GOOD SHEPHERD ENTERTAINMENT AND NYAMAKOP RELEASE SEMBLANCE, THE WORLD’S FIRST TRUE PLAT-FORMER
Deform yourself and almost everything else in this gorgeous adventure on Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC and Mac
AMSTERDAM and SOUTH AFRICA– July 24, 2018 – Good Shepherd Entertainment has launched Semblance, the new, world-busting puzzle platformer from independent South African developer Nyamakop. The game is available today for $9.99 on Nintendo Switch™ through the Nintendo eShop, as well as Windows PC and Mac via Steam and GOG.com, with a special 10% launch discount on all platforms from now through July 31.
Semblance is an innovative puzzle platformer where nearly everything, including your soft, bouncy character and the environment around you, is entirely deformable! Squish, squash, mold and deform in imaginative ways to solve problems, grab hard-to-reach collectibles and heal the land from an infestation of hard material. Semblance lets you move between challenges at your pace, with an engaging story that unravels organically as you explore.
Throughout development, Semblance won multiple special honors at gaming shows for its unique design and aesthetic. The game bubbles with beautiful colors, minimalist artwork, charming critters and a soothing atmosphere.
About Good Shepherd Entertainment
Good Shepherd Entertainment publishes video games from independent artists worldwide and operates a proprietary investment platform for a growing global network of qualified investors seeking risk-mitigated participation in the $130B video game industry. Originally established in the Netherlands in 2011 as an equity crowdfunding platform under the name Gambitious BV, the Company became a publisher in 2014 with the release of Train Fever, which was the first game ever successfully published with equity crowdfunding. The Company has since funded and released over a dozen original games across eight digital platforms. The founders of Devolver Digital and Croteam, two very successful companies in independent game development and publishing, invested in the Company and joined its management in 2012. The Company rebranded in 2017 as Good Shepherd Entertainment following an investment by Advance/Newhouse, having established a track record of success with both independent developers and investors. www.GoodShepherd.games
Since forming Nyamakop in 2015, co-founders Kimani and Myres have built their studio into one of the most promising emerging creators in African game development. Their debut game, Semblance, has been exhibited all over the world at consumer shows such as E3, PAX East, gamescom and EGX, in addition to more than a dozen intimate arts festivals such as Slamdance Film Festival, South by South West (SXSW), A MAZE and Out of Index. They have also participated in prestigious residencies such as the Stugan retreat and ‘Train Jam,’ and were listed on Forbes Africa’s ‘30 under 30’ list for 2018. http://nyamakop.co.za/