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The Banner Saga, Toren, Kyn, Armikrog Coming to PlayStation

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Versus Evil is an indie publisher who has been lucky enough to partner with several talented, passionate indie studios to help them launch their “babies” into the big, wide, rabid world of gamers. Yes, that’s YOU lot! We are beyond excited to tell you about a few games that will be coming to the PS4 in early 2015. Each one is unique in its own right.

Armikrog
This is just a really weird way to make a game, but it works! From the original game creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood, comes a point and click adventure…wait for it… stop motion clay animation video game (Try and say that 10 times quickly!).
Supported by a quirky but quite mesmerizing original soundtrack from Terry Taylor, Armikrog will throw you into a rich, colorful world packed with lovable oddball characters and a lot of toilet humor.

The Banner Saga
The quality bar has been set! With several awards already under its belt and a second chapter already in the works, this indie hit is making its way to PS4. If you like turn based strategy games or Vikings (or both) and appreciate stunning, old-school style 2D animation, this is definitely worth checking out. It’s a classic and one that has made a mark in video game history already.

Kyn
(Pronounced “Kin”) It’s hard to imagine that two guys from Holland put this tactical RPG together in just two years, by themselves! But they did, and it’s a big world of magic, colliding with Viking themes and hours upon hours of adventuring.
All I can say is: just be nice to the sheep.

Toren
From fledgling Brazilian indie studio Swordtales comes a dark fantasy adventure in which you have to guide a lonely child as she climbs the tower known as Toren. It’s a beautiful game with puzzles and treacherous enemies to defeat. Your inner “protective instincts” will certainly be played on as you help Moonchild survive the journey from baby to adolescent.

All four of these indies will be playable for the first time ever at PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas December 6th and 7th, so be one of the first to get hands on time with them at the Versus Evil booth — I3 and I4. That’s a capital “i” not a “l.” 🙂

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.

Habitat coming to Sony PlayStation®4

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Versus Evil, in partnership with Seattle based indie developer 4gency, today announced that Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit will be coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in 2015 in addition to PC, Mac, Linux and Xbox One. In Earth’s orbit, where crisis is guaranteed, Habitat is the only strategic space survival game that uses orbital debris to build the future homes of humanity and where hope for survival relies on the creativity and resourcefulness of the player. An Early Access build for PC, Mac and Linux is now available through Steam, Amazon, Humble Store, GameFly, Gamer’s Gate, GreenMan Gaming and Nuuvem priced at $14.99, £10.99 and €14.99.

“Since development began on Habitat, it has always been our wish to bring our space survival simulation to as many platforms as technologically possible”, said Charles Cox, founder of 4gency.“We are incredibly excited to announce that Habitat will be launching on PlayStation ®4 in 2015 and can’t wait to see how the creative PlayStation community reacts to Habitat’s gameplay mechanics.”

In Habitat gamers have to build and manage the future homes of humanity from orbital debris they find in space junkyards surrounding Earth’s orbit. Leading their team of engineers, they will have to build and fly space stations in a zero gravity setting, mastering physics driven flight simulation to explore space. In order to thrive and grow they have to manage their population and their population’s environment. In the event of a threat they will have to turn their space stations into deadly weapons using pieces of debris picked up such as rockets, lasers and particle accelerators to fight and ultimately survive against attacks from the enemy. This is a space survival game where crisis is guaranteed and the only chance for survival is to be creative and decisive in the face of disaster.

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2 New Games and Other Big Updates

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We are proud to announce that we have added two new titles to our lineup: Kyn and a game based on the Afro Samurai animated series. We have also announced plans to launch Habitat on Steam’s Early Access program on July 8th and that The Banner Saga will be launching on mobile devices this summer. Finally, a vastly improved Dragons and Titans was also on display at their inaugural press event, showcasing the latest game updates, the newly released Act 4 story driven adventure mode, and the latest weapon and dragon releases.

The Afro Samurai sequel is in development at Redacted Studios for next gen consoles and PC. 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.

Kyn, a witty Viking inspired role-playing, strategy 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. Kyn is in development for PC, Mac and Linux by Tangrin, an independent video game studio based in the Netherlands.

“Working with independent studios is truly rewarding and we couldn’t be happier to add Redacted Studios and Tangrin to a growing list of top indie studios,” said Steve Escalante, general manager of Versus Evil. “Afro Samurai and Kyn are two excellent and promising titles that we are privileged to be publishing. The talent present within these studios is simply amazing and we are really excited to work with them to bring these games to the market.”

More details about the Afro Samurai game will be released over the coming months. To learn more about Kyn please visit: http://www.kyngame.com

Versus Evil, in partnership with indie developer 4gency, also announced today that Habitat, will be coming to Steam’s early access program on July 8th, 2014. Gamers will be able to play a very early build of the game that will showcase just a small portion of the full feature set of this exciting new strategic space survival game. The early access build will be for PC, Mac and Linux.
Finally, Versus Evil and Stoic also officially announced that their critically acclaimed tactical RPG The Banner Saga will be coming to mobile platforms this summer. More details will be revealed soon.

To learn more about Habitat please visit: http://jointhe509th.com/

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Dragons and Titans – Updated Controls, Prizes, and New Dragon

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Independent developer Wyrmbyte, in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil, today announced that their new MOBA, Dragons and Titans, which delivers fast matches and unique and fun gameplay options, has received several important updates, including the implementation of an improved control scheme. After listening to community feedback, the developer decided to add a click to move system with auto targeting and key binding so that controls would feel more familiar to gamers used to playing other competitive MOBA games. The new controls also introduce strafing and allows for even more strategic play beyond pushing forward or firing while fleeing backwards.  Gamers can now choose to play with either the legacy controls, the new click to move controls or with a game controller.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of the new Spring Season kick off, which now boasts an updated pool of prizes for the top players. In addition to the exclusive Spring Season avatar, which is awarded to the top 100 players in the game, the top player in the US will win a Gigabyte™ BRIX Gaming Ultra Compact PC powered by an AMD A8 APU and AMD Radeon™ R9 M275X graphics.  The next 4 runners up in the US will win an AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics Card, also by Gigabyte. Full details about the new prize pool will be released soon. The Spring Season runs from now until June 30th, so gamers should log in and start playing today to be in for a chance to win.

Finally, Wyrmbyte also released a new dragon today which adds to the growing variety of dragons players can choose to master. Icemaul dragons are the undisputed kings of the polar seas and are cold and cruel with devastating ‘Hoarfrost’ and ‘Ice Storm’ attacks. They naturally excel at siege attacks but can also use their long range attacks to break up enemy formations to take or reclaim territory.  A new video highlighting Icemaul can be viewed on the Dragons and Titans Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewtH5vTakhQ&feature=youtu.be

Dragons and Titans is now available to download direct from digital distribution service Steam:http://store.steampowered.com/app/263500/