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In March of 2015, Gabe Cuzzillo was about to graduate NYU with a BFA in game design and a fun prototype for a game he called Ape Out.

In March of 2019, after spending three months in the Game Center Incubator, securing development funds from Indie Fund, finding a publisher in Devolver Digital, recruiting Professors Bennett Foddy and Matt Boch to the team, and four years of development, APE OUT is now available on PC and Nintendo Switch!

APE OUT is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz. Build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors as both weapons and shields to crush everyone on your procedurally generated path to freedom.

In addition to hundreds of very positive reviews from players on Steam, APE OUT is receiving universally positive praise from the press. Pick it up on your Switch or PC today and experience first-hand the amazing work our students and faculty are making at the Game Center!

“Ape Out is an intoxicating fusion of percussion and destruction that oozes style from every angle.”
8.8/10 – IGN

“Every aspect creates a dazzling jazz mixtape that reverberates from eyes, to ears, to thumbs.”
9/10 – Video Gamer

“Ape Out is a wickedly inventive, ultra-violent romp…”
8.25/10 – Game Informer