We’re kicking off our blog with the first of, hopefully, many posts with content related mainly to our titles, but not limited exclusively to that.
To begin with, nothing better than putting this year into perspective: After a first half in which we have almost exclusively dedicated ourselves to get some momentum for our 2018 productions, by the end of the year we are expected to have a good amount of real bombshells, covering all the available platforms and a wide range of genres.
Anima: Gate Of Memories, The Nameless Chronicles
We start with an old acquaintance, Anima: Gate of Memories, who returns to show us his dark side with The Nameless Chronicles, a completely new title, also inspired by the tabletop RPG, in which the player will take on the role of the “bad guys” appeared on the first installment. We will put ourselves in the shoes of Nameless, an immortal who has assumed different identities throughout history, and his quest to find death after thousands of years in the world.
Shortly afterwards, Freaky Awesome, a crazy rogue-like arcade game that reminds us of Smash TV and that Steam users have already been able to get their hands on. In it, you’ll explore an ancient factory with a lot of randomly generated levels, fight rare monsters and avoid all kinds of traps. The toxic waste you’ll encounter there will make you mutate to get a lot of different powers. Freaky Awesome will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after its release on PC.
Distrust will be another of our great indie games for console, an adventure with a touch of action and terror inspired by John Carpenter’s classic The Thing that, like Freaky Awesome, is already available on Steam. A helicopter crash left a group of explorers stranded near an Arctic base. As they try to find a way back, all they are doing is sinking deeper into a nightmare scenario. When they sleep, they attract a terrifying force that sucks the life out of their bodies, but the longer they battle exhaustion and stay awake, the less likely they are to survive… As the survivors try to sleep just enough to stave off fatigue without dying, they slowly go mad and eventually reach the point where they can no longer trust their senses. In time, they can’t even tell the difference between reality and a hallucination.
After making the rounds through Steam, Infernium, a non-linear Survival Horror in first person view, will be released on physical version for PC, as well as on console. In the game you’ll be immersed in an attractive and interconnected representation of hell itself, where you will be trapped in a kind of prison without bars, forced to survive a brutal penance. An experience that will remain in your memory forever.
Pixel Noir will be another of our great bets for 2018, if not the biggest one: a classic RPG that will delight pixel art lovers and has, among other things, a soundtrack composed by Hiroki Kikuta, composer from Secret of Mana series. Noir ambience, classic RPG mechanics and turn-based battles, a visual style that takes us back to the 16-bit era…. A real delight for lovers of classic RPG’s, pixelated graphics and the best 2D classics from the nineties.
Mind: Path to Thalamus
Mind: Path to Thalamus in its console version will be another addition to our catalogue: a first-person puzzle that throws the player into a fantastic and surreal environment. You’ll be able to modify the climate at will to solve all kinds of puzzles and make use of Virtual Reality glasses to make the experience even more immersive.
The Northern Guides
The Northern Guides and Dark Matter almost complete a varied catalogue, for all types of audiences, for this year. And we say that they “almost” complete it, because there are still big surprises to be revealed.
Definitely, 2018 will be a spectacular year for Badland Publishing: sagas that continue, others that are born, new versions of established titles and a multitude of genres for all player profiles.