Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Play as Rob, a friendly musician trying to restore harmony in an off-tuned world where wacky villains are corrupting music.
Rick Riffson, boss of the evil Super Metal Records company, is using the Battle of the Bands contest to extend his hold on every last note, chord, and song by trapping the best musicians with deceptive soul-binding contracts.
Embark on an adventure with Rob and his zany rock-loving friend to end SMR’s plans. Stay alert during your journey: Riffson’s devilish goons, monster-instrument hybrids, and legendary musical animals will try to get in your way!
Explore this musical land to add sick riffs to your deck, and wield your mighty guitar to unleash powerful crescendo attacks in epic music battles!
Carefully composed by Ritual Studios, Fretless is a pixel art adventure set in Rob Scallon and his friends’ diverse musical rock world.
- Explore a Musical World – Discover whimsical biomes where flowers jingle, rocks really rock and beach waves have their own melody. Watch out for the percushrooms: they’ll beat you up.
- Engage in Musical Turn-Based Combat – Orchestrate melodies of mighty musical riffs to bit crush your foes. Plug your instrument, stay on the beat, and unleash powerful crescendo attacks!
- Fine-Tune Your Strategy – Collect mighty riffs, add them to your deck, and compose the perfect bars to create unbeatable solos. Follow the beat of your own drum, whether it is high damage build, devastating musical effects, life-stealing combos, or even random chaos!
- Spice Up Your Musical Abilities with Physical Add-Ons – Are you a metal-rock shredder or an indie-folk lover? Choose the best instrument and add bridges, strings, and more to match your own play styles.
- Band Together for a Wholesome Ballad – Embark on a story full of musical puns, zany characters, and Rob Scallon’s coterie of music-loving friends
- Enjoy a Hand-Crafted Pixel Art Symphony – Progress through a visually enchanting world filled with gorgeous punchy animations and alluring scenery.
- Music is for Everyone – From “simple” music enthusiasts to guitar gods, everyone can hit the right note at the right time! Whether you are already a fan of Rob or just looking for a fun lighthearted adventure, this game is made for you.
Watch the announcement trailer below.