Posts Tagged ‘Merge Games’

Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands Drifting onto Consoles this October!

Manchester, UK, July 10, 2019 — Ahoy, ye landlubbers! Indie game publisher Merge Games are excited to announce they’re teaming up with Lemonbomb Entertainment and rokapublishto deliver Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands to consoles this October. Arriving on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One both digitally and physically, Merge are also delighted to announce a collectible Signature Edition version which will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on the release date.

Having generated an exciting level of momentum as one of this year’s most wanted games on Steam — with over 75,000 wishlists already — Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is a highly anticipated open-world exploration farming adventure which merges a wealth of discovery alongside compelling exploration gameplay. Ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago, it’s up to you to survive, solve the island’s mysteries and find a way to escape…

From finding resources and planting crops, to establishing your own farm to feed all survivors in your camp, Stranded Sails fuses addictive survival mechanics alongside a far-reaching journey which has you undertaking a vast adventure spanning numerous islands, where an abundance of treasure lies waiting.

Taking inspiration from the Harvest Moon series, The Legend of Zelda and recent offerings such as My Time At PortiaStranded Sails brings its own signature style of tilt-shift visuals, survival elements, exploration, and story-driven quests which complement the theme of being shipwrecked and the need to save all of your shipmates.

KEY FEATURES

  • Experience an open-world adventure full of quests and discovery
  • Farm and cook to survive! Provide food for your crew and improve their level of happiness, whilst experimenting with different ingredients to discover new dishes
  • Manage the creation and expansion of your crew’s camp and prove your skills as a shipbuilder
  • Explore a diverse array of different islands by foot or boat on your travels to find a range of tools and treasure
  • Fight against supernatural dangers and solve the secrets of the cursed islands

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Sparklite’s Pixel Perfection is Getting a Collectible Signature Edition!

Manchester, UK, June 24, 2019 — Channeling retro vibes with a modern and bright take on pixel art, the action adventure Sparklite from developer, Red Blue Games and publisher, Merge Games will be releasing digitally this October on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Today, Merge Games is excited to announce that Sparklite will be getting their super exclusive Signature Edition treatment bringing a physical edition to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Pre-orders for the Sparklite Signature Edition go live on June 28th, 2019 at 7 am Pacific, 10 am Eastern, 4 pm CEST and will include:

  • A region free copy of Sparklite
  • Signature Edition Sleeve and Box
  • Original CD Soundtrack
  • Nano Block Figure
  • Numbered Certificate

You can find out more about the Merge Games Signature Edition line up at the official website.

Everything in the world of Geodia is tied together by Sparklite… it’s the life force of the planet, and the inhabitants have learned how to channel it for their own gain. The blue, glowing ore can be harnessed providing a low-level, rechargeable power source, or it can be consumed for a huge surge of power with grave consequences. Geodia’s self-titled “Baron” has devised a plot to mine the world’s Sparklite core to meet his own ends. Mining Sparklite in large quantities, the Baron repurposes the ore to fuel his powerful war machines, but the pollution from the consumed Sparklite is corrupting the world. Animals have turned into violent monsters, and the environment is rotting away.

The stricken land of Geodia has a natural defense in its Sparklite core. Periodically, the core causes a Disruption which rearranges the world, setting back the Baron’s efforts. Our heroine, Ada, must stop the Baron before he can obtain the core and gain the power to create a new world in which he has ultimate power. A plucky mechanic, Ada will need to use her cunning and skills to defeat the Baron’s henchmen across five distinct zones. Ada will have to work with Geodia’s weird and wonderful inhabitants if she’s to face the Baron and put paid to his deadly plans before it’s too late.

Sparklite Key Features

  • Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
  • Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
  • Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its epic gremlin Titans
  • Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge
  • Discover collectibles scattered throughout the world
  • Play with a friend in assistive co-op mode
  • Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
  • Gamecube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)

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Cyber-intrigue comes to Nintendo as Mainlining launches on the Switch!

Thursday 20th June, 2019, Manchester, UK – Merge Games and Rebelephant are proud to announce that Mainlining, the point and click hacking adventure has now arrived on the Nintendo Switch!

Mainlining is an exhilarating foray into the world of cybercrime! The game mixes dark and dry humour with a gripping narrative, that will have you hooked from the very first case. Following the government’s introduction of the BLU Pill Act and the Secret Intelligence Service’s reintroduction of MI7, all online personal data is accessible by the powers that be. Mainlining questions techno-ethics and asks whether it is acceptable for an organisation to have the power to look at personal data – what if somebody else had access to that information?

Mainlining is a refreshing take on the traditional point and click adventure. The entire game takes place on the simulated desktop of the protagonist’s computer. As an MI7 operative, your primary objective is to gather evidence by hacking suspects’ computers and phones in order to facilitate their arrest, and to ensure that the courts have what they need to hand out the longest sentences possible. However, you’ll also have to make judgements on whether the case you’re working on is complete. Move in too quickly and you may miss leads linking your case to much higher profile cyber-criminals. Act too slowly and your suspect may detect you and escape. This means players will need to exercise all their cunning, judgement and skill to catch their suspects and those pulling the strings.

In excess of five hundred criminals are known to operate within your jurisdiction – where will you begin?

Mainlining is the first title from Sam Read’s Rebelephant. Having tasted success as part of the team behind indie-hit, Dream, Sam formed Rebelephant as a vehicle for him to work alongside some of the games-industry’s most creative individuals. To help bring Mainlining to life Sam recruited some award-winning talent:

  • Jared Emerson-Johnson (musician whose work includes Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones and more)
  • Jill Murray (writer behind Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and most recently Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate)
  • Dave Grey (an extraordinary pixel artist whose previous collaborations include the likes of Microsoft and HBO)

*New for Nintendo Switch*

  • Bespoke keyboard input system helps you crack the case!
  • Now includes touchscreen support for an immersive experience.

Mainlining is now available for Nintendo Switch and carries a price tag of $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99. Customers who purchase the game between today and July 4th will receive a 15% discount. Mainlining is also still available on PC via Steam, Humble Bundle, and GOG for $9.99 / €9.99 / £6.99.

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Nostalgia-Inducing Roguelite Adventure ‘Sparklite’ Reveals New Teaser Trailer!

Manchester, UK, March 19, 2019 — Quietly revealed in the latter half of 2018, Sparklite is back in a big way with a brand new teaser trailer, new screenshots, and a feature showing at GDC 2019 with Microsoft! Developed by Red Blue Games and published by Merge Games, Sparklite is an undeniable nostalgia bomb that will be making its way to Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in Fall 2019.

A delightful mix of roguelite and adventure, Sparklite lovingly leans into the games that inspired it such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Rogue Legacy while still creating an identity all its own. Take a look at the all-new teaser trailer showcasing new enemies, environments, gadgets and more!

Sparklite is a roguelite brawler-adventure. Battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the world, take down titans of the mining industry, and save the Sparklite!

Everything in the world is tied together by Sparklite… it’s the life force of the planet, and the inhabitants have learned how to channel it for their own gain. It can be harnessed, or it can be consumed for a surge of power with grave consequences.

The “Baron” has devised a plot to mine the world’s Sparklite core. He mines Sparklite and burns/consumes it to fuel his powerful war machines, but the pollution from the consumed Sparklite is corrupting the world. Animals have turned to violent monsters, and the environment is rotting away. But the world has a natural defense in its Sparklite core. Periodically, the core causes a Disruption which rearranges the world, setting back the Baron’s efforts. If the Baron can obtain the core, he will gain the power to create a new world where he has ultimate power.

Our hero, Ada, must travel to each zone of the world to shut down its Digsite, lowering the Baron’s defenses so that she can stop him before it’s too late…

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Steampunk Dungeon Crawler Vaporum Coming to Nintendo Switch This April!

Bratislava, Slovakia, March 8, 2019 – Fatbot Games and Merge Games are pleased to announce the unique steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum is on its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Arriving April 9th thru 11th, depending on platform, Vaporum is an award-winning grid-based, single-player dungeon crawler game that uses a first-person perspective in an original steampunk setting. The game is inspired by old-school games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye of the Beholder series and the more recent Legend of Grimrock I and II.

Prepare to fight – you’ll encounter many enemies along your path. Each type has a distinctive set of strengths, weaknesses, and attack and defense mechanisms, so you’ll have to employ different tactics to beat them. Choose wisely when equipping yourself with gear; weapons differ from one another not only by damage levels and appearance, but also in terms of their unique bonuses or behaviors.

Use a wide range of skills thanks to the gadget-based RPG system: direct attacks, area attacks, offensive and defensive buffs, etc. But be careful, because while they are powerful, they also drain your energy. Remember that some enemies are immune to certain types of attack, so you will have to figure out the best way to deal with every encounter the game throws at you.

Solve intriguing puzzles and level-wide objectives where you will need to use both your wits and reflexes. While most riddles are contained in a single room, progression objectives can span entire levels, or even multiple ones.

Instead of increasing the abilities of your human character, improve your exoskeleton. Equip yourself with various items and define your own playstyle. Change your loadout at any time to adapt to all kinds of unexpected situations. As your exoskeleton becomes more powerful by absorbing a special substance – fumium – from defeated enemies, you will be able to unlock useful areas of the exo-rig, gaining significant permanent attribute bonuses and passive skills. Simply put – prepare for tonnes of customization.

VAPORUM – MAIN FEATURES:

  • Fight in real time – First-person real-time combat with deadly foes with varied abilities and behaviors
  • Be tactical – Use various attacks and read your opponents – each enemy has a different set of strengths and weaknesses
  • Fully voiced main characters – Find out what happened to the inhabitants of the tower with fully voiced phono-diaries kept by the main story’s protagonists
  • Tons of customization options  The gadget-based RPG system allows you to evolve your exoskeleton and define your own playstyle
  • Absorb fumium from defeated enemies – Unlock additional circuits in your exoskeleton and gain new bonuses and skills
  • Keep your wits about you – Solve level-wide objectives and puzzles that vary in difficulty
  • Explore and loot – Look for optional passages filled with additional challenges and rewards
  • What happened in the mysterious tower? – A storyline full of dark secrets and unexpected twists
  • Immersive steampunk setting – Beautiful graphics, stunning sound design and an atmosphere that makes you aware of the constant danger lurking around every corner

Vaporum will be released on the following dates/ formats:

  • Nintendo Switch: April 11th, 2019 ($24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99)
  •  Xbox One: April 10th, 2019 ($24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99)
  • PlayStation 4 EU: April 10th, 2019 (€24.99 / £19.99)
  • PlayStation 4 NA: April 9th, 2019 ($24.99)

 

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