Thunderful Games has just announced that it has acquired Madrid-based developer, Stage Clear Studios SL in a deal worth up to 2.5 million euros.
Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO of Thunderful Group commented:
“The acquisition of Stage Clear Studios is fully in line with our strategy to grow our Games segment and the Group as a whole. Stage Clear Studios has established itself as a talented and reliable development studio with a reputation for delivering great products on time and on budget.”
Agostino Simonetta, Thunderful Group’s Chief Strategy and Investment Officer added:
“This deal strengthens our international position, broadens our network towards more development studios and creates synergies within the Group's publishing operations. We welcome our new co-workers in Madrid, who will work closely with their colleagues in the Nordics, UK, and Germany."
By acquiring Stage Clear Studios S.L., Thunderful adds a team of 40 talented game developers - with experience in full-scale development and porting to their family as the group looks to grow and develop their international games business.
Stage Clear Studios S.L. was founded in 2012 and has become a well-established studio that develops games for PC and consoles. Historic collaborations include titles like Jericho, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Planet51, FIFA, Dead Space, to name a few.
Daniel Santos Fonseca, Managing Director of Stage Clear Studios S.L also commented:
“In Spain, we say that in life there are certain trains that you have to catch - and the opportunity to be part of the Thurderful Group was an unmissable train! When I met the Thunderful management team and heard about their plans, I knew we had to be a part of it. We are proud and excited to start this new adventure with the Thunderful Group.”
Ravva And The Cyclops Curse is now available for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. Unleash your summoning powers to defeat the Cyclops Lord in retro 8-bit style!
Inspired by 8-bit platformers, Ravva and the Cyclops Curse combines clever level design with vibrant pixel art and precise controls to pay homage to those genre classics while offering a new and fresh experience. Endearing characters, fluid animation and brain-teasing puzzles fill 10 challenging stages as you journey to the Cyclops Lord’s castle. Discover power-ups, scores and secrets hidden along the way!
Take the role young summoner apprentice Ravva as she calls upon her 4 unique companions in a desperate struggle against the Cyclops Lord! After Ravva’s mother is suddenly stripped of her summoning powers and inflicted with a terrible curse, Ravva is faced with the perilous task of saving her and restoring peace to their homeland. Traverse dark forests, desolate wastelands and spooky castle halls, using the talents of your unusual minions to cast elemental spells and clear away obstacles. Merciless enemies under the Cyclops Lord’s command will try to stop little Ravva at every turn, but with enough wit and determination, she will prevail!
Developed by Galope and published by Eastasiasoft Limited, Ravva And The Cyclops Curse is available on the Xbox Store right now for $4.99. Grab the game today and save 20% for a limited time!
PQube's action-adventure RPG “Kitaria Fables” (@KitariaFables) is now available on Xbox One & Series S/X, PlayStation 4 & 5 Nintendo Switch and PC!
Kitaria Fables is a delightfully cute action adventure RPG with farming and crafting! Armed with a sword, bow and spellbook, fight back against a rising darkness threatening the world. Discover diverse regions in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to grow your own provisions, and take on quests solo or with a friend in local co-op mode! Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to grow your own provisions, and work with your village neighbours to craft new gear.
Kitaria Fables features include:
Charming action-adventure featuring RPG, farming and crafting elements
Play with a friend using couch co-op mode
Real-time combat with melee weapons, bows and magic as you encounter beasts and bandits in the wilds
Grow produce on Thunderbunn Farm and gather resources to craft weapons, provisions and more
Customise your character with skins, gear and accessories
Meet friends and villagers, taking on side quests and building relationships along the way
Available in both physical & digital formats today.
Kitaria Fables is available for digital download on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC for $19.99. Boxed versions of the game are live now at major retailers worldwide.
In Golf Club: Wasteland, the rich have fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity.
Included with every copy of the game is the digital Golf Club Wasteland Official Soundtrack plus a Graphic Novel Art Book that further expands the back story of the lone golfer Charley in stunning visual format. Save 20% for a limited time!
Golf Club: Wasteland is available today on Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
Interactive story game Lake (@Lake_The_Game) is now available for digital download on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC via Steam. Watch the official Xbox Series S|X story trailer and experience Providence Oaks in full 4K at 60FPS.
It's September 1, 1986. You take on the role of forty-something Meredith Weiss, who returns from the big city to her quiet hometown. She exchanges her busy career at a software company to fill in for her dad, the local mail carrier. During her two-week stay in beautiful Providence Oaks, Oregon, she runs into a few familiar faces as well as plenty of new folk. As Meredith, you get to decide who to talk to, who to befriend and perhaps even start a romantic relationship with. Whatever happens, at the end of her stint she'll have to make up her mind: return to her demanding job in the big city, or stay in the town she grew up in?
Lake is available today for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC via Steam. The game is also set to release on additional platforms in the future.
Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned communist resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time. The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka.
The year is 2084. In a dark cyberpunk world shattered by plagues and wars, become a neural police detective and hack into the jagged minds of others. Make use of anything they felt, thought, or remembered to solve the case and catch the elusive killer. Observer: System Redux is the definitive vision of the award-winning cyberpunk thriller, rebuilt and augmented for the next generation.
DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd's misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world. DARQ: Complete Edition is the complete edition of the acclaimed gravity-bending horror-puzzler experience, including the base game DARQ plus DLCs The Tower and The Crypt.
The Ultimate Horror Bundle is available to purchase and download for Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X for $99.99.