Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four, a Single Player Card Combat RPG, Officially Releases on Steam February 26

Cologne, Germany – February 16, 2021 – Publisher, Headup and Elder Games are pleased to announce the official release of Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four for Steam on February 26. Launched on Steam as Early Access in late July 2020, the game has since gone through multiple updates, unveiling new cards, artifacts, enemies, and biomes. The official release will unlock the fierce final boss, new deathly realm, and end game content.

Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game with action RPG elements. Tinkering with magic and spells beyond his ability, a dark wizard accidentally unleashes The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their minions. The only way to send them back to the fiery pit from whence they came is by battling through with 240+ cards and 40 artifacts.

In the final chapter of the game, the player must fight through brutal creatures called “Agents of Death” at every corner. Agent of Death is a new enemy type appearing for the first time, and only those who win enough keys are allowed to enter the final realm and face the ultimate boss: Death himself.

About Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four

Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game mixed with action RPG elements.

You are a dark wizard who tinkered with magic and spells way beyond your skill level. This time you messed up really bad: You’ve unleashed The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their minions upon the World! Well done… So hurry, grab your magical cards and send them all back to their hellish dimension before the Apocalypse destroys everyone and everything – and much more importantly, before the old wizard council discovers what you have done…

Features:
* Encounter 5 factions and over 240 cards, each with its own unique abilities, art and 3D animation
* Equip your hero with over 40 artifacts
* Battle five mythic bosses, each with its own unique take on game mechanics
* Explore endlessly generated worlds in different biomes
* Complete challenges and trade cards in the Inter-dimensional ‘Pub’ you visit between quests

Tackle thorny problems in ‘Room to Grow’ a plant pushing puzzle game launching on Steam for PC & Mac 25th February 2021!

Learn to manoeuver like a cactus as you grow your way back to the desert!

Melbourne, Australia – 11th February 2021 – Releasing with the assistance of Film Victoria, Australia, Room to Grow is a Cactus based puzzle game launching on Steam for PC & Mac 25th February 2021. Mischka Kamener has created a visually stunning indie title that will twist puzzle fans minds in unique cactus based ways!

In Room to Grow, players must solve a succulent forest worth of prickly puzzles, learning to maneuver as a cactus in order to return other cacti to their pots, and with every puzzle solved, help to grow their way back home to the desert. Secrets and surprises await those who are brave enough to tackle the thorny challenges in each game world.

“I hope that the surprises I’ve left for players will leave a lasting impression on them, just like the games I was inspired by did to me,” commented Mischka Kamener, creator and developer of Room to Grow, “I’m incredibly grateful to Film Victoria for their belief in me and my game – without that, I wouldn’t have been able to turn Room to Grow into what it is today.”

Room to Grow Features:
* Over 100 hand-crafted puzzles
* Discover unexpected mechanics that will twist your mind differently to any other puzzle game
* Play the way you want – Undo and restart as often as you like, skip puzzles if you want to
* No timer, no action elements, no move counter – This game is all about the satisfaction of solving puzzles
* Featuring a delightful original soundtrack by Romain Rope

Room to Grow is available on the Steam Store from here.

Story-Driven Oz-esque Adventure ‘Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood’: Steam Release Date Set for April 8

Official Release with Full Story and Additional Languages

Cologne, February 3, 2021 – Publisher Headup and the developer of popular “The Coma” series, Devespresso Games, have announced the new official release date for Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood. Formerly scheduled to launch in February on Steam Early Access, the game will be fully released on April 8.

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood – Gameplay Trailer

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood will release in its entirety at launch rather than several sections unveiled over time as was previously announced. The game will launch in seven languages; English, Korean, German, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

For those who are disappointed with the delay, head over to the Steam Game Festival (February 3 – 9) for the demo, and be the first to play the game! Featuring Devespresso’s signature manhwa-style with hand-illustrated graphics by Minho Kim and a non-linear story written by T.L. Riven, Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a narrative adventure set within a vibrant Oz-esque fantasy world. The game features a recurring time loop (think Groundhog Day) with unique branching story paths and multiple endings

Scarlet, the protagonist and a diva in the making, awakes in the realm of Glome after being flung over by a rogue tornado. She discovers an electrifying world brimming with magic, beauty, and artifacts from a mysterious bygone culture. Her strange journey begins when she takes up the mantle of the Red Witch and leads a troupe of Munchkins through the forbidden Wicked Wood. The fledgling witch soon discovers a Recursion Hex has her reliving the same day. However, each death presents new opportunities to branch the adventure in exciting new ways. The only way to get through the wood is by solving puzzles that require logic, or by finding clues that are scattered across the wood.

About Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a story-driven adventure game. As Scarlet, you must relive seven days of misfortune, and make a series of decisions to guide your Munchkin troupe safely out of the Wicked Wood. Experience branching outcomes based on your decisions. Most importantly, immerse yourself in a bewitching story of fantastic adventure!

Features:

▪ Survive a narrative time-loop
▪ Solve ridiculous puzzles
▪ Follow your own multi-path story
▪ Unlock multiple endings based on your decisions
▪ Ogle the hand-illustrated graphics
▪ Use Scarlet’s witching skills to avoid detection

Groundhog Day Meets Brothers Grimm Meets Oz in the New Vibrant Fantasy Adventure Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Developed by the Team Behind the Popular ‘The Coma’ Series, Arriving on Steam in February Cologne,

December 18, 2020 – Publisher Headup and Devespresso Games, the developer of popular The Coma series, are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood, a new story-driven fantasy puzzle game with multiple endings, on Steam Early Access in February.

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood – Teaser Trailer

Featuring Devespresso’s signature manhwa-style with hand-illustrated graphics by Minho Kim and story by T.L Riven, Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a vibrant puzzle adventure set within an Oz-esque fantasy world. The game features a recurring time loop (think Groundhog Day) that creates unique branching story paths.

Scarlet, the protagonist and a rock diva in the making, awakes in the realm of Glome after being flung over by a rogue tornado. She discovers a vibrant world brimming with magic, beauty, and artifacts from a mysterious bygone culture. Her strange journey begins when she takes up the mantle of the Red Witch and leads a troupe of Munchkins through the forbidden Wicked Wood. In a world full of riddles and wonders, she encounters witches, tin knights, talking beasts, monsters, and many fearsome creatures to overcome. The fledgling witch soon discovers a Recursion Hex has her reliving the same day. However, each death presents new opportunities to branch the adventure in exciting new ways. Ultimately, her decisions lead to multiple endings. In the deep wood, where a bad hungry wolf roams and a wicked witch casts her evil spells, Scarlet must rely on her wits and a small fox, acting as her pathfinder, to overcome the disasters that await her at every turn.

About Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a story-driven adventure game. As Scarlet, you must relive seven days of misfortune, and make a series of decisions to guide your Munchkin troupe safely out of the Wicked Wood. Experience branching outcomes based on your decisions. Most importantly, immerse yourself in a bewitching story of fantastic adventure!

Features:

▪ Survive a narrative time-loop
▪ Solve ridiculous puzzles
▪ Follow your own multi-path story
▪ Unlock multiple endings based on your decisions
▪ Ogle the hand-illustrated graphics
▪ Use Scarlet’s witching skills to avoid detection

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Reaps an Abundant Harvest with 500,000 Copies Sold Across Multiple Platforms

Available Now on PlayStation®4 , Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam

London, United Kingdom – 25th November 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited, in conjunction with XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., and Marvelous Inc., have today announced that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has sold over 500,000 copies globally. The game’s performance at launch is one of the bestsellers for the company, and the celebrated success reflects digital sales and sell-in figures for a retail product which is largely sold out.

The action-platformer and rice cultivation title from indie developer Edelweiss launched in North America on 10th November 2020, in Japan on 12th November 2020, and in Europe on 20th November 2020 for the PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.

“We’ve known that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was a special game and would have broad appeal since our first meeting with Edelweiss,” said Kenji Hosoi, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games, “The game has been in development for many years, and we’re beyond excited at the reception it has received globally from critics and consumers alike. Thank you to everyone who has accompanied Sakuna and her companions on their journey!”

Developed by Edelweiss and published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launched physically and digitally on 20th November 2020. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was also released digitally for Windows PC on Steam via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is available physically at selected retailers, and digitally from the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store, within Europe and Australia with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99 / $59.95 AUD. A physical Collector’s Edition, known as the Golden Harvest Edition, is available to order from selected retailers across Europe and on the Marvelous Games Store for £49.99 / €59.99. The title has been rated PEGI 16, USK 12, and ACB PG.

For more information about the game, please visit www.sakunaofriceandruin.com.

Build, Craft, and Explore Tinkertown, Headup’s Multiplayer Sandbox Adventure, Arriving on Steam Early Access on December 3rd

A Cheerful Modern Take on 16-Bit RPG Classics, with Dungeons to Explore and Towns to Build

Cologne, November 18th 2020 – Games publisher Headup is delighted to announce that Tinkertown, Headup’s first in-house production, will be released on Steam Early Access on December 3rd.

Tinkertown is a drop-in multiplayer game where players build, craft and explore an exuberant, procedurally generated open world, and discover dungeons filled with enemies, bosses and epic loot. Play as a rogue, a warrior, a mage, or anyone you wish to be. Tinkertown offers a unique experience to all players based on the weapons and armour of their choice.

“Once Upon A Tinkertown” Trailer – What World Will You Create?

Explore the world through different biomes such as mystical forests, vast deserts, chilling ice tundras and mountains with glowing rivers of lava, all depicted with handmade pixel graphics contributed by the renowned artist, Misbug of Textorcist, and enhanced by tracks of exclusively composed soundtrack by Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana.

The loot can be combined with countless resources and blueprints to craft tools, armour, and weapons as well as furniture. By creating workshops and machines, settlements can even turn into an impressive city.

The players who wish to try Tinkertown can register their interest with Steam’s new Playtest feature here. The game will be available to test for free from Nov 27 to Nov 29.

Tinkertown is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as part of the federal government’s computer games funding program with a total of €153,669.

Come to Tinkertown – A refreshing new Multiplayer Sandbox Experience! Grab your shovel, your pickaxe, and your sword and enter the realms of Tinkertown. A magical place awaits filled with loot, danger, and creativity. Build your own village – from small shacks to impressive castles and townships.

Gather resources as you explore this procedurally generated world either by yourself or with friends! Need some extra challenge? While the surface world is mostly peaceful, only the most courageous explorers will enter the sinister dungeons scattered around the world, and defeat the horrors that live within. Epic loot awaits those who dare to face the underworld.

Features:

▪ Explore beautiful landscapes such as mystical forests, great deserts, steaming lava mountains, and more.
▪ Craft new equipment and become a rogue, a warrior, or wizard – or create a new loadout and invent your own play-style.
▪ Gather resources and discover new things to build.
▪ Build your own habitat – by yourself, or online with up to three friends.
▪ Descent into combat driven dungeons and battle large underworld bosses.

Secret of Mana Composer, Hiroki Kikuta, and Pixel Artist of The Textorcist, Misbug, Join the Team of Tinkertown

Multiplayer Sandbox Game to Arrive in Style on Steam Early Access Soon

2 November 2020, Cologne – Games publisher Headup is delighted to announce that Hiroki Kikuta, renowned composer of Secret of Mana and Soukaigi has joined the production of Tinkertown, Headup’s first in-house production, along with the pixel artist Giuseppe Longo (aka Misbug), a creator behind Gunbrick Reloaded and The Escapists 2.

This will be the second time Headup has worked with Misburg, who has already caused a stir for his incredible work on the pixel art for The Textorcist in 2018. Hiroki Kikuta will contribute two tracks that are exclusively created for Tinkertown. Check out a sample here. “When the team of Tinkertown approached me with their request to contribute to the game, I was quickly sold on the idea“, commented Hiroki Kikuta, “it’s a cheerful take on 16-Bit RPG classics, transported into the modern sandbox genre. My soundtrack is designed to enhance this experience, lifting up the spirits of any adventurers setting foot into the lovely world of Tinkertown.”

Tinkertown is a drop-in multiplayer game where players build, craft and explore a procedurally generated, open world, and discover dungeons filled with enemies, bosses and epic loot.

The loot can be combined with countless resources and blueprints to craft as tools, armour, and weapons as well as furniture, workshops and machines to build settlements that can eventually turn into an impressive city.

Players explore the world through different biomes such as mystical forests, vast deserts, chilling ice tundras and mountains with glowing rivers of lava, all depicted with handmade pixel graphics.

Offering different experiences to all players, based on the choice of weapons and armour, they can play as a rogue, warrior, mage, or anyone they wish to be. It is crucial to choose carefully from the onset, as many enemies lurk in the world, and powerful bosses await in the dungeons.

Tinkertown will launch on Steam Early Access in 2020 with the release date to be announced soon. The project Tinkertown is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as part of the federal government’s computer games funding program with a total of €153,669.

About Tinkertown

Come to Tinkertown – A refreshing new Multiplayer Sandbox Experience! Grab your shovel, your pickaxe, and your sword and enter the realms of Tinkertown. A magical place awaits filled with loot, danger, and creativity. Build your own village – from small shacks to impressive castles and townships.

Gather resources as you explore this procedurally generated world either by yourself or with friends! Need some extra challenge? While the surface world is mostly peaceful, only the most courageous explorers will enter the sinister dungeons scattered around the world, and defeat the horrors that live within. Epic loot awaits those who dare to face the underworld.

Features:

▪ Explore beautiful landscapes such as mystical forests, great deserts, steaming lava mountains, and more.


▪ Craft new equipment and become a rogue, a warrior, or wizard – or create a new loadout and invent your own play-style.

▪ Gather resources and discover new things to build.


▪ Build your own habitat – by yourself, or online with up to three friends.▪ Descent into combat driven dungeons and battle large underworld bosses.

Bikinis, Blood, and Zombies Galore! “Onee Chanbara Origin” is Out Now for PlayStation®4 and PC!

D3PUBLISHER Inc. Brings Complete English Reimagining of the Japanese Classic Hack ‘n Slash “Onee Chanbara” Series for North America and Europe

London, UK – 14th October, 2020 — D3PUBLISHER Inc., a leading Japanese games publisher, is excited to announce today that the reimagined English HD re-release of Japanese high-speed action hack ‘n slash zombie slayer game, “Onee Chanbara Origin” is available globally for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®.

“Onee Chanbara Origin” is available to purchase digitally on the PlayStation®Store and Steam for PC with standard editions priced at $59.99/ €49.99/£39.99 and digital deluxe editions available for $74.99/€59.99/£49.99. The digital deluxe edition comes with all of the DLC, including costume outfits for all playable characters and extra DLC mission sets. The season pass will also be available for players who purchase the standard edition on the PS4™ system version for $19.99/ €16.99/£13.99, which includes all of the DLC for “Onee Chanbara Origin”.

Aya and Saki fighting the zombie death bear

To watch or embed the “Onee Chanbara Origin” launch trailer on YouTube, please head here:

Warning: content may be inappropriate for some viewers.

Developed by Tamsoft and published by D3PUBLISHER, “Onee Chanbara Origin” is a complete HD remake with all new art style graphics and optimized storytelling, combining both “The Onechanbara” and “The Onechanbara 2” games, which were originally released for PlayStation®2 in 2004 and 2005. Now for a new generation, “Onee Chanbara Origin” features all renewed main character designs, restyled by the new main character designer Katsumi Enami, a seasoned designer bringing his talents to the “Onechanbara” series for the first time. “Onee Chanbara Origin” tells a new interpretation of the story of the two half-sisters, Aya and Saki, bound by mutual hatred and locked in a brutal fight to the death, eventually overcoming their cruel fate and fighting alongside one another to find their father in this high-speed zombie slaying hack ‘n slash series.

“Onee Chanbara Origin” key features include:


Battle between Sisters: Play as both Aya and Saki, each with her own unique weapons and abilities, and players can tag-team between them on the fly or even perform team combos to maximize zombie annihilation.
Fight the Undead: Slash and brawl your way through bloody hordes of mutated madmen zombies, policeman zombies with handguns, soldiers resurrected as zombies, and zombie bosses.
Tons of Customisation and Replayability: Watch as the sisters fight their way in newly found sexy battle attires against the hordes of the undead.
Combo in Style: Strike enemies with precise button presses that will link attacks into a “Cool Combination,” emitting a blueish glow that increases movement speed and power, along with other buffs such as gaming access to an extra attack sequence during a combo.
Go Berserk Mode: Both Aya and Saki can enter Berserk Mode by getting blood splatters on them from the zombies they kill to “corrupt” their bodies, gaining an immense boost in attack power, allowing them to hack-and-slash their way through hordes of enemies with ease.
Become a Beast in Trance Mode: Maintaining Berserk Mode gives players the chance to then transform into a demon in Trance mode—a short burst of immense power and speed beyond Berserk Mode, but at the cost of life energy.

About “Onee Chanbara Origin”


“Onee Chanbara Origin” follows the zombie-hunters Aya and Saki’s fate as they attempt to destroy one another, leading directly into the second entries in the series, “The Onechanbara 2.” After the sisters overcome their rivalry, they ally themselves to embark on a journey to find their father, Oboro, after he leaves behind a message that names “Eva” as the mastermind behind his wife’s death—as well as all of the chaos that ensued between the two sisters, including the vice that made Saki insane and hell-bent on avenging her mother. Little do they know they are coming even closer to the truth and their true enemy.

Play as a zombie hunter and battle through the stages with high-speed real-time swordplay, completing objectives and tasks while hacking and brawling through hordes of the undead. Each character’s weapons become progressively covered in blood as players fight off zombies in gruesome detail. Occasionally, players may even transform into demons for short bursts of added power and energy with the downside of losing life energy. Each zombie hunter has her own unique abilities and skillful play is rewarded for cooler combinations. Players can enjoy the game with full English voice-acting or play through with the original Japanese performances with English subtitles.
“Onee Chanbara Origin” has been rated 18 by the PEGI. To stay up to date on the latest regarding “Onee Chanbara Origin,” please visit the official website. D3PUBLISHER’s website can be found at https://www.d3p.co.jp/ane_origin/en/.

Experience love, loss and the process of letting go in the deeply moving, When the Past was Around; launching on Steam for PC today and coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and XBOX this November!

Jakarta, September 23rd, 2020 — Today is the day we have all been waiting for! Following the enthusiasm from fans of Coffee Talk and A Raven Monologue, Indonesian developers Toge Productions and Mojiken proudly present When the Past was Around, a whimsical point-and-click puzzle game about love and letting go. You can get the game now on Steam for $7.99 / £5.79 / €6.59 with an extra launch discount of 10%. Console players will have to wait a bit as it will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and XBOX later in November.

The game offers a silent yet profound narrative experience. Designed to wrench your heart, When the Past was Around involves gathering clues and solving puzzles to unravel secrets buried deep within one’s memory. Euphonious, heart warming music will accompany your journey in exploring the world of an aspiring violinist named Eda and her lover.

The game features:

▪ A picture speaks a thousand words – Experience the game’s story not through words nor dialogues, but through beautifully hand-drawn art created by talented Indonesian artist, Brigitta Rena.
▪ A short, sweet and whimsical journey – Explore a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms of memories and time.
▪ Personal and ubiquitous – A game about overcoming the past and finding the self.
▪ Solve brain-teasing puzzles – Various intriguing puzzles to solve and stories to uncover.
▪ Let the music guide you – Atmospheric violin music will accompany you from the peaceful days to the angstiest moments.

The World’s Sexiest Zombie Slayers Slash Through Zombies in Sensuous Style as Reimagined “Onee Chanbara Origin” Heads for PlayStation®4 and PC on 14th October!

D3PUBLISHER Inc. Announces English Reimagining of the Classic Hack ‘n Slash “Onee Chanbara” Series for North America and Europe.

London, UK — 8th September 2020 — D3PUBLISHER Inc., a leading Japanese games publisher, is excited to announce today that Japanese high-speed action hack ‘n slash zombie slayer game, “Onee Chanbara Origin“ will resurrect new life into a North American and European digital launch on 14th October for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®.

“Onee Chanbara Origin” is a complete HD remake with all-new art style graphics and optimised storytelling, combining both “The Onechanbara” and “The Onechanbara 2” games, which were originally released for PlayStation®2 in 2004 and 2005. Now featuring all renewed main character designs, redesigned by main character “Onechanbara” series designer Katsumi Enami, “Onee Chanbara Origin” tells a new interpretation of the story of the two half-sisters, Aya and Saki, bound by mutual hatred and locked in a brutal fight to the death, eventually overcoming their cruel fate and fighting alongside one another to find their father in this high-speed action-adventure hack ‘n slash game series.

Bikini-Zombie Slayer Aya facing the Undead

“Onee Chanbara Origin” follows the zombie-hunters, Aya and Saki’s fate into destroying each other and leads into the second of the series, “The Onechanbara 2”. After the sisters overcome their cruel fate in killing one another, they overcome their rivalry against one another and ally together to depart on their journey of finding their father, Oboro, after he leaves behind a message that names “Eva” as the mastermind behind his wife’s death and all of the chaos that ensued between the two sisters, including the vice that made Saki insane and hell-bent on avenging her mother. Little do they know they are coming even closer to the truth and their true enemy.

Play as a zombie hunter and battle through the stages with high-speed real-time swordplay, completing objectives and tasks while hacking and brawling through hordes of the Undead. Each character’s weapons become progressively covered in blood as players fight off zombies in gruesome detail. Occasionally, players may even transform into demons for short bursts of added power and energy with the downside cost of life energy. Each zombie hunter has her own unique abilities, and skilful play is rewarded for cooler combinations. Players can enjoy the game with full English voice-acting or play through with the original Japanese performances with English subtitles.

To watch or embed the brand-new “Onee Chanbara Origin” release date trailer on YouTube, please head here.

Developed by Tamsoft and published by D3PUBLISHER, “Onee Chanbara Origin” will be released digitally on PlayStation®Store and PC via Steam on 14th October, which players and fans can now wishlist today. This game has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB. To stay up to date on the latest regarding “Onee Chanbara Origin”, please visit the official website. D3PUBLISHER’s website can be found at https://www.d3p.co.jp/ane_origin/en/.