Thunderful partners with developer FuturLab on a new sci-fi adventure

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A high-intensity spiritual successor to Velocity

Gothenburg, Sweden – July 29th, 2021 Thunderful Publishing have partnered with Brighton-based developer FuturLab for their next sci-fi adventure, a stylish, high-intensity third-person combat game described as the spiritual successor to the award-winning Velocity series.

FuturLab is best known for its acclaimed arcade speedrunning series Velocity, which includes Velocity, Velocity Ultra, and Velocity 2X, which received a 90 Metacritic score upon its 2014 launch on PlayStation Vita. Recently they have created Powerwash Simulator, a game that quickly became everybody’s darling.

“FuturLab is celebrating its 18th birthday this year, and we’ve had the greatest gift of Thunderful signing our ambitious new IP,” said FuturLab Founder and Creative Director James Marsden. “It sees our studio returning to sci-fi action, possessing the same DNA as Velocity, but with far more ambition, style, and contemporary relevance. It is nothing short of a dream game, and we cannot wait to share it with the world.”

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with FuturLab, an experienced studio with marvelous critical acclaim,” said Thunderful Head of Publishing Dieter Schoeller. “The game, prototype, and vision presented to us is second to none! While we can’t say much yet, we can be sure that the project launched with James and his team will delight gamers worldwide with a refreshingly new take on the action genre, presented with stunning visual style and super-tight gameplay mechanics.”

FuturLab is now hiring for a number of positions as it moves full force into the development of this exciting new IP. For more information visit:

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About Thunderful Publishing
Thunderful Publishing is a games publishing company founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2017. Part of the Thunderful Group, which also includes development studios Zoink Games and Image & Form, and publisher Rising Star Games, Thunderful Publishing focuses on premium PC and console games for a worldwide audience and is the publisher behind award-winning games such as Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Curious Expedition 2.

About FuturLab

FuturLab is a boutique, award-winning game studio based in Brighton, UK. FuturLab has developed and published remarkable games on PC and console since 2003. The game studio is best known for Velocity 2X, Tiny Trax, Mini-Mech Mayhem and Peaky Blinders: Mastermind and is currently working on the highly anticipated PowerWash Simulator.

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