Press release


New levels and dangerous bosses, a new cosmetics system, new accessibility feature, and more!

TORONTO, JULY 9th, 2021 - Capybara Games is thrilled to announce and release today the new, content rich Lost Lair update for their acclaimed puzzler Grindstone on Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, and PC via the Epic Games Store for free to all players. This update comes with new levels and challenges for Grindstone, as well as introducing new rewards and systems that are sure to keep Grindstone players busy.

An abandoned mine located near the peak of Grindstone Mountain, the Lost Lair is a new locale for Jorj and players to explore once they have completed the main game. A familiar nemesis of Jorj has made the Lost Lair his home, and it's time for you to take him down once and for all.

The Lost Lair area includes:

  • 20 new levels with new hazards such as TNT crates, molten-grindstone lava, and more
  • Scävengr, a new mini-boss who is half-Jerk, half-Grindstone will challenge your strategies
  • A new boss fight with Jorj’s rival Jjary, including a new encounter cinematic

The Lost Lair update is also bringing a new weekly community challenge system where players can unlock cosmetics! Introducing Döttie’s House, home to Jorj’s family, where Grindstone players will be able to complete weekly challenges to unlock silly and stylish hats that can be mixed and matched with any armor set in the game. These cosmetics will be exclusive to the week of their release, and can only be unlocked by completing that week's challenge. 

This content update will be available today at no extra cost to Grindstone players on Nintendo Switch, Epic Games Store, and Apple Arcade across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV. 

About Grindstone

Grindstone is a game of sword-slashing puzzle battles from the award-winning studio behind BELOW, Sword & Sworcery EP, Super Time Force Ultra, Critter Crunch and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes! Grindstone first released on Apple Arcade in September 2019 to widespread acclaim, earning many awards and nominations. Grindstone has since come out on Nintendo Switch, where it has also garnered much acclaim and was one of the best reviewed Switch games of 2020. It's also on PC via the Epic Games Store.

Grindstone Mountain is overrun with vicious Creeps! Slay your way up its treacherous peak where fortune, glory (and death) awaits!

It’ll take sharp puzzle skills and an even sharper blade to slice your way through the swarms of bloodthirsty Creeps dwelling within Grindstone’s dungeons. Battle bosses, loot resources, discover long-lost blueprints for powerful gear, all while eviscerating the innards from your deadly foes! Over 250 levels of intense puzzle-battling madness!

iam8bit & Capy’s collaboration on a physical edition of Grindstone for Nintendo Switch and a custom double LP with Sam Webster’s original soundtrack are now available for purchase! 

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About Capybara Games

Capy (short for Capybara Games) is an award-winning independent game developer from Toronto, Canada. We’re best known titles like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, BELOW, Super Time Force, Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, and more!