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The Fabled Woods Opens Its Tortuous Paths on PC on March 25

Check out the new trailer of our narrative short story - Steam demo out now!

08 March 2021 We are thrilled to announce that the dark and mysterious narrative short story, The Fabled Woods, will be released for PC on March 25.
 
The game was announced in June 2020, and received a complete graphical and feature overhaul since then. The Fabled Woods’ game world, a dense and beautiful forest, was built with Unreal Engine 4, and is now completely recreated by its developer Joe Bauer. In regard to the best possible usage of fog, lighting, and other effects, he received help from Nicolas Meyssonnier, the creator of the popular 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack. Delving into this uncommon and graphically stunning first-person adventure feels even more exciting now.
 
Of course, we have a new trailer for you, showing all the new beauty. But we even go a step further by inviting you to delve into the game yourself, as a brand-new demo is now available on Steam! Fans of games like Gone Home or What Remains of Edith Finch should get ready to take the first step into this unforgettable journey. The demo will be available until March 15.

Keep up to date by following The Fabled Woods on Twitter and joining the Discord. Social posts and/or sharing screenshots are much appreciated!

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Dead Age 2: Tactical Rogue-like Survival Horror, Fully Released on PC March 12

The zombie apocalypse is here! Get ready to fight, survive, and rebuild the world

04 March 2021

Headup and developer Silent Dreams proudly announce the full release of Dead Age 2 for Steam and GOG on March 12, 2021.
 
Back in 2016, Dead Age brought something new to the horror genre: it combined turn-based combat with survival management, and a non-linear narrative with rogue-like elements in a sinister horror setting. The game quickly gained huge active fans on Steam who wished to see more of the game.
 
Four years later, in July 2020, its sequel, Dead Age 2, was launched into Early Access with many new features, including a complex combat system requiring a more strategic approach. Thrilling survival and exploration possibilities have expanded with a larger map and over 80 locations, offering an open world feel while remaining compact. A new base, this time in 3D, will still be the center of events.
 
Multiple factions exist within the game to fight or trade with, and to receive requests for quests. Successful completions will improve standing with their faction leaders. Dead Age 2 plays like an RPGwith numerous quests and different outcomes based on each decision.
 
Thanks to the many active players with their helpful feedback (thank you, community!), the game has improved over the past nine months with general polishing and bug fixes, and some exciting new features revealed today:

  • Threat barometer: Areas can now be pacified with several social events
  • Companions can be healed
  • Level-ups now with manual adjustment of attributes
  • Upgrades can be reset at any time
  • The tutorials were shortened and are now skippable
  • Additional pretty portrait models for the main character
  • Additional helmets for customization


Dead Age 2 will be fully released on Steam and GOG for PC, Mac and Linux on March 12, 2021 for $17.99, €17.99 and £14.99 with a discount at launch.
 
Check out the official Steam page, its Discord channel or Headup’s Twitter page.


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Single Player Card Combat RPG, Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four, Officially Releases on Steam Today

26 February 2021 We are are pleased to announce the official release of Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four on Steam for $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99. To mark the official release, the game is available with 40% discount for the first 7 days. 
 
Initially launched in Early Access last July, the full release unlocks the ferocious final boss, a new deathly realm, and end game content. The official release completes the game with all remaining cards and artifacts gained through hard-won battles to defeat the final boss.
 
Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game with action RPG elements. Tinkering with magic and spells beyond his ability, a dark wizard accidentally unleashes The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their minions. The only way to send them back to the fiery pit from whence they came is by battling with 240+ cards and 40 artifacts. 
 
In the final chapter of the game, players must fight brutal creatures called “Agents of Death” at every corner. An Agent of Death is a new enemy type appearing for the first time with its own keywords. Only those who win enough keys are allowed to enter the final realm and face the ultimate boss: Death himself.
 
Cardaclysm: Shard of the Four is available in English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. The game will launch on other platforms later this year. 

Check it out: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1252710/Cardaclysm

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Spooky 3D Platformer Pumpkin Jack Out Now on PS4

Get it now and enjoy an eerie yet diversified adventure!

24 February 2021 The dazzlingly spooky 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack is available now on the PlayStation®Store, playable on PS4 and PS5.
 
The price for the scratch to everyone's 3D platformer itch is $29.99, €29.99 and £24.99. You can also get the soundtrack, it is available for several digital platforms, all listed here on ffm.to.

Pumpkin Jack is set in a dazzlingly eerie world – just imagine a mashup of Jak & Daxter and MediEvil made with Unreal Engine 4. Even though it was created by just one single developer, Nicolas Meyssonier, the 3D platformer features a hair-raising array of gameplay mechanics providing an entertaining playtime of 5-8 hours (one run).

Playing as Jack, you overcome tight platform sections, solve riddles (literally!) with your head, run for your life to escape giant burning barns, ride mine carts (in a classic roller coaster-ish manner of course…) and much more – and yes, using an varied arsenal of weapons you’ll fight lots and lots of foes, from small weak ones up to huge bosses all of which will test your skills.

For honoring him for this astonishing achievement feel free leave a "thumbs up" at the Release Trailer and join him on Discord or Twitter!

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TinyShot Bringing Fierce Rogue-like 2D Arcade Shooting to PC

Allaith Hammed’s furious tribute to McMillen’s work is going to be unleashed today

19 February 2021 We are pleased to announce today’s release of TinyShot, a rogue-like 2D arcade shooter full of cute yet tortured creatures populating the underworld. The price will be USD 9.99, EUR 9.99 and GBP 7.99.
 
After signing a deal with the devil, “Tiny” is going down there, armed to the teeth, with the task of defeating waves of enemies. The 2D shooter is the debut title of Allaith “Zax” Hammed and a bloody tribute to the work of his favorite developer, Edmund McMillen.
 
Because I really liked The Binding of Isaac & Super Meat Boy back when it came out, I took inspiration from both of them, and what came out was the prototype that [Headup] saw at the indie expo”, Allaith explains.
“Overall, the creation of TinyShot and releasing an actual game is the most motivating and interesting thing I've done.”
 
Allaith Hammed was born in Syria but had to flee to Europe due to several crises in his home country. He is now living in the Netherlands and now started his career as a game developer with TinyShot being his first game published.
 
Check out TinyShot on Steam as well as its trailer.

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PC Single Player Card Combat RPG "Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four": Full Release on February 26

Card Management meets Rogue-like meets RPG

16 February 2021 Together with our long-time partner Elder Games we are pleased to announce the official release of Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four for Steam on February 26. 
 
Launched on Steam as Early Access in July 2020, the game has since gone through multiple updates, unveiling new cards, artifacts, enemies, and biomes. The full release will unlock the fierce final boss, new deathly realm, and end game content.
 
Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game with action RPG elements. Tinkering with magic and spells beyond his ability, a dark wizard accidentally unleashes The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their minions. The only way to send them back to the fiery pit from whence they came is by battling through with 240+ cards and 40 artefacts. 

In the final chapter of the game, the player must fight through brutal creatures called “Agents of Death” at every corner. Agent of Death is a new enemy type appearing for the first time, and only those who win enough keys are allowed to enter the final realm and face the ultimate boss: Death himself.

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New Release Date for the Story-Driven Oz-esque Adventure Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Steam Release Date Set for April 8 with Full Story and Additional Languages

03 February 2021 Together with Devespresso Games, the developer of popular The Coma series, we are delighted to the new official release date for Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood. Originally scheduled to launch in February on Steam Early Access, the game will now be fully released on April 8.

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood will release in its entirety at launch rather than several sections unveiled over time as was previously announced. The game will launch with seven languages; English, Korean, German, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.
 
For those who are disappointed with the delay, head over to the Steam Game Festival (February 3 - 9) for the demo, and be the first to play the game!
 

 
Featuring Devespresso’s signature manhwa-style with hand-illustrated graphics by Minho Kim and a non-linear story written by T.L. Riven, Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a narrative adventure set within a vibrant Oz-esque fantasy world. The game features a recurring time loop (think Groundhog Day) with unique branching story paths and multiple endings.
 
Scarlet, the protagonist and a diva in the making, awakes in the realm of Glome after being flung over by a rogue tornado. She discovers an electrifying world brimming with magic, beauty, and artifacts from a mysterious bygone culture. Her strange journey begins when she takes up the mantle of the Red Witch and leads a troupe of Munchkins through the forbidden Wicked Wood.

The fledgling witch soon discovers a Recursion Hex has her reliving the same day. However, each death presents new opportunities to branch the adventure in exciting new ways. The only way to get through the wood is by solving puzzles that require logic, or by finding clues that are scattered across the wood. 

Check out the updated Gameplay Trailer here and a few puzzle screens below. Also, feel free to join the Headup Discord server.

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First-Person Horror Game Silver Chains Out Now for PS4 and Nintendo Switch

This one's going to send cold shivers down your spine!

29 January 2021 We're happy to announce that our first-person horror game Silver Chains is out now for PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch at a price of $ 24.99, € 24.99 and £ 19.99 with a 20% release discount on the Nintendo eShop.

In Silver Chains, the protagonist finds himself in a gigantic rotten estate after a car accident. Looking for help, he's quickly getting aware of his situation being much more frightening than just a broken car: He isn't alone in this mansion - something evil is in there as well, hiding in the shadows...

Silver Chain's eerie atmosphere which will keep you on the edge of your seat as you unravel the mysteries of this place and uncover pure madness. The Victorian architecture plays its part in creating that atmosphere, and by Using Unreal Engine 4, those hauntingly beautiful interiors of an early 20th century English manor are brought to life in a sinister way.

Check out the Console Trailer that will give you the creeps by revealing some of the game's supernatural creatures. Take a seat, crank up the volume and see for yourself!