Posts Tagged ‘Thunderful Publishing’

Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue Begins Dec 14th on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – October 1st, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing & Dejima are thrilled to reveal that hotly anticipated indie firefighting game Fire Girl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue will be coming to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4  and PlayStation 5 on December 14th. Ahead of release, players will be able to see what it feels like to wield Firegirl’s trusty axe and high-powered hose first-hand during Steam’s Next Fest event between October 1st – October 7th, where a playable Firegirl demo will be available.

Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue has you take on the role of a new female fire rescue officer breathing life into a rundown local fire station. Responding to procedurally generated blazes across the city, you are called into action to try and save all the civilians (and cats!) caught in the fires in a nail-baiting 3-minute time limit. Extra time can be earned by extinguishing dastardly pyro-monsters as you chop your way through obstacles and use your hose as an improvised jetpack to boost your jump and reach otherwise inaccessible places.

Blending beautiful retro-inspired pixel art with 3D visuals that draw on the power of modern machines, Firegirl will take you on a thrilling trip across a diverse array of (burning) locations, including dense forests, lavish hotels, high-speed trains and multi-storey apartment blocks. You’ll also get to hang out at the Firehouse between missions to upgrade equipment and hire new staff to better prepare yourself for the blazing challenges ahead. As if Firegirl hasn’t already got enough on her hotplate, there’s also the question of what’s behind the spate of fires ravaging the city.

“I’m so excited for players to finally be able to get their hands on Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue on December 14th,” said Julian Ribassin, founder of Dejima. “The response to the game has been incredible so far and I’m really looking forward to introducing even more players to Firegirl via the new demo that will be available as part of Steam’s Next Fest between October 1st – 7th.”

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Golf-Like Adventure Cursed to Golf Revealed for Nintendo Switch!

Golfenburg, Sweden – August 30th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing & independent developer Chuhai Labs are excited to announce Cursed to Golf, a roguelike golf adventure that tasks the player with ridding themselves of an ancient curse and making it out of Golf Purgatory to become a Golfing Legend. With its beau-tee-ful pixel art, hole-some story and innovative gameplay, Cursed to Golf is a real hole-in-one.

You play as The Cursed Golfer, trapped in Golf Purgatory after a lightning strike stops you in your tracks just as you are going to take the winning putt in an acclaimed golf tournament! Unfortunately there are no mulligans in life, so to lift the curse and ascend back to the land of the living, you’ll need to play through the 18 dungeon-like holes Golf Purgatory, a feat only possible for a true Golfing Legend. Divided into 4 distinct biomes, each area of the course is governed by a ghostly Legendary Caddie, who will aid you on your quest for redemption and revival. Are you up to par with the mythical challenges of Golf Purgatory…? Will you ever be able to reclaim your corporeal form…? Will you be crowned a Golfing Legend…? Or will you forever be… Cursed to Golf!?

Cursed to Golf offers a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres. Played like a golfinated turn-based 2D side scrolling puzzle platformer, attempt to survive each hole by reaching the flag within the PAR Count; a designated amount of swings you have to reach the end. If the PAR Count reaches zero you’ll get sucked through a purgatorial vortex back to the beginning of the course. While classic golf obstacles like the water hazards and bunkers will make an appearance, you’ll also come across high powered fans, spikes, vines, TNT boxes, teleporters and a whole load more variables that can be a help or a hindrance on your way to the hole. It’s all par for the course in this twisted take on the classic game!

With all those devious traps and pitfalls you’ll definitely need a helping hand. Use Birdie-Eye to catch a view of the Hole and see what trials lie ahead. PAR Count running low? Luckily,  gold and silver Shot Idols are peppered throughout the holes, smashing through them with a cinematic flourish will replenish your shots. Every pro player also has an ace up their sleeve, and in this game you have a whole deck! Ace Cards will turn the odds back in your favour, offering you otherworldly powers to manipulate the game in incredible ways. Rewind time with a Mulligan, shoot a triple ball Scattershot, slow down time and redirect the ball with a U-Turn or control the ball in mid-air at high speed with a Rocketball. With over 20 Ace Cards in your arsenal, look forward to some un-fore-gettable gameplay moments.

Cursed to Golf offers players a new experience every time they step out onto the course. Offering the surprise of a roguelike challenge and the precision of traditional handmade level design. Chuhai Labs have created over 80+ holes of unique and varying challenge, that are randomly-ordered to make up a new challenging course every time you jump in.

“It’s incredible to finally reveal Cursed to Golf to the world. I got so much feedback and support from the original concept on itch.io that I wanted to go all out and create the ultimate version of that initial idea,” said Liam Edwards, Game Director at Chuhai Labs. “I can’t wait to see how people react to the game when it’s in their hands. I can confidently say that it’s the best roguelike golf adventure set in Golf Purgatory that you’ll play in 2022 — by par!”

Cursed to Golf will launch in 2022 for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam).

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Pulp D&D-like adventure Curious Expedition 2 Available on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – August 11th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing & independent developer Maschinen-Mensch are thrilled to announce that their charming narrative roguelike adventure, Curious Expedition 2, is available now on the Nintendo Switch™. The game originally launched on PC and received several free content updates, so Switch players can enjoy the whole package while playing at home or on the go. The Nintendo Switch™ retails for $/€19.99 / £16.99.

Curious Expedition 2 is like a Journey to the Centre of the Earth version of D&D, mixed with narrative roguelike elements, all wrapped up in a streamlined and accessible gameplay experience. Take on the role of an intrepid explorer, assemble your crew and head out into the unknown. On your expeditions you’ll come across all manner of cultures, flora, fauna, treasures and more, ranging from the worldly to the altogether more… curious! Using a combination of hand-crafted and procedural gameplay and story elements, Curious Expedition 2 creates completely unique and epic adventures every time you play.

You can fight T-rexes, plunder pirate ghost ships, barter with traders and indigenous tribes, recruit fellow explorers, discover ancient treasures and a whole lot more in your own procedural pulp adventure. In Curious Expedition 2, a world of unimaginable wonder and surprise awaits!

The Switch version includes all the content added after launch, most notably the new Director Mode and weekly Club Competitions that offer more challenges and rewards.

“It was really exciting for us to see Curious Expedition 2 announced and made available during the Nintendo Indie World showcase,” said Riad Djemili, CEO of Maschinen-Mensch. “We think the game is a great fit for the Switch, as you can start your run at home on the big screen and just pick up where you left off on the go. Curious Expedition 2 welcomes all types of adventurers and we can’t wait for more players to explore the colorful world we created.”

About Curious Expedition 2

In a reimagined late 19th Century mysterious islands shrouded in purple fog have begun to appear in the oceans, only to vanish soon afterwards. The three great Explorer Clubs of Paris are now funding expeditions to these strange islands in a bid to make bold new discoveries. These new treasures will be exhibited in their stands at the upcoming World’s Fair. Will you seek out the legendary Golden Pyramid, or choose to recover the Rainbow Orchid instead? In Curious Expedition 2, a world of unimaginable wonder and surprise awaits!

Curious Expedition 2 is available now for PC (Steam®), priced at $/€19.99 / £16.99 and Nintendo Switch™ priced at $/€19.99 / £16.99. The game is also launching soon on Xbox and PlayStation® platforms.

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Action Platformer Firegirl Announced for Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – June 14th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing Dejima Games are thrilled to announce that Firegirl, its action rescue platformer with roguelite elements is coming this Fall to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4  and PlayStation 5.

In Firegirl you take on the role of a young fire rescue officer breathing new life into her rundown local fire station. Armed with your trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that doubles as a jetpack, you’ll respond to emergency calls across a procedurally generated city.

When Firegirl arrives on the scene, she has 3 minutes to save all civilians caught in the blaze! Feats of bravery and other gameplay features can be leveraged to extend your rescue time, ensuring you complete your mission. Uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city, in a mystery that goes all the way to the top!

Douse roaring flames, chop through obstacles, extinguish dastardly pyro-monsters, and use your hose to boost your jumps and reach high places to find all sorts of extra goodies. Hang out at the Firehouse between missions to upgrade your equipment, hire new staff, pay any bills you’ve accrued, and hear from your ever-growing fanbase after your heroic exploits. Working at a top fire rescue station isn’t a cake walk, and you’ll need all the help you can get to prepare for the next fires about to break out!

Firegirl fuses retro and modern sensibilities, mixing pixel art with 3D visuals and next-gen rendering techniques like dynamic lighting to create a wholly unique look and feel.

“Firefighting is such a thrilling setup to create our vision of an action rescue platformer,” said Dejima founder Julien Ribassin. “We wanted to capture the sense of imminent danger that comes facing this natural disaster and translate it into a whimsical arcade adventure. Although the players will come face to face roaring blazes and fire-monsters, the goal is rescuing and helping survivors. Firegirl was designed with both newcomers and veterans to the genre of action platformers in mind, and we can’t wait for people to try it out for themselves when it launches this Fall.”

“We’re always on the lookout for new, exciting games at Thunderful and Firegirl is right up our alley,” said Thunderful’s Head of Publishing, Dieter Schoeller. “It takes the seemingly simple concept of fighting fires and makes it utterly captivating. It’s the perfect pick up and play title, offering a zippy arcade twist on rescuing people from an environmental disaster.”

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The New Volcanic Mountain Eldfjall Has Arrived To Lonely Mountains: Downhill As DLC!

Gothenburg, Sweden – October 22, 2020 – In celebration of Lonely Mountains: Downhill’s first anniversary and reaching over one million players, Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are thrilled to present the volcanic island of Eldfjall. The new mountain is available as downloadable content starting today, October 22nd, and players can explore the exciting new terrain on Steam, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for $5.99/€5.99. The PlayStation 4 version is coming soon.

The DLC: Eldfjall Island comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories, all while racing down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new special effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!

“We are excited to share our biggest and most versatile mountain so far!” says Jan Bubenik, developer at Megagon Industries.

Features

  • Four new trails with new challenges and resting spots
  • New special effects: Ride through a Thunderstorm and navigate alongside an erupting volcano
  • Satisfy your inner Viking and unlock unique outfits, helmets, and paint jobs
  • Upgrade your existing outfits with the new pro helmet
  • Complete your fashion style with new unlockable backpacks
  • Make your name famous on the leaderboards!

One year – One Million Players

Lonely Mountains: Downhill was initially released on October 23rd in 2019. During its first year, the game has had great success amongst players and the critiques; this has resulted in more than one million players (1,2 million as of September 2020) and winning awards like “Best Indie Game” at the German Developer Awards and “Best International Indie Game” at Poznan Game Arena.

“The way the game has been received during this past year has touched us more deeply than we anticipated. Not only was the number of positive reviews and loving feedback from the community overwhelming, but we know that for some riders, the Lonely Mountains were more than a just game”, says Daniel Helbig and Jan Bubenik, developers at Megagon Industries. “We’ve had players saying that the game brought them a place to retreat to during these challenging times the world has faced lately. It’s beautiful to see that our game has found its place in the heart of so many players.”

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – May 7, 2020 – Thunderful Publishing and Megagon Industries are happy to announce today’s launch of the award-winning Lonely Mountains: Downhill on Nintendo Switch. The game is available digitally and can be downloaded from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99. Lonely Mountains: Downhill was featured by press in multiple “Best Games of 2019” lists, winner of the ‘Innovation & Technology Award’ at the German Video Game Awards and was nominated for ‘Excellence in Design’ at the 2020 IGF Awards.

Ride any way you like – reckless and fast or careful and slow – and feel the thrill while progressing downhill. Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a mountain biking game where it’s just you and your bike with the objective of successfully getting downhill. There are challenges to complete which unlock new trails, mountains and customization options, and leaderboards for those who want to master the mountainous terrain and reach the base with the fastest time possible. Players can also take their time and explore the mountains to find hidden rest areas.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill features sixteen trails to master located across four different mountains. There are five additional bikes available which can be fully customized to fit the player’s personality. Train your skills day and night, improve your place on the leaderboards and ultimately compete with the best riders in the world in the risky Free Ride mode. Get ready for the most relaxing or intense ride of your life – the mountain is yours to conquer.

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill Arriving May 7th on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 23, 2020 – Thunderful Publishing and Megagon Industries are thrilled to bring the award-winning Lonely Mountains: Downhill to the Nintendo Switch console next month on May 7th. Players will be able to download it from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99. Lonely Mountains: Downhill was featured by press in multiple “Best Games of 2019” lists, winner of ‘Best Indie Game’ at the German Developer Awards, and was nominated for ‘Excellence in Design’ at the 2020 IGF Awards.

Ride any way you like – reckless and fast or careful and slow – and feel the thrill while progressing downhill. Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a mountain biking game where it’s just you and your bike with the objective of successfully getting downhill. There are challenges to complete which unlock new trails and mountains, and leaderboards for those who want to master the mountainous terrain and reach the base with the fastest time possible. Players can also take their time and explore the mountains to find hidden rest areas.

“Since we announced the game for the first time people have asked us for a Nintendo Switch version. So, we’re really happy that together with Thunderful and Retroid Interactive we can finally give them the opportunity to ride the Lonely Mountains on the go”.
– Jan & Daniel from Megagon Industries

Lonely Mountains: Downhill features sixteen trails to master located across four different mountains. There are five additional bikes available which can be fully customized to fit the player’s personality. Train your skills day and night, improve your place on the leaderboards and ultimately compete with the best riders in the world in the risky Free Ride mode. Get ready for the most relaxing or intense ride of your life – the mountain is yours to conquer.

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Curious Expedition Sails to Nintendo Switch in April!

Gothenburg, Sweden – March 17, 2020 – Thunderful Publishing and Maschinen-Mensch are excited to share that the popular PC roguelike expedition simulation game, Curious Expedition, is releasing on consoles for the first time at the end of the month. Console players will get to explore the unknown world in search of great fame when Curious Expedition releases March 31st on PlayStation 4, April 2nd on Nintendo Switch, and April 3rd on Xbox One for $14.99 / €14.99.

“We’re thrilled to bring Curious Expedition to a brand new audience. Console players will get to experience the “ultimate edition” of the game, which has been improved through more than 50 updates on PC over the course of the past 5 years.” said Riad Djemili, CEO of Maschinen-Mensch.

“We believe the game is a perfect fit for consoles, as it’s structured around short paced sessions, but also provides plenty of depth and replayability, with lots of content to discover and unlock.”

About Curious Expedition

Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century. Together with famous personalities players will venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never before explored in search of fame, science and treasures in a procedurally generated world full of wonder and mystery.

  • Experience your very own adventure through a procedural story which makes every game unique
  • Explore procedurally generated worlds, each with its own distinctive set of challenges for the ambitious explorer
  • Plan and equip your trek, as a good explorer is always prepared for any eventuality

Adventure awaits!

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill Coming to Nintendo Switch!

September 25  Gothenburg  Thunderful Publishing and Megagon Industries are happy to share that Lonely Mountains: Downhill will join the Xbox Game Pass lineup. The game will be available on Microsoft’s subscription service later this fall.

In Lonely Mountains: Downhill it’s just you and your bike – and the challenging mountain trails between you and the finish line. Enjoy responsive and fun controls, the open level design and an untouched nature without audiences or barrier tapes. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash – all the way from the peak to the valley!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is coming to Xbox, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac this October – with a Nintendo Switch version to follow later on.

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