Steel Wool Studios Secures $5 Million Series A Investment from HTC

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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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Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles Available Now on Steam

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Poultry-Powered Physics-Based Strategy Game Puts Players in Command of Steampunk Space Armies

MONTREAL Nov. 5, 2015 Artifice Studio, the indie developers behind the cult hit Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves, today announced the official release of Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles, the only spaceship strategy game that weaves politically oppressed chickens, cartoonish clone armies, and swashbuckling time travelers into a narratively compelling sociopolitical conflict. Conflicks combines the tactical depth of the strategy genre with accessible, intuitive physics-based battle mechanics, and can be found on Steam for $14.99 – buy the game this week for a 25% off launch week discount! Continue reading Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles Available Now on Steam

Let the Raids Begin! Acquire Releases Fort Raiders SMAAASH!

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A combat strategy game that sends players on an adventure for untold riches as they search for the Temple in the Sky

TOKYO, Japan – February 12, 2015 – Acquire, the creators of the Way of The Samurai and Tenchu series, today released Fort Raiders SMAAASH! as a free download for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android smartphone and tablet devices. This 2D combat strategy game rendered in a refreshing Japanese art style lets players create customizable forts for their expanding forces as they embark on the ultimate quest for glory: unimaginable riches guarded in a legendary temple in the sky! Continue reading Let the Raids Begin! Acquire Releases Fort Raiders SMAAASH!

Warhammer® 40,000®: Regicide Marches into Pre-Order with Collector’s Edition Bundle

Reserve Your Place to Start Battling with a New Strategy Title Set in WH40K Universe

SYDNEY – February 3, 2015 – Regicide, the strategy game based on chess set in the classic Warhammer 40,000 Universe from Games Workshop, is now taking pre-orders for Collector’s Edition Bundles which feature PC game keys that grant in-development access to the game when it goes live. Regicide gives strategy fans a brutal take on chess gameplay with powered-up pieces, variable battlefields, and the rich, celebrated lore of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Continue reading Warhammer® 40,000®: Regicide Marches into Pre-Order with Collector’s Edition Bundle

Award-winning Strategy Game Pathogen Spreads to Android Devices

 

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Hit board game-style strategy title launches on Android and adds ranked and cross-platform play for iOS and Android users

BOSTON – Feb. 19, 2014 – Gameblyr, an indie-focused video game publishing partner, today announced Birnam Wood Games’ board game-style strategy game Pathogen is now available on Google Play, with newly added ranked online and cross-platform gameplay features. Pathogen launched on Kindle earlier this month and will release on PC in the coming months.

View the trailer and download Pathogen for $2.99 on the App Store, Google Play or via Amazon for Kindle.

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Your Journey Begins: The Banner Saga Launches Today on PC and Mac

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Austin, Texas – Jan. 14, 2014 – Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, an independent game publisher, today announced the release of the highly anticipated Strategy RPG The Banner Saga on PC and Mac.  The game, a huge funding success on Kickstarter, was recently announced as an Independent Games Festival (IGF) finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts, with honorable mentions for Excellence in Audio and Design. To mark the occasion, a launch trailer has also been released on the official YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/StoicStudio.

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Pre-order Incentive Announced for The Banner Saga

The Banner SagaThe ‘Insane Viking Pack’ Revealed

Austin, Texas – Dec. 17, 2013 – Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, an independent publisher, both based out of Austin,  today jointly announced pre-order details for the upcoming RPG strategy game, The Banner Saga.  The pre-order exclusive offer, aptly named the ‘Insane Viking Pack’, arms fans with an exclusive character, ability item and three exclusive tracks from the game’s original score, created by Grammy nominated composer, Austin Wintory.  Pre-order customers will also be able to take advantage of the special pre-order discounted price.

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Stoic Reveals More Detail on Combat in The Banner Saga

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Austin, Texas – Dec. 5, 2013 – Stoic, an Austin-based independent game development company today released more gameplay details for their upcoming single-player game release The Banner Saga.  The “Rough Guide to Combat” tutorial video covers the basics that a beginner needs to consider when preparing for battle and the tactics they need to think about while in the heat of combat.

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