Square Enix Collective announces EGX Rezzed line-up; confirms first five games

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Square Enix Collective announces EGX Rezzed line-up; confirms first five games

LONDON, March 22 2016: Square Enix Collective™ has announced the line-up of games it will be featuring at its first full event – EGX Rezzed, one of the UK’s premier public videogame events.

Collective will be bringing five games to the show, including two announced titles and three previously unannounced titles, giving gamers the chance to see the start of a growing portfolio of new industry talent being supported by the initiative.

The games line-up will be as follows:

Goetia / Sushee (France): announced in October 2015, releasing in Q2 2016

Abigail’s parents and sister are missing, and the air is filled with anxiety and anger. Who is living here now? What happened to everyone? Why has Abigail come back from the dead? And what is this Goetia that seems to be the key to understanding all this nonsense?

Goetia is a deep, point-and-click adventure for PC set in the seemingly abandoned Blackwood Manor and surrounding area in the early 1940s – can you unpick the mystery and find the answers?

The Turing Test / Bulkhead Interactive (UK): announced in March 2016, releasing in August 2016

You play the role of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA), as she attempts to uncover the truth behind the research base on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, in this first-person puzzle game built with Unreal 4.

Solve puzzles using your Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT) to transfer power out of one object and into another; power up and take control of artificially intelligent machines, manipulate giant structures and solve complex tasks – all woven into a multi-layered story based on the human struggle for control.

The Turing Test will be published for PC by Collective; and for Xbox One by Microsoft.

Tokyo Dark / Cherrymochi (Japan): previously unannounced, releasing in Q4, 2016

Detective Itō’s partner is missing, but what starts as a straightforward case soon spirals into a twisted nightmare that causes Itō to confront her past and question her own sanity.

Tokyo Dark is a side-scrolling point-and-click mystery adventure game for PC and Mac. As Detective Itō you’ll explore Tokyo – following leads, collecting clues, and making difficult decisions with far-reaching consequences.

Tokyo Dark features a huge number of dialogue choices and interactions that affect character attributes and change the outcome of the story.

Black The Fall / Sand Sailor Studio (Romania): previously unannounced, releasing in Q3 2016

Discover a forgotten industrial world where strict and rules and harsh punishments tore the fabric of humanity itself. What will you do to survive?
Black The Fall is a side-scrolling action adventure for PC and digital consoles set in a dark and oppressive land, inspired by the Sand Sailor team’s upbringing in Communist Romania. Solve puzzles to progress, all the while attempting to avoid suspicion and alerting the intent… and unfriendly… gaze of the State.

Oh My Godheads / Titutech (Spain): previously unannounced, releasing in Q1, 2017

Oh My Godheads is the world’s first capture-the-head action game on PC for 1-4 players.

Capture-the-head is like capture-the-flag, but the flag is an ancient head that’s alive, angry, and after you! Fight with friends to capture these furious, living heads and bring them back to your team’s plinth…if you can.

“We’re really proud to be able to show more of our 2016/7 line-up with the games we’re bringing to EGX Rezzed,” said Phil Elliott, creator and project lead on Square Enix Collective. “It’s fantastic to be supporting teams we’ve either helped via the Collective feedback platform or through crowdfunding – but also to meet teams new to us who are just looking to partner for publishing and marketing services.”

Creative control and all IP rights are retained by the developers.

Square Enix Collective is an initiative that provides a range of non-restrictive services to independent developers to help them raise the profile of their projects, and bring them to market.

Services include:
–          Community-building via the Collective Feedback platform
–          Support through crowdfunding for selected projects
–          Publishing and marketing services (including QA and platform relations)
–          A limited number of production investments for specific projects

For more information on Square Enix Collective, or if you wish to talk to any of the developers featured on the Feedback platform or supported through funding, please contact your local PR rep or directly via: collective@square-enix.com

Square Enix Collective website: collective.square-enix.com
Follow @SQEX Collective on Twitter®: twitter.com/sqexcollective

SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, SQUARE ENIX COLLECTIVE, and the SQUARE ENIX COLLECTIVE logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. SUSHEE and GOETIA are trademarks of Sushee. BULKHEAD INTERACTIVE and THE TURING TEST are trademarks of Bulkhead Interactive. CHERRYMOCHI and TOKYO DARK are trademarks of Cherrymochi. SAND SAILOR STUDIO and BLACK THE FALL are trademarks of Sand Sailor Studio. TITUTECH and OH MY GODHEADS are trademarks of Titutech. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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