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Wizard of Oz Meets Brothers Grimm Meets Groundhog Day in the New Fantasy Adventure Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Developed by the Team Behind the Popular 'The Coma' Series, Arriving on Steam in February

18 December 2020 Together with Devespresso Games, the developer of popular The Coma series, we are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood, a new story-driven fantasy puzzle game with multiple endings, on Steam Early Access in February.
 
Featuring Devespresso’s signature manhwa-style with hand-illustrated graphics by Minho Kim and story by T.L. Riven, Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a vibrant puzzle adventure set within an Oz-esque fantasy world. The game features a recurring time loop (think Groundhog Day) that creates unique branching story paths.
 
Scarlet, the protagonist and a rock diva in the making, awakes in the realm of Glome after being flung over by a rogue tornado. She discovers a vibrant 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. In a world full of riddles and wonders, she encounters witches, tin knights, talking beasts, monsters, and many fearsome creatures to overcome.
 
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. Ultimately, her decisions lead to multiple endings. In the deep wood, where a bad hungry wolf roams and a wicked witch casts her evil spells, Scarlet must rely on her wits and a small fox, acting as her pathfinder, to overcome the disasters that await her at every turn.

 

About Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a story-driven adventure game. As Scarlet, you must relive seven days of misfortune, and make a series of decisions to guide your Munchkin troupe safely out of the Wicked Wood. Experience branching outcomes based on your decisions. Most importantly, immerse yourself in a bewitching story of fantastic adventure!

  • Survive a narrative time-loop
  • Solve ridiculous puzzles
  • Follow your own multi-path story
  • Unlock multiple endings based on your decisions
  • Ogle the hand-illustrated graphics
  • Use Scarlet's witching skills to avoid detection

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Pumpkin Jack Free Xmas Update and Holiday Discounts Available Now for PC, Switch and Xbox One

​​​​​​​If you thought Halloween was the only time to play Pumpkin Jack, think again!

17 December 2020 With today’s free Xmas Update, the critically-acclaimed 3rd-person platformer is a perfect fit for the upcoming festive period. If you missed out on Pumpkin Jack at Halloween, this is the ideal opportunity to see for yourself what all the screaming was about.

Thanks to the generosity of Santa, the update contains a new Christmas outfit for Jack which when worn makes it snow, various decorative elements in the levels (like snowmen) as well as five festive gifts in each level to collect throughout the game - finding all five in a level will unlock additional awesome surprises!
 
 
In addition to the update itself, there is a limited period discount for Nintendo Switch and PC versions - 30% off on the Nintendo eShop EU/NA, while Steam and GOG get 25% off, and the Epic Games Store 20%. One more reason for getting the indie gem over the Festive period.

Check out the new update now (again... it’s free!) and tell your audience - Jack is back with style! Also, take a look at the all-new Christmas Update Trailer.

If you like to get more information about the update, please check Jack’s own naughty announcement on Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1186640

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Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead Available on PlayStation 5 Today

Headup and AMC’s Critical Hit Invades Next-Gen Consoles

15 December 2020 Together with AMC we released today Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead, the latest installment of the Bridge Constructor™ franchise, on Sony’s new PS5 console.

Set in the Walker-infested, post-apocalyptic world of AMC's The Walking Dead, the game promises to smoke the brains of TV series fans and veteran Bridge Constructor players alike, as well as any who seek a challenge on their shiny new console. With PS4/PS5 Cross-Buy, the puzzle game can be enjoyed on both consoles for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.
 
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is also available on Xbox Series X & Xbox One (also featuring Cross-Buy), Nintendo SwitchiOS and Android, while PC, Mac and Linux users will get the game on Steam, the Epic Games Store and GOG.

Headup has also released an all-new trailer showcasing frenzied physics-based gameplay alongside rave reviews from critics and players alike:
 

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Tinkertown, Headup’s Cheerful 16-bit Sandbox Adventure RPG, Arrives on Steam Early Access Today

Gather your Friends, Explore, Loot, and Build Your Own Realm

03 December 2020 We are delighted to announce that Tinkertown, our first in-house production, is now available on Steam Early Access, priced at €16.99 / $16.99 / £13.99 with a special launch discount of 15%. 

Headup has been around for over a decade, porting and publishing high quality independent games from external development teams. Now we are treading into uncharted waters by delivering their first fully internal production, launching into Early Access on Steam.
 

With Tinkertown, we are realizing a design idea which has been floating in our heads since the beginning of their partnership with Re-Logic years ago for whom Headup created the PC Collector’s Edition of Terraria. Huge respect for this genre and long hours lovingly spent exploring the Kingdom of Hyrule in our childhood has led to the clear vision: Creating a cheerful sandbox game in the aesthetics of the old 16bit RPGs but leveraging the possibilities of modern game development such as visual effects and online multiplayer.

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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Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead out now!

Escape Hordes of Walkers in New Apocalyptic Puzzler from Headup and AMC

19 November 2020

Headup and AMC are pleased to announce that Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead, the mashup nobody saw coming and the latest instalment of the Bridge Constructor™ franchise, is releasing today across all major systems, including the Xbox Series X, as well as PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A version for PS5 will follow soon after, cross-buy included!
 
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is priced at


There is a launch discount running across SteamGOGEpic and for Nintendo Switch until November 26th. Steam users who own one or more games from the Bridge Constructor Franchise can save another 10% up until November 26th. More information on the Loyalty discount can be found on the Steam store page.

 
 

About the game

Prepare for the ultimate mashup experience! Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead combines the legendary and challenging puzzle gameplay of Bridge Constructor™ with the post-apocalyptic universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Join a group of survivors as they fight against hordes of undead walkers and a hostile human community. Build bridges and other constructions through bleak landscapes and ruined structures. Team up with fan-favorite characters like Daryl, Michonne and Eugene, and create safe passage for iconic vehicles from the series. Use movable level objects, explosives and baits to your advantage as you lure walkers into lethal traps and guide your survivors to safety. Enjoy the physics-based frenzy and ragdoll animations as walkers succumb to the forces of gravity.

  • AMC’s The Walking Dead meets Bridge Constructor™
  • Create elaborate constructions and lethal traps
  • A captivating plot featuring new faces as well as iconic characters and vehicles from the series
  • Numerous brain-teasing levels and countless brain-eating walkers
  • Make use of movable objects and explosives to lure walkers to their doom
  • Save your survivors and smash the undead hordes
  • Brutally funny walker ragdoll physics.

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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 ffm.to 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.