The Strongest TOFU: fragile adventure is an indie game where you play as tofu

Japanese indie game developer Zounoashi Games has launched the Steam page for The Strongest TOFU: fragile adventure. According to a tweet by the developer, the game is currently in development and is expected to be released in 2024.

Tweet Translation:
🔲An action game where you can be tofu🔲
Currently in development with the aim of a 2024 release.

The Strongest TOFU: fragile adventure is an action game where you embark on an adventure as a fragile piece of tofu. You must guide the tofu through each stage as you aim to reach the legendary beanstalk.

Based on what is shown in the screenshots and trailer for the game, it appears that the tofu moves through stages by rolling along the ground. You can also charge up power and then release it in a smash attack that can be used to launch yourself high into the air as well as ram into enemies to defeat them.

However, the tofu is fragile and crumbles easily. The shock from hitting the ground or the impact of an enemy attack will cause it to fall apart, resulting in instant death. You will need to carefully guide the delicate tofu through each stage while making sure that it stays in one piece. Collecting soybeans will allow you to handcraft extra tofu (lives) to help on your adventure.

Zounoashi Games has previously released some rather unusual free games, such as one where you must stop gauges with good timing to unleash a powerful apology by way of Dogeza (the act of prostrating oneself), and another where you punch holes into donuts at a factory.

The Strongest TOFU: fragile adventure was previously submitted to the First GYAAR Studio Indie Game Contest, held by Bandai Namco Entertainment and Bandai Namco Studios, where it was selected for an award. This award grants a maximum of 10 million yen (around $74,000) in funding support over two years, which is being used to develop the game.

The Steam page for The Strongest TOFU: fragile adventure can be found here.

Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-05-11 14:34 JST)