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Steam Summer Sale - Headup's Whole Portfolio Discounted By Up To 90%

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21 June 2018 STEAM SUMMER SALE DISCOUNTS

All Headup titles discounted by up to 90%!



Hello everyone,

it's this time of the year again - the Steam Summer Sale just started, bringing gaming fans huge discounts for their new titles! Of course, Headup is participating as well, discounting their whole portfolio by up to 90%!

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Slime-san: Superslime Edition received a slimetastic release trailer

Get ready for one the greatest platformers of your life!

15 June 2018
Düren, June 14 2018 - Slime-san: Superslime Edition - one of the funniest 2D action platformers since that "bloody" one everybody knows - received its release trailer! Check it out this masterpiece:
 
Slime-san: Superslime Edition - Release Trailer

Slime-san: Superslime Edition will be released on Xbox One on June 22 and 4 days later on PlayStation®4.

Slime-san is a 2D platformer and was created by the critically-acclaimed independent game studio Fabraz from New York and will soon bring more content and fun than ever before. The game received extraordinarily positive feedback at game shows as well as reviews and has built a dedicated community on Steam since its initial launch on PC and a huge fanbase on Nintendo Switch™ already, thanks to its crazy gameplay and plethora of surprising secrets.
 
     
About Slime-san Superslime Edition

Slime-san: Superslime Edition includes all three major campaigns as well as some brand new, exclusive levels and features!

Mama’s Madness: You’ve been swallowed by a giant worm! Your goal is to platform yourself through its intestines back out its mouth before you get digested!

Blackbird’s Kraken: You were about to take a vacation with your family and got eaten whole by a giant Kraken?! Once more you’ll need to jump, slime & slide your way out!

Sheeple’s Sequel: Sheeple believes he’s an NPC in a video game and decides to recode himself as the villain! Can you beat his mind-bending levels?

Superslime Edition packs an extra 10 exclusive levels where you can play as Grandpa-san himself! It also includes a “Dynamic Colors” feature that alters the game’s color palette to a unique one for each world. Slime-san’s more colorful than ever!

More great stuff on slime-san.com!
Awards & Recognition
  • IGN: Best Platformer of 2017 - Finalist (December 2017)
  • IGN: Top 25 Switch Games (November 2017)
  • Making Games: Best Newcomer (October 2017)
  • Official Selection of Pax Rising (September 2017)
  • Part of the Smithsonian Arcade Selection (July 2017)
  • Exhibited at the National Videogame Arcade (May 2017)
  • Debut Title on the Humble Bundle Monthly (April 2017)
  • Best of in Pax East by Marooner's Rock (March 2017)
  • Member of Swiss Games Delegation (December 2016)
  • Finalist @ IndiePrize Berlin (December 2016)
  • Playcrafting 16Bit Awards: Best Style Nominee (November 2016)
  • Semi-finalist @ Game Development World Championship (October 2016)
  • Finalist @ IndiePrize Tel Aviv (September 2016)
  • Official Selection of the Gamescom Indie Arena Booth (August 2016)
        
            
        

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"Grimmwood" received its first huge update: Play together with your friends now!

Also French and Spanish languages added and there will be weekly dev streams, starting this Friday

08 June 2018 We're happy to announce that Grimmwood, a challenging social multiplayer RPG survival experience, received its first big update. In addition, the developers will create weekly dev streams directly on Steam, starting this Friday on 9PM CET respectively 12AM PST (noon).


But first now, lets take a look to all the new features:

Pick a village to play in and play together with your friends
This function allows players with each new character creation (for instance, after dying) to choose from a list of current villages in which their Steam friends are playing. For this function to work, those players need to be in Steam Public Mode. Additional information is displayed for each village, showing how many players are currently playing in it and how long the village is alive already. Of course, players are also able to choose a random village instead.

More languages
The game will be now fully localized both in French and Spanish.

New voting rules against "griefers"
In Grimmwood, playing as a team is key. Being too selfish or stealing all food on purpose annoys other players who really try to play the game s it is meant to. We now reworked the banish function in several ways:

New banishing rules
Banish votes will no longer be "deleted" at the end of the game day. Now, the vote will stay active until a deciding condition is met, with no time limit.
  • The conditions for deciding a vote are: a) 50% + 1 player have voted or b) at least 5 villagers have voted and there's at least one vote more either "for" or "against".
  • As soon as a vote has started for banishing someone and there's at least one more player voting for a kick, the villager in question cannot take any items from the Storage and cannot craft items in the Workshop. This rule was created to stop griefers from taking items (and often dumping them somewhere outside on the map) or destroying items through crafting.
  • Players who have to leave the village due to a successful vote against them, are leaving the village at the end of the game day.
Restricted Rejuvenation Elixir
As the Rejuvenation Elixir often were taken from the Storage by inexperienced players or griefers, we reduced its quantity to only one elixir per villager per day. Again this is meant as a protection against griefers and inexperienced players (since often the Rejuvenation Elixirs get stored in the Village Storage where everyone can take and use them.)


Developer Stream today!

The first developer stream will feature the following topics:
  • Become familiar the devs of Grimmwood
  • Get a detailed explanation of the update's new features
  • A "Pro Tips" part bringing some interesting hints or specific strategies
  • You will learn about planned upcoming features that are currently in the making
See you tonight! (Friday, 9PM CET / 12AM PST)

Join the Free Open Beta NOW!

In Grimmwood, you defend your village together with up to 30 strangers in an ageless mystical forest. Fight against the merciless monster hordes that unleash their wrath against your shelter every night. Until mid of July, you'll find the Open Beta on Steam for free.
 
Social posts of Grimmwood's moody assets are much appreciated, ideally including #Grimmwood, @GrimmwoodGame and @HeadupGames. Find more details about Grimmwood below and meet us at Discord.

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KryptCrawler now available on Steam, playable with or without Oculus Rift

Enter the virtual dungeon's foul stench and dark underworld tunnels today!

07 June 2018 CrazyBunch and Headup Games announce their old-school dungeon experience KryptCrawler is now available on Steam. Following the earlier release on Gear VR and the Oculus Rift store, it is now playable on Steam with or without Oculus Rift - you decide!

Inspired by the gameplay of classic dungeon crawlers and combined with brand new VR tech, KryptCrawler a is a must have for both retro fans and VR enthuisiasts. The low priced title is currently discounted by 20% until June 12th, so now is the perfect time for grabbing your next dungeon-crawling experience.

Throughout your adventure in the dungeon, you will have to overcome gruesome traps, face dangerous creatures and solve tricky puzzles. Explore the vast labyrinthine corridors of the crypt just equipped with a map.

Find KryptCrawler on Steam and don't miss its great Steam Trailer.

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Earth Atlantis, the extraordinary shoot 'em up, is now available on PS4® and Xbox One!

Dive into an impressively stylized underwater world and track down 25 dangerous sea monsters

01 June 2018 Headup Games and Pixel Perfex announced today's release of the one-of-a-kind shoot 'em up Earth Atlantis for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. It's available for $14.99, €14.99, £13.49. For the first week, there is a release discount on Xbox One with 20% off.

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

You're going to hunt those monsters in fierce fights using four different submarines types, each equipped with individual weapons for different hunting styles. Enjoy a unique art style reminiscent of old explorers sketchbooks from the 14th century, a time when the seas were yet to be explored completely.

To see Earth Atlantis' extra-ordinary look in motion, check out its action-packed release trailer.

Re-balanced gameplay mechanics, resulting from user feedback from the earlier Switch version, make Earth Atlantis more enjoyable than ever: Retro fans will be happy to hear that they can also use the d-pad for steering their ship, while some game elements are now much more intuitive and easy to use for non-hardcore shooter players as well.

Features
  • Original side-scrolling shooter with a monster-hunting objective
  • Unique “Old Sketching” visual style
  • Two game modes: Quest mode, Hunter mode
  • 4 Playable ships with unique weapons
  • 25 large monsters and 4 enemy ships to hunt with 12 special events to complete

Awards

Earth Atlantis won the "Vermilion Gate" Award (Best in Show) during the 5th BitSummit 2017 in Kyoto, as well as the "Excellence in Art" Award during BIC Festival 2016 in Busan.
 

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Opening the gates of "Grimmwood": Join the Open Beta on Steam today!

Big Moustache Games and Headup announce a unique community-driven survival game

08 May 2018 Headup Games and Big Moustache Games announce their cooperation on Grimmwood, a challenging social multiplayer RPG experience, seamlessly blending elements of survival, roguelike and exploration.

In Grimmwood, you defend your village together with up to 30 strangers in an ageless mystical forest. Fight against the merciless monster hordes that unleash their wrath against your shelter every night. Until mid of July, you'll find the Open Beta on Steam for free:
 
Join the FREE Open Beta TODAY!


About Grimmwood

You’re in a village in an ageless, mystical forest, together with up to 30 other strangers all of which are real, live players. Together you need to defend your village against the merciless monster hordes who unleash their wrath against your shelter every night. Use the daytime wisely to explore, gather resources, upgrade and repair. But to be able to do all that you have to eat, drink and rest, because every action in the game takes its toll on your stamina and sanity.


The Gameplay
Every night monsters attack your village. Use the daytime and your stamina points to explore the procedurally generated forest, find weapons and useful items, collect food and resources to upgrade and forficate the village. Share tasks and decisions with the other players and work together, because night by night the monsters attacks will become more fierce… And the village must survive at all costs!

The World
The world of Grimmwood is engulfed by a nameless 16th century war raging across the continent. The Villagers are common folk, refugees from the big cities who seek sanctuary in the depths of the ageless Forest. Many of them have lost their loved ones and all their belongings… everything but their will to live and see another day.

The Village
The village which the survivors have discovered deep in the Great Forest seems a lot older – probably even with by centuries. It is destitute of any signs of life – nothing to even hint on what might have happened to its former inhabitants.

The Monsters
The Great Forest is old and vast. There are things here never seen by any man… who lived to tell the tale. The villagers are not wanted here – they only disturb the natural order of things in this dark and secluded part of the world.

The Mystical Forces
A lot of things that happen in the Great Forest go beyond anything the villagers have ever experienced or have the capacity of understanding. Resurrection, mystical artefacts, herbs and potions with amazing effects on the human body – there’s a lot to be discovered, examined… and probably feared. 


FEATURES

• Against all Odds: Survive by turning a bunch of strangers into a sworn fellowship.

• Every Game is a new Journey: Huge, procedurally generated hex grid forest map to explore – 600 tiles in size!

• Choose your Path wisely: Every action costs stamina points of which you have only a limited number each day.

• Continuous Asynchronous Multiplayer: Log in at any time during the real-time 24-hour day cycle to gear up with your fellow villagers and fortify the defenses or venture into the wild together.

• Keep your Body and Soul in check: Sanity and condition systems which will directly and indirectly affect your efficiency and playstyle.

• Strong Emphasis on Social Interaction: In-game Chat and Forum, where all key decisions are put up for discussion.

• Permadeath, Roguelike Elements: Everything you bring with you to the next Village is your knowledge and your ingenuity.

• Play by the Rules - or don’t: Vote to expel the Villagers who don’t contribute to the Village survival or simply try to ruin everybody’s experience.

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Get ready to Runbow - soon!

Runbow's release date for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 postponed for final polishing

20 April 2018 The colorful racing chaos of award-winning party game Runbow will be postponed for some weeks in order to further optimize the game’s performance.

Headup Games and 13AM Games deeply apologize to everyone who's already looking forward excitedly to play it, but in order to feature the highest quality possible, Runbow needed to be delayed for PlayStation®Store and Nintendo eShop. But rest assured - it's just a matter of weeks. You will get the newest date, as soon as it is set.

The same may apply to the retail Runbow Deluxe Edition, due to the digital shift this date will probably shift back a bit as well. The Deluxe Edition will include all DLCs and nice physical goodies.


Runbow features an eye-catching color mechanic that has racers brawl amongst each other while objects and platforms appear or disappear based on the continually changing background color. All multiplayer modes can be played by up to 9 players simultaneously online, while it features 8-player local multiplayer madness on Nintendo Switch as well as 4 player local chaos on PlayStation™4. Besides that, the game features a bevy of content in its single-player modes that will test the skills and minds of any seasoned platformer.
 

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Retail boxes now available

Lizardcube's classic retro remake features great bonus goodies

19 April 2018 April 19, 2018 - The physical retail box of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 is now available in European and Australian/NZ major retail stores - the MSRP is €39.99 / £34.99.



Aside from the game itself, both boxes contain several physical extras:
  • retro-style manual, reminiscent of the SEGA era of gaming
  • the original soundtrack on mini CD
  • an adorable phone strap featuring the game's main character

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully hand-drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. The game’s developer, Lizardcube, reverse-engineered the original game in order to faithfully replicate the character movements, item drop logic, secret door locations and much more.

The Switch and PS4™ versions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are presented in widescreen HD, with enhanced interface functions, a new playable character (Wonder Girl) and the option to toggle between the all-new hand-drawn visuals and the original graphics and sound.