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Build, Craft, and Explore Tinkertown, our new Multiplayer Sandbox Adventure, Arriving on Steam Early Access on Dec 3rd

A Cheerful Modern Take on 16-Bit RPG Classics, with Dungeons to Explore and Towns to Build

18 November 2020 We are delighted to announce that TinkertownHeadup’s first in-house production, will be released on Steam Early Access on December 3rd.

Tinkertown is a drop-in multiplayer game where players build, craft and explore an exuberant, procedurally generated open world, and discover dungeons filled with enemies, bosses and epic loot. Play as a rogue, a warrior, a mage, or anyone you wish to be. Tinkertown offers a unique experience to all players based on the weapons and armour of their choice.

Explore the world through different biomes such as mystical forests, vast deserts, chilling ice tundras and mountains with glowing rivers of lava, all depicted with handmade pixel graphics contributed by the renowned artist, Misbug of Textorcist, and enhanced by tracks of exclusively composed soundtrack by Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana. Check out the new gorgeous trailer:

The loot can be combined with countless resources and blueprints to craft tools, armour, and weapons as well as furniture. By creating workshops and machines, settlements can even turn into an impressive city. Players who wish to try Tinkertown can register their interest with Steam’s new Playtest Feature on the Steam Page soon, the game will be available to test for free from November 27th-29th.

Tinkertown is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as part of the federal government's computer games funding program with a total of €153,669.

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Pumpkin Jack was unleashed!

PC Version Including RTX and DLSS Features

23 October 2020 This year Halloween is starting early on October 23rd: The dazzlingly spooky 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack was just unleashed on Steam, GOG, the Nintendo eShop EU/NA, the Microsoft Store, and the Epic Games Store!
The price for the scratch to everyone's Halloween itch is $29.99, €29.99 and £24.99 on all platforms, each with a 20% launch discount.
Due to Ray Tracing and DLSS support, you'll get a gorgeous version of the game on PC - given a capable hardware, of course. You can also buy the soundtrack for $7.99, €7.99, £6.59, it is available on Steam, GOG, and for several digital platforms.
In case you didn't know yet: Pumpkin Jack was created by one single developer, Nicolas Meyssonnier, so for honoring him for this astonishing achievement feel free leave a "thumbs up" at the Launch Trailer and join him on Discord or Twitter!

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Secret of Mana Composer, Hiroki Kikuta, and Pixel Artist of The Textorcist, Misbug, Join the Team of Tinkertown

The Multiplayer Sandbox Game will arrive with Style on Steam Early Access Soon

22 October 2020 Headup is delighted to announce that Hiroki Kikuta, renowned composer of Secret of Mana and Soukaigi has joined the production of Tinkertown, Headup’s first in-house production, along with pixel artist Giuseppe Longo (aka Misbug), a creator behind The Textorcist and The Escapists 2.

Misbug will design pixel art assets for the game. This will be the second time for Headup to work with him, who has created some incredible pixel art for The Textorcist in 2018.

Hiroki Kikuta will contribute two tracks that are exclusively created for Tinkertown. Check out a sample here. “When the team of Tinkertown approached me with their request to contribute to the game, I was quickly sold on the idea", commented Hiroki Kikuta, “it’s a cheerful take on 16-Bit RPG classics, transported into the modern sandbox genre. My soundtrack is designed to enhance this experience, lifting up the spirits of any adventurers setting foot into the lovely world of Tinkertown."

Tinkertown is a drop-in multiplayer game where players build, craft and explore a procedurally generated, open world, and discover dungeons filled with enemies, bosses and epic loot.

The loot can be combined with countless resources and blueprints to craft as tools, armour, and weapons as well as furniture, workshops and machines to build settlements that can eventually turn into an impressive city.

Players explore the world through different biomes such as mystical forests, vast deserts, chilling ice tundras and mountains with glowing rivers of lava, all depicted with handmade pixel graphics.

Offering different experiences to all players, based on the choice of weapons and armour, they can play as a rogue, warrior, mage, or anyone they wish to be. It is crucial to choose carefully from the onset, as many enemies lurk in the world, and powerful bosses await in the dungeons.

Tinkertown will launch on Steam Early Access in 2020 with the release date to be announced soon. The ongoing project Tinkertown is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as part of the federal government's computer games funding program with a total of €153,669.

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Korean Horror Game "The Coma: Recut" Re-Released on Switch as an Updated Version

It's time for another journey into the dark depths of the Shadow Realm!

16 October 2020 It's time for another journey into the dark depths of the Shadow Realm. The Coma: Recut has been relaunched on Nintendo Switch, with all-new graphical and text updates just in time for the Halloween season! Take on the role of Youngho as you try to evade Dark Song, the unstoppable psycho slasher.

Devespresso Games and Headup are celebrating their partnership with the Korean horror franchise by releasing this updated version of The Coma: Recut which features enhanced character graphics, animations, and lore. From today's launch on the Nintendo eShop until November 5th, buyers will get a discount of 25%. 

The game's Nintendo Switch relaunch follows on the heels The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters, which came out earlier this year. On Steam, that game was greeted with an "Overwhelmingly Positive" reception (97% positive). With Halloween just around the corner, those who have yet to experience the thrills of The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters, may want to start by giving Devespresso's cult classic a try!

Story: After spending all night studying for the last day of Sehwa High’s final exams, Youngho has an eerie dream. He arrives at school the next morning and learns someone tried to commit suicide in school the night before. Despite this, class goes on! Youngho drifts asleep during the final only to wake and find himself trapped in the school at night. The only problem is... he’s not alone. You can run. You can hide. Can you survive while piecing together the nightmarish mystery of Sehwa High?

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Spooky Atmospheric 3D Platformer ‘Pumpkin Jack’ Unleashing on Oct 23

The incredible diversified 3D platformer is going to bring devilish fun back to the Boredom Kingdom

06 October 2020 Headup is thrilled to announce the release date of the comically creepy 3D platformer from developer Nicolas Meyssonnier, Pumpkin Jack. It will make its way to PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on October 23, and will please both fans of games like MediEvil and Jak & Daxter as well as everybody who’s looking for an eerie game to play around Halloween.

Enjoy engaging in an epic battle of evil against good as you jump, dodge, and carve your way through challenging enemies and daunting puzzles. Speed on roller-coaster-like rails in cartoony mine karts, escape dangerous situations like a giant burning barn and use your trusty owl companion for distance attacks - this won't get boring until the end screen appears!

Pumpkin Jack also shines by the use of Unreal Engine 4 which grants for gorgeously rendered and gruesomely colourful landscapes. Don't miss the brand-new Release Date Trailer!

Features include:
  • Colorful Cartoon Setting: Travel through lurid landscapes in levels featuring alluring atmospheres, each crafted with vibrant color palettes, and high-quality lighting effects
  • Fight For Your Life: With challenging beasts lurking around every corner, players must master the art of combo attacks; dodging, and timing to survive dynamic real-time battles! Players must unlock weapons and choose wisely in order to strike down all who oppose them
  • Don't Lose Your Head: Solve puzzles that focus on physics; gravity, and reflection as Jack, or ditch the skinsuit and just use your flaming head to burn books; hammer some moles, create paths for magic spheres; and more as each level introduces new and exciting challenges
  • Find Friends to Fight at Your Side: Helpful companions are there to assist Jack on his journey, including a haughty hooty owl to guide him along; and a snarky crow, itching to assist with long-range attacks

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Visit Headup at PAX Online 2020

Come and play five upcoming games, or watch our live streams

13 September 2020 At this year's PAX Online, publisher Headup features its upcoming line-up virtually, that means you will be able to check out and play brand-new demos of TinkertownThe Fabled WoodsTinyShotCardaclysm and Pumpkin Jack!

We will also feature live streams for all those games, plus INDUSTRIA. Check out the full streaming schedule:


Quick information about all featured games:

  • Pumpkin Jack  (October 2020, PC & Consoles)
    Every day is Halloween in this eerily dazzling 3D platformer! Join Jack, the Pumpkin Lord, as he runs, jumps, slashes, and blasts his way through the Boredom Kingdom, annihilating Good in the name of Evil!
  • INDUSTRIA  (Q1 2021, PC)
    A first-person shooter that takes you from East Berlin into a parallel reality, shortly before the end of the Cold War. On the search for a missing work colleague, you decypher a dark past in a mysterious parallel dimension.
  • Tinkertown  (Q4 2020 on PC | Consoles 2021)
    Headup's first internal project: Gather your friends and come to Tinkertown, a refreshing new multiplayer sandbox experience! Explore magical procedurally generated places filled with loot, danger, and creativity!
  • The Fabled Woods  (2020 - PC)
    A narrative adventure that puts the player at the center of nested mysteries within an expanse of beautiful woodland. Take the first step, and experience an unforgettable journey.
  • TinyShot  (Q4 2020 on PC | Consoles 2021)
    TinyShot is a 2D arcade shooting game where you play as this little creature who signed a deal with the devil to get him his lost horn and earn love and fame in return.
  • Cardaclysm  (Q4 2020 on PC | Consoles 2021)
    Face the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in epic card battles! Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game mixed with action RPG elements. Collect creature and spell cards throughout your journey and unleash their power if anyone opposes you!

See you online!

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Get a Deep Look into the Work on INDUSTRIA with this New Developer Video

How story and music affects the players’ emotions in the Lynch-esque first-person shooter for PC

08 September 2020 Get a deep insight into the team at Bleakmill who are currently developing their first-person mystery shooter INDUSTRIA.

In their first development journal co-founder David Jungnickel and composer Lukas Zepf show what they are working on and talk about how story and music affects the players’ emotions, and what challenges they had throughout the last years:

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Doodle Derby Celebrates Its Full Release on Steam, Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 11th

Experience total craziness with up to three friends or in single player mode

04 September 2020 Together with developer Studio Erikson we announce the full Steam release of Doodle Derby, our devilish physics racing platformer for 1-4 players. Starting today, the game is also pre-orderable on the Nintendo eShop and will be available for Nintendo Switch on September 11th.

Anything is possible in the least realistic car game ever. In Doodle Derby you must build the track before trying to reach the goal of the level. Complete your new cool track additions and push your luck! Can’t do it? Rebuild it. 

The game offers a single player campaign of ludicrous puzzle challenges next to some friendship-testing multiplayer modes, including the explosive tank mode. In multiplayer you must make a plan and wreck everyone else. Until someone has made it to the finish, the players are looping in a cycle of creation and destruction. Outsmart your opponents by building sneaky paths or outdo the others in cruel fashion. The most devious mind wins.

Building tracks in Doodle Derby is easy and quick, you can choose from the craziest track elements ever seen: Giant monkeys, UFOs, crushing sledgehammers, and much more. Because of the endless combinations and the (devilish) creativity of all players, no level is ever the same.

Find the game now on Steam, on the Nintendo eShop Europe and the Nintendo eShop North America. Check out the new trailer below: