Financial Backing to Drive Development and Production Pipeline for Oakland-based VR Studio Formed by Pixar Veterans; Launches Mars Odyssey Simulation
OAKLAND, CA – August 31, 2016 – Steel Wool Studios – an independent VR development studio formed by creative veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games – today announced that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from HTC Corporation. The funding will support development of multiple medium-pushing VR projects already underway, which span game, simulation, and narrative-based concepts. The first of these upcoming projects, interactive simulation Mars Odyssey, will launch on Steam on September 9. In April, the studio launched Quar: Battle for Gate 18, an action strategy title, on Steam for the HTC Vive.
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Selling 130,000 copies while in “Early Access,” Lost Castle to be launched worldwide on Steam
BEIJING – August 17, 2016 – Another Indie Studios, Inc., a leading international indie games publisher, together with X.D. Network Inc., today announced that Lost Castle, an action RPG beat-em-up with roguelike elements, will officially launch worldwide on Steam on September 1. The title, which has sold nearly 130,000 copies in “Early Access,” pits players against deadly minions inside Castle Harwood in a dynamically challenging and procedurally-generated dungeon showdown that is sure to make players laugh throughout. The dark comedy of action RPGs, Lost Castle will be available for digital download and priced at $7.99 USD on Steam and the Humble Bundle Store.
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Developed in collaboration with Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the original creator of Lumines, the all-new game for iOS and Android launches in select overseas markets
TOKYO – July 19, 2016 – mobcast Inc., a leading mobile games publisher based in Japan, today announced that it has rolled out the hotly anticipated Lumines: Puzzle & Music in select markets overseas, including Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The game is now available in those countries for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Android smartphone and tablet devices. The game is expected to launch in the United States and all major markets around the globe this September for a download price of US$2.99 on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
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Leading broadcast and live streaming software company announces $10m investment that will evolve and connect gaming content and the entire gaming community
London – July 14, 2016 – SplitmediaLabs Limited (“SplitmediaLabs”) , the makers of industry-leading internet broadcast and live streaming software, XSplit Gamecaster and XSplit Broadcaster, is excited to announce the acquisition of social discovery platform, Player.me, and tournament management service, Challonge.
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