Tag: Press Release

MERIDIEM GAMES AND RAISER GAMES ANNOUNCE NEW PUBLISHING AND DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

Meridiem Games announced a publishing and distribution partnership with video game publisher Raiser Games to bring one of its spectacular games to specialist stores. This exciting new collaboration will see Meridiem Games publish and distribute the physical boxed edition of the soon to be announced title, across European territories and Australia. 

Raiser Games is a division of the Webediagroup and was created to establish an international video games publisher based in Spain. Composed of a team of industry veterans and new talent, the team has more than 80 years experience in the sector. Raiser Games is committed to creating games capable of contributing exciting new content for the community of players they support as well as content creators with great reach in the gaming community.

“We are delighted to start a new adventure with a partner like Raiser Games.” Commented Sergio Palacián, CEO, Meridiem Games. “We are working very hard to create an exciting physical boxed edition that fans will want to add to their games collection”

“We are very happy that Meridiem brings games to all those players who continue to enjoy having physical editions on their shelves, as a sign of their identity and love for games” Said Pablo de la Nuez, CEO, Raiser Games

Stay tuned for more news on the exciting first Raiser Games title to be published by Meridiem Games.

For more information on Meridiem Games please visit: www.meridiem-games.com/en

Unrailed! gets a physical Switch release this week!

Daedalic Entertainment and Indoor Astronaut announced a new partnership with Super Rare Games to release their chaotic co-op railroad construction game Unrailed! in physical form for the first time on the Nintendo Switch™.

Only 4,000 copies total will ever be printed, which go on sale April 15th at 6pm UK / 7pm CET for approx £32.40/€31.06 (excluding shipping) – available worldwide exclusively at superraregames.com

In typical Super Rare Games tradition, this rare print physical release includes all the current content on its cart, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three trading cards randomly selected from a five-card set. Fans won’t have long to wait, as Super Rare Games titles ship soon after going on sale. Check out the store page here.

About Unrailed!

Unrailed! is a true test of your friendships: Work together in local or online multiplayer with up to four players to guide your train through dangerous, procedurally generated terrain filled with obstacles and meddling local wildlife in order to reach the safety of the next station. Communication and cooperation are key to ensure you always have enough resources to build new tracks, stop your train from overheating, and can fend off animals pestering you. Without quick decision making and strategic planning your train will derail quickly, which makes the game all the more challenging. Whether you play the endless, team or quick mode – your goal is nothing else than building the longest track ever.

Main features:

  • An intense and chaotic railroad construction experience
  • Online and local couch co-op multiplayer
  • Procedurally generated worlds with different difficulty levels
  • Dynamic weather system & day and night cycle
  • Game modes: Endless, Quick (up to 4 players) and Versus (2 vs 2 players)
  • Distinct biomes (5+)
  • A bunch of upgradable wagons (10+) to modify your train in Endless mode
  • Unlockable characters
  • A replay system
  • Simple controls & split controller mode
  • Blocky to the core

More information about Unrailed! can be found on the website and the official Discord. Follow Super Rare Games on Twitter for news and updates.

Grindstone to Publish Kiwi Brothers Studio’s Tactical RTS Game Liquidation

Grindstone announced a publishing deal with development team Divio to bring the tactical RTS game, Liquidation, to PC via Steam in 2022. Divio has acquired the IP for Liquidation from German developers Kiwi Brothers Studios and has previously worked as part of the development team. 

Liquidation is a tactical RTS game in which you take on the role of a faction commander tasked with crushing other insurgent factions and stake your claim as ruler of the war-torn world of Veá. The Liquidation universe blends elements of both fantasy and science fiction to deliver a fresh perspective in the genre with support for both single-player and multiplayer modes. This is tactical RTS, reborn. 

This publishing deal will see Liquidation benefit from Grindstone’s publishing experience including marketing and community outreach and launching the Kickstarter campaign scheduled for early May, 2021. With the Kiwi Brothers Studio stepping back from the development of the game, the Liquidation community and fans need not worry. Grindstone will be taking the publishing lead and team Divio headed up by Erik Vinclav will take over the development duties and software solutions for Liquidation

“We are thrilled to bring Liquidation to Grindstone’s growing portfolio of exciting titles” commented Peter Nagy, founder and CEO of Grindstone. “ With Divio, one of the key creators from the original team, taking over from Kiwi Brothers Studio and driving the development of the game, we can focus our attention on the publishing side including launching the Kickstarter campaign and building up an active community. We are excited to continue the groundwork already laid out by the team and to establish Liquidation as a must have title for any RTS fan”. 

“The development of Liquidation has been quite a ride so far” said Erik Vinclav, CEO at Divio. “We are looking forward to taking the lead on the games’ development and working with Grindstone who will be able to take our game to the next level and help us realise our vision for what Liquidation can deliver. We are excited to see what the future holds.” 

The Kickstarter campaign for Liquidation is scheduled to start in May, 2021, with the aim of engaging with fans and building an active community to support the next phase of this exciting project. More information on the Kickstarter campaign will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Liquidation is scheduled for an early 2022 release for PC and fans can wishlist the game on Steam now. For more information please visit the official Liquidation website at https://liquidationgame.com/ or follow on the official social media channels on FacebookTwitterDiscord and YouTube

GOODBYEWORLD GAMES’ BEFORE YOUR EYES IS OUT NOW

Award-winning, independent game developer GoodbyeWorld Games, alongside Skybound Games, are proud to announce today that the emotional narrative adventure Before Your Eyes is out now on PC for $9.99 / £7.99 / €8.99 .  Before Your Eyes is playable in six languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin.Fans can buy the game right now on Steam (here) and the Epic Games Store (here).

In Before Your Eyes, players find themselves in the company of The Ferryman, tasked with locating souls who have lived extraordinary lives and transporting them to the afterlife. While sailing to their ultimate destination, players must reflect on the character’s life, the meaningful choices they made, and the moments that defined who they were.

All of this is controlled through the eyes of the player. Utilizing a webcam, the player’s glances and blinks will drive the narrative journey in Before Your Eyes. Literally experiencing the events of the game through the character’s eyes, players are able to view each memory and control important choices throughout the story. It is often said that life passes by in the blink of an eye and Before Your Eyes aims to capture that experience in an organic and authentic way to immerse players within the story.

Before Your Eyes is a gaming experience like no other – sailing into unexplored territory thanks to its innovative approach to storytelling. Through a groundbreaking control method, Before Your Eyes is an intensely immersive and emotional adventure that is sure to find a place in players’ hearts and stay with them long after their journey with The Ferryman comes to its end.

“The team at Goodbye World Games used a unique mechanic to enhance a beautiful story, making a truly memorable game,” said Ian Howe, Co-CEO of Skybound Games. “We love this journey and the creative blinking technique, and are honored to publish Before Your Eyes as Skybound’s first original title.” 

“We’ve been in the game mines for so long, it’s a relief to smell fresh air and see cracks of daylight as we finally share Before Your Eyes with the world,” said Will Hellwarth, Creator & Studio Director at Goodbye World Games. “We are extremely proud of the game we’re emerging with, and we hope gamers take a chance on something different. We guarantee it is like nothing out there.”

For more information about Before Your Eyes, please visit the Steam store, and follow the social channels on TwitterFacebookDiscord, and YouTube

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s Alpha enters its second phase

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) announced today the start of the second phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha. The Alpha, accessible since 29 March, is available for Lifetime Expansion Pass owners and players who have pre-ordered the Odyssey Deluxe Alpha expansion pack. The second phase of the Alpha has rolled in today at 2pm BST.

Check out the ‘Conflict Zones’ YouTube trailer, below:

This second stage of the Odyssey Alpha will expand the playable area to 20 light years and grants players access to their own starships. Adventurous Commanders can also drop in to perilous Conflict Zones by signing in with the Frontline Solutions mercenary company.

The list of new features available in the second phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha phases include*:

  • Conflict Zones on foot are now accessible through the Frontline Solutions front desk.
  • Commanders will have free access to starships and will be immediately issued with a Cobra Mk III, including multicrew seats.
  • Expanded playable area of the galaxy to approximately 20 light years.
  • New space suit available for purchase: Manticore Dominator combat suit.
  • New starting system: Nervi.
  • 300,000 starting credits for new Commanders. (This amount will also be added to existing Alpha Commanders’ balances.)

*Areas of play and features during the Alpha are subject to change.

A full list of updates can be found on the Elite Dangerous Forums here.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC in late spring 2021. Prospective PC Commanders can pre-order now and secure access to the Alpha via Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store.

Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for Autumn 2021.

For more information, follow Elite Dangerous on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube. Visit the Elite Dangerous official website at elitedangerous.com.

Ultimate High End Collector’s Edition Revealed for ‘International Space Banana’, Out Now on Steam!

PQube and Cool Scooter Software are thrilled to confirm that smash hit zero-gravity physics simulator International Space Banana is out now on Steam! 

To compound what is already being touted as game of the year by many outlets, International Space Banana will be available exclusively on Steam with a 10% launch discount, as well as an incredible high end collector’s edition format.  

You are now banana. Why? Who knows. Figure it out across 8 levels with a series of obstacle courses, time trials, puzzles and more as you navigate this unintuitive, nightmarish, man-sized hellscape.

https://youtu.be/fY4AwmzCj3Y


Available only through our good friends at Funstock, theInternational Space Banana Collector’s Edition is our biggest ever special edition at £9,999.99 featuring hardened space-flight carry case packed with authentic NANA space traveller gear, including: 

Golden Banana Statuette 

The centrepiece of the International Space Banana Collector’s Edition is the “24 carrot” Gold Statuette. This exclusive work of art is an extremely decadent testament to your unmatched patience, fortitude, and grasp of curved trajectory objects in space. 

Official NANA Space Helmet 

Fully immerse yourself in the International Space Banana experience with this life-sized official NANA Space Helmet. Regulation size and featuring all necessary components for a successful deep space mission.

Astronaut Equipment Carry Case 

Keeping your gear safe and pristine, your Collector’s Edition comes packaged tightly in this official astronaut equipment carry case. Sturdy and adorned with the International Space Banana logo, its robust construction offers superior protection from the elements, dust and impacts of any kind.

Plus tons more official International Space Banana merchandise not available anywhere else on this planet, or the next: 

  • Vinyl Soundtrack
  • Banana Phone
  • ‘Bananas Through the Ages’ Calendar
  • NANA Sew-On Patches
  • Exclusive Character Pins

For more information and the latest news, follow us on TwitterFacebookTwitchInstagram and our official website: http://pqube.co.uk/ Join the discussion using hashtags #InternationalSpaceBanana and #PQube

Otome dating sim C14 Dating digging its way onto consoles

Ratalaika Games & Winter Wolves Games announced that C14 Dating has released for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.


C14 Dating is an otome dating sim that combines archaeology, friendships and love.

You play as Melissa Flores, a 3rd year anthropology student participating in a summer archaeological internship. The field school takes place in Belgium, over 5000 miles away from your native California!

You get to excavate at an authentic prehistoric site, which has uncovered Neanderthal remains in the past.

Maybe you’ll dig up some bones, or even unearth tools that were manufactured by early humans.

And of course, you might forge friendships and find romance during your stay…


Features:

  • Play as Melissa, anthropology student abroad on a summer internship
  • Romance Deandre, Hendrik, Kyler and Shoji
  • Dating sim gameplay with optional archaeological minigames
  • Beautiful manga artwork and original soundtrack
  • Secret yuri romance option
  • A different cast with some very unique characters!

C14 Dating will be priced for 19.99 $ / € for all platforms, and is out now for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

Demon Turf Headed to PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox

Just a few weeks after lifting the lid on its first foray into the world of publishing, Playtonic Friends and development partner Fabraz are excited to announce its debut release will be the exceptional 3D platformer, Demon Turf.

Taking the role of Beebz, a mere 1000 year old demon, players must reclaim the numerous “turfs” of the Demon world, defeat the Demon King and claim the throne for themself.

Revealed during the ID@Xbox showcase event, Demon Turf brings a truly fresh take on the platform genre with it’s hybrid 2D/3D art style, a world chock-full of humor and style, punky attitude and incredible focus on replayability & ever-evolving challenge.

But don’t take our word for it – go try it right now!

Every week, the team at Fabraz introduces a brand new “demo” of the game on Steam. Except it’s not a demo in the usual sense – Demon Turf Trials throws down a new challenge and presents a fresh leaderboard for players to climb. Make it to the top of the board and be immortalised with a personal portrait in the main game (plus a winners only, limited edition T-shirt)!

Trials also offers a full tutorial and two complete main levels of the full game. All free to play!

Demon Turf is a unique offering with its community & replayability at the very core of its essence – beyond the weekly Demon Turf Trials the full game will also boast:

  • Self placed checkpoints – Show off without them for a perfect run, or place one in preparation for a challenging section. You can even teleport between these checkpoints if you missed a collectable along the way!
  • Return Levels – a brand new take on progression, take a victory lap and explore previously beaten levels to discover their liberated state, with plenty of mechanical and environmental changes to uncover
  • Physics driven combat – How do you defeat the demon hordes when none of your own attacks are actually lethal?A special physics-driven combat system that ramps up the chaos and fun. Push, pull and spin your enemies out of your way and down cliffs or into spikes.
  • Mouth Watering amount of side content – 50 specific locations/characters to line the walls of an empty gallery. Fend of 25 arena challenges worth of enemy waves. Tackle 10 Demon Soccer Golf courses that put a bizarre twist on ball-pushing puzzles. Collect 8 cartridges to unlock remixed throwback levels from glorious 3D platformers of the past

Fabian Rastorfer, Game Lead and Artist at Fabraz, commented “I’ve always wanted to create a 3D Platformer, they’ve been my favourite genre all my life, having  grown up playing all of the notable ones on pretty much every console! With our 2D platformer, Slime-san, we received a lot of praise for what we brought to 2D precision based platforming so we really wanted to see if we can translate the spirit of what made Slime-san great into a 3D Platformer”.

Demon Turf was one of the titles that made us want to set up our new publishing arm” added Gavin Price, CEO of Playtonic “our aim was always to partner with those developers who make the kinds of games we love to play or we wish we’d come up with first which is exactly how we felt when we first played Slime-San so then when the Fabraz team showed us what they had in store with Demon Turf; the community focus, the reams of content and just somethin really fresh & new; we absolutely had to get involved”

Demon Turf will launch on PC (Steam and Epic Games Store), Nintendo Switch and Xbox One & Series S/X in Summer 2021 – check out the latest Demon Turf Trials challenge every Thursday!

Maneater Surfs onto Nintendo Switch

Developer and publisher Tripwire Interactive and retail co-publishing partner Deep Silver are eager to announce that the celebrated action-RPG where you play as a shark (aka shARkPG), Maneater is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system on 25th May, 2021. For the first time ever, the open waters of Port Clovis have evolved to go portable. Whether you’re on the go or in your home, you now can eat, explore, and evolve your way to the top of the food chain and become the Apex Predator of the ocean.

Out now on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC (via the Epic Games Store)—and this spring for the Nintendo Switch™ system—Maneater invites players to experience the ultimate power fantasy by controlling the apex predator of the seas—a terrifying shark!

Maneater is a single player, open-world action-RPG (ShARkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small bull shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this, you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies — both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. This is fortunate, because to get revenge on the cruel fisherman that dismembered you will take evolving into a massive shark, an apex predator of legends. Eat. Explore. Evolve.

Maneater Key Features Include: 

  • Eat: Feed on humans, consume nutrients, and find rare shark loot to evolve past what nature intended.
  • Explore the Gulf: Explore seven large regions, including bayous of the gulf coast, resort beaches, industrial docks, the open ocean and more. Experience a living world with a full day/night cycle.
  • Evolve Into a Legend: Unlock and equip various Evolutions that improve and enhance your shark as you progress through the campaign.
  • Unique Story: Play through a full narrative, story-based campaign narrated by Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) and set against the backdrop of a reality TV show.
  • Diverse, Compelling Combat: Battle fierce wildlife including other apex predators or fight against various types of human hunters ranging from town drunks all the way up to the Coast Guard.
  • Includes the Tiger Shark Evolution:  The Tiger Shark is often called the ‘garbage disposal of the sea.’ Appropriately enough, this evolution allows you to digest nearly anything, increasing your ability to gain vital nutrients from all varieties of prey.

With a truly unique premise and never-before-seen approach to the action-RPG genre, Tripwire Interactive looks forward to taking players on a journey through uncharted waters with Maneater.

Maneater for Nintendo Switch releases May 25, 2021 for $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 MSRP with an ESRB rating of M for Mature, PEGI 18 rating, and USK 16 rating. For more details on Maneater, please visit the official website – and follow the developers at Tripwire Interactive on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch.tv, and Instagram.

Welcome to Aventuria: The Dark Eye classic adventures Chains of Satinav and Memoria now available on console

Daedalic Entertainment has launched the classic point-and-click adventures The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinavand The Dark Eye: Memoria on Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation. The games are set in Aventuria, one of Europe’s most popular role-playing worlds and are now available on consoles for the first time.  


In The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav players take on the role of bird catcher Geron, who is tasked with helping the king establish peace by catching suspicious crows that plague the notoriously superstitious and conflict-ridden kingdom of Andergast. However, not only does Geron’s task prove unexpectedly difficult, it also turns out to be the first step of the greatest adventure of his life – leading him to the borders of the charted lands of Aventuria and beyond.


In The Dark Eye: Memoria, players experience two thrilling stories in one. By traveling through different time periods, they follow the journey of Sadja, a southern princess who longs to be a war hero, and Geron, the main protagonist of The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav,who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend. The quest for answers soon leads to a chain of events that connects both Sadja’s and Geron’s stories, threatening to turn the present into a grim reflection of a long forgotten past.


Key Features

  • Dive into the fantastic world of Aventuria and experience epic adventures, written by experienced authors of the popular pen and paper fantasy role-playing game The Dark Eye.
  • Epic fantasy soundtrack and high quality voiceover to draw you deep into the game.
  • Full touchscreen support on Nintendo Switch.
  • Beautifully hand-drawn 2D backgrounds and high quality 3D game characters.
  • From the creators of The Whispered World and Deponia.

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav and The Dark Eye: Memoria are available now for Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation consoles for €19,99EUR / £17,99GBP / $19.99USD (Australia NS $29.95AUS / Xbox $29.95AUS / PS $24.95AUS).