The indie game developer, Friendship is Fun LLC, aims to redefine the party game genre with Assimilate! (A Party Game), coming to Steam this Thursday.
Assimilate! (A Party Game) is a social deduction party game, set in the 1950s. It stars a cleverly disguised Robot who is attempting to sneak into a “Humans Only” sock hop with the help of their Programmer friend.
A game of Assimilate! lasts three rounds. Every player is randomly assigned one of three roles; a Human, Robot or Programmer. The Robot must blend in amongst the humans and try not to draw any unnecessary attention. Fortunately, the programmer will be helping the robot to stay anonymous. The humans will have to work together to identify and remove the robot from their group so they can join the party.
Our team is composed of three die-hard party game fans,with particular interest in the social deduction genre. While both ‘party games’ & ‘social deduction games’ remain very, very popular in the tabletop/board game market, there are surprisingly few video games that do a good job combining these genres well. If the tremendous success of both Jackbox Games (the Godfather of all party games) and Among Us (the indie social deduction juggernaut) last year taught us anything, it’s that there is a huge, huge market for these types of games – and that’s why we’re ecstatic to offer another fun, new social deduction party game to the mix.”The Friendship is Fun Team
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While the game is set in the golden age of the 1950s, the user interface (UI) is extremely modern. Similar to the Jackbox Party Games, players will use their smartphones as a controller. Assimilate! features 5-10 players in a game, with up to 100 additional players in “Observer Mode”. Additional players will not be able to see who the robot is, and therefore, can play along too. Observers can vote for who they suspect and their votes will appear on the screen.
Assimilate! (A Party Game) will release on Steam on August 26, 2021, for US$9.99. The developers also have plans to release the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Apple TV next year