Industry Games Announces Kings and Heroes
Studio’s First Title is an Open World Fantasy Action RPG with 8 Player Co-op
GILBERT, Arizona – March 24, 2016 – Industry Games, a game development studio focused on games for core gamers, today announced Kings & Heroes (http://store.steampowered.com/app/436560), the company’s first title. Kings and Heroes is an open world fantasy action RPG, which has been in production for the past 18 months at the Phoenix-area based studio. In the game, players can create their unique hero and play solo, or with a group of up to 8 players, to explore expansive dungeons and vanquish hordes of enemies. The quest for treasure, loot and glory will begin soon. The company looks to get the game into the hands of testers and then into the Steam Early Access program in the coming weeks.
“We’ve been working really hard to create a game that core gamers will want to play and make their own,” said Warren Weems, CEO of Industry Games. “We’re big fans of that classic roleplaying gameplay style, and that’s the feel we have with Kings and Heroes.”
“In Kings and Heroes, you can jump in and start soloing your way through the world, or you can grab some friends, group up, and run a dungeon,” said John Kenison, COO of Industry Games. “The world becomes more alive every day and we’ve got a lot of plans for where we’re taking the game through launch and beyond.”
Twitch.tv Stream Tomorrow
The team will reveal more of the game in a live Twitch.tv stream tomorrow, March 25th at 10AM PST. Anyone interested in seeing Kings and Heroes can check out the online stream at: https://www.twitch.tv/industrygames
About Kings and Heroes
Players start by rolling their character to determine their character’s core stats. Players then choose a race, class and alignment from a spectrum of shades of good and evil. They then enter the medieval fantasy town of Everdale and begin exploring and adventuring across an online world. Players will always have something to do with procedurally generated dungeons. They will be able to quest for new gear, loot and legendary items while conquering dozens of bosses and enemies.
• PvE Combat and up to 8 Player Co-Op Gameplay
• Randomly Generated Dungeon Adventures and Exploring
• Multiple types of adventures ranging from Crypt runs to Caves and Lava levels
• Multiplayer RPG with character advancement
• Huge world to explore
• More than 50 Enemy types to encounter and attack
• Gear, Loot, Gathering and Crafting
• 20+ Different Boss Fights at launch
• Distinct Game Areas including the swamps, desert, and tundra
• 5 Classes: Champion, Cleric, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard
• 6 Races: Dwarf, Elf, Goblin, Halfling, Human, Orc
For more information, check out Kings and Heroes on Social Media:
Kings and Heroes
· Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/436560
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KingsandHeroesGame
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndustryGamesStudio
· Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/industrygames
· Twitter: https://twitter.com/IndustryGamesCo
· Google: https://plus.google.com/+industrygames
· Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/industrygames
· YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/industrygames
· Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/industrygames
About Industry Games
Founded in 2013, and based in Gilbert, Arizona, Industry Games is focused on core games for core gamers. The team consists of veterans from Valve Software, Certain Affinity, 7 Studios, Turbine, and Blizzard Entertainment. The company’s goal is to deliver new open world games as well as tools for the community to modify its games and make them their own. For more information, please visit:www.industrygames.com
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SANRIO, Inc. Partners with Hyper Hippo on Digital Project
hello sanrio initiative to be introduced at Game Developers Conference
Game Developers Conference - March 16, 2016 - Sanrio and Hyper Hippo Games, a leading independent and innovative games studio, have partnered to develop a suite of lifestyle apps themed to the new hello sanrio brand that celebrates Sanrio’s core foundation of social communication. The digital initiative supporting hello sanrio will explore the world of Sanrio through Hello Kitty and multiple characters from Sanrio’s design legacy including Keroppi, Chococat, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Pompompurin®, Gudetama®, and more. The hello sanrio suite of apps will be announced tomorrow at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, with first previews appearing at the Facebook booth, on Thursday afternoon, March 17.
“The hello sanrio app family will combine social communication and our legendary breadth of characters to offer fans a new touch point to experience the brand,” said Jill Koch, Sr. Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing of Sanrio, Inc. “This marks the first time Sanrio, Inc. will launch a new brand with digital content and merge the worlds of our characters so they can interact with one another. Our goal is to provide a platform for fans to connect and engage with each other and Sanrio’s expansive family of characters.”
The hello sanrio suite of lifestyle apps will officially launch to consumers in Summer 2016. The apps will offer fans an immersive social experience on mobile devices and PC while bringing fans together, giving them a place to connect, discover, express themselves and experience the world of Sanrio in a new way. This is the first platform of its kind for Sanrio, utilizing a broad range of applications simultaneously while connecting fans with friends, family members and other Sanrio fans, all through the uniquely supercute world of Sanrio. Fans can get an early glimpse of hello sanrio development, engage and give input through the hello sanrio social media channels.
“We love how Sanrio's founding principles of social communication and the sharing of small gifts is a perfect fit with today's digital world,” says Lance Priebe, CEO of Hyper Hippo. “Hyper Hippo is thrilled to be creating a new and unique suite of lifestyle apps for fans of Hello Kitty and her many friends.”
For more information, visit www.sanrio.com/hellosanrio and follow hello sanrio on Facebook (@hellosanrioapp) and Twitter (@hellosanrioapp) to be among the first to get sneak peeks, play game demos and share feedback.
High resolution images available upon request
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who recently celebrated her 40th Anniversary. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Hello Kitty-branded items are available in over 130 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 35 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.
About Hyper Hippo
Hyper Hippo creates virtual worlds and video games that are played by millions of fans around the world. Founded in 2012 by the creator of Club Penguin, Hyper Hippo builds games that are available on mobile, Steam and soon on major consoles. Based in beautiful British Columbia, Hyper Hippo brings together an exceptional team that is constantly innovating and exploring new ideas in game design. Major titles for Hyper Hippo include Adventure Capitalist – the world’s greatest capitalism simulator, and the upcoming hello sanrio – featuring Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters.
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