SMG Studio Unpacks Chaotic Cooperative Moving Simulator
Moving Out Scheduled for Q2 2019 Delivery on PC, Consoles
It’s orientation day at the Smooth Move company. To become certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician (F.A.R.T), employees need to pop the training tape into the VCR and take in the dos and don’ts of moving furniture. Guided by narrator Mick “RicePirate” Lauer, players will learn the ropes in a series of increasingly precarious and fantastical instructional lessons. These span everything from unloading cargo off moving planes to smuggling giraffes out of the zoo and transporting goods to strange locales like haunted houses and outer space.
No matter what the job entails, customers appreciate prompt delivery. So, whether on a heist or doing a repo job, load as much into the truck as possible before zooming off to the next gig. How freight gets from one place to another is entirely up to players, though, so toss the manual out the window and get creative. Break down the walls, throw things, and use technology like portals and ray guns across more than 50 levels. Anything goes, as long as the work gets done!
Enjoy the game solo as an independent contractor or team up with a friend or loved one. Moving Out features both local and online play across its arcade, story, and versus modes. Each level also adjusts the experience dynamically to account for the number of players on screen, thereby welcoming Smooth Move employees of all ages and skill levels.
“Moving Out offers a wonderfully weird take on the world of movers,” said Ash Ringrose, founder, SMG Studio. “We’re creating a wacky, irreverent co-op experience that allows players to tackle problems how they see fit in a lighthearted sandbox. Expect a dash of dark humor also!”
Moving Out is currently in development as the premiere title from SMG’s Melbourne studio and is made in collaboration with Stockholm-based developer Devm Games.
About SMG Studio
Founded in 2013, SMG Studio creates original experiences with a strong sense of humor. Using the patented D.A.F.U.Z. System, SMG’s games are Dynamic, Addictive, Fun, Unique, and Zany. Known for titles like Death Squared, Thumb Drift and One More Line, SMG is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with additional offices in Melbourne, Australia and Los Angeles, California.
Moving Out is the debut project from SMG’s new Melbourne studio.
About Devm Games
Devm Games is a small independent game development studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Run by Jan Rigerl, Devm has a decade of experience creating games like Desert Worms and the Extreme Forklifting game series for web, mobile, and other platforms.