. I'm stuck at level 1-7.