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War Tech Fighters Invade Nintendo Switch on June 27th!

SYDNEY, NSW — May 7, 2019 — War Tech Fighters, the sci-fi mech action game from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Drakkar Dev, blasts off for its Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One release on June 27, 2019.

Lead a talented squadron of rogue pilots set adrift in space after the ruthless Zatros empire conquered colonies of Hebos and Ares. Armed with giant fighting robots, called War Techs, Captain Nathan Romanis and company traverse the galaxy across more than 30 missions to liberate their people and exact vengeance on their evil oppressors once and for all.

War Techs come equipped for both close combat and long-range engagements. Utilize a variety of bullet, laser, and magnetic weapons to deal damage to Zatronian forces and their army of War Techs from a distance. Then, when the situation calls for it, get up close and personal to pull off brutal and stylish execution moves with the mechs’ devastating sword weapons.

War Techs are highly-customizable machines that span three distinct core body classes and sport more than 180 upgradeable systems and parts. Use the fast and light Hawk class to fly circles around enemies, get in the enemy’s face with the slow and heavy Rhino-class mecha, or opt for a more balanced approach with flexible Lynx-class War Techs.

The console version of War Tech Fighters exclusively features the powerful Archangel War Tech special set with the Glory Sword, Redemption Halberd, and Faith Shield, all available from the beginning of the game. Style also matters, as pilots can customize their War Tech with thousands of paint and livery options while scavenging parts hidden throughout the galaxy.

“War Tech Fighters is a heart-pounding mech action experience steeped in science fiction,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “We’re proud to have partnered with Drakkar Dev to bring the game to consoles and hope everyone is looking forward to blasting off into outer space and battling armies of massive fighting robots when War Tech Fighters launches on June 27.”

War Tech Fighters releases June 27 for $19.99 USD / €17.99 / £15.99 / $24.99 AUD via the Nintendo Switch eShop, PlayStation Store, and Microsoft Store. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Russian language options.

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Swinging Platformer Whipseey Bounces To Switch This Fall!

SYDNEY, NSW – April 10, 2019 – Whipseey and the Lost Atlas, the whipping and swinging retro platformer from developer Daniel A. Ramirez and publisher Blowfish Studios, leaps onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam for Windows PC in Q3 2019.

After discovering a magical book, a young boy named Drew is whisked away to Whipseeyland, where he transforms into Whipseey, the pink, whip-wielding hero of this bright, colorful world. With the help of Princess Alyssa, Whipseey embarks on a quest to recover magical orbs that possess the power to return him home.

Whip or jump on enemies standing in the way and collect the magic gems they leave behind. Find an impassable chasm? Hold down the jump button and use the whip as a helicopter to travel further. Use swing points to fling Whipseey from one far-flung location to another and bounce off enemies to reach impossible heights.

Inspired by classic 2D platformers, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas is a challenging throwback to a golden age filled with picturesque levels, a relaxing soundtrack, memorable boss fights, and vivid pixel art courtesy of Super Crate Box and Luftrausers artist Roy Nathan De Groot.

Fans of indie 2D platformers have been following Whipseey’s development for the past two years through the game’s active Twitter account, providing valuable feedback, seeing the art redesign, and the renaming of the game from Whip Master after a cloning incident.

“Developing my first commercial release has been a wild journey. We’ve battled through it all, from other teams cloning our work to being forced to retrace our steps after months of backup files became corrupted,” said Daniel Ramirez, creator, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas. “But now we’re nearing the end of the tunnel and I’m excited to finally share Whipseey with the world.”

Whipseey and the Lost Atlas releases in Q3 2019 for consoles and PC with English language support.

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Minesweeper Genius Makes its Explosive Debut on Switch Today!

SYDNEY, NSW – Feb. 12, 2019 – Minesweeper Genius, the modern take on the classic game of logic from developer Mgaia Studio and publisher Blowfish Studios, is now available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

In Minesweeper Genius, aliens have acquired Aristotle’s DNA and cloned him to conduct experiments in labs filled with explosive land mines. It’s up to players to sweep their way through each level, moving Aristotle from one square to the next en route to the exit while avoiding subterranean dangers. Numbers on each row and column indicate how many mines are near, tasking players with working out where they are without making a costly mistake.

Aristotle’s challenge gets more complicated when special tiles come into play, introducing new obstacles that alter or restrict his movement around the alien labs. Use flags to keep track of where hidden hazards are and enjoy relaxing music while working out solutions.

Minesweeper Genius helps make the rules of Minesweeper more accessible with a learning curve that acclimates players to the mechanics and logic required to solve puzzles in the game’s 130 standard levels. Puzzle experts can then try to sweep through the 55 extra difficult stages. Conquer everything and need a new test? Take on the console-exclusive Custom Level mode, where new puzzles are procedurally generated based on adjustable settings.

“Minesweeper Genius takes me back to our uni days, when we’d procrastinate on preparing for exams by trying to conquer the most ridiculous Minesweeper grids possible,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “I look forward to a new generation enjoying Mgaia’s wonderfully original take on this classic experience now that Minesweeper Genius is available for consoles.”

Minesweeper Genius is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $5.99 USD / £4.99 GBP / € 5.99 / 7.99 AUD. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

JackQuest Hacks and Slashes onto Nintendo Switch Today!

SYDNEY, NSW – Jan. 24, 2019 – JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword, the fast-paced fantasy action platformer from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer NX Games, begins its heroic quest today across Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

When the evil Korg kidnaps the lovely Nara, Jack fights his way through the orc’s labyrinthine, subterranean lair to save his beloved. Working with Kuro, a cursed prince imprisoned within a magical blade, Jack delves into the underworld to mount a valiant rescue mission.

Explore a massive interconnected maze of caverns teeming with slimy foes and giant bosses to defeat along the way. Solve environmental puzzles and circumvent booby traps with skillful platforming maneuvers. Unlock new abilities to venture deeper into the tunnels and collect a variety of useful weapons to help survive the hidden threats lurking beneath the earth.

JackQuest delivers a fast-paced combat experience in a single, interconnected world full of secrets to uncover. Completionists can enjoy searching for a trove of health and gem upgrades to bolster Jack for the battles ahead. Speedrunners can also rejoice, as the game features no loading screens. Go ahead and rush through the caverns to achieve ever-faster times!

“JackQuest’s streamlined action has made this such an exciting game for us to work on,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “Testing the game proved a challenge since we’d want to keep going whenever we played it. Now we’re ready for the world to get as hooked as we are!”

JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword is available now for $9.99 USD / €9.99 / £8.99 / $14.99 AUD and supports English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian language options.

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Obey Me Brings the War Between Angels and Demons to Switch in 2019!

SYDNEY – Jan. 16, 2019 – Obey Me, the cooperative holypunk brawler from Blowfish Studios and Error 404 Game Studios, fights through hordes of demons onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in Q3 2019.

Unbeknownst to humans, angels and demons wage an invisible war, and mankind’s very souls hang in the balance. A former human-turned-lesser-demon named Vanessa Held works for one of these demons: Ammon, the Archduke of Avarice. She’ll fight alongside her Hellhound companion, Monty, against violent denizens from above and below on an unholy quest where she’ll unravel a conspiracy surrounding her.

To survive on these bloody streets, the hellish pair coordinate Vanessa’s savage skills, weaponry and evasive teleportation with Monty’s feral attacks, and magical skills super-powered by his elemental transformations. By absorbing the souls of her fallen foes, Vanessa can upgrade her weapons to learn more vicious combos, as well as upgrading Monty’s transformations.

They can also combine their powers through a Fusion Mode, which merges the pair together to become an avatar of destruction, with the ability to unleash the deadly Soul Overload attack when the Fusion bar is full.

The partnership between Vanessa and Monty forms the dark heart of Obey Me. Solo players control Vanessa and some of Monty’s key actions while an AI takes care of the rest. Alternatively, a partner can control Monty completely for co-op action.

Obey Me’s story of war and conspiracy among Angels and Demons in a decaying world is told not just through the game, but in a series of graphic novels published by Dynamite Comics, featuring art from Marvel veteran Ben Herrera whose resume includes X-Men and Spider-Man covers. Issue #0 releases in March, with five issues to follow. Obey Me comics will be available through both comic shops and digital comic retailers.

“Obey Me’s universe, woven through both a game and comics, intrigued us from the moment we first tried the game out,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “The added depth from the back story provides much higher stakes while fighting against the forces of heaven and hell.”

Obey Me releases for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in Q3 2019.

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War Tech Fighters Delivers Mech Action to Nintendo Switch!

SYDNEY, NSW — Jan. 10, 2019 — War Tech Fighters, the sci-fi mech action game from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Drakkar Dev, hurtles through space onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Q2 2019.

After a devastating war, the ruthless Zatros empire claimed the home planets of the Hebos and Ares colonies. Pilots from the remnants of the shattered colonies fight fiercely for their independence in fully-customizable mechs called War Tech. Captain Nathan Romanis leads the talented squadron in their desperate struggle to reclaim their home.

Choose between the Hawk, Lynx or Rhino class (light, balanced, and heavy) War Techs and customize them with over 180 upgradeable parts and systems. Modify bullet, laser, sword, and magnetic weapons, or create a flying tank with high shields and defense. Thousands of custom paint and livery options ensure that each pilot feels ownership over their War Tech. Explore space and find hidden parts to access new War Tech sets and new weapons. Level up each mech to unlock their true potential.

A War Tech’s agility and destructive capabilities shine in space as they launch brutal assaults from long-range and narrow the gap for up close and personal sword battles and stylish execution moves. But fighting isn’t everything when it comes to War Techs. Performing high-risk stealth missions, navigating through radiation fields, intercepting coded messages and solving environmental puzzles are all in a day’s work for pilots.

War Tech Fighters brings together the fantastic mech universes of anime and Hollywood blockbusters into a fast-paced first or third-person adventure. Take down the Zatros empire across 33 single-player missions, train in the simulator, complete challenges or enter Survival mode against an unending onslaught for special rewards and fight for the top of the global leaderboards.

Exclusive to the console release of War Tech Fighters is the new Archangel War Tech special set, featuring the powerful Glory Sword, Redemption Halberd, and Faith Shield. Available from the start of the game, the Archangel can turn the tides when a mission might be too difficult with other mechs.

“As huge mecha aficionados, War Tech Fighters is our love letter to fans of the genre,” said Manlio Greco, co-founder of Drakkar Dev. “Bringing the game to new platforms lets us spread that love even further.”

War Tech Fighters releases for consoles in Q2 in English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish. Blowfish Studios will feature War Tech Fighters at PAX South booth 11204, during Jan. 18-20 in San Antonio, TX.

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Action Platformer JackQuest Ready For Switch Exploration on Jan 24th!

SYDNEY, NSW – Jan. 3, 2019 – JackQuest: Tale of the Sword, the fast-paced fantasy action platformer from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer NX Games, will slay vile creatures and embark on its epic journey on Jan. 24, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

Undertake a rescue mission to save Jack’s beloved Nara from the revolting orc Korg, who captured the fair maiden and dragged her away to his subterranean lair. Journey into the caves and discover Kuro, a spirit imprisoned inside an enchanted blade. The unlikely duo of Jack and Kuro adventure into an underground labyrinth to liberate Nara, defeat her crazed captor, and perhaps even break the curse over Kuro.

Set in a massive interconnected world, JackQuest is teeming with environmental puzzles, invaluable power-ups, special abilities, and magnificent weapons to aide Jack in surviving Korg’s hideout and the denizens therein. Alongside an army of minions standing in Jack’s way are colossal bosses that will need to be felled before our heroes realize their goals.

JackQuest doesn’t waste any time with its quick combat and steady progression. Completionists will want to explore every nook and cranny of the world to find the well-placed secrets and speedrunners will be encouraged to revisit JackQuest’s dungeons to achieve faster times.

“This is one of those games that I pick up and then can’t stop playing because I always feel like I do something meaningful each time I play,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “JackQuest’s mix of fast-paced action and exploration makes it hard to put down, and it’s been an honor to work with NX Games to bring this game to life.”

JackQuest: Tale of the Sword releases Jan. 24, 2019 for $9.99 USD / €9.99 / £8.99 / $14.99 AUD. The game features support for English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese language options.

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Classic Australian Novella Storm Boy Game Now Available On Nintendo Switch!

SYDNEY, NSW – Nov. 20, 2018 – Storm Boy: The Game, an adaptation of the classic novella exploring the friendship between a child and his pet pelican, lands today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Developed by Blowfish Studios, Storm Boy: The Game follows a young child living with his father on the South Australian coastline, who rescues and befriends a baby pelican, Mr. Percival.

Alongside the retelling of Colin Thiele’s beloved story, Storm Boy: The Game features a diverse collection of entertaining and relaxing minigames. Toss fish into baby pelicans’ mouths to help them grow. Play fetch with Mr. Percival and see how far he’ll go to retrieve the ball. Surf the sands, sail the seas, and soar the skies around pristine beaches and beautiful lagoons.

“Storm Boy means so much to us at Blowfish Studios,” said Ellen Jurik, game director, Storm Boy: The Game. “It’s been a wonderful opportunity to adapt this classic Australian story into an interactive medium and we’re proud to share our work with the world.”

Storm Boy: The Game is out now in English for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and the Mac App Store for $5.99 USD. iOS and Android versions are available for $2.99 USD.

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Classic Novel Adaptation Storm Boy Lands Nov 20th on Nintendo Switch!

SYDNEY, NSW – Oct. 23, 2018 – Storm Boy: The Game, an adaptation of the novella exploring the friendship between a child and his pet pelican, soars to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, and Android on Nov. 20, 2018.

Based on Colin Thiele’s beloved 1964 children’s book, Storm Boy: The Game is an interactive telling that allows players to experience this classic story in a new medium, taking control of the eponymous protagonist and his amiable pelican companion, Mr. Percival, as the pair explores the lush natural beauty of the Coorong lagoon and South Australia’s majestic coastline.

Developed by Blowfish Studios, this adaptation recreates key moments from the tale while also introducing a variety of entertaining and relaxing mini-games to relish. These activities include sailing, bird feeding, sand surfing, cockle hunting, playing fetch, drawing, and more.

“Our team is proud to translate Storm Boy into the world of games and provide players with a new way to enjoy this heartfelt story, whether they grew up with it or are experiencing it for the first time,” said Ellen Jurik, Storm Boy: The Game’s director, Blowfish Studios. “We can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve done and are happy to announce our Nov. 20 release date.”

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