Indie Game Of The Week Tipped For Summer Uprising
COLTRAN Studios, a veteran indie outfit with experience working for Midway and Day 1 Studios, released The Hearts Of Men on Xbox Live Indie marketplace earlier this year to massive critical acclaim. We awarded their fantasy hack & slash fest with our Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week trophy... and after going back to the drawing board, COLTRAN will be delivering a massive new update that will completely change the face of the game as well as adding a huge amount of extra content. Not only that, but the title has apparently been accepted into the Top 25 titles for this year's indie Summer Uprising promotion - meaning that it could well be one of the featured games. We've got the skinny - and some nifty promotions including ways of getting your hands on the pre-release demo - below.
The Hearts Of Men: Throne Of Deceit will replace the existing title on the XBL indie marketplace and is headed to the PC, delivering a host of new features that will bring the project in line with more modern hack & slash games while taking full advantage of the luscious hand-drawn art style. A new 8-player cooperative mode, a persistent upgrade system and revamped AI will all be making an appearance- along with over 30 pages of COLTRAN's trademark comic book artwork.
- 30 pages of comic art
- 2 new levels featuring new mechanics
- All new enemy AI and Pathfinding
- Upgrade and currency system
- Multiplayer (8 Players, 4 modes)
- Arcade Mode featuring "Misery's Playhouse" (4 player co-op)
- All boss battles enhanced
- Redesigned User Interface
- Enhanced Gameplay
- Soundtrack/Sound Effects
In other news, The Hearts Of Men: Throne Of Deceit has reportedly made the top 25 list for this year's immense Summer Uprising season (the indie equivalent of the Summer Of Arcade), which means that it could well headline the promotion if it reaches the top eight. We'll keep you posted, and bring you the full review down the line.
If you 'Like' the Facebook page, you'll receive the PC demo a week before it becomes available to everyone else.
Note that you can also support the project on Kickstarter, where you'll receive bonuses depending on your pledge. Note that the top donator will receive the $250 prize package!