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Versus Evil 2014 Gamescom Lineup

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Indie publisher, Versus Evil, is proud to announce their 2014 Gamescom lineup: Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma, Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Space, Kyn, Toren and The Banner Saga will all be featured and available to demo in the business hall at this years Gamescom expo in Cologne, Germany. Inside the Versus Evil booth (Hall 4.1 B-23), press visitors will see the latest games from a variety of international independent developers and will get a look at never seen before seen gameplay.

Afro Samurai 2 is in development at Redacted Studios for next gen consoles and PC. Press will get a first ever look at game code in a demo, presented in person by Lead Producer and Redacted President David Robinson, that showcases the new game engine, new special moves and trademark visceral combat. This upcoming third person action adventure includes an original storyline, new playable characters and improved special moves and combos, which firmly establishes the franchise as the undisputed leader in dynamic dismemberment.

Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit is currently in Early Access and press will get exclusive first hands on experience to the first major update to the game; the new management system, a key game feature that will be pushed live to Early Access on August 18th. Habitat, a strategic space survival game, is a successfully funded Kickstarter project from indie developer 4gency. It is a real-time, physics-driven orbital strategy game where you build, fly, and fight with the unique space stations that you create out of space debris orbiting earth. For more information about Habitat visit: http://jointhe509th.com

Kyn, a Viking themed action role-playing game, featuring team based combat, exploration and deep crafting systems is set in an original and unique fantasy world where magic and the environment work hand in hand to overcome all obstacles. Press will be invited to play a first hands on demo of the game and also get the opportunity to interview the developers. Kyn is in development for PC, Mac and Linux by Tangrin, an independent video game studio based in the Netherlands. For more information about Kyn visit: http://www.kyngame.com

Lauded for it’s art style, Toren is a dark fantasy adventure game that brings poetry to life in an epic journey about growth, discovery and overcoming great hurdles. Press will be able to play a first hands on demo at the booth and will also be able to speak to Vitor Severo Leães, the lead producer. In the game, players will witness the birth and the growth of a lonely girl named Moonchild, guiding her on a dangerous journey of discovery and transformation as she unlocks the mysteries of the tower, known as Toren. For more information about Toren visit: http://toren-game.com/?lang=en

Finally The Banner Saga, developed by the award winning indie team Stoic, will be available on tablet for press to play. This critically acclaimed tactical RPG has taken the indie scene by storm and is now coming to tablet devices this September. Embark on an epic journey, where your strategic choices directly affect your personal story, as well as the outcome of conflicts encountered during your struggle for survival in this Viking inspired tale. For more information visit http://www.stoicstudio.com

“We are incredibly proud to help these indie studios bring their games to Gamescom,” said Steve Escalante, general manager of Versus Evil. “All the games in our diverse portfolio, developed by small and dedicated indie teams, are unique and innovative. Its pretty awesome to talk about a hack-n-slash action game, a survival space strategy game, a dark fantasy adventure game, an action role-playing game, and an epic viking saga… all in the same show. That’s fun, indie power.”

Versus Evil are currently scheduling appointments through Plan of Attack. To confirm an appointment time please contact Aidan Minter (aidan@planofattack.biz).

Versus Evil Booth Location: In the Business Area, hall 4.1 booth B023.

Announcing Toren

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Indie publisher Versus Evil today announced it’s partnership with Brazilian based indie developer Swordtales for the release of Toren on PC, Mac and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in early 2015. Toren is a dark fantasy adventure game that brings poetry to life in an epic journey about growth, discovery and overcoming great hurdles.

“We’re very excited to be teaming up with Versus Evil,” said Vitor Severo Leães, Swordtales Producer. “Toren is the biggest project of our lives and we have been independently developing it for three years. A big concern for us was finding a publishing partner for the game, one that understood how we operated and had the experience to help us launch the game successfully. We found the ideal partner in Versus Evil and are looking forward to working closely with them.”

“Toren is a great example of the type of game we look to partner with,” said Steve Escalante, general manager of Versus Evil. “It’s a unique, exciting, and beautiful game with a story that truly captivates the player. The Swordtales team has done a great job in developing this magical world and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them. We look forward to sharing more information in the months to come and to finally releasing Toren to gamers across the globe.”

Toren is an adventure game with beautiful graphics, innovative puzzles and immersive gameplay, which leads the player through an introspective and captivating journey to explore deep concepts and existential questions. In the game, players will witness the birth and the growth of a lonely girl named Moonchild, guiding her on a dangerous journey of discovery and transformation as she unlocks the mysteries of the tower, known as Toren.

As one of the hottest new indie development studios in Brazil the game has been recognized with several nominations and awards already including an Honorable Mention at the Independent Games Festival, a Finalist for Art Design in both InidePub and the Brasil Game Show awards and was the winner of the Best PC at the E-Games awards. The studio has also received recognition and the support from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture.

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