Dust: An Elysian Tail Released on the PlayStation™ Store

 
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We recently completed work on the PS4™ port for Dust: and Elysian Tail (Humble Hearts), and it debuted in the PlayStation™ Store as a part of the Instant Game Collection, free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Dean Dodrill created a rich, charming world in this critically acclaimed indie rpg, and it was a blast to help it get to current consoles in full HD. Check it out now.

Sickhead Helps Bring TowerFall Ascension to the PS4™

 
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We were honored to help bring Matt Thorson’s excellent TowerFall Ascension (Matt Makes Games) to the PlayStation 4™. We’ve been using MonoGame extensively over the last few years, so working with Matt and Sony to port the game to PS4™ was a good fit. This one will go down in video game history as one of the best local multiplayers of all time. Pick it up on Playstation™ Network or Steam now!

ARMED! gets Greenlit!

We very happy to announce that ARMED! was Greenlit on Steam this week! Keep your eyes peeled for the Steam launch very soon.

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ARMED! Postmortem at the Dallas Society of Play

 
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Tom, Russell, and James presented a comprehensive postmortem for ARMED! at the local indie meetup, the Dallas Society of Play, covering everything from tech and game design to art creation and marketing. Everyone had a blast. We spoke honestly about what has worked and what hasn’t. We had a blast, and were able to meet a ton of great local indies. Thanks, Society of Play! A few more photos on the Flickr page.
 
 
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Porting ARMED! To OUYA

 

 
 
Sickhead’s Tom Spilman and James Ford took a Saturday afternoon to jam on getting ARMED! onto the upcoming Android-based OUYA console. ARMED! was developed in XNA, and moving it to other platforms using MonoGame has been a relatively painless process. Check out Tom’s liveblog of the event on the MonoGame site.
 

ARMED! is up on Steam Greenlight!

ARMED! is now up on Steam Greenlight, a new community-driven way to get games into the Steam marketplace. Go check out the page for ARMED! and give us an upvote!
 
 

ARMED! featured on Build 2012 site

We are honored to have ARMED! featured on Microsoft’s site for the upcoming Build 2012 developer conference and Windows 8 event. It’s great to see the guy up there in such esteemed company… Autodesk, WordPress, Kindle, Wikipedia. We’re all very excited about having ARMED! included in the Windows 8 launch.

 

ARMED! on Windows 8!

We launched ARMED! on the Windows 8 marketplace! The “preview” denotation is just a formality, though… if you are running Windows 8, you can download the FULL game for free right now (until the official launch of Windows 8)! This is the realization of our efforts to make ARMED! as much fun on desktops, laptops, and tablets as it already is on the phone.

So check it out! As always, we value your input. Find a bug? Please visit the official bug submission page. And for public discussion, please post to the official ARMED! Facebook page. And stay tuned for even more surprises. We’re just getting started.

 

New ARMED! Trailer

ARMED! has been getting some great reviews lately, both on the Windows Phone Marketplace (4.5 stars!), and from various game review sites around the web. We’ve been hard at work perfecting the game to make it overwhelmingly the best turn-based strategy experience on Windows Phone. ARMED! fans have dutifully proposed new functionality and balance changes, and we’ve been listening. Since the late December launch we’ve released three updates, adding balance tweaks, bug fixes, and features. And we put together a new trailer that focuses on showing off some of the game’s features:

 

 

We’re still working hard on some big surprises for future releases. Stay tuned!