Hockey Roguelite Tape to Tape Hits The Ice on May 3rd
Build the league’s greatest team in the ultimate roguelite hockey experience
April 12th, 2023 - Tape to Tape, the heavily anticipated roguelite hockey experience from Excellent Rectangle and Null Games, is launching into Steam Early Access on May 3rd. Carve a group of misfit chumps into hockey champions on a roguelite adventure to the major leagues. Will you take a puck to the teeth and go down without a fight, or slapshot your way to legendary status?
The role of the team captain is a big deal. Whether on the ice and in the lodge, every choice matters on the path to victory. Hire future superstars throughout the season, utilize the synergy between players, and harness cutthroat abilities to mold an unbeatable team. Easier said than done, of course, as the ultimate dream team doesn’t appear out of thin air. Take every loss as an opportunity to strengthen the team. Visit the mighty Blademaster between seasons and permanently upgrade equipment for the battles ahead. You may even find a familiar face from an opposing team looking for a new captain.
Tape to Tape redefines the hockey gaming experience by fusing the classic 90s-style gameplay with modern, innovative mechanics in an exciting and goofy roguelite adventure. Bone-crushing body checks and stellar saves will keep players shaking in their skates, but mastering the dynamic puck physics system will secure the victory. Players and goalies will react to the puck bouncing off sticks and ricocheting off faces creating organic and emergent battles on the ice.
Lace-up those skates and prepare for the puck drop! Tape to Tape launches into Steam Early Access on May 3rd. While waiting on the bench, it’s best to obey the refs. Wishlisting Tape to Tape on Steam is the optimal way to avoid the penalty box.
- Deep roguelite campaign wrapped within a sports game
- Tinker with lineup and abilities, find player synergies, and test different team archetypes
- Losing is fun! New opportunities await with each new run
- Dynamic physics system
- Nostalgic yet modernized hockey simcade experience
- Innovative goaltenders will react organically to any shot, deflected puck, or rebound
About Excellent Rectangle
Excellent Rectangle is a small independent studio launched by a team of three sports fanatics with a shared passion for innovative and visually unique video games. The studio was founded in October 2020 by Hugo Julien, who was convinced to leave his public service employee's pension plan to make games by his lifelong acolytes Jean-Nicolas and Mathieu Fortin. Excellent Rectangle is based in Quebec City, Canada, in the land of hockey sticks and where syrup is made from maple.
About Null Games
Founded in 2022, Null was created in the spirit of weekends spent losing yourself in a new world and late nights spent conquering enemies with your friends. We publish games that are fun and social, without battle passes or loot boxes. Our games treat players with respect, and our publishing agreement has the most developer-friendly terms there are. We partner with developers who share our vision, and, in exchange, we share their risk.