Posts Tagged ‘Sonka’

Design Your Own Astro Bear Contest Blasts Off!

Warsaw – August 6, 2019 – SONKA announced that Astro Bears fans across the universe have the opportunity to design their very own Astro Bear and have the opportunity for it to be featured as a fully playable character in the first DLC! Astro Bears is currently among the Top 10 selling games in the Nintendo eShop.

Entries may be drawn, painted, sculpted, assembled from found objects and photographed – digital or traditional designs are all accepted, but they must fit within the template provided at the contest page.

Bears will judged based on visual design of both Bear and Jetpack, name, species, description, and statistics. Special abilities are accepted, too, so let your imagination soar.

The contest ends on August 25th 2019, at 11:59PM PDT. Entries may be submitted to “contest AT theastrobears DOT com”.

About Astro Bears

Astro Bears is the sequel to SONKA’s hit, Astro Bears Party, that has players competing against one another across various planets. With more chaotic gameplay, options for planet sizes, global leaderboards, and co-op Jetfish Hunting, Astro Bears will be the highlight of any party big or small!

Astro Bears features include:

  • 8 cute Astro Bears with different play styles,
  • Local multiplayer for 2-4 players,
  • Competitive mode for challenge-seeking players,
  • Jetfish Hunting with single- and 2-player co-op mode,
  • ‘80s-inspired soundtrack.

Astro Bears is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $6.99. Owners of Astro Bears Party are able to receive the game for free, but they’ll need to download the game within one month of today’s launch.

Source: PR Email

Astro Bears Land Today on Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw – July 19, 2019 – SONKA is announcing Astro Bears has landed onto the Nintendo Switch today, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic first manned mission to land on the moon.

“Astro Bears wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the ambition of thousands of brave men and women who dared to go where no man has ever gone before,” says SONKA’s Rafal Sankowski. “The Apollo 11 mission marked an important point in human history, which is why we named one of our bears after the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. We hope Astro Bears can deliver a fun experience for space lovers that will plant the seeds of imagination and exploration in a new generation of future astronauts!”

Astro Bears is the sequel to SONKA’s hit, Astro Bears Party, that has players competing against one another across various planets. With more chaotic gameplay, options for planet sizes, global leaderboards, and co-op Jetfish Hunting, Astro Bears will be the highlight of any party big or small!

Astro Bears features the following:

  • 8 cute Astro Bears with different play styles,
  • Local multiplayer for 2-4 players,
  • Competitive mode for challenge-seeking players,
  • Jetfish Hunting with single- and 2-player co-op mode,
  • ‘80s-inspired soundtrack.

Astro Bears is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $6.99. Owners of Astro Bears Party are able to receive the game for free, but they’ll need to download the game within one month of today’s launch.

Source: PR Email

Astro Bears Splashes Down July 19th on Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw—June 4, 2019—SONKA announced today that Astro Bears, the sequel to the compulsively playable hit for Nintendo Switch, will launch on the eShop on July 19 in honor of Space Exploration Day. The sleeper hit game is back and shinier than ever, with loads of improvements, new Bears, planets and play modes to pump up the party… again! The original Astro Bears Party was a smashing success on Nintendo eShop at launch, hitting #1 in the US and Europe as word spread about its fast and furious gameplay.

Astro Bears will be priced at $6.99. Owners of Astro Bears Party will receive the new game for free!

Four new Astro Bears join the fun, each with its own unique playstyle, giving players eight total Bears to play with. Experience even more chaotic gameplay with infinite or finite Magical Beary Ribbons and planets ranging from small to huge. Jetfish Hunting can now be played with two in co-op mode, and global leaderboards have been added. New themes, music and gameplay improvements enrich the lively Astro Bears experience.

Competitive Mode is a new 1v1 tournament play option to support the growing Astro Bears esports community. In this Best of 5 format, players choose 3 different Astro Bears and select the one that best fits a randomized environment. Play continues in rounds to 10 points, at which point the next random environment appears. The winner is the player who wins with all three Astro Bears in this grizzly quest for victory!

Features of Astro Bears include:

  • 8 cute Astro Bears with different play styles,
  • Local multiplayer for 2-4 players,
  • Competitive mode for challenge-seeking players,
  • Jetfish Hunting with single- and 2-player co-op mode,
  • ‘80s-inspired soundtrack.

Source: PR Email

The Way Remastered Reaches Top of Nintendo eShop EU Charts!

Warsaw – February 21, 2019 – SONKA is proud to announce The Way Remastered has reached the #1 spot on the Nintendo Switch eShop charts in Europe and has sold nearly 200,000 copies since launch. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the publisher has announced it will be releasing a free update that will include Japanese language and voice over support as well as many bug fixes for US and EU players.

“We are honored to see so many people wanting to experience The Way Remastered… especially after we discounted it to 0,99€ (smiles)” says SONKA’s Rafal Sankowski. “We want as many people as possible to experience this incredible story, which is why we’re working hard on Japanese language and voice over support thanks to the help of Teyon S.A.”

The Way Remastered launched on the Nintendo eShop in April 2018 and tells the story of a space explorer who cannot accept the death of his beloved, thus going through great lengths to bring her back. During their adventure, players will be immersed in an amazingly-detailed alien world filled with exotic flora and fauna as they uncover the mysteries surrounding the planet.

Source: PR Email

New Edition of Astro Bears Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw—February 19, 2019—SONKA announced today that Astro Bears, a new edition of the compulsively playable hit for Nintendo Switch will be touching down soon in the Nintendo eShop Astro Bears has been updated with a load of new features to amp up the fun, and, as a special thank you to fans, existing owners of the original Astro Bears Partywill get the new game for free. The sleeper hit was a smashing success on the eShop, hitting #1 in both the US and EU regions as word spread about its fast and furious gameplay and quirky, engaging style.

“When we originally released Astro Bears Party, we never envisioned that it would become such a phenomenon,” says Rafal Sankowski, CEO of SONKA. “The community embraced our core concept of a very simple, straightforward game that is tons of fun to play, and we are thrilled to reward our loyal fans with all this new Astro Bears content for free.”

Four new Astro Bears join the fun, each with its own unique playstyle and sound effects. The famous World War II bear Private Wojtek who helped soldiers carry ammunition in the Italian campaign even makes a special appearance. Party Mode has been revamped to feature a new Huge Planet, and players may now choose a finite ribbon and randomized mode settings for extra challenge. Jetfish Hunting can now be played with two and online leaderboards have been added. New gameplay color themes, music and gameplay improvements enrich the lively Astro Bears experience, and optional tutorial prompts make it easy for new players to join in the fun.

Competitive Mode is a new 1v1 tournament play option to support the growing Astro Bears esports community. In this Best of 5 competition, players select 3 different Astro Bears and selects one that best fits the randomized environment. Play continues in rounds to 10 points, at which point the next random environment appears. The winner is the player who wins with all three Astro Bears.

Astro Bears is expected to launch this spring for $6.99, with existing owners of Astro Bears Party receiving the new content for free. For all the latest news, follow on Twitter at @Astro_Bears.

Source: PR Email

Escape Doodland Dashes Onto Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw—November 30, 2018—Prepare to die a lot! SONKA announced today that Escape Doodland is now available for the Nintendo Switch, published by QubicGames, and Steam, published by Ultimate Games. In this intense and insidiously difficult 2.5D platformer developed by flukyMachine, you will be eaten, burned, crushed, digested, shocked, slapped, poisoned or just fall down. Many times.

“Overall, Escape Doodland is a wonderfully unique and original take on fast-paced platformers and endless runners in general,” says Miketendo64. Keen Gamer comments, “Seriously, this game is absolutely beautiful,” while Marc the Geek says, “Aww crap, let’s try this again.”

The happy and joyful world of Doodland has changed forever. Omnomus, a cruel monster that loves the taste of Doodlers, is wreaking havoc and you have only two options: run as fast as you can or die. Created on a piece of paper, each part of Doodland is different and features a unique atmosphere full of demanding obstacles forcing players to run, jump, swim and fly to overcome them. Escape Doodland is the brainchild of just two visionaries: Veronika Harkavenko, who created the stunning graphics, and Piotr Karski, who did everything else.

The project was successfully Kickstarted earlier this year. SONKA produced the Switch version of Escape Doodland and contributed to balancing the gameplay.

Source: PR Email

Get Ready To Escape Doodland Nov 30th on Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw—November 8, 2018—SONKA announced today that the quirky arcade platformer Escape Doodland will launch on November 30 for the Nintendo Switch, published by QubicGames, and Steam, published by Ultimate Games. In this intense and insidiously difficult 2.5D game developed by flukyMachine, you will be eaten, burned, crushed, digested, shocked, slapped, poisoned or just fall down. Many times.

The happy and joyful world of Doodland has changed forever. Omnomus, a cruel monster that loves the taste of Doodlers, is wreaking havoc and you have only two options: run as fast as you can or die. Created on a piece of paper, each part of Doodland is different and features a unique atmosphere full of demanding obstacles forcing players to run, jump, swim and fly to overcome them. Escape Doodland is the brainchild of just two visionaries: Veronika Harkavenko, who created the stunning graphics, and Piotr Karski, who did everything else. The project was successfully Kickstarted earlier this year. SONKA produced the Switch version of Escape Doodland and contributed to balancing the gameplay.

Players may pre-order the Switch version at a 20% discount beginning tomorrow, November 9th.

Source: PR Email

911 Operator Is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw—October 26, 2018—SONKA today announced that the popular emergency response strategy sim 911 Operator is available now on the Nintendo Switch. Specifically redesigned to optimize play on the Switch, 911 Operator features scenarios in over 900 cities worldwide, with real layouts and infrastructure, and also includes the DLC pack First Response. Launching alongside the base game are two additional expansion packs, Special Resources and Every Life Matters, which add new items, events, conversations, and more adrenaline-pumping content. 911 Operator is priced at $14.99, with DLC packs priced at $3.99 and $5.99, respectively. A bundle containing all three is available for $22.

In this high pressure emergency response sim, players assume the role of a 911 dispatcher who must rapidly deal with incoming reports. Your task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation: sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough, at other times a police, fire department or paramedic intervention is necessary. The person on the other end of the line may be a dying daughter’s father, an unpredictable terrorist, or just a prankster.

911 Operator lets you put your patience and management skills to the test, whether you’re eager to save lives on the go or want to give out orders from the comfort of your couch with a Pro Controller. The Free Play mode lets you choose a city to play with real streets, addresses and the emergency infrastructure, or attempt the Career mode, which contains six cities with unique events, including surviving an earthquake in San Francisco and saving Washington, D.C. from bomb attacks. Deploy emergency response teams from the police, fire department and paramedic units at your disposal, such as a variety of vehicles from common ambulances to police helicopters, essential equipment like bulletproof vests, first aid kits and technical tools, and specialists with specific abilities.

Key features of the game include:
  • The opportunity to play in over 900 cities worldwide!
  • Expansive Career mode, featuring unique calls and events
  • Switch-exclusive World Map feature optimized for console gameplay
  • More than 140 types of reports to encounter
  • 12 types of emergency response vehicles, including helicopters, police cars or motorcycles
  • Real first aid instructions

The Every Life Matters and Special Resources expansion packs add even more challenges to the game, with new equipment, game mechanics and situations. In Every Life Matters, operators are tasked with containing riots in Boston and keeping the Miami summer festival under control in Campaign mode, or dealing with events in Free Game mode. Use the new reinforcements function to summon new units and take advantage of two new vehicles and pieces of equipment designed especially for these events.

Source: PR Email

911 Operator Switch Trailers Available & DLC Details Revealed!

 

Warsaw—October 11, 2018—SONKA released two trailers today for the upcoming emergency management sim, 911 Operator. Launching worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on October 26, the game will also have two expansion packs, Special Resources and Every Life Matters. 911 Operator will be priced at $14.99, with DLC packs priced at $3.99 and $5.99, respectively. A bundle of all three will be available for $22. The core game and bundle are discounted 10% for pre-purchase from October 12 through 25.

SONKA will also host an AMA on the Nintendo Switch subreddit on 911 Operator launch day, October 26, at 9:00 PM PDT. Bartosz Gajewski, game designer and producer, will join us to answer questions about the development of the original game. SONKA will also share the final bears for the Astro Bears Party update, with in-game models, stats and other info.

About the Game
911 Operator lets you put your patience and management skills to the test, whether you’re eager to save lives on the go or want to give out orders from the comfort of your couch with a Pro Controller. The Free Play mode lets you choose a city to play with real streets, addresses and the emergency infrastructure, or attempt the Career mode, which contains six cities with unique events, including surviving an earthquake in San Francisco and saving Washington, D.C. from bomb attacks.

Deploy emergency response teams from the police, fire department and paramedic units at your disposal, such as a variety of vehicles from common ambulances to police helicopters, essential equipment like bulletproof vests, first aid kits and technical tools, and specialists with specific abilities.

Key features of the game include:

  • The opportunity to play in over 900 cities worldwide!
  • Expansive Career mode, featuring unique calls and events
  • Switch-exclusive World Map feature optimized for console gameplay
  • More than 140 types of reports to encounter
  • 12 types of emergency response vehicles, including helicopters, police cars or motorcycles
  • Real first aid instructions

Source: PR Email

Earthworms Are Coming August 24th To Nintendo Switch; Pre-purchase Discount Will Be Available!

Feel the thrill of horror mixed with a dose of humor, beauty, ugliness, and weirdness in the surreal world of Earthworms – brought to Switch specially for you to delve into! Play as Daniel White, a private detective endowed with parapsychic abilities, and solve investigations with the help of his visions. Soon, what he thinks is a typical missing person case, will lead him to a global conspiracy.

The game was redesigned specifically for Nintendo Switch, so apart from many other changes, you can play any way you like:

  • on touch screen,
  • with Joy-Cons/Pro Controller,
  • AND one handed: everything you need is found on a single Joy-Con!

Key features:

  • Explore and interact with 34 locations inspired by Edward Hopper’s work.
  • Challenging logical puzzles as addition to classic inventory interactions.
  • Original and whimsical soundtrack.

We fixed a lot of minor bugs and glitches present in the PC version of the game. Apart from that, interface and input were redesigned specifically for Nintendo Switch.

We changed text size, fonts, UI placements and animations. As for the input, the “magnetize” feature was implemented, which greatly improved cursor handling on mouse-free platform by snapping the cursor to the nearest object. One handed mode is also new; all the input features are present on one Joy-Con, both for game’s accessibility and QOL.

Earthworms launches August 24th on Nintendo Switch for $7.99/€7.99, with a pre-purchase option starting August 20th for $4.99/€4.99.

There will be a demo available as well at launch and saves from the demo will carry over to the full game.

Source: Official Site / PR Email