Novy News | August 2018 | Vol 5 No 2 | Novy Unlimited
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Welcome to the 12th edition of our newsletter!

In the words of George R.R. Martin: "Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well."  Not so fast! We have time for another newsletter while the "dog days" of summer are still in high gear. 
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We're a full-service game PR, marketing, creative, consulting, and production agency that caters to indie and mid-sized game development studios and publishers looking for "outside of the box" strategic solutions. 
Here are just a few of the developers and publishers we've been working with lately. We've had the pleasure of launching, updating, and promoting a number of titles on Switch, Steam, GOG,, Vive, PSVR, Oculus, and mobile :)
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A World in Flames
We're excited to announce that we've teamed up again with ICEX (España Exportación e Inversiones) to launch Noahmund – the new JRPG from Spain's Estudio Àbrego! Inspired by Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy Tactics, the game's painterly visuals, node-based exploration system, and atmospheric soundtrack should impress RPG fans eager for a chess-like challenge that blends real-time action with a tactical grid. Noahmund has already garnered two awards at Málaga’s Gamepolis festival – “Best Audio” and a Special Jury Prize presented by industry luminary Gordon Walton. The game was also accepted into the prestigious Square Enix Collective.
Caves of Qud
Chew on This
Freehold Games has announced that Caves of Qud has a new Steam update – and the game is now available on and! With more than 1,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam, Caves of Qud combines traditional roguelike features with an expansive, exotic, unmatched open-world experience rooted on the chrome steeples and rusted archways of ‘70s science fiction. The game is a science fantasy roguelike epic steeped in retrofuturism, deep simulation, and swathes of sentient plants. Come inhabit an exotic world and chisel through a layer cake of thousand-year-old civilizations. Decide: is this a dying earth … or are we on the verge of rebirth?
The Spatials: Galactology
Futuristic Tourist Trap
A genre-bending mix of base building and resource management gameplay with a dynamic loot system and randomly-generated galaxies, Galactology features deeper, more rewarding mechanics than the original game ... and enough content (and new features!) to satisfy even the most hardcore simulation fans.
Star Traders: Frontiers
Sail the Stars
After eight successful months on Early Access, Trese Brothers Games' Star Traders: Frontiers launched on Steam. Boasting deep strategic choices, a branching storyline, and polished visuals in a stunningly detailed procedurally-generated galaxy, Star Traders: Frontiers made Steam's "Popular New Releases" list and has climbed to #4 on "New & Trending"!
Mech Maneuvers
Engage in heated mech battles across the solar system in the strategic sci-fi CCG Cosmos Invictus on Steam Early Access. Developed by UK studio Pegnio and featuring pioneering tactical elements, the game allows players to carefully position their mechs in formation (a first for the genre) while offering customizable spaceships, unique pilots, and random events that can drastically alter the course of battle.
World of Tennis: Roaring '20s
World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s – a distinct take on one of the world’s most popular sports – is available on iOS, Android, and Windows 10. Developed by Helium9 Games (featuring veterans from Ubisoft), the title’s polished visuals, precise swipe-and-tap controls, realistic physics—and an innovative multiplayer mode featuring highly-skilled AI avatars that mimic human behavior—have been delighting tennis fans of all ages. World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s invites players to revisit the 1920s – a decade when movies, music, and culture in general underwent massive change. Period-accurate music and clothes set the tone as you create a character and play a quick game to learn the ropes. The game has been featured on the App Store ("New Games We Love," "Our Favorite Tennis Games," "The French Open in Your Pocket," and "Play Tennis Like Rafael Nadal"), Google Play ("Recommended"), and Windows Store ("Top Free Sports Games, "New & Rising Games," and "Most Popular Sports Games"). Within 5 days of launch, the game also climbed the "Top Sports Games" charts on the App Store – reaching the top 5 in 18 countries and the top 10 in 28 countries.
Naked Sun
Motion Sickness Be Gone!
VR first-person shooter Naked Sun is available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. Created by UK developer Door Z, Naked Sun’s jaw-dropping visuals – rendered over a 180-degree field of action – are perfect for devices without room scale. Placing the game’s protagonist on a moving train has the added benefit of avoiding motion sickness altogether – a first for VR first-person shooters.
ARK Park
Take Flight from Pterosaur Hill
The first DLC for Snail Games’ ARK Park is available for free on SteamVR, WindowsMR, PSVR, Oculus, and Viveport. "Pterosaur Hill" is built around the concept of flight. In addition to using land-based vehicles, players get to: float in a hot air balloon overseeing Mountain Lake; ride the Crystal Sky lift; and gaze upon Quetzalcoatlus' majestic nest in the Aviary.
Throw Anything
Rage Reaches New Heights
Like most things in life, Throw Anything has leveled up! After a solid Early Access release, the rage game has now received a full release on Steam filled to the brim with new content and gameplay. Throw Anything recently rose to the top of the Steam charts in Asia and ranked top 3 in the Made With Unity Korea Awards 2018 ("Best XR"). Developer VisualLight has signed deals with VR arcade chains VR Junkies and Ctrl V.
MagiCats Builder
If You Build It ...
Design and build a beautifully-animated platformer just like Rayman and Wonder Boy for free with French developer Dreamz Studio's MagiCats Builder – available on the App Store, Google Play, and Steam. Drag and drop to your heart’s content, define behaviors (boss patterns and more) – and place hazards/platforms in a simple, user-friendly manner. MagiCats Builder also includes a virtually infinite number of user-created levels for those long, sleepless summer nights. Talented designers are encouraged to share their best work with the community and join in on the fun!
World of Tanks Blitz
100 Million Downloads ... and Counting!
Wargaming's World of Tanks Blitz has had a lot to celebrate recently! In addition to participating again as one of only four games in Amazon's Mobile Masters tournament, WoT Blitz got equipped with a new pink camo tank for Pink Panther Day. The icing on the cake was when the Blitz team celebrated the game's fourth anniversary with a #blitz4thewin contest and announcing that it had reached 100 million downloads! 
A Robot Named Fight
Taking the Fight to Switch
We were thrilled to work with Matt Bitner again on his acclaimed "metroguelite" A Robot Named Fight! – this time on Switch. Published by Hitcents, the Switch version includes 100% feature parity with the current Steam build – with support for seeded runs, new weapon and power-up combos, and a new (secret) ending!
Trykon and Omnicube logos and Omnicube trailer courtesy of the Novy Creative and Production teams – with special help from Friends of Novy Adam Godoi, Ryan Byl, and Richard James Cook:
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Omnicube - Trailer
Diving Dove Studios website – and Trex VIP landing page and trailer courtesy of the Novy Creative and Production teams – with special help from Friends of Novy Nina Klymenko, Yuriy Golikov, Pete Markiewicz, Michael Hunter, Kevin Abernathy, and Richard James Cook:
Trex VIP - Trailer
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Diving Dove Studios - Contact
Trex VIP - Landing Page
Angry Giant Games logo and Invasion of the Box People logo, landing page, and trailers (Steam and Google Play) courtesy of the Novy Creative and Production teams – with special help from Friends of Novy Adam Godoi, Michael Hunter, Richard James Cook, and Dennis Hogan:
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Invasion of the Box People - Trailer
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The Ancients AR
Naval Battles in Your Living Room: Powered by ARKit, The Ancients AR for iOS is a collaboration between Piotr Baczyński (head of developer Immersion) and Jakub Różalski (known for his World of 1920+ series and concept art for films such as Kong: Skull Island).
Neon-Tinged, High-Speed RacerCreated by 19-year-old solo developer Piotr Mlynarczyk of Nhneno Games, the visually arresting futuristic racer Cologne launched on the Windows Store and was updated on Steam with 3 distinct race modes, 28 tracks, and tons of customization options for bikes and riders.
LightSlinger Heroes
Bubble Shooter RPG for the Ages: Choose a faction and take on difficult quests in order to kill legendary creatures in mind-blowing RPG/bubble shooter hybrid LightSlinger Heroes (iOS/Android) – developed by Skyborne Games (featuring Riot Games veterans).
Safe House
Espionage ManagementTake on the role of a CIA intelligence officer who joins an elite espionage task force bent on collecting valuable intel and toppling those in power in Safe House – a strategy game inspired by ‘60s spy thrillers developed and published by Canadian studio Labs Games and available on Steam.
SEEDS: The Magic Garden
Virtual Plants for Real Change: Beat the game and have a tree planted in your name with SEEDS: The Magic Garden – an innovative puzzle game developed by Spain's Znavit Games, which partnered with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT) to make it possible for players everywhere to effect lasting change in the world.
Trex VIP
Fun in SpadesMake friends (and foes) in Trex VIP (iOS) – an elaborate adaptation of the popular Middle Eastern card game from Canadian developer Diving Dove Studios that delivers polished visuals, multiplayer modes, and a lively atmosphere that ensnares card game fans of all stripes.
Without Escape
Fear Walks the Halls: Inspired by '90s classics Myst and The 7th Guest, unnerving point-and-click adventure game Without Escape takes players on an unforgettable journey through horrific, surreal environments – developed by Spanish studio Bumpy Trail Games and available on Steam,, and the Windows Store.

Wizardlord - Lich
Skeletroll-ing at E3
China's Wish Interactive brought mobile RTS Wizardlord to E3 2018 – and we were fortunate to join in the fun! Not only did Novy help plan and manage the Wish booth on the show floor (including press demos, giveaways, player tournaments, and pre-registration), but team member Nile Koegel also graciously offered to cosplay as "Lich's minion" all three days. He was so convincing that he received rave reviews from gamers and pro cosplayers alike! Keep an eye out for Wizardlord – available on a mobile device near you :)
Wizardlord (E3 2018)
Wizardlord (E3 2018)
Novy Unlimited, Inc. and its divisions (including Novy PR) is a product of Jeannie NOvak and Luis LeVY, its co-conspirators. Launched in 2011, Novy is the first marketing and public relations firm to focus on indie games. Thanks for reading :) 
Our previous issue (featuring Bouncy Smash, ARK Park, Throw Anything, Kite, Deep Sixed, Azure Saga: Pathfinder, Distortions, ECHOPLEX, Casual Connect USA 2018 and GDC) is available for your perusal!
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