Hades

Hades logo

While an undeniably challenging year, we can at least remember some of the great games that came out in 2020. Hades, already out on PC and released on the Nintendo Switch last September, was one of these games. Hades won IGN’s Game of the Year Award. It also won Best Indie Game at The Game Awards 2020. It was produced by SuperGiant Games, known for the successful indie title Bastion and a few others. Hades is a rogue-like dungeon crawler. This means that every time you die in the game, you start all the way at the beginning and start your journey again. However, the game is different every time you awaken. Plus, there are loads of powers, weapons, and abilities that will unlock themselves as you get farther with each run through. Hades also features a fully voiced set of characters that tell the game’s story. The art is beautiful and the gameplay is well-designed. Hades has a lot to offer.

Dialogue from the player's character
Every character in Hades is beautifully hand-drawn.

See you in Hell

You play as the Immortal Prince of the Underworld, Zagreus. The game takes lace in the mythological ancient Greek underworld of Hades. It’s you’re goal to escape this world and ascend to Mt. Olympus with the gods. But it won’t be easy, as there are countless waves of monsters blocking your path. As you attempt to escape, again and again, you’ll meet many characters. Some will help you on your journey and some will not. There are well known gods like Athena and Zeus. There are even strange underworld gods like Thanatos and Chaos. You can also find classic Greek heroes like Achilles.  Hades also features powerful bosses with strange motivations. The game’s story is slowly unraveled as you meet these characters and uncover all that this game has to offer. There are thousands of unique story events and no two runs will ever be the same.

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In Hades, no two runs will ever be the same.

Time to Go Get Killed Again

Hades is a dungeon crawler. Whenever you enter a new area, you won’t know what’s waiting for you on the other side. It could be a room full of ghosts, you might get to speak to a Greek God, or it might be a giant monster. The spontaneity of each run motivates you to keep trying to make it through the entire world, no matter how many times you die trying. You’ll want to meet every character. You’ll want to slay every enemy. But most importantly, you’ll want to keep on playing. Hades earned its accolades for a reason, so give it a try if you like dungeon crawlers. It’s 20% on Steam until January 5th.

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EGX 2018

EGX 2018

17 Sept. 2018

If you’re heading to this week’s EGX – the UK’s biggest games event – 20 to 23 September – be sure to stop by and pay us a visit. We’ll be there with a quadruple-whammy of mighty titles: Valfaris, Shikhondo – Soul Eater, Bleed 2, and Spectrum.

And, if everything goes according to plan between now and the show (what could possibly go wrong!?), we’ll also have a couple more as-yet-unannounced indie gems that we’ll be showing for the first time.

Where to find us: RZ4 (Rezzed South on the show guide)

Everyone is welcome to drop by at any time, but if you’d like to book a specific appointment, we are more than happy to accommodate. Just send an email request to: matt@digeratidistribution.com

Look forward to seeing you at EGX!

Valfaris
Platforms: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Release: 2019

Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind cult indie hit, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole… at EGX!

After being selected for Indie Megabooth at PAX West, the Eurogamer Expo is the first time Valfaris will be publicly playable outside of the US. Don’t miss your chance to play one of next year’s hottest indie prospects.

Bleed 2
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Release: Out now

Bleed 2 is a furiously fun and fast-paced run-and-gun thrill-ride with slick shooting and tightly-designed arcade action. Released earlier this year on consoles, if you haven’t given it a whirl already, come check Bleed 2 out at EGX and find out why Cuphead co-creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer call it “the ultimate all-killer, no-filler game”.

Shikhondo – Soul Eater
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Release: Out now

Shikhondo – Soul Eater is a Korean bullet-hell shoot ‘em up set within a beautiful and bizarre world of Asian mythology. Released on consoles in Aug/Sept, fans of Touhou Project will want to check out this vertically scrolling shmup at EGX. Hypnotic. Intense. Hardcore.

Spectrum
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Release: Out now

Spectrum is a unique platform game set in a stunning abstract world. Jump, dive and find your flow to skillfully navigate ingenious levels of shifting shapes and vibrant colours. We’ll be showing the Nintendo Switch exclusive co-op mode at EGX, so be sure to stop by with a buddy.

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Hello Kitty Kruisers

Hello Kitty Kruisers

LONDON, UK – 26 April 2018 – Rev your engines, Hello Kitty fans! Videogame publisher Rising Star Games wants you to know that the fast and fun multiplayer arcade karting game Hello Kitty Kruisers is available on Nintendo Switch™ in Europe, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and more. The game has released digitally via Nintendo eShop with a suggested retail price of €24.99/£24.99. Hello Kitty Kruisers is available at physical retailers across Europe and beyond from tomorrow with a suggested retail price of €29.99/£29.99.

Hello Kitty fans who purchase the UK English-language version of the physical version of Hello Kitty Kruisers will find a bonus super-cute item inside! Inside each of the UK English-language boxed versions of the game is one of six adorable official Sanrio iron-on badges. Which surprise will you get?!

In Hello Kitty Kruisers players take to the starting grid with Hello Kitty along with her Sanrio friends as they race on land, over water in addition to through the air. Will anyone pip Hello Kitty to the podium? Race in single-player or with up to three friends, along with unlocking new outfits and vehicles for your favourite characters. In addition, you can challenge your racing skills in the super-exciting Adventure mode!

Hello Kitty Kruisers
Hello Kitty Kruisers

Hello Kitty Kruisers is published by Rising Star Games and is available now on Nintendo Switch™ across Europe and beyond. For more information follow Rising Star Games on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, or visit the official Rising Star Games website.

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Sacred Stones – Indie Game

Scared Stones

April 15, 2018

In search of a hardcore platforming game with an emphasis on boss gameplay?

Then Sacred Stones is the perfect retro-platforming indie-game for you!

Sacred Stones features a unique blend of retro-2D boss based gameplay. Explore the pixelized world, gathering items and weapons to help guide you to victory! Created by Sungjun Jo (NoxBix), Sacred Stones’s retro-feel comes from its appearance, its soundtrack (created by “..P”), and its gameplay; Sacred Stones is retro to the core. The sensitive input controls complement the linear & challenging gameplay. You will find yourself jumping & shooting and running & fighting your way to the end of the game as you learn uncover new weapons & areas across the map!

FEATURES:

Details

    • Game Title: Sacred Stones
    • Platform: Windows on Steam. (OSX, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch versions will be released soon.)
    • Released: April 6, 2018 (Steam Early Access)
    • Developer & Publisher: NoxBix Co., Ltd.
    • Playtime : minimum 3 hours to clear all stages
    • Steam Store Page : http://store.steampowered.com/app/826040/Sacred_Stones/

Award:  1st Indie Star Award (2015), Korea Mobile Game Association

Social Media:

Website: https://noxbix.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/sacredstonesgame/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/noxbix

About NoxBiX Co., Ltd.

NoxBiX is an indie game publisher in South Korea. We plan to develop our own games in addition to helping to publish Korean indie games. The goal is not to alter the game for the revenue model, but to keep the original idea of the developer as well as providing the game to the most likely users. It plans to launch three titles in 2018, starting with Sacred Stones.

Sacred Stones

Sacred Stones

Sacred Stones

Sacred Stones

Sacred Stones

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