Independent developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) and rogue game publisher Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3: BFE, Hotline Miami, LUFTRAUSERS) are thrilled to announce their collaboration on Shadow Warrior, a complete reimagining of the 1997 3D Realms cult classic. Shadow Warrior is a bold new vision of the 1997 cult classic, reimagined with a blend of modern design, inventive combat mechanics, and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang’s comical rise to legend.
“The team here at Flying Wild Hog are longtime fans of the original Shadow Warrior with its unique combat innovations and distinct setting not seen in shooters at that time,” said Michal Szustak, Studio Head at Flying Wild Hog. “The classic arcade-style shooter is a genre we genuinely love, so redesigning the world of Shadow Warrior and the character of Lo Wang has been a fantastic project for the team.”
Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the Nobitsura Kage. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.
“If you read this far you should know that you tangle with twin female assassins and slice off demon heads to use as weapons,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “It’s super fucking rad.”
Shadow Warrior is set to launch on PC via Steam and other digital download service this fall with next-gen console release in 2014. For updated information on development, follow @_ShadowWarrior on Twitter or visit www.shadowwarrior.com.
Kyoto, Japan – Independent video game label Devolver Digital and global conglomerate Zilla Enterprises have announced a strategic partnership to bring sword collection software Blade Analyzer Pro to a worldwide audience via the Steam digital distribution service.
Originally developed for private use by Zilla Enterprises founder and renown sword collector Orochi Zilla, Blade Analyzer Pro uses your PC’s camera to scan any sword or knife in your collection and cross-reference it with a robust database of blades to analyze and identify any item in your collection. Users can then organize their collection by sword type, period of use, price, and rarity to create a customized online catalog to share with other sword collectors around the world.
“The curators of my private collection have used a form of this software for several years in an effort to help me throuroughly catalog and complete my collection,” said Orochi Zilla, founder and chairman of Zilla Enterprises. “It’s my personal hope that the widespread use this more consumer-friendly version of the software will help me find and acquire some of the more rare blades that have eluded me over the years.”
The first private beta of Blade Analyzer Pro is currently underway with some of the world’s top private sword collectors and historiacal musuems. The final release version of Blade Analyzer Pro is set to launch Fall 2013 on PC and is currently up on Steam Greenlight for review and discussion.
After seeing all the amazing fan art and videos created by the Hotline Miami community, Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital want to put together a launch trailer for Hotline Miami on PlayStation with the help of the fans!
So here’s how you can help: setup a camera at the end of a long, moody hallway (see below) and find your self an animal mask and your melee weapon of choice - like a bat, crowbar, etc. Then film yourself walking down the hallway menacingly and as you get to the camera take a swing similar to the example below but please, please, please don’t hit your camera and break it. The closer you can keep it composed and framed like the example below, the easier it will be on our super handsome editors! The clip only needs to be 5 to 10 seconds or so as we are going to just use a little bit of it to put together with clips from other folks.
We’ve even put together an example shot below so everyone can better light, frame, and compose the scenes to match and our editors can make something the flows together nicely.
Once you are done email a download link to email@example.com, tweet it to @DevolverDigital or post it to YouTube and send us a link to it so we can rip it ourselves. We’re taking entires through May 15th so hop on it!
That’s it. Let’s make something awesome.
This week we starting sending discount coupons to the Steam inventories of our fans to thank them for their support and help cross promote with both our games and other indie games.
The first is a historical milestone in “digital cross-promotional discount technology” as anyone that purchased Serious Sam 3: BFE through Steam will receive a discount code for Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition and vice versa. We thought that people that love old-school badasses might also like other old-school badasses.
For the second coupon we partnered with Eighty Eight games to offer a coupon for their awesome game 10000000 for anyone that bought our beloved Dungeon Hearts through Steam and in turn anyone that owns 10000000 received a coupon for Dungeon Hearts! Unique RPGs ahoy!
If this works well (and so far it’s been outstanding) we plan on doing this periodically to help spread the word and share the wealth! Thanks again for all your support and we can’t wait to share what’s next from Devolver Digital!
*Updated to note that coupons are awarded to those who purchased the games through Steam.
The following is an actual email sent to Devolver Digital. Needless to say a Hotline Miami download key was awarded within mere seconds.
I come from a small village under the sea. I come to you today for two raisons, but I will only tell you one. I hope you can live with that.
I wanted to make a trade with you. Currently I have a virtual dog named Jack Seen here :
He’s the one in the front. The one photobombing him is named Eric, and he’s a piece of shit kid, though he can’t be blamed because his parents got divorced (Always stay together for the kids).
Jack is the head of his class, and I believe he is the GOAT (Greatest of all time). He should be certainly worthy of a trade.
I am willing to trade you this virtual pet, wich I have linked. In exchange I would like a Steam Key for Hotline Miami. Eric being a piece of shit ate my credit card.
In any event, if you would like to accept the trade for this virtual dog please send me a Steam key for the game. If not, please return my virtual dog by repling with it.
Thanks for you time.
Update: Dennis Wedin from Dennaton Games made some virtual dog food for the dogs. :P
Cube Roots and Devolver Digital have thrown down the gauntlet for puzzle game fans around the world and unleashed the spectacularly vibrant Dungeon Hearts on PC, Mac, and iPad. Devolver Digital’s newest indie release blends the strategic battle mechanics of a traditional JPRG with the frantic pace of a match-three puzzle game to create an imaginative and challenging experience unlike anything else. Combine dozens of different runes along the relentlessly flowing Fatestream and unleash powerful attacks and devastating combos on a colorful cast of foes. Strategy and speed are essential in conquering the Dark One as you build up your heroic team’s abilities and unlock special attacks and magical spells in this truly unique adventure.
“The term ‘unique’ is probably the most overused word in marketing copy for games, so Dungeon Hearts was a challenge to myself to create something that actually lived up to the word,” said Cube Roots founder Chris Pavia.
Originally pitched to Devolver Digital during GDC 2012 and signed the same day, Dungeon Hearts has come full circle by launching during GDC 2013. Developer Cube Roots has worked over the past year to expand and refine Dungeon Hearts to create a truly extraordinary experience that will challenge even the most savvy puzzle fan.
“If there’s one thing I like more than getting drunk and signing a game at GDC it’s getting drunk and signing a super awesome game at GDC,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker when reached for comment.
Dungeon Hearts is available now for PC and Mac via Steam and other digital services as well as iPad 2+ on the Apple App Store for $2.99.
Dutch indie powerhouse Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Super Crate Box) and the devilishly handsome gentlemen of Devolver Digital (Hotline Miami, Serious Sam 3) announced today that the fast-paced and exceptionally stylish Luftrausers has been cleared for takeoff on the PlayStation®3 system and PlayStation®Vita this spring.
Luftrausers is a massive evolution of Vlambeer’s 2011 browser game, Luftrauser, in which you control the most incredibly agile aircraft ever piloted in insane dogfights over the open sea. Luftrausers features 125 different combinations of plane guns, bodies, and engines for gamers to control in over 100 frantic missions set against a stylish crimson and cream sky teeming with enemy aircraft.
“The PlayStation team is full of Vlambeer fans so we’re absolutely delighted to see Luftrausers launch on PlayStation platforms,” said Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). “Vlambeer’s unmistakable style and wonderful attention to detail will most certainly shine on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.”
Developed by Vlambeer, creators of the critical darling Ridiculous Fishing, co-founder Rami Ismail had this to say, “We’ve had a great time working with Sony on previous projects and we’re glad to finally announce that we’re working with them again. It was kind of a no-brainer that Luftrausers would be a perfect fit for the systems and we’re delighted to say that our screenshake translates really well to both a TV and the Vita.”
Luftrausers will also be available this spring on the PlayStation®Network as well as PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and other digital download services for $9.99.
Find Luftrausers at PAX East in booth 882 and at GDC in the Sony booth, #1202. For insightful gameplay tips and relentless superlatives, follow @BestRauser on Twitter.
The warlocks of Devolver Digital have partnered with legendary studio 3D Realms and Singapore-based indie developer General Arcade to launch Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition on Steam. The explosive collection includes the seminal first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D and three wildly themed expansion packs – Duke Caribbean: Life’s a Beach, Duke: Nuclear Winter, and Duke It Out in D.C. – each with polished OpenGL visuals, SteamPlay support for PC and Mac, Steam achievements, and Steam Cloud support.
Duke Nukem 3D originally splashed onto the scene in 1996 with groundbreaking gameplay that blended fast-paced action, unparalleled interactivity, and some of the most memorable quips in gaming history. Duke is a one-man wrecking crew wielding everything from shrink rays to pipe bombs as he brings down an alien invasion from the streets of Los Angeles to a lunar space station.
“There is a whole generation of fans that may have heard of Duke Nukem 3D but never actually played it so it’s exciting to add a bit of polish to the game and the expansions for the first release on Steam,” said Scott Miller, founding partner at 3D Realms. “General Arcade has worked close with our team and hardcore fans across the world to make sure the Megaton Edition lives up to the Duke Nukem legacy.”
Developer General Arcade and publisher Devolver Digital will continue to update Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition with new features including Steamworks-enabled online multiplayer, Linux support, and additional expansion packs in the future.
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is available now on PC and Mac via Steam for $9.99/€9.99/£6.99.
Independent developer Cube Roots and the devastatingly handsome gents of Devolver Digital have announced the match-three puzzler Dungeon Hearts will launch for $2.99 on PC and Mac via Steam and other digital PC services as well as iPad via the Apple App Store. Dungeon Hearts, the debut outing by Cube Roots, challenges players to combine dozens of different runes along the relentlessly flowing Fatestream and unleash powerful attacks and devastating combos on a colorful cast of foes. Strategy and speed are essential in conquering the Dark One as you build up your heroic team’s abilities and unlock special attacks and magical spells.
“Working on Dungeon Hearts over the last year has been an amazing journey, and I’m thankful to have had opportunities most indies don’t get on their first project. As the artist, designer, and programmer on the game I couldn’t have found a better publisher than Devolver Digital, who have allowed me to pursue my creative vision,” said Cube Roots founder Chris Pavia. “Also, their skill at making shady backroom deals and leveraging sexual favors to get Dungeon Hearts on Steam has proven to be an invaluable learning experience.”
Signed by Devolver Digital during GDC 2012’s “Pitch Fork Parker” initiative, Dungeon Hearts has since evolved and grown as Chris Pavia and his team designed, tested, and implemented new mechanics and features with a steady eye on the overall balance of the game. Through collaboration with Devolver Digital and a supportive circle of indie developers and gamers, the Cube Roots team has fine tuned Dungeon Hearts to deliver a truly unique experience for puzzle gamers of all types.
“Let me be clear, there were no shady backroom deals or sexual favors exchanged despite what the developer might claim,” said Fork Parker, CFO of Devolver Digital, “All shady deals where out in the open and all sex acts were paid for in full.”
Visit cube-roots.com and facebook.com/DungeonHearts for Dungeon Hearts development news and follow designer Chris Pavia on Twitter via @Teknobabel.
Follow the ridiculousness of Devolver Digital on Twitter via @DevolverDigital and @ForkParker.
Independent developer Mommy’s Best Games and co-publishers Devolver Digital and Mastertronic have unleashed the earth-shaking action of Serious Sam Double D XXL exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade! Completely overhauled with couch co-op and stuffed with all-new missions, weapons and enemies, Serious Sam Double D XXL is a tour de force of heavy weaponry and loud-mouthed shenanigans.
“The team is super excited to see what sort of crazy combinations of weapons Serious Sam fans put together with the Gunstacker,” said Mommy’s Best Games founder Nathan Fouts, “We’ve put a ton of work into new content and have really cranked up the insanity in Serious Sam Double D XXL.”
Originally launched as a part of the Serious Sam Indie Series, Serious Sam Double D XXL is a 2D run-and-gun take on the iconic Serious Sam franchise centered around the revolutionary Gunstacker – an item that allows gamers to collect, stack, and fire dozens of different gun combinations all at once. The addition of couch co-op, new levels, new weapons, and a bizarre selection of new enemies have all been added to reach an absolutely explosive level of fun on XBLA.
Serious Sam Double D XXL is available now on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 MS Points.
“I have no idea why we aren’t focusing our marketing on the topless female enemies holding bombs over their exposed breasts,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “If I’ve learned anything from years selling video games, it’s that nudity and violence move product.”
Follow Serious Sam on Twitter via @SeriousSamIAm and become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/SeriousSamFan for more information and wheels off fun. For more news on Devolver Digital hotness, follow them on @DevolverDigital and facebook.com/DevolverDigitalGames.