Levelhead Enters Early Access On Steam

Developer Butterscotch Shenanigans, developers of the highly rated Crashlands, announced today that their cooperative level-building platformer, Levelhead, is now available as early access on Steam PC! They ushered in the announcement with the above trailer. Levelhead is a level building platformer with a challenging campaign for up to four players. Players will run, jump, and power-up through tons of levels in the handcrafted campaign, then build and publish levels for others to play!

Sam Coster, co-founder Butterscotch Shenanigans had this to say about the early access announcement:

Levelhead will keep growing and morphing because our players have just as many ideas for its future as we do. And what better way to engage that creativity than with Steam Early Access? TOGETHER WE SHALL BUILD THIS BEAST.

Levelhead’s Story

As a new employee of the Bureau of Shipping it is now your job to deliver packages throughout the galaxy. You’ve got a whole lot of delivery training to complete as you head into a campaign full of challenging, and oftentimes fatal, hand-crafted levels. But you won’t be going it alone! After numerous lawsuits, the Bureau of Shipping is pleased to announce that it now provides a GR-18 delivery robot to all employees. You just need to train it.

Coach your cute little robot buddy through each level and make sure that the package makes it to its target destination. Ridiculous powerups like the Tiptoe enable wall jumps and the ability to transform into a sneaky bush, while the Waylay lets GR-18 punch would-be package thieves in their smarmy faces. Up to four players can play together locally, and if you think four Waylay punches are better than one… well, you’re absolutely right.

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Levelhead’s Gameplay

Levelhead includes a full-fledged campaign of its own. The campaign teaches builders how to create their own levels. The same deathtraps that provide a challenge in the in-game campaign also show you how to use level-building elements in a creative manner, providing inspiration for your own creations.

Levelhead was built with the intention of making the building process as easy as the campaign is hard, level creation empowers you to make levels as complex as you want. Focus on the atmosphere and make a zen world with simple, satisfying puzzles; tap your inner geek and create a working calculator out of switches and pressure plates; or construct a living nightmare from more than 100 creative elements, three biomes, and rule-breaking powerups. Your friends can even help you build levels in local co-op.

Once you’ve built that perfect level, you can publish it so you can bring joy to the world. Each level is assigned multiple tags to make it easy to find a level that appeals to you, plus each comes with leaderboards to track impressive runs. Release your inner game level designer!

For More Information

Levelhead is available on Steam Early Access for $19.99 now in English,Chinese (simplified), Russian, German, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Spanish (Latin), Spanish (Spain), and Italian, with a Nintendo Switch version launching later this year.

To learn more about Levelhead and Butterscotch Shenanigans, check out their Discord and podcast, Coffee with Butterscotch.

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Scott is a comic book, music and gaming nerd since the late 70s. Gaming all began on the Colecovision and Atari 2600. He buys and reads new comics every Wednesday from his LCBS and helps run an online Heavy Metal radio station.

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