Posts Tagged ‘Merge Games’

Start Your Thrilling and Mysterious Voyage Through Stranded Sails on October 17th!

Manchester, UK – October 3rd, 2019 – Merge Gamesrokapublish and Lemonbomb Entertainment are thrilled to announce that their upcoming and highly anticipated open-world pirate adventure title Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands sets sail onto Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4Xbox One and PC this October 17th!

With recent showcases across Tokyo Game ShowPAX and GamescomStranded Sails is gearing up for an exciting October release on consoles and PC! Since winning best booth at the Indie Arena Booth at Gamescom this year, the title has grown to have over 110,000 wishlists across Steam, with many hailing the game as an exciting blend between adventure and exploration alongside farming, crafting and cooking mechanics.

Stranded Sails opens with you shipwrecked on a mysterious archipelago where you’re tasked with looking after and finding the rest of your crew before you can eventually escape with a new ship!

From developing your camp with new buildings and resources, to creating a farm to provide fresh food to keep the crew’s happiness levels intact, Stranded Sails lets you explore several different islands where new treasure and crucial resources can be found. Mystery and dangerous threats lie in wait, so you must tread carefully once you sail into this thrilling world on October 17th!

Key Features

  • Experience an open-world adventure full of story driven-quests
  • Farm and cook to survive!
  • Manage the creation and expansion of your crew’s camp
  • Explore a diverse array of different islands by foot or boat
  • Fight against supernatural dangers and solve the mysteries of the cursed islands!

Stranded Sails will be available to purchase on the PSN Store, Nintendo eShop and Microsoft Store on October 17th priced at £19,99 / $24,99 / €24,99.

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Zelda-Inspired Adventure Sparklite Arrives November 14th on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – Having built up an impressive amount of momentum so far this year with highlight reveals across the likes of Gamescom and PAX, Merge Games are delighted to announce that their whimsical top-down action adventure Sparklite will release via PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 14th!

With a recent showing in Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase alongside unveilings across PAX events such as [email protected], ‘The Mix Seattle’, ‘Kinda Funny’ Showcase, as well as the ‘Monsters of Indie’ Superstar Dev Panel, Sparklite continues to make an impact as one of 2019’s most interesting and exciting Indie games to watch out for. Fusing together an arsenal of gadgets, guns and gear, Sparklite will have you exploring a diverse, procedurally-generated world to take down the titans of the mining industry and harness the power of Sparklite!

From solving puzzles to defeating a range of different bosses and enemies, Sparklite combines elements of classic adventure titles such as The Legend of Zelda alongside a unique blend of approachable roguelike elements. Get ready to immerse yourself in an ever changing world as you take Ada on a journey across an assortment of different biomes and save Geodia!

Key Features

  • Stunning visuals – Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
  • Original soundtrack – GameCube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
  • Explore the world of Sparklite – Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
  • Invent your arsenal – Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
  • Battle bosses – Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its formidable gremlin Titans
  • Meet the locals  Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge

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Claim Your Treasure! Stranded Sails Signature Edition Pre-orders Now Live!

Manchester, UK, August 14, 2019 – Setting sail alongside Lemonbomb Entertainment and rokapublishMerge Games is thrilled to announce that pre-orders are now live for the Signature Edition of Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands! Available on both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, the Signature Edition will include a wealth of exclusive treasures alongside a physical copy of the game for all those looking to immerse themselves in the pirate infused open world adventure!

Also included will be a limited-edition Stranded Sails coin which will be exclusive to pre-orders ahead of release! You can now pre-order the PlayStation 4 version here and the Nintendo Switch version here!

Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands Signature Edition will include:

  • A region-free copy of the game
  • Art card
  • Numbered certificate
  • Art book
  • Enamel Parrot pin
  • Enamel Fritz pin
  • Enamel Anchor keyring
  • Treasure map

Fusing a unique blend of influences that range from The Legend of Zelda to Harvest MoonStranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands continues to build an impressive amount of hype with over 80,000 wishlists for the title across steam. Bringing together a wealth of different elements from open-world questingfarming and fishing to discovering new islands and recipes for your crew, Stranded Sails has you ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago, where 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 of the survivors in your camp, Stranded Sails has you setting off on a far-reaching journey that spans numerous islands where great treasures lie ready for the taking!

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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Valfaris Physical Release for Nintendo Switch Arrives November!

6 August, 2019 – Publisher Big Sugar is thrilled to officially confirm that physical versions of its upcoming action-platformer, Valfaris, will be available at retail for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this November. The boxed versions come courtesy of publisher and distributor, Merge Games. An exact release date for the physical versions are still to be confirmed.

The physical versions are in addition to the digital release of Valfaris across PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Release dates for the downloadable version will be announced in the coming weeks.

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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Solo: Islands of the Heart Pulls into the Dock on Consoles!

Thursday 1st August, 2019 – Manchester, England: Team Gotham and Merge Games are delighted to announce that Solo: Islands of the Heart, the colourful and thought-provoking puzzle experience, is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!

Solo is a game about love. About love as fuel, the force that drives us.

It is a universal feeling, but each of us experiences it in a different way. Individually, it holds different meanings depending on a variety of factors such as culture, gender, sexuality or traumas. That’s why Solo explores this theme in an introspective way, to have the players identify and reflect on their own experiences.

Solo is a contemplative puzzler set on a gorgeous and surreal archipelago. Reflect on your loving relationships by exploring contemplative, dream-like islands.

  • Reflect on love’s place in your life with a personal and introspective branching narrative.
  • Combine blocks with different properties offering multiple solutions for most puzzles.
  • Contemplate and explore a living world: take photos of the charming, colourful islands amidst tranquil tunes or play the guitar for cute creatures.

Nature and contemplation are also a huge part of Solo – you could feed the animals or just sit on a bench and take the time to think. After all, it’s up to you – Solo provides you with the opportunity to explore at your own pace.

The world is divided into archipelagos, and each archipelago is formed by small islands. Each island represents a unique puzzle the sailor will have to solve before getting to the Sleeping Totems and awakening them to answer a question about love and relationships. Using boxes, each with different properties and behaviours, the sailors can build their own paths to the Sleeping Totems on each island.

However, as is the case with love, most puzzles offer no unique solution.

Solo: Islands of the Heart released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 version released on the 30th July, the Xbox One version released on the 31st July, and the Nintendo Switch version on the 1st August. The game is priced at £14.99/ $19.99/ €19.99 and is also still available on PC via Steam.

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Solo Sails This Summer Onto Nintendo Switch!

Thursday 18th July, 2019 – Manchester, England: Team Gotham and Merge Games are delighted to announce that Solo: Islands of the Heart, the colourful and thought-provoking puzzle experience, is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Summer!

Solo is a game about love. About love as fuel, the force that drives us.

It is a universal feeling, but each of us experiences it in a different way. Individually, it holds different meanings depending on a variety of factors such as culture, gender, sexuality or traumas. That’s why Solo explores this theme in an introspective way, to have the players identify and reflect on their own experiences.

Solo is a contemplative puzzler set on a gorgeous and surreal archipelago. Reflect on your loving relationships by exploring contemplative, dream-like islands.

  • Reflect on love’s place in your life with a personal and introspective branching narrative.
  • Combine blocks with different properties offering multiple solutions for most puzzles.
  • Contemplate and explore a living world: take photos of the charming, colourful islands amidst tranquil tunes or play the guitar for cute creatures.

Nature and contemplation are also a huge part of Solo – you could feed the animals or just sit on a bench and take the time to think. After all, it’s up to you – Solo provides you with the opportunity to explore at your own pace.

The world is divided into archipelagos, and each archipelago is formed by small islands. Each island represents a unique puzzle the sailor will have to solve before getting to the Sleeping Totems and awakening them to answer a question about love and relationships. Using boxes, each with different properties and behaviours, the sailors can build their own paths to the Sleeping Totems on each island.

However, as is the case with love, most puzzles offer no unique solution.

Solo: Islands of the Heart releases on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon. The Xbox One version will be released on the 31st July, and the Nintendo Switch version will be available on the 1st August. Solo will be coming to PlayStation 4 very soon, with a date to be announced shortly. The game will be priced at £14.99/ $19.99/ €19.99.

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Secrets of Sparklite EXPOSED in Professor Corwin’s Bestiary of Brutal Baddies!

Manchester, UK, July 16th, 2019 — We all need a little help now and then. Luckily, adventurers ready to tackle the perils of Sparklite can get a leg up on their foes thanks to Professor Corwin’s Bestiary of Brutal Baddies of Geodia! Sparklite, the colorful action-adventure from Red Blue Games and Merge Games, will be coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this October. We want to give players an early heads-up on a few of the cantankerous critters they’ll encounter on their journey!

Geodia is home to many docile and beautiful animals, however, not all is well in this usually-peaceful land! The power-hungry Baron’s nefarious mining activities have altered and polluted Geodia’s once-majestic Biomes. The animals residing in these areas have been affected too; transforming into mutated and aggressive creatures. Continued mining is causing Geodia’s landscape to shift, changing its layout with each Fracture and further affecting the creatures. Our hero, Ada, has undertaken a great and difficult cause; put a stop to the Baron, his Titans, and their pollutive mining, and reverse the effects they’ve had on Geodia and its inhabitants.

To aid you, Professor Corwin, Geodia’s foremost expert on Geodian wildlife, was kind enough to catalogue some of the mutated creatures you’ll encounter as you journey through the Biomes in Geodia. Needless to say, this should help you and Ada on your quest!

Sparklite is an action-adventure set in a whimsical and ever-changing land. Battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the procedurally generated world, take down titans of the mining industry, and harness the power of Sparklite!

Key Features

  • Stunning visuals – Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
  • Original soundtrack – GameCube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
  • Explore the world of Sparklite – Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
  • Invent your arsenal – Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
  • Battle bosses – Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its formidable gremlin Titans
  • Meet the locals  Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge
  • Hunt collectibles – Discover collectibles scattered throughout the world
  • Buddy up! – Rescue Ada’s robotic sidekick to play local assistive co-op with a friend

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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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