Read more

New Devespresso and Headup Collaboration: "Vambrace: Cold Soul" Coming Soon to PC & Consoles

Strategic Fantasy Adventure with Roguelike Elements from the Makers of "The Coma: Recut"

19 February 2019 Devespresso and Headup join forces for the release of Devespresso's newest single-player adventure Vambrace: Cold Soul. The roguelike fantasy adventure focusses on rich story telling and deep strategy, and will come to PC and Mac on 25th April, with Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One following in Q3 2019.

Vambrace: Cold Soul follows Devespresso Games' Korean indie horror hit The Coma: Recut. Coma represents a major departure from the survival adventure mechanics of their previous title. For Vambrace, the team instead reveals a gothic fantasy tale from the minds of Minho Kim and T.L. Riven. The game features multi-class party building mechanics, punishing roguelike expeditions, and an immersive narrative with high replayability. Vambrace also boasts Minho's signature hand-illustrated graphics that is sure to please 2D and retro game enthusiasts.

You play as Evelia Lyric, bearer of the Aetherbrace and the only human capable of entering the cursed city of Icenaire. You must choose party members who will lend their unique strengths to your cause. Embark on expeditions and use perceptive allies to avoid traps and strange encounters. Leverage the strengths of fighters and magic wielders to survive deadly combat. Stock well and discover paths that will allow you precious time to recuperate in camps. The surface of Icenaire is cold and unforgiving, so you will need to use every advantage you can muster to survive!

Read more

"Fromto" announced for PC and Nintendo Switch™, coming in Q2 2019

A remarkable hand drawn racing game created by Erik (40), Niki (5) and Joep (2)

18 February 2019 When the producers of Headup saw Dutch Studio Erikson’s Fromto for the first time, one thing was clear: This one is so special it has to be in Headup's future line-up. Fromto, has such a remarkable art style because it was partially drawn by the developer’s children! Also, the gameplay was influenced by the idea how kids play, so racing and jumping your car through ‘impossible’ tracks which must be modified in-game… together. Crazy! When you see Fromto, you will fall in love with it, when you play it you will become addicted...

It all started with a child’s drawing by developer Erikson himself when he was about 10 years old. In the drawing you follow a small doodle race car along an obstacle course so crazy only a child could imagine. And thus, was the idea for Fromto born.

Now, years later, Erikson has worked on Fromto for the past two years. To preserve the essence of the initial idea he invited two very special people to join his project; his own children Niki (5) and Joep (2). Erikson’s ‘clumsy’ drawing style fits in perfectly. The whole game has been drawn by hand multiple times to make it feel alive. According to Erikson, the game in fact became alive: “In Fromto many things happen I didn’t put in there intentionally. Fromto surprises me, every time I play it.”

Fromto is primarily intended as multiplayer - online as well as local. It also features a hotseat mode so you can play with four friends using only one controller. The single player on the other hand is quite a challenge and offers +25 levels to compete with players around the world to set the best time.

Racing in Fromto is turn-based, while in the build round all players are playing together in real time. (Except for hotseat, of course.) During the build rounds you can both add helpful objects as ramps, and also make the track harder for your opponents as the traps you place will be passive when it is your race turn again. This adds a strategic element to the game. Creating a race track together in which everybody wants to win, often results in some hilarious childish chaos!

Read more

The Textorcist out today - make it your special Valentine's Day game!

Plus: Soundtrack by GosT available for purchase as well

14 February 2019 Happy Valentine's Day! Together with a box of chocolates, enjoy our new title The Textorcist today - it will be available on Steam and GOG this afternoon with a 15% release discount for only $12.74 / €12.74 / £10.19. If still not sure, check out the free Steam Demo (also on GOG) first and get exorcised from any doubts!

Although a single player game, in the spirit of Valentine's Day why not grab your significant other and exorcise together? Exorcising demons has never been so romantic and fun - one typing and the other dodging - as nothing screams love like a (still beating) demon heart or triggering autocombustion in mentally healthy villains by over-using exorcism spells on them.

In The Textorcist, you play as Ray Bibbia and learn how brutal life can be as a private exorcist, even if you're a badass. So far, influencers and journalists have greatly enjoyed this fresh mix of bullet hell and typing game - imagine Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and Enter the Gungeon had a dark, loud child together!

In addition to the game, feel free to check out the electrifying soundtrack composed by GosT right here, for only 5 bucks (or 4.99 € / £3.99).

Read more

Presenting: "Colt Canyon" Conquer the West Roguelike Style

Loot. Shoot. Dodge. Reload.

13 February 2019 Strap on your revolver and keep the hammer cocked, Hoss - welcome to the West! Headup announces Colt Canyon, developed by Retrific Game Studio, to be released in Q3 2019 for PC, Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Colt Canyon is a stylish 2D pixel art twin-stick shooter with roguelike elements in which you control a cowboy (or a cowgirl!), whose mission it is to save his kidnapped partner from ruthless bandits. Take your revolver, knife and TNT and shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum. Perhaps you can save more people than just your beloved one. You can also enjoy Colt Canyon with a friend by playing its 2P local co-op mode.

With permadeath, roguelike gameplay and many unlockable characters,Colt Canyon offers high replayability value: Every run is different.

Though the canyon's basic layout is handcrafted, everything else is randomised. You can explore the levels to find new weapons, ammo and kidnapped people or prisoners who you can rescue to earn upgrades - some are even willing to help you on your mission. Through specific actions you can unlock new characters, starting loadouts and more to make your next run easier or tougher.

Read more

The Textorcist Public Demo available now on Steam

Type your way through hell!

11 February 2019 With The Textorcist's release just around the corner (14th February), even the last of non-believers are given the chance to repent by trying out the demo version of the game.

Play as Ray Bibbia and learn how brutal life can be as a private exorcist. The demo features the first two boss fights as well as a relaxing tutorial fight at the beginning. In addition, you will get the chance to check out The Textorcist's Italian black humor and train your multitasking skill like never before!

So far, influencers and journalists have greatly enjoyed this fresh mix of bullet hell and typing game - imagine Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and Enter the Gungeon had a (badass!) child together.

Read more

Windscape - Homage to "The Legend of Zelda" coming to consoles and PC on 27th March

Open-World Adventure Game's Full Release for Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One and PC

29 January 2019 As a huge fan of "The Legend of Zelda", "Secret of Mana" and "Golden Axe Warrior", the German game developer Dennis Witte has always wanted to create his own game which contained elements of all of them. In 2016 his dream started taking shape with the help of Headup, when his "Herzensprojekt" Windscape was released into Early Access on Steam.

The result was a first person exploration adventure with elements of modern crafting and sandbox games, where you explore a beautifully handcrafted fantasy world, fight monsters, interact with NPCs, solve quests and puzzles.

Now, almost three years later, Dennis' hard work and passion as well as the extremely helpful feedback from the community (Thank you!) has led us here: Windscape is leaving Early Access on 27th March and will also be released on Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One.
 

Read more

Attention, Deep-sea Explorers: Earth Atlantis surfaces on PC on 29th January

Track down 25 dangerous sea monsters in this post-apocalyptic submarine shoot 'em up, presented in a highly unique art style

21 January 2019 After its debut on consoles, Earth Atlantis makes its way to PC. The fierce hunt for sea monsters will be released on 29th January. Players who don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind shoot 'em up can already add the game to their Steam wishlistEarth Atlantis will be available for $14.99, €14.99 or £11.99, minus a 20% launch discount for the first days.

Explore mankind's destroyed and sunken main capitals, ruins of steel and stone resting deep down at the bottom of the sea. Earth Atlantis' impressive underwater world is inhabited by terrifying sea monsters, hybrids of machines and creatures of the deep that were only known from fairy tales and rumors among sailors...

You're going to hunt these monsters in challenging fights using four different types of submarines - each equipped with individual weapons for different hunting styles. Enjoy a unique art style reminiscent of old explorers' sketchbooks from the 16th century, a time when the seas were yet to be explored completely.
 

Read more

Trüberbrook Box featuring travel guide (Yes, for Switch™ as well!)

24 pages of information for the international visitor Also: Two gorgeous new screenshots released

17 January 2019 Development on Trüberbrook continues in a steady pace and will shortly arrive at the home straight. Regrettably, we can't disclose an exact launch date however, what we can tell you is that the game's beautiful retail boxes for PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™ will include a travel guide for the international visitor - not just any old flyer but a proper 24-pages long booklet.
 

The travel guide contains following information:

  • An overview for the resort town plus a small map chartering the area
  • Interesting places, as well as tips for accommodation
  • Who is who: Introducing Trüberbrook's unique villagers


As a special treat we proudly present you with two brand-new and beautiful screenshots - straight out of the latest build (see below).

Trüberbrook truly is an eye-catcher - no doubt. If you want to see more we recommend watching the Interrogation Trailer, now available on STEAM. (We could watch it all day long!)  :)
Enjoy the show - and don't forget to add the game to your wishlist!