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XenoRaptor – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Creepy J-horror Puzzle-Platformer Tamashii Coming This Christmas To Nintendo Switch!

5 December, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati is unleashing the skin-crawling screen-warping terror of Tamashii on consoles later this month. Created by Brazil-based independent developer Vikintor, Tamashii is a harrowing platformer that blends challenging traversal, unique puzzles, and unsettling horror inspired by obscure Japanese games of the late ’80s and ’90s.

Tamashii‘s horror-infused puzzle-platforming will be available to download 17/18 December on PS4 (NA/EU respectively), 24 December on Xbox One, and 25 December on Nintendo Switch.

Recently announced as a ‘Game of the Year’ nominee in the Brazil Game Awards, Tamashii‘s eerie combination of puzzles and platforming among eldritch monstrosities and haunted temples creates a uniquely disturbing experience.

“With Tamashii I tried to express to players the same feeling of discovery and confusion that obscure titles of the past provided, using context instead of nostalgia as a primary point,” explains developer Vikintor. “The game was made keeping a balance between puzzle platforming, cryptic story and eerie atmosphere. Kind of a darker Monster Party (NES game from ’89)”

Since it’s release earlier this year on PC, Tamashii has garnered critical and audience praise.

About the game

Inspired by obscure Japanese games from the 90s and late 80s, Tamashii is a unique puzzle-platformer set in a distorted world of striking horror and unsettling imagery.

An eldritch entity lurks inside the temple, a disturbing domain of death and danger. A mysterious stranger is summoned to this twisted hell to discover the source of evil that emanates from within. Can you survive the devilish traps, tricky puzzles, and monstrous beings looming in Tamashii’s dark corridors?

Key features

  • Pixelated aesthetic and atmosphere inspired by Japanese titles of the 90s and late 80s
  • A harrowing blend of platforming, puzzles, and skin-crawling horror
  • A mysterious tale, complete with secrets and Easter eggs to uncover
  • Time trial/score attack modes for additional challenge
  • A ‘slow-motion’ accessibility modifier to assist players

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Twin-stick Shooter XenoRaptor Brings Intergalactic Bullet-Hell to Nintendo Switch!

4 December, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Peter Cleary are thrilled to announce that the madcap twin-stick action of XenoRaptor will be rocket-blasting its way to consoles later this month. A fast-paced sci-fi shooter, XenoRaptor pits a customizable cyberdragon equipped with a tactical arsenal against relentless waves of futuristic foes, in battles that stretch from Mars to unknown frontiers of space.

XenoRaptor will be available to download 17/18 December on PS4 (NA/EU respectively), followed by Xbox One on 24 December, and Nintendo Switch on 25 December.

XenoRaptor combines tactical loadouts, clever foes, and pulse-pounding arcade mayhem to create a fast-paced, challenging shooter.

“XenoRaptor is a passion project aimed at blending the arsenal and enemy variety of classic FPSs with the situational awareness and intense dodging of a top down game,” says XenoRaptor creator, Peter Cleary. “Games such as Geometry Wars were a big inspiration, so I’m really excited that XenoRaptor is coming to consoles.” 

About the game

XenoRaptor is a frantic and frenzied twin-stick shooter, pitting ridiculously armed space dragons against an interstellar armada. Strip your defeated foes of their parts to assemble the ultimate weapon. From evasive teleporting and defensive mines, to railguns, tractor beams, and mind control, XenoRaptor is bullet-hell action with countless tactical possibilities.

Key features

  • Arm your cyberdragon with various hulls and engines, and weapons such as lightning shotguns, laser nukes, ghost missiles, and more
  • Face the might of a space skeleton armada and defeat screen-filling bosses
  • Strategically turn environmental hazards – such as asteroids, mine fields, and radioactive clouds – against your enemies
  • Test your skills in the campaign, boss rush mode, and alongside friends in local co-op

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Old-school Arena-Shooter Demon Pit Coming Soon to Claim Your Soul on Nintendo Switch!

3 December 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati is happy to officially announce the console release dates for arcade-style arena shooter, Demon Pit. Players will be able to start purging the legions of hellspawn from 17/18 December (NA/EU respectively) on PS4, 24 December on Xbox One, and 25 December on Nintendo Switch.

Inspired by FPS classics of the 1990s, such as Quake, Quake II, Doom, and Blood, Demon Pit tests your reflexes against endless waves of the demon horde in a constantly changing arena. Your goal is a high score on the leaderboard, the price is your soul. Far from God’s light, there is only Hell.

A collaboration between DoomCube and Psychic Software, two developers based in Galway, Republic of Ireland, and with music by composer Thomas O’Boyle, Demon Pit is a throwback to the FPS classics of the 1990s. It combines retro-authentic low poly 3D graphics, with uncompromisingly hardcore skill-based gameplay.

“Creating Demon Pit has been an exercise in balancing speed, challenge, purity and chaos,” explains DoomCube’s Paul Conway, artist and designer on Demon Pit. “I want players to fight forward, experiencing its unrelenting pace as they progress through waves of enemies and grasp for their place on the leaderboard.”

About the game

Arise Demon Hunter. It is time. The years you spent slaughtering demon-kind in the mortal world did little to cleanse your soul. Your sins have been laid bare and you have been judged. You are damned for eternity. The pit awaits!

Inspired by the fast-paced FPS games of the 1990s, Demon Pit is an intense arcade-style arena shooter. Armed with a series of ranged weapons and a soul grapple, you must fight and out maneuver endless waves of demons in a constantly changing environment. How long can you survive before they rip your flesh and claim your soul?

Key features

  • Battle 10 types of hideous hell spawn
  • Repel the demon horde with 7 varied weapons
  • Use your soul grapple to traverse the arena quickly and avoid the oncoming legion
  • Master movement to survive the changing environment and its hazards
  • Constantly kill to keep your multiplier alive and compete for leaderboard immortality

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Straimium Immortaly Headed to Nintendo Switch This Christmas!

2 December, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Caiysware are delighted to announce the surreal shoot ’em up action of Straimium Immortaly will be unleashed on consoles later this month. The frenetic follow-up to Caiysware’s Skelly Selest, Straimium Immortaly combines the developer’s unique pixel-art aesthetic with a mountain of loot to collect, upgrades to unlock, and weapons to wield.

Straimium Immortaly will be available to download 17/18 December on PS4 (NA/EU respectively), 24 December on Xbox One, and 25 December on Nintendo Switch.

Straimium Immortaly drops players into the Cubicus – a peculiar and perilous procedurally-generated realm of outlandish oddness where they must explore, power-up, loot, and shoot to survive!

“With Straimium Immortaly I wanted to create a love letter to classic games of yore but with a modern roguelike twist,” says developer Anthony Case. “Combining NES shoot-em-ups like Sector Z and Gradius with Metroid sci-fi spaceship exploration, big boss battles, oodles of unlocks, and the modern procedural generation magic that keeps gameplay fresh.”

About the game

Bosses and beasties abound in this bizarre and vibrant roguelite/shump/dungeon crawler hybrid. Armed with a jetpack and a smorgasbord of weapons and power-ups, Straimium Immortaly pits your lone warrior against the forces of the Queeni Emperess. Agility, precision, and loads of loot are your only means of surviving the Cubicus.

Key features

  • A world like no other: explore the bizarre, butts-hard procedurally generated and monster-filled rooms of the Cubicus
  • Otherworldly pixel-art: old-school pixels meet vibrant new-school style
  • Fly quickly, carry a big gun: from the Ionic Laser to the lightning-blasting Electra Casta, wield an arsenal of 25+ upgradeable weapons and 50+ items
  • Unleash ninja powers: discover and harness a variety of mysterious shinobi abilities
  • KO XL baddies: defeat a myriad of huge monstrous bosses in your bid to rid the galaxy of Queeni taint!
  • Your fight, your way: unlockable classes, mutators, cheats and hats. Level seeds and size options to customize your run. Boss Rush mode, Incursion mode, and more
  • A whole ton of stats: keep track of your progress through leaderboards, achievements, and compendiums of enemies, bosses, weapons, items, and more

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Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020!

19 October, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Failbetter Games are thrilled to announce that Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in Q1/Q2 2020.

Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition will be joined on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch by Sunless Sea: Zubmariner, which is already available for PS4, later in 2020. All of the console ports are being developed by Nephilim Game Studios.

Sunless Skies is Failbetter Games’ third title, following 2015’s Sunless Sea and the cult browser game Fallen London, which launched in 2009 and is still free to play at www.fallenlondon.com.

Sunless Skies was successfully funded in 4 hours on Kickstarter, and went on to raise a total of £377,952. It launched into Early Access in August 2017.

Originally developed for PC, Mac and Linux, Sunless Skies was released in January 2019. It was rated 9 at launch by Edge magazine, 90 by PC Gamer, and Essential by Eurogamer, and has a Metacritic score of 86. It has been named among the best games of the year so far by the Guardian, Paste Magazine, The AV Club, Gamespot and the Guinness Book of World Records.

About the game

SAIL THE STARS. BETRAY YOUR QUEEN. MURDER A SUN.

Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition is a Gothic Horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling. Ready your star-faring engine, and venture into an expanse of hostile factions, lurking deities, forbidden knowledge, vast fortune, and fates worse than death.

Key features

  • A narrative RPG set in the Fallen London universe.
  • Explore four regions: celestial wilderness, impossible industrial empire, pagan midnight expanse, and the mysterious Blue Kingdom.
  • Choose your crew and your fate. Reveal your captain’s history and skills. Change and be changed by the world.
  • Danger lurks in the heavens. Fight or flee from sky-beasts and enemy ships,  and balance fuel, supplies and hunger to carve out a life in the skies.
  • 800,000+ words of intertwining stories with a depth and richness unlike anything else in games

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Demon Pit Coming to Nintendo Switch!

15 August 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to announce Demon Pit – an intense, arcade-style arena shooter launching later this year (Q3/Q4) on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Demon Pit is available to wishlist now on Steam.

An intense arcade-style arena shooter with a classic 90s FPS aesthetic, Demon Pit tests your reflexes against endless waves of the demon horde in a constantly changing arena. Your goal is a high score on the leaderboard, the price is your soul. Far from God’s light, there is only Hell.

A collaboration between DoomCube and Psychic Software, two developers based in Galway, Republic of Ireland, and with music by composer Thomas O’Boyle, Demon Pit is a throwback to the FPS classics of the 1990s. It combines retro-authentic low poly 3D graphics, with uncompromisingly hardcore skill-based gameplay.

“Creating Demon Pit has been an exercise in balancing speed, challenge, purity and chaos,” explains DoomCube’s Paul Conway, artist and designer on Demon Pit. “I want players to fight forward, experiencing its unrelenting pace as they progress through waves of enemies and grasp for their place on the leaderboard.”

About the game

Arise Demon Hunter. It is time. The years you spent slaughtering demon-kind in the mortal world did little to cleanse your soul. Your sins have been laid bare and you have been judged. You are damned for eternity. The pit awaits!

Inspired by the fast-paced FPS games of the 1990s, Demon Pit is an intense arcade-style arena shooter. Armed with a series of ranged weapons and a soul grapple, you must fight and out maneuver endless waves of demons in a constantly changing environment. How long can you survive before they rip your flesh and claim your soul?

Key features

  • Battle 10 types of hideous hell spawn
  • Repel the demon horde with 7 varied weapons
  • Use your soul grapple to traverse the arena quickly and avoid the oncoming legion
  • Master movement to survive the changing environment and its hazards
  • Constantly kill to keep your multiplier alive and compete for leaderboard immortality

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Unique action-RPG Tower of Time coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020!

1 August, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Event Horizon are excited to announce the innovative action-RPG Tower of Time is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in Q1 2020. Already a hit with players on PC – it has a 9/10 rating on Steam – the console version of Tower of Time will launch with a revised control scheme developed specifically for gamepads.

The console release will also include the new game modes added to the PC version earlier this year, introducing an ultra-challenging ‘Permadeath’ mode and a more accessible ‘RPGlite’ mode.

Tower of Time is a sprawling 50+ hour adventure featuring gorgeous hand-crafted environments, story-rich dungeon crawling, flexible character development, and a unique Arrow-Time combat system that lets players pause or slow down time, allowing for unprecedented tactical depth.

The PC version has been praised by critics. Rock Paper Shotgun hailed it as “a huge, deeply developed, beautifully crafted RPG,” while God Is A Geek called it “an astounding first title that gives fans of the CRPG genre something different to sink their teeth into.”

About The Game

Lead the ultimate party of heroes into the Tower of Time, a vertical battleground filled with lore, mystery, and combat. Combining the nuances of classic RPGs with challenging tactical combat, Tower of Time transforms each battle into a puzzle of magic and mettle. Slow or pause time to plan your every move: strategically place your warriors, control the battleground with precise spells, counter incoming waves with devastating maneuvers.

Key Features

  • 7 distinct classes, a complex skill system, rich equipment and alignment systems, crafting, enchanting and more
  • Divide the battlefield with walls of stone, manipulate gravity, unleash torrents of flame, and more with myriad spells
  • 150 different enemies and 50 bosses, each with unique skills and tactics
  • Hand-crafted levels, unique Combat Challenges, multiple modifiers and five difficulty levels
  • Gamepad friendly control scheme implemented for console players

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E3 2019 – Valfaris debuts new trailer at the PC Gaming Show!

E3 2019: 10 June, 2019 – New publisher Big Sugar (formerly Digital Uppercut) is proud to share the news that a brand new all-action trailer for upcoming heavy metal adventureValfaris has made its debut at this year’s E3 as part of the PC Gaming Show.

Watched by the assembled media at the event and by thousands of online viewers, the 60 second video offers a breakneck look at the type of brutal, over-the-top action players will be able to enjoy when Valfaris launches later this year on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

Players can also sign-up for an upcoming closed beta via the Valfaris site, or try the game right now by downloading a demo from the Steam page.

Developed by Steel Mantis, a two-man dev team that previously worked together on Gothic gore fest and love-it-or-hate-it indie hit Slain: Back From Hell, Valfaris transports players to the eponymous space citadel where they must run-and-gun with extreme force to purge the evil that has corrupted it.

Valfaris is my take on some of the games I loved playing when growing up, such as Gryzor/Contra and Turrican,” explains Andrew Gilmour, the creative driving force behindValfaris. “Relentless action, cool environments, insane bosses, crazy weapons… those aspects have a timeless quality – they kept me hooked then and are still every bit as appealing to me today. I want to capture that special formula of classic old-school fun withValfaris.”

In addition to showcasing the trailer, a model of one of Valfaris’ most devastating weapons, the aptly named Bringer of Mayhem, also made a cameo appearance on stage at the PC Gaming Show.

About the game

Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Slain: Back From Hell.

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack.

Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Key features

  • Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
  • Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
  • Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
  • Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
  • Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
  • Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
  • Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell

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Verlet Swing brings surreal fever dream grapple-hook action to consoles this June!

31 May, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Flamebait Games are excited to announce that the surreal grapple-hook adventure Verlet Swing is coming soon to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The first-person platformer will be releasing on 11/12 June for PlayStation 4 (NA/EU respectively) and 14 June for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

In recognition of Verlet Swing’s streamer-friendly qualities, Mixer interactions have been added exclusively to the Xbox One version, allowing viewers to affect a streamer’s game as it’s being broadcast. We’ll share more details on this soon.

“As a team we were passionate about creating a game with super tight yet simple mechanics,” explains Flamebait Games CEO, Mattias Lindblad. “With Verlet Swing we proudly deliver an experience which we believe has a fantastic game feel.”

Already available on Steam, where it’s earned an impressive 9/10 user rating, Verlet Swing’s unique mix of swinging action and vaporwave aesthetic has attracted attention from some of gaming’s superstar streamers. Markiplier likened the game to “Spider-Man zip-zapping around New York City… but also tripping balls on LSD,” while Jacksepticeye mostly swore excitedly and screamed “Wheeeeeeeeee!” a lot.

About the game

Grab your hookshot and enter surreal fever dreams. An eccentric world where weird stuff happens. Where statues stare you down and you die on impact with any of your surroundings. That’s Verlet Swing – an abstract gauntlet that transforms into weirder and more challenging courses as you sail and soar through strange landscapes of koi fish, pizza slices and other bizarre obstacles.

Key features

  • 100 levels of fast-paced swinging action
  • Increasingly surreal levels to swing through
  • Progressively difficult gameplay. Only the best of swingers will reach the final levels!
  • Test your swinging skills with leaderboards and Challenges mode
  • Mixer broadcasting integration (Xbox One version only)
  • Platinum Trophy and 1000G Achievements available respectively for PS4 and Xbox One versions

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