Publisher Devolver Digital and an American developer under the alias Ahr Ech as part of the November edition of Indie World Showcase submitted Adventure action platformer Pepper Grinder.
According to the plot, the ship of the main character Pepper Grinder – the pirate girl Pepper – crashed and her treasures were stolen. To return them, the protagonist grabs a powerful grinder drill.
With Grinder, players become “Dive and emerge from the ground like a dolphin” – The process is similar to using the Undermining skill in Moon Studios’ Ori-Metroidvania duology.
The developer promises a bright animated world, encounters with mysterious creatures of darkness and exciting gameplay with incredible jumps, puzzles, pumping and collecting collectibles.
Pepper Grinder is expected to come to PC in 2023 (steam) and Nintendo Switch. The game has been in development for more than five years – Ahr Ech started sharing materials about the project January 2017.