Sep 04

Super Game Jam: Episode 4 Now Available on Steam

Filmmakers Bram Ruiter and Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and independent game label Devolver Digital announced today that the fourth episode of game development documentary series Super Game Jam are now available on Steam. Episode 4 follows Hotline Miami developer Jonatan Söderstrom and Rymdkapsel creator Martin Jonasson in the woods of Sweden as they design the local multiplayer game Torr based on the theme “underwater.” The series is also discounted with 25% off through the weekend to celebrate the launch of this next episode.

Filmed in five cities over six months, Super Game Jam pairs two indie developers together for 48 hours and challenges them to create a game based on a theme suggested by their peers. The games will come bundled as playable prototype downloads with the purchase of the series ($19.99 for all five episodes and games.

More information on Super Game Jam can be found at the aptly named supergamejam.com and by following @SuperGameJam and @DevolverDigital on the Twitter.

Episode 1 | Utrecht, Netherlands

Jan Willem Nijman (Ridiculous Fishing, LUFTRAUSERS) + Richard Boeser (Ibb and Obb)

Episode 2 | Berlin, Germany

Dominik Johann (Impetus, LAZA KNITEZ!!) + Christoffer Hedborg (Shelter, Pid)

Episode 3 | Oakland, USA

Adam Drucker (doseone, Samurai Gunn) + Sos Sosowski (McPixel)

Episode 4 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Jonatan Söderström (Hotline Miami) + Martin Jonasson (Rymdkapsel)

Episode 5 | London, England

Tom Francis (Gunpoint) + Liselore Goedhart (Remembering, Nott Won’t Sleep)

Remastered Hatoful Boyfriend Launches on PC, Mac, and Linux

Birds lovers everywhere are aflutter as developer Mediatonic (Amateur Surgeon, Foul Play) and avian-friendly publisher Devolver Digital have released Hatoful Boyfriend for PC, Mac, and Linux. This updated version of Hato Moa’s seminal visual novel about the only human student’s search for love at a prestigious school for birds flies into the hearts of gamers worldwide with beautifully updated visuals, an all-new scenario, and additional ending for both longtime fans and newcomers to the series.

“The team at Mediatonic pitched Hatoful Boyfriend as the next evolution of the MOBA which was unfortunately later explained as a Multicolored Offline Bird Academia,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker.

As the only human at St. PigeoNation you’ll encounter a feathered cast of characters and choose a suitable love interest all while managing elective school classes. Follow your heart as you choose your path and go on romantic dates but be wary of fowl twists and turns along the way that could turn your love life upside down.

Hatoful Boyfriend is available in a standard edition and the “Summer of Dove Collector’s Edition” that includes the official digital soundtrack, an exclusive digital comic from series creator Hato Moa, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san, and a digital St. Pigeonations 2014 Yearbook.

For more information about the leading romantic bird simulator Hatoful Boyfriend, Mediatonic or malevolent publisher Devolver Digital, please visit www.devolverdigital.com or start chatting up some local birds just to see what’s up.

Aug 21

A FISTFUL OF GUN, RIGHT IN YOUR FACE

Outlaws everywhere are firing their guns into the air as developer FarmerGnome and misfit publisher Devolver Digital have announced the colorful western top-down shooter A Fistful of Gun, set to unload both barrels on PC in the spring of 2015.

Originally roaming the open range of the internet as a freeware project, A Fistful of Gun has sauntered back into town as an epic tale of vengeance set against a brilliantly colorful American frontier full of dangerous cutthroats. Select one of 11 unique playable gunslingers and seek revenge as a lone wolf or with up to eight other bandits in local and online co-op. Master the specialized controls of each character, collect gold from fallen foes to purchase upgrades, and imbibe a bit of liquid courage and unleash a tornado of lead across the dusty plains.

“A Fistful of Gun is awesome and easily the second best western game ever made,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “Red Dead Redemption is still the best though. That game was incredible.”

A Fistful of Gun will be playable at PAX Prime 2014 in the Indie Megabooth’s Minibooth and will release for PC on Steam, GOG, and Humble mid next year. For more information about A Fistful of Gun and developer FarmerGnome please visit farmergnome.com and follow @FarmerGnome on Twitter.

Or ask around the saloon, they’re bound to know something.

Aug 10

Jean Claude Van Jam Headed to Gamescom

Where do we even start? Well once the Devolver Digital team started planning for Gamescom it became apparent it would be way more fun for our team and developers to just meet in London and drive together in a caravan of courage to Köln, Germany to attend the show.

As you read this, members of Devolver Digital, Free Lives, Roll7, Mediatonic, Deconstructeam, and Acidnerve are making their way across western Europe in three vans full of snacks, technology and questionable smells on their way to Gamescom. And when they get there they’ll be unleashing incredible games like Titan Souls, Hatoful Boyfriend, Not A Hero, Gods Will Be Watching, and Broforce on the masses in the business area. 

Follow us on Twitter @DevolverDigital for more updates on our brave adventurers!

Aug 08

Gods Will Be Watching ‘Mercy Update’ Now Available

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Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital have released the “Mercy Update” for the indie thriller Gods Will Be Watching on Steam, Humble and GOG, bringing sweet relief to those gamers that found the harder paths through the game a bit too hard. The update to the critically lauded title brings new challenge settings that adjust the game’s overall difficulty and a new option to remove the element of chance from decisions made throughout the game. It’s still no cakewalk though, chumps.

"The team is very happy with the release of Gods Will Be Watching and the reception of the intense challenge we set out to deliver, but we’ve also been listening carefully to all the feedback, and we want to make the game as accessible as possible to every kind of player”, said Deconstructeam designer Jordi de Paco. “The Mercy Update is the result of our team’s discussions with both fans and critics, refining the game and creating new settings that allow more gamers to experience Gods Will Be Watching at a comfortable challenge level."

New challenge settings range from Original Mode, which keeps the game’s full difficulty intact, to a new Puzzle Mode that removes all elements of chance and Narrative Mode for gamers looking to just experience the story with minimal obstacles to success.

Puzzle Mode 
All the challenge of Original Mode, but without random factors in play. If you want to remove the element of chance from the game, this is the mode for you.

Puzzle Mode Light 
The easier version of the game that also removes random factors and chance. If you want to remove the element of chance and face easier puzzles, this is the mode for you.

Narrative Mode 
The easiest mode and a way to enjoy the game as a narrative experience, without a heavy challenge.

Gods Will Be Watching is available now for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, GOG, and Humble. For more information on Gods Will Be Watching or to try the original prototype, visit godswillbewatching.com

Aug 05

BROFORCE AND THE EXPENDABLES 3 JOIN FORCES IN THE EXPENDABROS

Independent developer Free Lives and rogue publisher Devolver Digital released today The Expendabros, an official weapons-grade Broforce / The Expendables 3 crossover, which is available now as a free download on PC via Steam (http://www.expendabros.com). In an unprecedented show of shirtless muscle flexing and cross-promotional force, The Expendabros combines the shock of Broforce with the awe of The Expendables 3 into an all-new ten-mission tour-de-force that might literally be the best thing ever made.

Everyone just take a deep breath, this is really happening.

The Expendabros have assembled and set their sights on the forces of ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks in the forests of Eastern Europe. Battle in a flurry of bullets and non-stop action through ten full-throttle missions set amongst the picturesque tree tops and the absurdly dangerous lumber mills teeming with enemy soldiers, excessive artillery, and inconveniently placed circular saws. Rescue your brothers in arms and play as seven different legendary soldiers – each with their own unique weapons and special attacks – with up to four players at once in local multiplayer co-op mode.

The Expendabros is available now through December 31, 2014 as a free download on Steam at expendabros.com. For more information on Broforce please visit broforcegame.com and visit theexpendables3film.com to get hyped for The Expendables 3.

About The Expendables 3

In The Expendables 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

Jul 30

HATOFUL BOYFRIEND SPREADS ITS WINGS OF LOVE AUGUST 21ST

The bird-loving folks of developer Mediatonic (Amateur Surgeon, Foul Play) and avian-friendly publisher Devolver Digital are pleased to announce that the revamped Hatoful Boyfriend will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux on August 21st. Early birds can get 10% off the $9.99 worm by pre-ordering Hatoful Boyfriend before it launches on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/310080).

Ornithological gamers with finer tastes at the top of the pecking order can fly away with the Hatoful Boyfriend “Summer of Dove Collector’s Edition” that includes the official digital soundtrack, an exclusive digital comic from series creator Hato Moa, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san, and a digital St. Pigeonations 2014 Yearbook.

As the only human in St. PigeoNation’s prestigious school for birds you’ll encounter a feathered cast of characters and choose a suitable love interest all while managing elective school classes. Follow your heart as you choose your path and go on romantic dates you but be wary of fowl twists and turns along the way that could turn you love life upside down.

Longtime fans of the series can expect to discover an exclusive all-new scenario and ending designed by series creator Hato Moa.

“You nerds can keep your virtual reality headsets and your haptic feedback,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “Pre-pubescent bird love games are the next big growth category.”

For more information about the leading romantic bird simulator Hatoful Boyfriend, Mediatonic or malevolent publisher Devolver Digital, please visit www.devolverdigital.com or start chatting up some local birds just to see what’s up.

Jul 29

Breach & Clear: DEADline Coming to Steam Early Access This Fall

A deadly new breed of human monster is on the rise in the sprawling metropolis and it’s up to you to stop it before the infection spreads. Mighty Rabbit Studios, Gun Media, and Devolver Digital today announced Breach & Clear: DEADline, the all-new follow up to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2013 tactical action title for iOS, Android and PC, Breach & Clear.

Hitting Steam Early Access for PC, Linux and Mac this fall for $19.99, Breach & Clear: DEADline adds real-time strategy elements to the tactical combat action fans loved from the original, and mixes up a radical array of enemy types to test combat skills to the limit. As the commander of an elite Special Forces squad, players will venture far into the sprawling urban expanse of Harbor City to uncover the source of the infectious parasitic worms turning average citizens into horrifying monsters.

Breach & Clear: DEADline gives players full control over their entire squad, allowing them to issue orders to squadmates via the all-new Command Mode feature, allowing for greater on-the-fly decision making during enemy encounters. A variety of combat scenarios emphasizes the need for different approaches to survive the chaos. Plan and execute detailed strategies in dynamically generated situations to overcome enemies, move through the open world, and get closer to the source of the nefarious worm.

Gain experience, level up the squad’s core and tactical abilities, and take on numerous side quests in order to gain rare ammo, weapons and gear. Get in, clear the area and get closer to solving the mystery of the spreading sickness or die trying. With world-class development teams behind the title, Breach & Clear: DEADline is a do-not-miss title hitting Steam Early Access this fall. Find out more at deadline.breachandclear.com.

Jul 25

Super Game Jam - EP2 and EP3 Now Available

Filmmakers Bram Ruiter and Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and independent game label Devolver Digital announced today that the second and third episode of game development documentary series Super Game Jam are now available on Steam. The series also adds Mac and Linux support and will be 20% off through the weekend to celebrate the launch of the next two episodes.

Episode Two follows Dominik Johann (Impetus, LAZA KNITEZ!!) and Christoffer Hedborg (Shelter, Pid) in Berlin, Germany as they design the colorfully cute game Blossom based on the prompt of “gardening.”

Episode Three follows Sos Sosowski (McPixel, DOOM Piano) and Adam Drucker (doseone, Samurai Gunn) in Oakland, CA while they develop the local multiplayer insanity Catch of Death based on the theme of “family.”

Filmed in five cities over six months, Super Game Jam pairs two indie developers together for 48 hours and challenges them to create a game based on a theme suggested by their peers. The games will come bundled as playable prototype downloads with the purchase of the series ($19.99 for all five episodes and games: http://store.steampowered.com/app/288290

More information on Super Game Jam can be found at the aptly named supergamejam.com and by following @SuperGameJam and @DevolverDigital on the Twitter.

Episode 1 | Utrecht, Netherlands

Jan Willem Nijman (Ridiculous Fishing, LUFTRAUSERS) + Richard Boeser (Ibb and Obb)

Episode 2 | Berlin, Germany

Dominik Johann (Impetus, LAZA KNITEZ!!) + Christoffer Hedborg (Shelter, Pid)

Episode 3 | Oakland, USA

Adam Drucker (doseone, Samurai Gunn) + Sos Sosowski (McPixel)

Episode 4 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Jonatan Söderström (Hotline Miami) + Martin Jonasson (Rymdkapsel)

Episode 5 | London, England

Tom Francis (Gunpoint) + Liselore Goedhart (Remembering, Nott Won’t Sleep)

Jul 22

OlliOllu Out Now for PC, Mac, and Linux

Supreme cool dudes at Devolver Digital and the skate masters at Roll7 announced today that OlliOlli, the critically-acclaimed skateboarding game, is now available for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam, Humble and GOG. Fingerboarders can skate over to Steam right now and grab OlliOlli at 10% off the usual price of $12.99 this week only: http://store.steampowered.com/app/274250.

Devolver Digital and Roll7 also announced the Daily Grind competition for wanna-be pro digital skaters. The Daily Grind is a special mode where each OlliOlli player gets to practice on a new grind course each day before committing to one final run for the leaderboards. From today until July 29, the top score on the global leaderboard each day will be rewarded with a prize pack of free Devolver Digital games on Steam.

OlliOlli first launched on the Sony PlayStation® Vita to stellar reviews for its trance-inducing gameplay. Lovingly handcrafted for PC, the latest version includes all four game modes and supremely precise controls for the ultimate board movement and more.

With more than 120 different tricks and grinds to master and combo in amazing and ridiculous ways, there’s no shortage of combos and flips to try. OlliOlli also includes more than 250 challenges, and a RAD mode that unlocks only after you’ve mastered all other challenges.  

For more information about OlliOlli, visit www.roll7.co.uk.