Posts Tagged ‘Microids’

Fallback is Heading to Nintendo Switch Later This Year!

Paris, March 24th 2021 – Microids Indie and Endroad studio announced Fallback will be heading to the Nintendo Switch by the end of the year during the AG French Direct (ActuGaming online event dedicated to promoting French video games). The game will include the Uprising update already available on Steam.

We’re glad to accompany Endroad and Fallback to a new platform” says Vincent DondaineVP of Microids Indie. “The Switch is a very popular console amongst indie games enthusiasts. Releasing Fallback on this platform will allow more players to engage with this truly unique experience.”

We can’t wait for players to discover Fallback on the Nintendo Switch!” adds Florian Le Gouriellec, Producer & co-founder of Endroad. “We also want to warmly thank the ActuGaming’s team for organizing this event that’s giving more visibility to a great number of French studios while highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of their games.”

About Fallback

After a terrifying cataclysmic event, humanity retreated to the safety of an enormous underground bunker. The last survivors exiled themselves in a massive city called “Eden”. But a group of rebels is now determined to escape this underground world and bring life back to the surface, abandoned for generations.

In this epic rogue-like, players take control of the rebellion to face dreadful and fierce custodians! Would they be aggressive robots of all kinds as well as guardians without an ounce of humanity, your journey will be full of obstacles. The mysterious Vesta Corporation will not let you get away so easily… By collecting and combining ancient artifacts, you will be able to increase your power in the hope to reach the surface and save mankind. Or at least what’s left of it.

Fallback is part of the Microids Indie label, alongside Murder Mystery Machine and the Kingdom Majestic compilation. Microids Indie is a publishing label aimed at assisting indie studios and developers with the launch of their games.

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Murder Mystery Machine Joins The Microids Indie Publishing Label!

Paris, March 13, 2021 – Today, during the Media Indie Exchange showcase, Microids unveiled that the detective game Murder Mystery Machine, developed by studio Blazing Griffin, joins its publishing label Microids Indie. Already available on Apple Arcade, the game will soon launch digitally on PC (Steam), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

By launching Murder Mystery Machine on new platforms, we’re pleased to allow more players to enjoy this unique and thrilling experience” declares Vincent Dondaine, VP of Microids Indie. “We’re proud to accompany Blazing Griffin through this process, a studio renowned for the quality of their previous games such as The Ship: Remasted and Murderous Pursuits.”

Justin Alae-Carew, Co-Head of Blazing Griffin Games, added “We are thrilled to be working with Microids Indie and are excited to receive their support and expertise to bring Murder Mystery Machine to new platforms and new audiences.”

In Murder Mystery Machine, you join the D.C.A., the District Crime Agency. Your mission consists in helping detectives Cassandra Clarke, the young recruit, and Nate Houston, the experienced inspector, to solve numerous cases. It all begins when politician Frank Daniels is found dead in what looks like a burglary. Our two heroes will soon find themselves involved in a series of complex and interconnected crimes. Will you be up to the challenge and uncover the truth?

You will have to investigate multiple crime scenes putting your analytical and deduction skills to the test. Collect clues, connect evidence, interrogate suspects and find out who the culprits are.

Game features :

  • A plot written by masters – Murder Mystery Machine’s story was written by professional film & TV writers to ensure that it delivers a compelling experience from start to finish.

  • Engaging deduction mechanics – Deduce, solve, accuse. Every piece of evidence you collect will be added to your detective workspace. A dedicated place where you’ll have to use your deduction skills to recreate your own version of events as you connect a complex web of suspects, motives and clues to unveil the truth.

  • Detailed & varied environments to explore – Dive into crime scenes you can rotate, zoom in and explore, each presented as a beautiful diorama.

  • A modern noir art style – Enter a modern noir stylish world! The dark scenes are lit with a neon glow and the atmospheric staging enhances the game’s wider sense of mystery.

Murder Mystery Machine is the third game to join the Microids Indie label, after Fallback and the Kingdom Majestic compilation. Microids Indie is a publishing label aimed at providing support to indie studios and developers with the launch of their games.

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Microids & Revolution Software sign a publishing deal for the game Beyond a Steel Sky!

Paris – March 11th 2021 – Studio Revolution Software, creators of the popular Broken Sword series, and French publisher Microids, are thrilled to announce today the signing of a publishing deal for the release of Beyond a Steel Sky on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Already available on Apple Arcade & Steam, the retail and digital versions of the game will launch in Q3 2021. From Charles Cecil, creator of the Broken Sword series, with art direction by Dave Gibbons, legendary comic book artist behind WatchmenBeyond A Steel Sky is the sequel to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky.

Beyond a Steel Sky stands as a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eerie and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. Set a decade after the events of the first game, Beyond a Steel Sky immerses players once again in the captivating Union City – a dystopian cyberpunk city full of mysterious, sinister secrets. With Dave Gibbons’s breathtaking comicbook art style, the game is a hugely ambitious adventure which redefines the genre by allowing the player to subvert the world, populated by AI-driven characters, with interesting solutions to puzzles emerging from their actions.

Signing this publishing deal with the renowned Revolution Software studio delights us!” says Stéphane Longeard, Microids’ CEO. “We’re thrilled to give players the possibility to (re)discover the long-awaited sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky on consoles by diving into a captivating story supported by clever gameplay mechanics and gorgeous graphics.”

Charles Cecil, Founder, CEO & Game Director at Revolution Software, states: “I am delighted to be working with Microids, a company with such a great reputation for publishing high quality adventures – they are the ideal partner for Beyond a Steel Sky, our most ambitious adventure to date”.

Revolution has built an excellent reputation for writing intelligent adventure games that combine high drama with humor – leaving players not sure whether to laugh, gasp or both” says Dave Gibbons, co-Creative Director on the game. “I am thrilled with how Beyond a Steel Sky has turned out – it surpasses my expectations in every way”.

About Beyond a Steel Sky:

You are Robert Foster. A child has been abducted in a brutal attack. You have vowed to bring him home. The trail has led you to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown.

Union City is a utopia, its people loving life under the control of an altruistic AI: ever-attentive androids, designer living, piazzas and bars. What’s not to love? But this City has a dark underbelly…

Beyond a Steel Sky is a dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller in which engaging puzzles drive a fast-paced narrative set in a dynamic game world that responds to – and is subverted by – the player’s actions.

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The video game My Universe – Pet Clinic Cats & Dogs is now available worldwide!

Paris, February 9th, 2020 – Pet lovers take note: cute, injured cats and dogs need your help! Put on your stethoscope, prepare the bandages and the flea spray! The game My Universe – Pet Clinic Cats & Dogs is now available on PlayStation 4, and PC/Mac and Nintendo Switch.

Do you truly care for the well-being of your feline and canine friends? Have you always dreamt of discovering the veterinary profession? Seize the opportunity by running your own veterinary clinic and taking care of sick cats and dogs! Pay close attention during the medical exam, define the type of treatment your patients need and care for their well-being through various activities. Bandaging a wound, administering an anti-worm treatment, doing an X-ray or even preparing medication… you’ll know everything about the health of our favorite four-legged companions!

Achieve your dream and learn to run your own clinic by following the story. Advance your veterinary career to unlock new treatments, recruit staff, expand your clinic and welcome more distressed animals.

Start by choosing the appearance of your character and customize your clinic to your liking thanks to the numerous decorating options. Upgrade your medical equipment and above all, don’t forget to give your canine and feline patients some tenderness and petting to help them feel better!

Game features:

  • Learn how to master a variety of different treatments to cure the animals – X-rays, bandages, a stethoscope, preparing medicine… Not to mention the importance of petting your patients to reassure them.

  • Customize your clinic – Decorate your clinic according to your own sense of style, thanks to numerous elements such as trophies, flowers, vases or even shelves.

  • Improve your clinic to become the best in town – Expand your clinic and upgrade it by unlocking new rooms so your animals benefit from the best care: an operation room, a pharmacy, a pet bath room and more!

  • Plenty of cats and dogs to discover – Get acquainted with the 10 species of dogs and 10 species of cats available, each featuring different fur variations! For the dogs, you’ll find the popular Labradors, the magnificent Huskies or even the adorable Corgis. Regarding cats, you’ll be able to take care of elegant Siamese, the majestic Persians, or even Bengals, with their notorious spotted fur resembling those of leopards. Can you recognize them all?

  • Bond with the animals – Spend time with the cats and dogs. Pet and play with them to develop a deep bond with them!

Pet Clinic Cats & Dogs joins My Baby, School TeacherFashion Boutique and Cooking Star Restaurant in the My Universe series. The My Universe series is designed specifically for kids excited to jump into their dreamed adult life. It is also part of the Microids Life label, dedicated in providing gaming experiences for the entire family and all profiles of players.

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Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness is now available in North America!

Paris, November 24th, 2020 – Give your brain a proper workout! The Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness game is now available in North America on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Mac! This brand new brain teaser program inspired by the multicolored Cube features 22 progressively challenging mini-games and 4 puzzle-game modes. Plenty enough to become a puzzle master and to confidently challenge your friends and family!

Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness allows everyone to challenge their brain cells at their own pace, in a fun way. The game offers a rich, comprehensive and dedicated training system stimulating each and every part of the brain through a variety of mini-games. Memory, letters, agility, concentration, calculation and even spatialization, the game will enhance or maintain your grey matter’s snappiness.

And because motivation is the key to success, an exceptional coach will always be by your side to assist you. Let us introduce you to Professor Rubik! Inspired by the Rubik’sTM Cube genius inventor Ernὄ Rubik, Professor Rubik will be there to guide you and make your playing experience as fun and engaging as possible. You’ll quickly realise how much regular training can lead to measurable improvements!

Challenge your friends and relatives!

In solo or local multiplayer mode, take on dozens of challenges. Whether it is a limited time activity or a more complex puzzle, you can choose the pace of training that suits you:

  • Play smart. In solo mode, complete a daily test and follow your progression. Will you reach 100% of your intellectual power?
  • Challenge your friends! In multiplayer mode, challenge them to lively, colorful and friendly games! If you have always wanted to know who’s got the fastest brain, you’ll get to find out thanks to the multiplayer mode. Don’t panic though! The diversity of mini-games available, stimulating different parts of your brain, gives everyone a chance to demonstrate their skills!

Bring colors to your brain today!

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The video game is now available worldwide!

Paris, November 17th, 2020 – Based on the world-famous TV show, the game Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Put your knowledge and your mind to the test by sitting comfortably in the contestant’s chair from the famous TV set!

The game features 6 iconic TV sets, as seen in the British, American, French, Spanish, Italian and German version of the show. An adapted translation is available for each of these countries as well as exclusive questions per territory: enough to dive into the show as if you were there in person!

Will you be capable of winning the million-dollar question? In order to achieve that, you’ll have to reach the top of the well-known and intimidating moneytree by answering – without fail! – a series of 15 increasingly harder questions.

Your general knowledge will be put to the test with more than 3,000 questions – including 2,000+ being territory exclusives – split into 8 diverse categories such as History, Sport, Science, Art & Literature… You can also choose to play without certain categories in order to focus on your preferred topics. You’ll even unlock more questions as you play!

Of course, the game features the famous lifelines such as Phone a Friend, 50-50, Switch the Question and more to help you in your quest!

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? offers an enjoyable experience for the whole family thanks to two difficulty settings:

  • A solo mode with a normal difficulty
  • A mode dedicated to kids with simple questions specifically crafted for a younger audience

Challenge your friends and family members in the offline and online multiplayer game modes!

For those looking for the ultimate online multiplayer thrill, look no further:

  • Battle against up to 99 players in a “Battle Royale” mode and try to reach the top position!

With local multiplayer, challenge your friends and relatives in various modes:

  • The mode “Free-for-All” will see up to 4 players, each with their own controller, challenge each other simultaneously on a series of questions. May the best one win!
  • In “Taking Turns“, gather up to 10 players for a stressful game of sudden death where a wrong answer means you’re eliminated. Playable with just one controller, this mode is also available with a “Family” setting allowing everyone to take part in the action!
  • In the “Cooperative” mode, team up with up to 3 other players and work together to reach the goal. Using compromise and persuasion will be essential to win!

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My Universe – Cooking Star Restaurant is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, November 10th, 2020 – Does everyone think of you as a master chef? Then you should be up to the challenge of opening your own restaurant! Get your frying pans out of the cupboard and put on your finest apron! The game My Universe – Cooking Star Restaurant is available today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC/Mac.

Here you are, about to open your recently revamped restaurant. As an ambitious and cooking-enthusiast chef, you will have to face many obstacles in the hope of becoming the “crème de la crème”!

Attract clients thanks to original and delicious recipes that will exceed their expectations. Select the right dishes and keep interacting with your customers to quickly progress and get an increasing amount of food lovers into your restaurant. In order achieve this ultimate goal, you will have to take on as many challenges as possible!

You will also need to pay attention to your own restaurant crew and the chefs you will encounter along the way. They will provide you with valuable advice to become a renowned chef and to improve your skills and restaurant.

As you become more and more famous, you’ll get to meet distinguished chefs from around the globe, embodying the top worldwide culinary styles. From Japan, France as well as Italy, the United States or even India, there are plenty of cuisines to choose from in order to give your menu an international dimension and seduce the sophisticated foodie!

Game features:

  • A unique culinary adventure – Learn how to prepare more than 30 different dishes from around the world and get advice from great cooks!
  • Numerous mini-games – Master different cooking skills through mini-games and do your best to satisfy all your customers.
  • Unlock recipes – Unlock new recipes along the way and become a perfect chef, even the best in town!
  • Take care of your customers – Welcome your clients, pay attention to their requests and well being to provide them with the best culinary experience possible. They will come back and spread positive word-of-mouth!

Cooking Star Restaurant joins My Baby, School Teacher and Fashion Boutique in the My Universe series. The My Universe series is designed specifically for kids excited to jump into their dreamed adult life. It is also part of the Microids Life label, dedicated in providing gaming experiences for the entire family and all profiles of players.

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Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, October 22, 2020 – By Toutatis! The game Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered is out! The remastered version of this Action/Adventure title originally released in 2003 is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop, PlayStation 4 PSN, Xbox One Games Store and PC/Mac (Steam).

Young boar-hunting Gauls and confirmed warriors get ready for adventure and stock up on magic potion! It’s time to go free the village’s captives held by the Romans!

An improved magic recipe!

This “Romastered” version features numerous new elements allowing players to fully dive into this iconic world, including remastered graphics and soundtrack, revamped animations and enhanced gameplay. Additionally, all the improvements brought by this remaster can be adjusted in the settings menu for a customized experience.

As per usual, players will be able to switch between the two Gauls as they see fit. Whether they use Obelix’s strength or Asterix’s agility, they’ll have to make the best use of each character’s abilities to complete their mission!

Additional modes for even more slaps!

On top of this global enhancement, the game is bringing 4 new game modes for even more Roman slapping enjoyment!

  • The “Obstacle course” mode to challenge player’s agility
  • The “Against the clock” mode for the speed lovers
  • The “Extreme” mode for the bravest Gauls looking for a difficult challenge
  • The “Retro” mode, allowing players to switch between the original graphics and the remastered version

Finally, the icing on the boar, 4 different skins for our two heroes are available! Gauls, Pirate, Bathing Outfit, Legionary… A wardrobe worthy of Cleopatra’s!

About Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered:

For once, the famous little village didn’t resist the invader…

All the villagers have been kidnapped and are now kept prisoner all around the world by the Romans! Launch the rescue mission with Asterix, Obelix and the loyal Dogmatix and visit Normandy, Greece, Helvetia and Egypt. Of course, you’ll eventually end your journey in Rome (since all the roads lead there!) to achieve your mission and bring back all your friends safe and sound!

To free Getafix, Panacea, Cacofonix and all their friends, you’ll have to fight every enemy along the way: Romans, Pirates and even the Vikings!

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XIII Unveils its Fighting Gear in a New Good Old Weapons Trailer!

Paris, October 19th, 2020 – Microids and PlayMagic are thrilled to announce that a brand-new trailer for XIII – the remake of the world-famous cel-shaded FPS from 2003 – is now available. This trailer unveils the weapons and gadgets players will be using to achieve their goal.

XIII will have access to a lethal arsenal suiting all situations and play styles. Use brute force thanks to heavy weaponry: 44 Magnum, M16, Bazooka… Remain stealthy by (over)using light weapons such as a 9mm silenced, a throwing knife, a crossbow or even a harpoon gun. XIII will also rely on a wide variety of gadgets such as a grappling hook, a spying microphone or even a lock pick. Very handy to get through all kinds of situations!

XIII will release on November 10th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game will be available in 2021 on Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned for a future announcement regarding the Switch release date.

About the Story of XIII:

Who are you?

The country is still in shock after President Sheridan’s assassination.

You wake up injured and with amnesia on the shore of an east coast beach. The only clues about your identity are the number XIII tattooed on your collarbone and the key to a locker. Despite the memory loss, you realize not everything has been forgotten as you seem to have amazing reflexes comparable to a well-trained government agent. You will soon be on your way to uncover your past, discovering in the process your role in the murder of the US president and unveiling the most astonishing conspiracy in the country’s history.

Play as “XIII” – a man who has no memory about his identity – and try to find out the truth regarding the set up of a major conspiracy. Follow XIII in his search for his identity through a thrilling solo campaign and brutal online fights!

Players will be delighted to hear the iconic soundtrack and voices from the original game!

Discover the content of the Limited Edition, available as soon as November 10th, 2020 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This edition will be available in 2021 on Nintendo Switch.

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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is now available on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, October 6th, 2020 – Four years after its original release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is making a come-back on the Nintendo Switch with additional content! The game is out today worldwide on the Nintendo eShop and in retail for the European region. The retail version will come out on November 3rd, 2020 in the United States.

Praised by its players since its original release, the game published by Microids and initially developed by Artefacts Studio is now being ported with a lot of attention by Tower Five.

Step into the shoes of the famous private detective Hercule Poirot in this adventure game adapted from Agatha Christie’s classic novel and try to solve the riddles the murderer left behind. This original puzzle game will put both your intelligence and patience to the test!

Collect as many clues as you can by interrogating the suspects and draw conclusions regarding the serial killer and his evil plan.

Find below a list of enhancements added to the game:

  • A brand new interface reinforcing player’s immersion

  • A smoother gameplay to provide a better experience

  • Addition of multiple tutorials to guide players

  • New lighting effects

  • Reworked sound design

  • New anti-aliasing more on par with the artistic direction of the game

Owners of the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will benefit from a free update allowing them to access these enhancements.

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