Coming from developer Phony Games, Furballs is an upcoming football game for Android and iOS. The studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project and is looking to achieve $20,000. Furballs promises to bring console-like gameplay to the mobile platform.
Upon taking a quick glance at Furballs, you’ll probably think to yourself: “Oh, it's just Rocket League but with hamsters driving balls”. Then you watch the game’s trailer – which has been included right below – and it’s exactly that. We are not complaining, though. Rocket League is a great game, so we’re intrigued to see that someone is trying to bring similar gameplay to mobile. Meanwhile, the setting is a hamster cage, which just too cute to pass.
The controls look simple enough: You just have to drag on the screen to move your hamster ball. Aside from that, you can jump by tapping on the screen with 2 fingers or activate a speed buff by swiping. Controller support is present as well, but if you opt to use that feature, you’ll be matched with others who are also playing with controllers for balance’s sake.
Furballs will offer several game modes ranging across both singleplayer and multiplayer, so those find the idea of playing football as hamsters but are not too competitive will still find plenty of content to enjoy. That said, the multiplayer elements will certainly be more appealing to the majority of players. These include 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 matches, so regardless of whether you want to play by yourself or with a couple of friends, there’s an option.
Another thing that makes Furballs appealing is that Phony Games has promised there will be no pay-to-win. IAPs will only be for cosmetics, and your skills will be the only factor that determines the outcome of each match.
The developer plans to launch the game for both Android and iOS, though there is no expected release date yet. For now, you can visit its Kickstarter page for more information.