Posts Tagged ‘Digerati’

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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Acclaimed action-strategy card-game hybrid Golem Gates is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Austin, Texas, USA – 31 May, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati, in collaboration with developer Laser Guided Games, have today released Golem Gates on Xbox One (and as a full 4K gaming experience on Xbox One X) and Nintendo Switch; following its release on PlayStation 4 a couple of days ago.

Golem Gates is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi blend of action-strategy and card battler, pitting your conjured armies against otherworldly forces. An ancient threat surges from the Golem Gates, and only the Harbinger stands guard. Wielding the nanite-infused power of The Ash, you must protect a world ravaged by ancient wars. Choose from 100 cards (known as Glyphs) and unleash diverse units, buildings, buffs, and more in tactical combat across single player, co-op, and online multiplayer.

Randomized drawing and quick unit placement means you’ll have to adapt on the fly as you formulate your strategy. Add more forces to a battle to turn the tide, transform a scouting party into an army, place emergency defenses to respond to the enemy, or hide an outpost in a direction the enemy doesn’t expect. The choices are yours, but beware: the enemy will do the same and with the right Glyph your forces can be destroyed as fast as they were created.

“With a great title like Golem Gates we wanted to create the best possible version for consoles,” said Nick Alfreri, Digerati Director. “Now you can enjoy Laser Guided Games’ vision in 1080p, full 4K or on go as Golem Gates has been fully optimised for every console and it’s individual capabilities.”

“We are so pleased that Golem Gates is now available on consoles. We’ve poured everything into Golem Gates so we can’t wait to see how consoles gamers take to this version of the game,” said the game’s creator, Matt Oelfke.

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Action Strategy Card-Battler Golem Gates Arrive May 31st on Nintendo Switch!

Austin, Texas, USA – 16 May, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to announce that release dates have now been confirmed for the arrival on consoles of Golem Gates. The acclaimed action-strategy card-game hybrid will launch on PlayStation 4 on May 28th, then on Xbox One (and as a full 4K gaming experience on Xbox One X) and Nintendo Switch on May 31st.

Developed by Laser Guided Games, Golem Gates is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi blend of action-strategy and card battler, pitting your conjured armies against otherworldly forces. An ancient threat surges from the Golem Gates, and only the Harbinger stands guard. Wielding the nanite-infused power of The Ash, you must protect a world ravaged by ancient wars. Choose from 100 cards (known as Glyphs) and unleash diverse units, buildings, buffs, and more in tactical combat across single player, co-op, and online multiplayer.

Randomized drawing and quick unit placement means you’ll have to adapt on the fly as you formulate your strategy. Add more forces to a battle to turn the tide, transform a scouting party into an army, place emergency defenses to respond to the enemy, or hide an outpost in a direction the enemy doesn’t expect. The choices are yours, but beware: the enemy will do the same and with the right Glyph your forces can be destroyed as fast as they were created.

Key Features

  • Choose your Glyphs: Customize your deck from dozens of units, buildings, traps, buffs, debuffs, and techs
  • Streamlined tactics: Play cards/Glyphs directly into active combat and adapt at a moment’s notice to defend, flank, and fortify
  • Hours of unique content: Single player campaign, challenge scenarios, solo/co-op survival, local and online multiplayer, and more
  • Full 4K gaming on Xbox One X: Enjoy the gorgeous spectacle of science-fantasy warfare and screen-filling magical mayhem

Golem Gates is a great title and we wanted to make it the best it could possibly be on console. Laser Guided Games’ vision has been fully retained and whether it’s enjoying the game in 1080p, full 4K or on the go, Golem Gates has been fully optimised for every console platform and its individual capabilities,” said Digerati Director Nick Alfieri.

“We are so excited that we can finally reveal Golem Gates’ release date on console,” said the game’s creator, Matt Oelfke. “It’s coming soon and we can’t wait to see how console gamers take to the game. We’ve poured our heart and soul into Golem Gates, so we hope it resonates with players.”

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Skelly Selest – Switch Game Footage!

Glass Masquerade – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Oniken update adds new control scheme to Nintendo Switch version!

8 May 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati is pleased to confirm that Oniken, which was released earlier this year on Nintendo Switch, has been updated and now features an additional control scheme for players to choose from.

Accessible via a new Settings menu, the recently released patch brings the following extra options to the title:

  • Extra control scheme for a more intuitive set-up (Jump is mapped to B button on new input setting)
  • TV Filter (On/Off)
  • Screen Size/Ratio (Full 16:9 / Window 4:3)
  • Music (On/Off)
  • SFX (On/Off)

A number of reported bugs and text glitches have also been fixed as part of the update.

A similar patch has also been released for Odallus: The Dark Call.

NOTE: When the Switch/PS4 physical versions of Oniken and Odallus (published in partnership with Eastasiasoft) are released, the content of the patches will be included on the respective card/disc.

Oniken is out now for Nintendo Switch. PS4 and Xbox One versions are due to be released later this year at a still-to-be-confirmed date.

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Odallus: The Dark Call update adds new control scheme to Nintendo Switch version!

7 May 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati is pleased to confirm that Odallus: The Dark Call, which was released earlier this year on Nintendo Switch, has been updated and now features an additional control scheme for players to choose from.

Accessible via a new Options menu, the recently released patch (Patch 1.0) brings the following extra options to the title:

  • Extra control scheme for a more intuitive set-up (Jump is mapped to B button on new input option)
  • TV Filter (On/Off)
  • Music (On/Off)
  • SFX (On/Off)

A number of reported bugs and text glitches have also been fixed as part of the update.

A similar patch is currently being prepared for Oniken: Unstoppable Edition and should be released in the very near future.

Odallus: The Dark Call is out now for Nintendo Switch. PS4 and Xbox One versions are due to be released later this year at a still-to-be-confirmed date.

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Reverse Crawl – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Blast the forces of Hellion in bone-based arena battler, Skelly Selest, May 24th on Nintendo Switch!

2 May 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Caiysware are excited to announce that the fast-paced slash ‘n’ dash and run ‘n’ gun action of Skelly Selest is headed to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One later this month. The PS4 release will be 21/22 May (NA/EU respectively), while the game will be available for both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 24 May.

Skelly Selest places players in the battle-hardened bone shoes of a Heavenly Keeper, in a relentless score-attack challenge against waves of Hellion forces.

“Skelly Selest was only intended as a small game jam but the release reaction really blew me away,” says developer Anthony Case. “On Steam it quickly racked up 100 reviews with a 98% positive rating, so I spent time with the Skelly community adding a whole bunch of new stuff to expand it to it’s current deamonica form. It was a real communal effort and a lot of fun, hope you enjoy the spooks!”

About the game

Prophecy foretells that one day Hell shall runneth over and the evil dead will spill onto thy Earth. Only the Selestial Order can halt the depraved Hellion tide. Skelly Selest is a score-attack slash dash run ‘n’ gun-athon that places players in the skeletal shoes of a Heavenly Keeper.

Take on procedurally-generated gauntlets of hellspawn and bosses, and – with precise fighting prowess – defeat the sinful horrors that lurk in the depths of Hell.

Key features

  • Fight furious battles across several modes, including a roguelite dungeon crawler, endless arena, Boss Rush, challenging Penitence Trials, and even a strategic collectable card game
  • Visit the Bone Plains, Flesh Gardens, and other charming locations across a vibrant pixel-art hellscape Make acquaintances with monstrous enemies and bosses
  • Wield blessed items, weapons, and armor to survive
  • Rescue a variety of unlockable character classes and spiffy hats

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