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Friday, 24 January 2014

WindForge coming to Steam March 11 after successful Kickstarter

Snowed In Studios is pleased to announce that WindForge is available for sale as a pre-release at and will be launched on March 11, 2014, on the Steam Store. 

WindForge received the green light from the Steam Community on January 7, 2014. 

The game has been partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, which ran from November 6 to December 6, 2013, and was successful thanks to the backers who got behind the title to contribute just over $50,000 to complete the game. 

This financial contribution allowed Snowed In Studios, who offer work-for-hire game development services, to continue production and bring their first original title to market as planned. 

'We had a difficult choice to make, to keep working on the game with the help of the WindForge community or to shorten production and launch the game in the fall. Running the campaign takes time and resources and we were not sure what was the right thing to do, given the statistics on how many Kickstarters fail,' says Jean-Sylvain Sormany, the president of Snowed in Studios. 'We literally did not know if we made the right decision or not until the very last minute. We met our goal with only 62 seconds on the clock, so it was pretty tight!' 

The pre-release version of the game, which was made available to backers in December, is now available for sale on the studio’s website: 

WindForge is an RPG that allows players to build their own airships and explore the hostile skies.   It mixes 2D-shooter action with the freedom to create and explore. 

About Snowed In Studios 

Founded in 2010 by four video game industry veterans, Snowed In Studios is a 15-person independent, privately-owned video game and interactive media developer based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

The Snowed In Studios team have collectively worked on some of the world's biggest franchises in gaming such as FIFA, Need For Speed, The Sims, Far Cry and Deus Ex for some of the world's biggest companies like Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Eidos. For the first time on PC, they are bringing this top-tier experience to the table to create their own original title, WindForge. 

WindForge has been made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation 

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