December 11, 2013
December 18, 2013 (EU)
January 07, 2014 (NA)
December 03, 2013 (NA)
December 11, 2013 (AU, EU)
|Delisting||April 2019 - PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4|
|Publisher||505 Games - Steam (2013), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Spearhead Games - Steam (2019)
|Links||PlayStation Store page [Archive]|
Tiny Brains was likely delisted in April of 2019, around the same time that publishing rights changed hands from 505 Games to developer Spearhead Games on Steam. Site reader Detelin reached out to Spearhead about the delisting in May of 2021 and received the following response:
Our publisher who controls the publishing rights has delisted the game from PS4. And therefore unfortunately we are unable to help.The game is still available on Steam. Wish you the best.
Spearhead Games publishes their other titles on PlayStation 4 but are apparently unable to bring Tiny Brains back to sale. Tiny Brains remained available on the PlayStation Now streaming service until approximately June of 2022 when the PlayStation Plus program was updated to incorporate some of the streaming titles from PS Now and causing several others to be removed from streaming access.
About the Game
“Tiny Brains” is a cooperative action puzzler that follows four super-powered lab animals in their attempt to escape a mad scientist’s experiments. In this joyously chaotic multiplayer game, the four “Tiny Brains” must combine their unique physics-based powers to navigate through a trick-ridden maze. All of the puzzles in “Tiny Brains” can be solved multiple ways depending on how groups combine their powers. The game has competitive and challenging fast paced communicative play along with simple controls so players of any level can jump right in.
- Cooperative Gaming: Tiny Brains requires players to collaborate and put their heads together to overcome physics-based obstacles. With each player controlling a different superpower – Create, Force, Vortex and Teleport – the Tiny Brains must work as a team to move forward and escape the scientist’s deadly labyrinth of mazes.
- Play It Your Way: All of the puzzles in Tiny Brains can be solved multiple ways depending on how groups combine their powers. The co-op level design creates dynamic, emergent gameplay, whether advancing through the campaign mode, beating time-based challenges, or competing in endless levels.
- Whimsical World: To escape the mad scientist’s lair, players explore a colorful world of Popsicle stick-like ice pops, duct tape, tiny cages and Rube Goldberg machines. The zany art style gives rise to a slew of slightly mutated, yet oddly cute, playable characters.
- Hardcore to Casual: Tiny Brains eggs on hardcore gamers with competitive leaderboards and fast-paced communicative play, challenging them to combine their powers as efficiently as possible. At the same time, the game has simple controls and physics-based mechanics that make it easy for casual and less-experienced gamers to jump right in.
Thanks to Detelin for submitting this game to the site