Posts Tagged ‘Thunderful’

Lonely Mountains: Downhill Demo Out Now on Nintendo Switch!

Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are happy to reveal that a new demo is available today on Nintendo Switch™ for their indie hit Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Nintendo fans that have been wanting to give Megagon Industries’ critically acclaimed and fan-favourite arcade mountain biking game a try, can do so now for free. To celebrate the release of the demo, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and the Eldfjall Island DLC are available with limited time discounts on the Nintendo eShop.

This demo offers an impression of the full Lonely Mountains: Downhill experience, opening up the first trail of the Sierra Rivera mountain. Armed with the all-rounder Grasshopper bike, learn the mountain trail in the explorer mode and then have a go at two challenges that will test your skills. Once you think you’ve mastered this treacherous trail, compete for the best times around the globe with the integrated online leaderboards. With tons of daring shortcuts and opportunities for frenzied sprints, perfecting your run will give you hours of discovery and fun. Lonely Mountains: Downhill is also on a limited time discount for Nintendo Switch™, with a 33% price reduction on the main game and 10% off the Eldfjall Island DLC too, so there’s never been a better time to grab your low poly bike and careen down a majestic mountain trail!

“We want as many people as possible to give Lonely Mountains: Downhill a chance, so we decided to completely lower the barrier of entry and create a demo,” said Tyrone Walcott, Product Manager at Thunderful Publishing. “The game offers players an immersive low-poly impression of the great outdoors, at a time when many do not have the opportunity to experience it. We hope all Nintendo Switch™ owners yearning to feel at one with nature give the demo a try.”

For any players wanting even more (virtual) outdoor biking action, the Eldfjall Island DLC comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories. You can either take your time enjoying the scenery or race down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new weather and environmental effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!

For the ultimate in high score chasing action, Lonely Mountains: Downhill has Daily Rides, a free seasonal update that offers fresh gear to unlock. Daily Rides Season 5 is running right now, with a dapper Vintage Vibes theme. Players wanting to wear something fancy while riding on precarious mountain trails will be pleased to see all the elegant outfits and accessories that they can unlock by completing Season 5’s trials:

  • Show off your confidence with a bow-tie. 
  • Channel your inner masterchef with an apron. 
  • Put on a pair of suspenders if you’re feeling eccentric. 
  • Choose a classy look by wearing a tailored vintage suit. 
  • To complete each look unlock the Vintage paint job which is available for all six bikes.

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Award winning fantasy RPG Decay of Logos Begins This Month on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – August 6th, 2019 – Rising Star Games and the Thunderful family are excited to reveal the digital release date for Decay of Logos on all major consoles starting with the PlayStation 4 on August 27th, then followed by the Nintendo Switch arriving on August 29th, Xbox One and PC (Steam and Utomik) version on August 30th.

Decay of Logos is a story-driven, third-person action/adventure RPG with an emphasis on player exploration with minimal hand-holding and challenging combat. Immerse yourselves in the high-fantasy world of Decay of Logos through the eyes of a young adventurer named Ada, accompanied by a mystical Elk.

Both are fatefully brought together the day her village is burned down by Crimson Knights bearing the Royal Crest. Motivated by revenge, she sets out on a journey to unveil the truth behind the attack.

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SteamWorld Quest Embarks on a Grand Adventure April 25th on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden. March 26 – Thunderful Publishing is proud to announce that the latest game from Image & Form, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, comes first to Nintendo Switch on April 25th. The game is available exclusively on Nintendo eShop for the foreseeable future and goes for $24.99 / €24.99 / £22.49. Once again the Gothenburg-based studio take the SteamWorld franchise in a bold new direction; SteamWorld Quest is their first RPG and Image & Form is switching things up with card-based battles where you build, craft and upgrade your heroes’ decks.

“The SteamWorld community has asked us to make an RPG for a long time, so I’m really happy and satisfied that we’re delivering such a polished title way sooner than anyone expected. Since we announced in January we’ve watched the growing excitement among gamers, press and content creators. I’m confident that fans of RPGs and previous SteamWorld games will adore SteamWorld Quest because it’s an absolute gem. We will keep the momentum going via our website and social media channels until the release and beyond,” says Brjánn Sigurgeirsson, CEO at Image & Form.

In SteamWorld Quest, you lead a party of aspiring heroes who take on whatever threat comes their way by crafting your own deck of cards – choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards! What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based combat and all the usuals that RPG fans love! The mix of traditional fantasy and bantering steam-driven robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs.

In one sentence: SteamWorld Quest hits Nintendo Switch digitally on April 25th for $24.99 or your region’s equivalent.

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Thunderful to Bring Curious Expedition to Consoles in 2019!

Gothenburg, Sweden – March 1st, 2019 – Thunderful is excited to announce that it’s bringing the incredible voyage of Curious Expedition to consoles later this year. Fans of the adventure/exploration genre will be able to start a new journey on consoles for the first time and experience the roguelike expedition sim that is set during the late 19th century. Explore the most mysterious, unexplored corners of the earth and discover hidden treasures that can lead to achieving great fame and becoming the most recognized explorer of the time!

“People have been asking for a console release of Curious Expedition for a long time now. We’re extremely happy to partner with Thunderful to make this happen, so that we can bring the game to a new audience while also giving the opportunity to existing fans to experience the game on new platforms”, say Riad Djemili and Johannes Kristmann, founders of Maschinen-Mensch.

Curious Expedition Features

  • Experience your very own adventure through a procedural story which makes every game you play unique.

  • Explore procedurally generated worlds, each with its own distinctive set of challenges for the ambitious explorer.

  • Plan and equip your trek! A good explorer is prepared for any eventuality.

  • Take it easy or play on the hardest difficulty while seeking an exorbitant amount of treasure and fame!

Thunderful is also excited to announce that Maschinen-Mensch, developer of Curious Expedition, is hard at work on Curious Expedition 2. It will be the follow-up to the award-winning expedition simulation and is scheduled to arrive on Steam Early Access later in 2019. Curious Expedition 2 will set sail with a brand-new art style and enhanced gameplay, along with vastly expanded content over its predecessor. Prepare yourself to join the legendary Explorer Clubs and venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions that have never been explored. It’s time to collect more fame, science and treasure than ever before!

Curious Expedition 2 Features

  • Experience a new HD graphic novel art style and behold the most detailed and colorful look into a curious world of wonders.

  • Join the legendary Explorer Clubs in their worldwide struggle for fame and glory. Increase your rank and uncover the secret benefits of these powerful societies.

  • Enjoy deeper travel and combat mechanics that offer opportunities to express your personal play style.

  • Witness the next era of procedural generation that will provide you with unique endless stories and characters, coming alive through their diverse personalities and relationship features.

  • For the first time, compete against your friends and the rest of the world with the new multiplayer features.

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Thunderful Bringing Lonely Mountains: Downhill to Nintendo Switch!

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Just you and your bike – take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. 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 a Downhill Mountain Biking Game focusing on responsive and fun controls,an open level design and an untouched nature in a beautiful low poly style.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is coming to PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

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HELLFRONT: HONEYMOON Unleashes On Nintendo Switch in Early 2019!

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Thunderful is happy to reveal that HELLFRONT: HONEYMOON will launch on November 30 on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One for $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.49. The Nintendo Switch version is slated for an early 2019 release. 

HELLFRONT: HONEYMOON by SkyGoblin is Thunderful’s first published game and brings a thrilling mix of twin-stick action and fast-as-hell strategy to the table. One screen, one winner-

It’s a game preferably enjoyed with friends on a couch over snacks and drinks. All levels are playable by 1-4 people (local co-op/death match). Flying solo? Rest assured there’s tons of missions to complete, a clever AI to beat, and online leaderboards to show the world what you’re made of!

With its flashy, 80s retro vibe and intense soundtrack, HELLFRONT is hard to miss. Those who’ve played it at PAX West and EGX are loving it to hell and back. There’s still about a month until we unleash HELLFRONT, so save the date!

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Thunderful Acquires Rising Star Games!

The Thunderful Group, which encompasses development studios Image & Form and Zoink Games as well as Thunderful Publishing, is pleased to announce that it has acquired publisher Rising Star Games with offices in the UK and US. The new managing director for Rising Star Games will be Ed Valiente, who is also the managing director of Thunderful Publishing.

Sweden-based Thunderful was established in December 2017 by Bergsala Holding (50%), Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson (25%) and Zoink Games CEO Klaus Lyngeled (25%).

There are two main strategies behind Thunderful: one is to achieve close and effective collaboration between Image & Form and Zoink Games on PR, marketing and publishing of internal titles. The second is to set up a publishing powerhouse – Thunderful Publishing – where the proven self-publishing capabilities of the studios are reinforced through recruitment and acquisition to be able to also take on external titles that can match those of Image & Form and Zoink in quality.

Well, Thunderful is starting to deliver on its strategies. This spring, Thunderful appointed Ed Valiente as the managing director of Thunderful Publishing. Ed Valiente is a gaming industry fixture with stints at Sony, Square, Microsoft, Bandai Namco and most recently eight years at Nintendo of Europe. A dream signing.

“Once he knew what we were planning, getting Ed hooked on the idea was easy,” says Thunderful CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “It’s the first time we recruit from outside Sweden, so it’s been a good exercise in dealing with Swedish red tape, housing and what have you. Having him on board is absolutely delightful.”

Interest from developers in teaming up with Thunderful Publishing has been… substantial, to say the least. Therefore, Thunderful has acquired 100% of the shares in Rising Star Games from Bergsala Holding to cope with the new workload, and to benefit from many years of expertise. Ed Valiente will be the new managing director at Rising Star Games, in addition to being the managing director of Thunderful Publishing.

“The team at RSG is very competent,” says Ed Valiente. “We look forward to bringing in quality titles for us all to work with.”

Rising Star Games have offices in the UK and the US, and have titles in the works that will be released under the current label. RSG’s tagline is “the home of Japanese games”, and Thunderful Publishing will use the Rising Star Games brand when bringing strong titles from Japan to the west. Future western titles will be published by Thunderful Publishing.

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