Train2Game News Guide To Indie Game Publishing

INDIE GAME PUBLISHING is the essential guide for indie game developers in getting your game into the hands of players.

Whether you decide to self-publish or find a publisher to partner with, this practical guide will take you through each step of the process and thoroughly prepare you for success.

Hear from experienced developers and expert publishers how they have successfully released their games. You will find clear explanations of how partnerships and contracts work, learn about sales and marketing aspects, the various possible funding models for games and ultimately develop your own unique publishing strategy.

Everything you need to successfully publish your game is inside this book!

  • Understanding what publishers do
  • Who the publishers are
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Distribution
  • Funding
  • Contracts
  • And more!

Also included is a detailed case study example of how Vectronom, a rhythm platformer game which began as a student project went on to be published on PC, mobile and Nintendo Switch, winning multiple awards and prizes along the way.

Chapter Listing

  • Opening Credits
  • A Note from the Author
  • Foreword by Karsten Lehmann
  • Introduction        
  • What is Publishing?
  • Distribution
  • Funding
  • Development
  • Support Services
  • Communication
  • Who are the Publishers?
  • Online Stores
  • Community Building and Management
  • The Indie PC and Console Market
  • Decide your Platforms and Target Market
  • Decide your Publishing Strategy
  • Publisher Contracts
  • Manage the Publisher Relationship
  • Strategic Marketing Decisions
  • A Case Study – Vectronom
  • Tools, Resources and Further Reading
  • A Deeper Dive into Game Finance
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments & Contributors
  • Closing Credits

About the author, Odile Limpach

The author, Professor Odile Limpach teaches economics and entrepreneurship, is co-founder of a game business accelerator and previously was Managing Director of Blue Byte in Dusseldorf, Germany.
About the Narrator, Carol Schneider
Narrator Carol Schneider has tread theatre boards in NYC, on Broadway and Off, and around the US and acted in studio and independent films. She has recorded books for Tantor, Simon & Schuster, Audible, and Scholastic.

Available from

23rd August 2021 with the following retailers:

Adventurous Media, based in Zurich, Switzerland,  is an audio-first producer and publisher, creating both original and licensed audio in podcast and audiobook formats.

The company was founded in early 2021 by Michael Reaney, a British audio producer, musician and sound designer.

In addition to working on several award-winning digital projects for clients including BBC and Channel 4, Michael has worked across the creative industries in a number of roles, including as manager of the regional film agency Isle of Man Film, for the Swiss Arts Council, and as a digital arts festival director.

A slate of non-fiction and fiction audio is currently in development.

Further releases and more information can be found at: www.adventurous.media

Train2Game News Saints Row Returns

Deep Silver and Volition have unveiled the Welcome To Santo Ileso Trailer, lifting the lid on the developer’s ambitious vision for the evolution of the notorious Saints Row franchise.

Along with a veritable wealth of new information from the creative minds at Volition, the latest trailer offers an exclusive first look at stunning gameplay moments, showcasing the exciting new world of Saints Row. It also stars US acting talent Bryce Charles – the voice of the game’s default Boss – and establishes the rival gangs, fresh tone and new characters, which make up the biggest and best Saints Row playground yet.
 

Watch the Welcome To Santo Ileso Trailer here https://youtu.be/oNaRX3gCbkE
 

Plus, gamers can kick-start their obsession with Saints Row by pre-ordering the Notorious Edition* now, which includes must-have swag for players to pimp their Saints Row experience from launch.

Notorious Edition features:
 

The full Saints Row game; the Idols Anarchy Pack, which contains a digitised Idols DJ helmet, a pretty-but-brutal Idols Twinkle bat and a neon illuminated Scrambler bike; the Saints Criminal Customs pack, which is a digital pack for pre-orders of physical product and contains The Saints Custom Convertible car and The Saints Custom Stab Jacket; The Los Panteros American Muscle Bundle – featuring the Los Panteros ‘El Lanzador’ Heavy Weapon skin and Custom ‘Fury’ Motorcycle; The Expansion pass to extend gameplay over three additional episodes, as well as Saints Row: The Third Remastered.
 

Plus, all purchases of Saints Row via the Epic Games Store come bundled with Saints Row: The Third Remastered until 2nd September 2021: SaintsRow.com/PreOrder
 

Saints Row will launch on 25th February 2022 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the all-in-one games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 and the PlayStation® 5 computer entertainment systems and on Epic Games Store for PC.
 

*The Notorious edition is a limited stock, physical only release. There are three different versions to choose from for both Digital and Physical purchases.
 

For more information on Saints Row visit the website SaintsRow.com follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SaintsRow and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SaintsRow.

Train2Game News Marvel’s Midnight Suns Announced

2K and Marvel Entertainment announced yesterday Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defense against the underworld.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is currently scheduled for launch in March 2022, and will be available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo™ Switch, and Windows PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.
 

2K and Marvel Entertainment announced today Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defense against the underworld. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is currently scheduled for launch in March 2022, and will be available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo™ Switch, and Windows PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.

Through a twisted marriage of magic and science, the nefarious force known as Hydra has revived Lilith, Mother of Demons, after centuries of slumber. Lilith will stop at nothing to complete an ancient prophecy and summon her evil master, Chthon. Pushed to the brink, the Avengers desperately look to fight fire with Hellfire by enlisting the help of the Midnight Suns – Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik, and Ghost Rider – young heroes with powers deeply rooted in the supernatural, formed to prevent the very prophecy Lilith aims to fulfill. Together, they resurrect an ancient warrior – the Hunter, Lilith’s forsaken child and the only hero known to have ever defeated her.

“We’re thrilled to team with Firaxis Games, who combine a history of building outstanding tactical games with an authentic love of Marvel’s supernatural side,” said Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games. “Marvel’s Midnight Suns offers players the chance to not only live alongside legendary heroes, but to also experience an all-new, original story that dives deep into the monstrous shadows of the Marvel Universe. Darkness Falls. Rise Up!”

“I grew up reading and loving Marvel comics,” said Jake Solomon, Creative Director for Marvel’s Midnight Suns at Firaxis Games. “To be entrusted with these characters and their stories is an honor for me and the team. If you’re a Marvel fan, or an RPG fan, or a fan of tactics games, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will make these beloved characters come alive in a way that you’ve never seen before.”

During yeaterdays announcement at gamescom: Opening Night Live, 2K debuted a stunning cinematic trailer featuring the dramatic resurrection of the Hunter – the first customizable original hero in the Marvel Universe.

Developed by Firaxis Games, the legendary studio behind the critically-acclaimed, world-renowned Civilization and XCOM franchises, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will feature an iconic collection of heroes spanning The Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and more, promising cinematic tactical combat with a Super Hero flair, game-impacting friendships to forge, and an unforgettable adventure that showcases the darker side of Marvel.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is an incredibly ambitious title that looks to deliver a truly unique and groundbreaking experience,” said David Ismailer, President at 2K. “Working with Marvel is a huge opportunity, and we’re fully confident the team at Firaxis will deliver another outstanding game.”

“Collaborating with best-in-class development teams like Firaxis Games and publishers like 2K to craft exceptionally fun, fresh, and original takes on our IP is what Marvel Games strives for,” said Jay Ong, Executive Vice President of Marvel Games. “Our teams have been working closely and the results will be supernaturally exciting! We can’t wait for our fans to experience the engaging and compelling world within Marvel’s Midnight Suns.”

Next week, 2K and Firaxis Games will look to reveal the world premiere of gameplay for Marvel’s Midnight Suns, showcasing a new engaging and deeply customizable tactical battle system where players assemble their team of heroes, assess the battlefield, and launch devastating iconic attacks against the forces of darkness.

Viewers should tune in to www.midnightsuns.com at 11:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, September 1.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is currently rated RP for Rating Pending by the ESRB. Firaxis Games is a 2K studio. 2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

Train2Game News Gamescom 2021 Nominees

Since Saturday, August 28, 3:00 PM (CEST), gamescom fans have been able to vote for their favorites in the two fan categories Best Streamer and gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award.

The latter is chosen from among the nominated titles.

Votes can be cast via online survey.

Winners of these fan categories as well as further jury categories such as Best Announcement, Best Lineup, Best Trailer and the HEART OF GAMING Award will be awarded throughout the program of gamescom studio.

The same is true for the main award Best of gamescom.

Both gamescom: Opening Night Live and the gamescom studio as well as all further gamescom shows can be watched online: https://now.gamescom.global/

Nominees of gamescom award 2021: Winners of the following Platform categories will be announced during gamescom: Opening Night Live on Wednesday, August 25, starting 8:00 PM (CEST).

Best Microsoft Xbox Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Far Cry 6, Ubisoft – Halo Infinite, Microsoft

Best Nintendo Switch Game – Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best PC Game – Age of Empires IV, Microsoft – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Sony PlayStation Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment – The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Winners of the following Genre categories will be honored in the gamescom studio on Thursday, August 26, and Friday, August 27.

Best Action Adventure Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft – Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Action Game – Far Cry 6, Ubisoft – Halo Infinite, Microsoft – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, Ubisoft

Best Family Game – Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft – Run Prop, Run!, PlayTogether Studio – Super Dungeon Maker, rokaplay

Best Indie Game – Dorfromantik, Toukana Interactive – Inua, Arte France – Lost in Random, Electronic Arts

Best Role Playing Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Encased, Koch Media – Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Simulation Game – Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio – Farming Simulator 22, astragon Entertainment – Undisclosed Title

Best Sports Game – Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio – FIFA 22, Electronic Arts – Riders Republic, Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game – Age of Empires IV, Microsoft – Company of Heroes 3, SEGA – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best Multiplayer Game – Halo Infinite, Microsoft – Riders Republic, Ubisoft – The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Ongoing Game – Apex Legends, Electronic Arts – Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss Corp. – Endzone – A World Apart: Prosperity, Assemble Entertainment

Most Original Game – Dice Legacy, Koch Media / DESTINYbit – Riders Republic, Ubisoft – tERRORbane, Whisper Interactive

Best Announcement – All announcements, reveals or premieres of gamescom’s partners at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Best Lineup – All gamescom partners having submitted to gamescom award 2021 are eligible.

Best of gamescom – All category winners of the category groups Genre and Platform are eligible for the main award Best of gamescom.

Best Trailer – All trailers of gamescom’s partners shown at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Winners of the following categories will be announced during the show “Spielesause” on Sunday, August 29.

Best Streamer – Select partner streamers and content creators are eligible in the online voting.

gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award – Nominees in all Genre and Platform categories are eligible in the online voting.

HEART OF GAMING Award – Each and every gamescom highlight is eligible for this extraordinary award: not only games, add-ons, and technologies, but also people, institutions, companies, concepts, or terms.

To watch all the Gamescom shows go to https://now.gamescom.global/ and you votes can be cast on the online survey

Train2Game News Music Intrinsic In GotG Game

Today Eidos-Montréal has released a new developer insight video that reveals further information on the inspiration and talent behind Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack.

It also details how ‘80s pop and rock masterpieces are expertly melded with gameplay to create an innovative in-game mechanic, the Huddle.
 

Watch the dev insight video on music here
 

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy brings together three distinct musical styles in its soundtrack: an epic orchestral score, an all-star mixtape of licensed ‘80s tracks, and an original rock album created just for the game. Behind-the-scenes commentary from Steve Szczepkowski, Senior Audio Director at Eidos-Montréal, describes how he and his team fused these elements to create a unique musical experience and influence a gameplay mechanic.

Steve Szczepkowski says: “Music is intrinsic to the Guardians’ franchise, and we wanted to make it focal to the gameplay experience. The soundtrack is infused in the DNA of the game, and our use of it goes far beyond usual expectations. Whether it’s powering up combat in the Huddle or bringing Star-Lord’s favourite band to life, every element was carefully woven into the lore to enhance the story of this rock and roll band of misfits.”

Steve reveals how the sweeping orchestral score, written by BAFTA-nominated composer Richard Jacques, brings an epic, cinematic quality to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Recorded at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, the score features close to six hours of original music to carry players through their heroic and often emotional journey across the galaxy. Great care has been taken to blend the score with other genres of music featured in the game to ensure the transition from blockbuster orchestral moment to licensed hit is seamless during gameplay.

In selecting licensed music to compliment Eidos-Montréal’s vision of the Guardians, Steve explains that fun was the most important factor. Designed to transport players back to the ‘80s, an impressive selection of pop and rock hits from the decade feature throughout the game at carefully chosen points. Tracks include music from Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, Hot Chocolate and more, with plenty still to be revealed.

The unique Huddle feature takes the licensed soundtrack further by utilising select songs during combat. Players can hit play on Star-Lord’s Cassette Player to cue up a specially chosen ‘80s hit to inspire the Guardians and spur them on while fighting. Steve explains that some of these songs might seem unexpected in such a setting, but the juxtaposition brings an additional element of fun to the combat sequences.

Finally, Steve reveals how he unexpectedly brought a brand-new rock band into this original Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy world. After he was informed that in the game’s narrative, Peter Quill takes the name Star-Lord from his favourite band of the same name, Steve got to work creating Star-Lord the band. An entire album was recorded for the game, featuring original tracks that celebrate the rock and roll, dysfunctional nature of the Guardians family.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PlayStation®5 console, PlayStation®4 console, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, and PC digital, and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch also coming to select regions October 26.

Train2Game News Quake Collector’s Edition

Limited Run Games, pioneers dedicated to the preservation of classic, current, and influential games in the physical format, announced today their three physical collector editions for Quake for PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch platforms.

In partnership with Bethesda, the companies have joined forces to commemorate the iconic FPS that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Just in time to help kick-off  QuakeCon 2021, fans and collectors can pre-order the Quake Standard Edition for $29.99, Quake Deluxe Edition for $79.99, and the Quake Ultimate Edition for $174.99.

Pre-orders begin on Aug. 27 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and end on Sep. 26. Quake fans are encouraged to sign-up for the Limited Run Games newsletter on the official website for future rare and collectible opportunities.

We believe your favorite games belong in a place of physical prominence on your gaming shelf” said Douglas Bogart, COO and Co-founder at Limited Run Games. Its been a pleasure working with Bethesda to create these special Quake editions packages that our Limited Run Games community will be able to receive and enjoy.”
 

What’s in the physical box:

Each Edition includes a physical disc for the game and comes packed in a custom-made box inspired by the original 1996 box art design, featuring the classic Quake logo that is now synonymous with that halcyon era of first-person shooters in the 90’s.

Quake Standard Edition Includes

  • Physical Game Disc
  • Color Manual
  • Standard Edition Box

Quake Deluxe Edition Includes

  • Quake Steelbook
  • 18×24’ Double Sided Poster
  • Metal Quake Logo Keychain
  • Commemorative Metal Coin 
  • Deluxe Edition Box

Quake Ultimate Edition Includes

  • Includes everything from the Classic Edition
  • Quake Logo Shirt
  • Ring of Shadows
  • Enamel Pin
  • 3’ Metal Shambler Figure
  • Commemorative Metal Coin
  • Steelbook
  • 18’ x 24’ Reversible Poster
  • Metal Keychain
  • Motorized Rotating Quake Quad Damage Replica Statue
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Nail Gun Ammo Outer Box

For more details on Limited Run Games and upcoming sales for rare collectibles, sign-up for the newsletter on the official website, and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Discord.

Train2Game News Tapjoy Reveals New Market Research On Parents Mobile Gaming

New market research from MobileVoice® by Tapjoy (www.tapjoy.com), a leading mobile advertising and app monetization company, shows that modern parents are far more tuned in and tech-savvy than their own parents were.

Because of their familiarity with the mobile ecosystem, they readily turn to their smartphones — particularly brand apps, social media, and rewarded ads — when it’s time to make a purchase.

This represents a major opportunity for advertisers who want to connect with the valuable parent demographic, according to Tapjoy’s report, Modern Mobile Gamer™ 2021: Parents Edition.

For the latest installment in Tapjoy’s Modern Mobile Gamer™ series, following the Gen Z Edition earlier this year, Tapjoy surveyed 5,498 of self-identified parent consumers in the United States.

Here are just a few of the insights that emerged:  

  • Parents love games, and mobile is their platform of choice. An incredible 90% of parents surveyed said they use mobile as a gaming platform, and 79% say games are one of their favorite mobile activities.
  • They shop on mobile because it’s convenient and saves time. Three quarters shop on mobile 1-4 times a week, and 73% cite convenience as a major factor.
  • Household spending is expected to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. Nearly half of parents shopped on mobile more during the pandemic and plan to continue doing so. 56% said they planned to spend more on the winter holidays in 2021, while 47% are planning to spend more on back-to-school shopping.
  • The pandemic continues to have a lasting effect on mobile habits: 47% did more mobile shopping in 2020 and said they plan to continue doing so, while 83% played more mobile games and said they plan to continue.
  • When it comes to marketing, 51% of parents like to see humorous brand content. 25% of parents also prefer brand content to be educational, compared to 18% of non-parents.
  • Modern parents are very receptive to rewarded ads: 46% said it’s the type of ad format they most prefer to engage with, compared to 12% who prefer Instagram and 10% who prefer Facebook.

Additionally, Tapjoy’s latest report contains research and analysis about the modern family dynamic.

Only 55% of those surveyed are married, and today’s parents eschew stereotypical gender roles in favor of a more balanced approach to employment, childcare, and housework.

“Today’s parents are so much more aware of modern technology and trends than their own parents were,” said Lauren Baca, Senior Director of Marketing at Tapjoy.

“They grew up with the internet, so they’re well aware of what their kids are doing. They see smartphones as an essential tool that makes everything easier, from shopping to banking to monitoring the kids’ online activity. They have limited free time, so convenience is really important to them — we saw that meal kits and to-go food were especially popular mobile purchases in 2020. They like to unwind with mobile games at the end of the day, and they’re very receptive to rewarded ads thanks to the ease, convenience, and value they add to every transaction.”

The data in Modern Mobile Gamer™: Parents Edition was gathered from surveys run on the Tapjoy network in February and June 2021.

Responses were filtered to include all respondents who identified as United States residents and parents.

This report is the second in a series of four Modern Mobile Gamer™ 2021 e-books featuring key insights on Zoomers, Parents, Millennials, and Generation X. Modern Mobile Gamer™: Generation Z Edition is also available for download.

For more information on mobile advertising and app monetization you can go to https://www.tapjoy.com/

Train2Game News Super Rare Mixtape Vol 1

We’re incredibly excited to reveal Super Rare Mixtape Vol. 1 – a curated collection of indie games from some of the best and brightest up-and-coming developers.

Only 1,000 copies will be available for sale for this debut volume, which goes on sale August 19th at 6pm BST (10am PT/1pm ET) – available worldwide for £28 (+ relevant VAT & shipping) at superraregames.com.

Super Rare Mixtape features

📼 30 games – a curated collection of 30 varied games from small indie developers in the freeware scene – from retro first-person shooters and platformers, to visual novels, tower defenses, and quick experimental ideas, this is a showcase of pure creativity that finally gives these games the attention and preservation they deserve

📼 6 demos – to fit with its PC compilation disc/PS1 demo disc type vibes, we’ve partnered with teams behind some of the most exciting upcoming commercial indie games to provide playable demos – including SkateBIRD, Grapple Dog, Billie Bust Up, and more!

📼 USB tape cassette – your mixtape of games are fittingly featured on a tape cassette shaped USB, complete with a built-in custom launcher for easy plug ‘n’ play use on your Windows PC or laptop 

📼 Collector’s box – the gorgeous slim box, designed to fit in with your games collection, also includes a full-colour manual with a full page dedicated to each of the 36 titles and why we chose them for this collection

📼 1,000 copies – as a tester to see if there’s an audience for this uniquely new idea of physical collections of tiny indie games for PC, only 1,000 copies of Volume 1 are available for sale – hopefully we can make many more volumes in the future!

Click here for more information

Train2Game News Comicbook Shooter Foreclosed Released

Dive into a stylish comic book-drenched aesthetic as you fight against the dehumanized bureaucracy that stole your identity!


What would you do if your identity was stolen?

Merge Games and Antab Studio are thrilled to announce the release of their narrative-driven futuristic shooter, FORECLOSED.

Combining a stylish comic book aesthetic and hectic cyberpunk action, FORECLOSED is now available on Steam, Epic, Stadia, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X and, Nintendo Switch.

FORECLOSED is available on consoles and Stadia at $19.99/£14.99/€19.99 with a 20% discount at launch, and on Epic and Steam at $16.99/£13.49/€16.99 with a 15% launch discount.

Follow the story of Evan Kapnos in this sleek comic book-styled game as he unravels the conspiracy behind his identity foreclosure. Who is responsible and why?

FORECLOSED combines the playability of video games with the sleek visual aesthetic of comic books.

Everything from gameplay to cinematics are experienced within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel.

Fullscreen and comic panel perspectives are seamlessly blended as you move throughout FORECLOSED’s cyberpunk city, uncovering a gripping conspiracy story.

Cutscenes are also interactive and transition smoothly between alternative gameplay styles.

Key Features

  • Slick Cyberpunk Action – FORECLOSED is a narrative-driven action-adventure set in a cyberpunk world filled with action, suspense, and experimental augmentations.
  • Interactive Comic Book – The unique immersive style will make players truly feel like a comic book hero.
  • Immersive Narrative – Follow the story of Evan Kapnos, his identity recently foreclosed, stripped of his job, brain implants and access to the city Blockchain. He must now escape the city before his identity and implants are auctioned off…
  • Hi-Tech Combat – Modify your Symbiotic Pistol with an assortment of customisations that can be swapped out or even combined.
  • Augmentation Upgrades – Discover and unlock brain implant abilities with an RPG-like skill system.

Purchase the game on EPIC!

Train2Game News Honey I Joined A Cult

Team17 and Sole Survivor Games have today announced that 1970’s-based cult management simulator, Honey, I Joined a Cult will launch into Steam Early Access on 14th September.

Taking up the mantle of architect, players will design every aspect of the cult from building its headquarters, caring for believers and members, and planning the propaganda to make the organisation as successful and venerated as possible.

Curating a lucrative cult is not all plain sailing: law enforcement, angry protesters and your leader’s inflated ego will need to be kept in check if your plans are to be realised.

  Esteemed cult leader entrepreneur and spokesperson, Burt Biscuit has this to share:  https://youtu.be/QbU3aGZk9_w

  Honey, I Joined A Cult key features:

  • Take full control of a funky cult: Recruit cultists to maintain the organisation’s smooth operation; keep them entertained and happy to grow its money and influence
  • Build freaky deaky bases: Build the cult from the ground up and design the layout from ‘hypno-chambers’ and bathrooms to monoliths and bedrooms
  • Branch out into the community: Send minions out to spread the good word, or to steal fancy items for your cult HQ
  • Stick it to ‘The Man’: Overcome threats from law enforcement, oppressive government bodies, and misinformed protesters
  • Get down with deities: Choose where your cult’s heading – fiery apocalypse or the second coming of the Squid Lord?

Would be cult leaders can wishlist Honey, I Joined a Cult on Steam right now, and can keep up to date with all the information on the game by liking us on Facebook, following Sole Survivor Games on Twitter and joining the Team17 Discord channel.