Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Steampunker wins Indie Prize and launches Indiegogo campaign

Warszawa, Poland - Steampunker by a Polish studio Telehorse has won Indie Prize "Best Game Art Award" at Casual Connect in Belgrade. 40 games from over 20 countries were selected for the showcase. The developer is currently seeking funds to make the award-winning game available on new platforms. The Steampunker campaign was launched 11/4/14 on the Indiegogo.

Steampunker is a beautiful 2-D adventure point-and-click game characterised by unique steampunk-style graphics. At the moment it's available in the App Store for iPad only. The campaign aims to raise $2000 in crowdfunding to complete the Android and iPhone versions of the game. The stretch goals include translating the game into several languages.

The player takes on the role of a gentleman hero called Vincent, who, facing the invasion of evil robots, needs to save his futuristic Victorian world. The future of the Earth hangs on his creativity, imagination and ability to solve innumerable puzzles and brain teasers, which set in motion various machines and mechanisms.
"Graphics are Steampunker's strongest point. The backdrops of locations traversed by our hero, as well as the graphics accompanying the subsequent puzzles and brain-teasers, all create a unique alluring atmosphere. The game is simply stunning."

Chiho Komoriya, vsmedia:
"...the artwork is wonderful! If you love Steampunk, you are attracted by the nostalgic, decadent atmosphere that this has. This is an interactive art work as well as a game."

In September the game was showcased at Tokyo Game Show. Famitsu Apps nominated Steampunker for the TGS 2014 Indie Prize. Touch Arcade also noticed Steampunker in Tokyo. Shaun Musgrave listed the game as one of six most interesting indie games at TGS 2014.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 270 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Steampunker - A Steampunk Adventure Game - Tablet Edition 1.1 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Telehorse is an independent game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland, established in 2013 by Mariusz Szypura. Szypura has worked for advertising agencies for 15 years. He's co-operated with major record labels and designed several award-winning album covers. He is also a musician and acomposer, playing in bands such as Happy Pills and Silver Rocket. As a big fan of indie games, he has decided to put together all his skills and set up Telehorse.

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