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The Bunker launches on PC and Mac

The Bunker is a completely live action video game starring Adam Brown (The Hobbit) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful, Assassin’s Creed 3) with a story written and developed by gaming talent behind The Witcher, Broken Sword and SOMA including local talent Kevin Beimers from Italic Pig.

In The Bunker, You are John, a boy born in a secret government nuclear bunker in England on 3rd July 1986, the day the bombs fell. 30 years later, everyone you knew and loved has died.  You are the last remaining survivor.

You exist as best you can, following the rules and sticking to the routine. But when an alarm is triggered, your mind begins to self-destruct. You must venture deeper and deeper into the bunker discovering long forgotten zones and uncovering dark and repressed memories that finally reveal the terrible secret of the bunker.

Features

  • An incredible cast including Adam Brown (The Hobbit), Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful, Assassin’s Creed 3), Grahame Fox (Game of Thrones) and Jerome St. John Blake (Star Wars)
  • A completely live action, full HD, cinematic experience with high production values.
  • Filmed in a genuine decommissioned nuclear bunker in Essex, England.
  • A complex, twisting plot written by award-winning screenwriters and designers behind The Witcher, Broken Sword and SOMA.
  • Explore the bunker to its deepest depths, searching through computer files, documents and recordings to unlock John’s dark suppressed childhood memories.
  • Complete with achievements, a platinum trophy and hidden secrets, including John’s scattered childhood Wooden Toys for eagle-eyed players.
  • A neo-retro soundtrack by UK composer Dom Shovelton which will be available as DLC.

You can now download the game at Green Man Gaming for PC or Mac, as well as on Steam.

Official website: The Bunker

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Of Kings And Men launches

Green Man Gaming Publishing, Northern Ireland Screen and indie developers Donkey Crew are pleased to announce the launch of Of Kings And Men in Early Access on Steam today. The third-person multiplayer game, created in a bespoke engine, will start its early access with a focus on the combat system and key multiplayer modes including the ability to fight in battles with over 200 players.

Of Kings And Men is being created by indie developers Donkey Crew, previously known for their popular “cRPG” modification for Mount & Blade: Warband. The team are developing the medieval themed game in their own bespoke engine allowing them to create huge, stable multiplayer battles, as well as the customisation of characters from a choice of millions of combinations. The intuitive combat systems based on historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) fighters and medieval manuscripts captures the real spirit of melee fighting in a game.

“After 5 years of development, with all its ups and downs, today is both the most scary and amazing day for us – we can’t wait for everyone to experience it! We believe that Of Kings And Men will write its own history. If the community joins us now in this journey, they will forever be part of our very first era,” said Florian “chadz” Hofreither, Project Lead on Of Kings And Men, Donkey Crew.

“We are delighted to be working with Donkey Crew and Green Man Gaming on such an exciting and engaging project. The growth of the games industry is an important priority for us and Of Kings and Men is the type of ambitious game we want to attract to Northern Ireland. We are glad the Donkey Crew team have been able to make Northern Ireland their home during the development process and integrated themselves with an emerging group of local interactive content creators. Through Early Access we hope the public can see the potential in Of Kings and Men that we have believed in,” said Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Screen.

“We always knew from the first time we saw the early development of the game, that once built, it would be a unique and epic addition to the games industry. Of Kings and Men is being developed by a passionate team who are fully dedicated to working with their community to deliver a medieval game that is as close to real-life melee combat as possible. We hope that everyone follows them on this exciting journey whilst enjoying the game on the way!,” said Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming Publishing.

Of Kings And Men allows you to experience huge, player-driven battles like no other. Engage in massive combat with more than 200 players, capture territories, or practice your fighting skills in competitive matches with intuitive melee combat.

Throughout Early Access, Of Kings And Men will introduce strategic elements, allowing players to conquer and control the land by political, economic or military means. Send armies to protect your cities and invade enemy territories. Lead your troops into decisive orchestrated sieges against player-built fortifications that are fought with hundreds of friends and foes simultaneously. Every victory or defeat shapes history forever.

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Of Kings and Man Early Access

Green Man Gaming Publishing, Northern Ireland Screen and Donkey Crew are pleased to announce that Of Kings And Men will be coming to Early Access on Thursday 25th August 2016.

Of Kings And Men is being created by Donkey Crew, previously know for their popular “cRPG’ modification for Mount & Blade: Warband. Having previously worked remotely around the world, the team are now based in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen via Invest NI.

The Early Access version of the game will focus on combat, and allow matches of over 200 players to battle, capture strategic points, and learn your skills on the battlefield. The team have revealed an extensive roadmap of the games development, and plan to introduce faction management, a full open world, and a player run, persistent industry.

Of Kings And Men allows you to experience huge, player-driven battles like no other. Engage in massive combat with more than 200 players, capture territories, or practice your fighting skills in competitive matches with intuitive melee combat.

Throughout Early Access, Of Kings And Men will introduce strategic elements, allowing players to conquer and control the land by political, economic or military means. Send armies to protect your cities and invade enemy territories. Lead your troops into decisive orchestrated sieges against player-built fortifications that are fought with hundreds of friends and foes simultaneously. Every victory or defeat shapes history forever.