Long before smartphones ruled the realm, those of us who owned cellphones in the late ’90s and early 2000s undoubtedly owned a Nokia candybar-style phone at some point. Its default ringtone still haunts my dreams to this day. It of course also ushered in what is likely many people’s first experience with mobile phone gaming: Snake. Yes, the classic game where you gobble up segments that are then added to your own snake-like body all while avoiding running into walls or your own tail. It’s a tried and true concept, and it’s one that developer Orangepixel is harnessing for their next upcoming game called Snake Core. Here’s a brief description followed by a trailer.
“Command your army of different soldier units as they attack aliens, take out bombs, retrieve soldiers, defend key locations, and hunt down big Snake like creatures. The game plays in different game-modes, with a multi-route map that allows the player to decide the best route to the Alien Overlord.
Grab power-ups to improve your soldiers skills, wipe out aliens, and try to defeat the alien overlord aka: The End Boss!"
One very neat thing that Orangepixel has been trying to do over the years is fit all of their games into one somewhat cohesive timeline. They recently created an infographic showing where every game series takes place on that timeline, and if you want to see how it all shakes out you can see the timeline over on the Orangepixel website’s about page. For reference Snake Core will take place sometime in between the Groundskeeper games and Ashworld. I actually love little details like that, especially coming from a developer who has put out so many dang games over the past 15 years.
As for a release timeline, Orangepixel says that a Snake Core first release candidate is “VERY close" and they’ll be wanting to do some beta testing in the very near future. If you’re interested in that, check out the thread in our forums where you’ll find a link to Orangepixel’s Discord server where they run all their beta testing. Otherwise maybe bust out your old Nokia and start practicing for when Snake Core officially arrives on iOS, Android, and PC in the coming weeks or months.