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Solar Ash Kingdom announcement trailer (Hyper Light Drifter dev Heart Machine, Annapurna publishing, coming to Epic Games Store)

AlexFlame116

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By Heart Machine, the devs behind Hyper Light Drifter. Published via Annapurna Interactive.

"We strive to tell a beautiful story through our world, the atmosphere, our characters and even our gameplay - each aspect of our games are painstakingly considered - which requires a large investment of time. Thanks for bearing with us and our relative silence; we’re so excited to start opening up about the game and the process behind it on our devlog and beyond," Alx Preston said to IGN in a statement.
More info here via IGN.
 

Kuga

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Oct 25, 2017
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Looks great. Shame I won't be buying it because of the storefront. Edit: Unless it's also coming to GOG/Steam?
 

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You beat me to it!

Official Staff Communication
updated thread title to reflect Annapurna Games is the publisher
 

stealthyfrog

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Looks great, but I don't want to use the Epic store until they implement basic features, so I'll wait for a console version
 

DrArchon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Epic still swinging their dick around I see.

I'll wait for the (hopeful) console release.
 

Osiris397

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Since they built this is 3D instead of 2D I really hope they consider a VR remaster if it's anything like Hyperlight Drifter but in 3 dimensions.
 

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This mostly tells me Annapurna Interactive is all in on the Epic Games Store as well, which makes sense for them

They're a pub that goes all in on shorter single player games with strong narratives/tougher sells

I'm sorry! I was wondering if anyone was gonna post it since I'm terrible at OPs lol. You can change the thread maker to be yourself if you want!
lol why would I do that it's fine
 

Neutra

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Is the Epic Store an expensive app to buy? Seems like a really high barrier to entry since I see in multiple threads that people can't get games on it. High system requirements maybe?
 

J-Skee

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Oct 25, 2017
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So the Epic Games Store is taking away console releases too? This has gone too far. /s

I'm super excited because I backed & loved Hyper Light Drifter, but seriously, a console release would be nice.
 

Sirhc

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Oct 27, 2017
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I like how the EGS logo is bigger then the games logo.

Looks pretty neat, interested to see gameplay though as this really doesn't show how it will play, assuming kinda skating around abit from that trailer.
 

Aniki

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Oct 25, 2017
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Loved Hyper Light Drifter so i will keep an eye on this one. Hope it comes to consoles.
 

Elodes

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HLD was next-level great. I hope they got Disasterpeace to do the soundtrack again -- his work elevated that game far above what it would have been otherwise.
 

Kuga

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Is the Epic Store an expensive app to buy? Seems like a really high barrier to entry since I see in multiple threads that people can't get games on it. High system requirements maybe?
They are anti-competitive. Say what you will about the big players like Steam which are terrible in their own right, but Epic's strong-arm approach to creating a store front does no favors to consumers. So, I boycott EGS out of principle. I think you'll find a number of others feel similarly. There are more appropriate threads for this particular debate though, so I'll leave it at that.
 

ramoisdead

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Oct 25, 2017
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If Annapurna is publishing the game, then yeah it's a no brainer this will be EGS only for a year. At the very least, I can't be too mad because the game was never announced to be on Steam in the first place.

Still, I can wait a year. Best of luck to Heart Machine.
 

Bate

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Oct 31, 2017
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I backed HLD on Kickstarter and really liked it. But I don't support the business tactics of the Epic Games Store. So its a hard pass then.
 

Acidote

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If it's not an exclusive, I'll buy it in whatever store I can pick it up cheapest. That includes the Epic store. It's third party exclusives I'm not buying there. Or anywhere.
 

JD3Nine

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Nov 6, 2017
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Cool. Like all of these other Epic games, maybe I’ll check it out after the year of exclusivity ends. Might be busy playing some other game, though. Too many great games to play that don’t pull this BS.
 

Phabh

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Oct 28, 2017
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Should be able to run on Switch and Annapurna is the publisher so it's a safe bet.
 

Nabs

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I hope the devs get a large cut of the Epic check. They don't deserve the shit they're going to get because their publisher agreed to exclusivity.
 

RionaaM

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Is the Epic Store an expensive app to buy? Seems like a really high barrier to entry since I see in multiple threads that people can't get games on it. High system requirements maybe?
It's be nice if shitposts like this started getting moderated, but alas. Guess we need competition for something to improve.

EDIT: oh well, he got a warning.
 

DrArchon

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Oct 25, 2017
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I hope the devs get a large cut of the Epic check. They don't deserve the shit they're going to get because their publisher agreed to exclusivity.
I hope the agreement was at least "Launch on EGS and don't go through another Kickstarter campaign."

Which would at least make this better than Phoenix Point.