June 15th, 2020 – Award-winning game publisher, Headup, has surprised global indie fans with five major reveals in the first two days of the Guerrilla Collective Event.
There were two world premieres, for the unique adventure game Lost At Sea which is currently in development by the critically-acclaimed creators of The Inner World franchise and the studio behind the 2020 IGF honorable mention Minute Of Islands, Studio Fizbin, and for the upcoming roguelike card game RPG Cardaclysm, developed by Elder Games.
More surprises were the release date announcement and pre-order kick-off for the wild-west top-down shooter, Colt Canyon for PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on June 16. You can pre-order this action-fueled pixel art gem now with a discount!
Last but not Least, two console games, the SHMUP Rigid Force Redux and the true Metroidvania gem Outbuddies DX, were officially released alongside the event for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Yes, you can grab and start playing them immediately!
Too overwhelmed? To recap, here are the links to brand-new trailers and info about these five new titles:
Lost At Sea
Lost at Sea is a game about life. It’s about the journey we all take and the monster we all face. What are the most important moments in your life? Set on a beautiful island, you will fight death and fear to remember the moments that connect us all and make life worth living for every one of us. What will you remember when you play? What will you wish for?
Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game mixed with action RPG elements that lets you face the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in epic card battles! Collect creature and spell cards throughout your journey and unleash their power if anyone opposes you!
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Outbuddies DX, developed by Julien Laufer, is a 2D side-scrolling adventure game in the spirit of the classic ‘Metroid’. Run, gun and explore an open undercity in this otherworldly adventure about the Old Gods, strange creatures and the remnants of a lost world with an ever-trustworthy robot sidekick, Buddy. Announcement details can be found here. Outbuddies DX is available on the Nintendo eShop for and the Microsoft Store, each for €17.99 / $17.99 / £14.99.
Rigid Force Redux
Rigid Force Redux, developed by com8com1, is a classic side-scrolling shoot’em up in modern 3D. Blast off hordes of aliens and dreadful machines that are waging war against mankind! Redeveloped in the Unity engine from the original PC version, Rigid Force Redux offers ultra smooth 60 FPS for fluid gameplay. Announcement details can be found here. Rigid Force Redux is now available for €19,99 / $19.99 / £16.99 on the Nintendo eShop and the Microsoft Store.
Colt Canyon is a stylish pixel art shooter with roguelike elements where you have to save your kidnapped partner from the ruthless bandits. Shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum! You’ll find it now already on Steam, the Nintendo eShop Europe (currently with 10% off) and the Microsoft Store. Check it out:
Dieter Schoeller, CEO & Founder of Headup, adds: “What started out as a crazy idea ended up in creating one of the freshest showcase formats for the most talented independent minds of gaming. We are humbled that we are part of this initiative, and just as the event itself is so very diverse, the mix we as Headup can add to it – from old-school space shooting over RPG, Metroidvania, Twin-Stick gunfights up to a deeply touching narrative experience – reflects 100% what we believe in ourselves: Not limiting us to genres but seeking the best creative talent and giving these great teams the stage presence their labor deserves. We hope many players will follow the developers and us on this crazy ride.”
Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com, Twitter and Discord.