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Developer Massive Work Studio Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SoulsBorne-Inspired Action-RPG Live from PAX East, While Also Hosting Gameplay Demos and Giveaways

NATAL-RN, BRAZIL (APRIL 5, 2018) – Brazil-based independent developer Massive Work Studio is excited to announce today that their Cosmic Horror Action-RPG DOLMEN has landed at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for PAX East 2018, where they’ve flipped the switch to activate the game’s crowdfunding campaign to turn this nightmare into a reality. By launching their Kickstarter campaign today, the Massive Work Studio team, including Abraão Segundo and Alex Oliver, who previously worked on AAA titles such as Injustice 2, Diablo and World of Warcraft, aims to finally bring DOLMEN, a SoulsBorne-inspired title which combines futuristic Sci-Fi with Lovecraftian horror, to the world on Windows PC and consoles.

Massive Work Studio has a $90,000 USD Kickstarter goal to fund DOLMEN, targeting an early 2019 release on Steam for Windows PC, with Xbox One and PlayStation®4 versions launching at a later date. Based on the success of the game’s Kickstarter campaign and stretch goals met, DOLMEN will also release on the Nintendo Switch™. Additional game content — levels, items, enemy types and more — as well as extra game modes New Game +, multiplayer PvP and cooperative play are among the stretch goals. Fans can support DOLMEN on Kickstarter and unlock exclusive backer rewards including a Windows PC demo by pledging at http://uberstrategist.link/DOLMEN-KS.

DOLMEN has been a true labor of love over the last year, but we need your support to help us cross the finish line and finally release the game next year,” said Pedro Bastos, Producer at Massive Work Studio. “We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their contributions and role in bringing DOLMEN to life — it truly means a lot to us. If you’re attending PAX East 2018, we hope you’ll stop by our booth to check out the game for yourself!”

DOLMEN challenges players to adapt to survive against the harsh elements and eldritch monstrosities belonging to a hostile alien world. Players crashland onto Revion Prime, the location of the greatest recorded massacre in galactic history. The corpses of those who lived there long ago and lost their lives to war orbit the planet — like a mass grave suspended in time. As the sole survivor of a crew of astronauts, pulled from charted space and abducted into a distant future, you awake below the planet’s surface with no supplies. Being alone on Revion Prime is like having been forgotten by life itself. With no answers as to how you got there, or what happened to your crew, your journey begins in the dark.

Revion Prime is unforgiving; you’ll learn that the hard way. Your key to survival is adaptation and exploration. All gear, including armor, weapons and consumables, must be harvested from the finite resources available on the planet as you try to survive, and power your space suit with Reactors to gain new attributes. The abominable beings that populate the planet react dynamically and differently when attacked, but by gaining experience, you can level up your character to improve your chances of survival. Don’t forget to stock your base or risk losing it all.

DOLMEN’s Key Features:

  • Explore a Devastated, Darkly Beautiful Planet: Revion Prime is an alien world, with environments inspired by the work of macabre artists like H.R. Giger and H.P. Lovecraft, that challenges you to unearth its dark history by connecting fragments of the past.
  • Engage in Fast-Paced Dynamic Combat: Combat is intense and heavily based on timing, mixing melee-based attacks, Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) perspective long-range shooting and the use of defensive maneuvers such as dodging and blocking.
  • Adapt or Perish; Craft to Survive: Mankind, so we believe, has become a prevalent species due to its ability to endure and adapt to inhospitable environments. Build up your skills and scavenge what little resources are available to create items and customize your equipment. You’re going to need anything you can find to live to see another day.

Massive Work Studio is celebrating the launch of DOLMEN’s Kickstarter campaign at PAX East from April 5 – April 8, 2018 in the PAX Rising area (Booth #13121) in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). Attendees can go hands-on with the game and take home exclusive prizes for pledging to the Kickstarter campaign on-site.

To learn more about DOLMEN, please visit http://dolmenthegame.com.

If you’re attending PAX East 2018 and would like to meet with Massive Work Studio producer Pedro Bastos, please contact pr@uberstrategist.com.

About Massive Work Studio
Massive Work is an ambitious new studio based in Natal-RN, Brazil, with twenty-three team members, over two dozen indirect collaborators and five partner studios, spanning thirteen cities in several countries. Team members include Abraão Segundo and Alex Oliver, whom previously worked on AAA titles such as Injustice 2, Diablo and World of Warcraft. Everyone at Massive Work shares a shared love for the game industry and the drive to make the best games possible! Massive Work’s premier title is DOLMEN, a Sci-Fi Action-RPG inspired by games like Dark Souls, Dead Space and Metroid Prime. For more information, please visit http://massiveworkstudio.com.


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