Rise of the Slime Launches May 20, Demo Out Now on Switch and PC

The charming roguelike deck-building adventure from the publishers of Mortal Shell, and solo developer Bunkovsky Games, can now be enjoyed by everyone

LONDON – May 6, 2021 Rise of the Slime — the charming, cheeky and strategic roguelike deck-builder developed by one sole developer — is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and PC on May 20 following a successful Early Access launch. Dropping today, a full demo is available on Nintendo Switch and Steam for players to try out, add to their wishlist, and preorder.

Watch the new release date trailer here!

“This has been my labor of love since 2018. It’s really indescribable how it feels to see the culmination of your creative ideas take on life, ready to be enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to our community for helping me bring this game to its current state – I’m really looking forward to bringing the lil’ slime out of Early Access on May the 20th and I hope you will enjoy the game and have some good times with it ^_^ “ said Maris Bunkovskis, solo developer of Rise of the Slime

Download the Rise of the Slime demo* today!


Nintendo Switch eShop

The demo will include approximately the first 30 minutes of gameplay, as well as some extra content that hasn’t been seen yet in Early Access. 

About Rise of the Slime

Rise of the Slime offers a unique mix of deep, tactical deck-builder gameplay with the chill vibes of a side-scrolling adventure. Help Slime overcome the odds by playing insanely powerful cards in turn-based, positional combat against a bunch of baddies—though you just might feel terrible dousing them with acid. 

With the help of fancy hats and pet companions to spice up your adventures, you’ll traverse beautiful and exotic lands, from sizzling fire swamps to toxic marshlands to a breezy unfurling garden populated by sexy radishes!

In Rise of the Slime, you’ll experience: 

  • Turn-based combat alongside real-time exploration, offering a unique mix of roguelike and deckbuilder. 
  • Positional mechanics, matching your wits against enemies. Strategically quick step, push, and flip behind enemies to gain the advantage in combat. Use your cards wisely!
  • A visually appealing art style, with striking, colorful characters, cards and environments.
  • Extensive replay value with gameplay mutators, shifting routes and hundreds of deck build variations (100 magical cards at launch!). Each playthrough of Rise of the Slime is different!

Stay tuned for more information and keep up with all things Rise the Slime at RiseoftheSlime.com, Discord, Twitter for the latest gameplay and updates!

*Links are to North American stores

For assets, including screenshots and gifs, please visit here.


About Playstack 

Playstack was founded on the belief that even the greatest developers need support to be at their best. Its ethos is to discover and nurture the next generation of talent in the games industry. Most recently, Playstack released the critically-acclaimed Mortal Shell in 2020 for PlayStation, Xbox and the Epic Games Store, with more than 500,000 units sold within six months. Playstack provides development partners the security and resources that allow them to play to their strengths as creative leaders, entrusting our experienced team to mastermind the marketing and publishing campaign. We support great ideas wherever they come from and we’re completely platform agnostic, from PC to console, mobile and more. www.Playstack.com

About Bunkovsky Games

Bunkovsky Games is a one-person game development company based based in Riga, Latvia. It is best known for its 2021 release Rise of the Slime, which during its development achieved the Audience Award and overall top prize at the BRSD game jam competition. Its founder Maris Bunkovsky is an artist and developer, depending on what needs to be done for the day.

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