Heave Ho is a platformer about grabbing your friends and swinging around

Heave Ho is a physics-based platformer coming from the devs of Mother Russia Bleeds, and it looks absolutely bonkers. Here’s a look at the swingy game.

Indie publisher Devolver Digital has announced a new game, and it’s a little wonky by design. It’s called Heave Ho, and it comes from Le Cartel, who previously developed the co-op brawler Mother Russia Bleeds. Heave Ho retains the co-op, but it couldn’t be any more different in style and tone.

Have a look at the trailer below so I can be spared of trying to describe the gleeful madness this title promises:

Here’s the official description for the game:

Heave Ho, a physics-based local multiplayer adventure across an impossibly wide ravine, tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death!

Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs.

Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accoutrement in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.

Heave Ho is scheduled to release sometime in Summer 2019, on PC and Nintendo Switch. On PC, the game will launch on Steam, Humble Store, and GOG.com.

While there’s no official website for Heave Ho, you can check out the Paris-based developer’s website here. You can also check out publisher Devolver Digital’s site here.

If you like platformers with tight precision and a lot of deaths, have a look at our review of the recently-released Overcome. For a more laid-back experience, consider the sleepwalking puzzles of Back to Bed.

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