HAYFEVER is story about Thomas. An overworked mailman with allergies, which he uses as his double-edged super powers.
Allergies have never been more exciting!
Help Thomas the allergic mailman gather all his lost letters! In Hayfever, the player takes control of Thomas; a young postman with a strong sense of pride in his work. There is just one tiny little issue; Thomas suffers from terrible (and we mean TERRIBLE) allergies.
His allergies are so strong in fact, that when Thomas was delivering his daily mail, disaster struck. A massive sneeze sent Thomas flying, and in the process, he lost all his letters! Thomas’ boss Harvey is an ill-tempered little monster of a man. And it is up to the player to help Thomas avoid his wrath by collecting all his lost mail. Together with his friend Carlie, Thomas will venture on an epic journey that spans the entire year, taking him through each of the four seasons.
It is up to the player to use his allergies to help him traverse the dangerous world, turning Thomas’ weaknesses into strengths! Different allergens have different effects on Thomas - radically changing how he interacts with the world.
Regular pollen allows him to build up a big sneeze to propel himself through the air. Smog, on the other hand, makes him swell up like a balloon. Peanuts… Well, peanuts are a WHOLE other story.
Hayfever started as a small game jam game done by Conny Nordlund and Jonas Roininen, summer of 2017. After great feedback from the public at exposé events, the team decided to make a full version of Hayfever.
In mid 2018, Hayfever was pitched at The Arctic Game Pitch and won booth space at the Nordsken Expo in Sweden. During the expo Hayfever won the second round of the competition, taking the team and the game to Gamescom 2018. Additionally, Hayfever won thrid place at Big Indie Pitch 2018 at Sweden Game Conference and was a Semi Finalist in Tencent's Game Without Borders in 2019.
Release date is set on February 25th, 2020. Hayfever will be launching on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One Playstation 4 and Steam.
Hayfever is being published by Zordix Publishing.
Demanding, Allergy-Driven Mechanics
140 Challenging Levels, 240 Collectibles
- Four worlds, spanning each of the year’s seasons
- Cute and approachable pixel art style.
- An Amazing soundtrack by Knasibas
- Tencent GWB - Semi finalist in Tencent's Game Without Borders in 2019
- The Big Indie Pitch - 3rd place winner of The Big Indie Pitch during Sweden Game Conference 2018
- Arctic Game Pitch - Winner of the pitch competition, taking the game to Nordsken and Gamescom 2018
"I'd tell you to keep your eyes on it, but it's pretty impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. "
"It feels fresh, and funny and the whole game is just so utterly charming."
"The moral of the story, then? Nothing can hold you back from being a hero, even if you propel snot everywhere. Lovely."
Nerds And Scoundrels:
"Your character must harness the power of their seasonal allergies in order to complete each level! It’s pretty cute if you ask me."
PC Games Insider:
"Hayfever is an adorable solo platformer based entirely around utilising seasonal allergies to gracefully race your way through a variety of diverse and action packed levels."
"Hayfever by Pixadome is an adorable platformer, turning allergies into kind of a double-edged superpower with interesting mechanics... as well as lovely sounds and graphics."
James Persaud, Paradox:
"A couple of days ago I saw your game and thought it looked great. Today my hayfever symptoms are beginning to manifest. I hardly think this is a coincidence."