IGN Summer of Gaming: Freedom Games Announces Upcoming Title, Release Dates, Shadowdrop, More
During this year’s IGN Summer of Gaming Expo, Freedom Games revealed a new title, release dates, and details for some of the publishing label’s most awaited projects. Good Heavens!, the cozy survival crafting RPG set in the digital afterlife for NPCs from developer Nowhere Studios, made its debut with an overview of its tongue-in-cheek design concepts as well as a promised PC release. Symphony of War, a pixel squad-based tactics RPG from Dancing Dragon Games, was launched during the showcase with no prior release date announcement. This project marks the first entry in The Nephilim Saga andis available now on PC via Steam and Epic Game Store (EGS). Retreat to Enen, a meditative survival crafting sim from Head West, brings visually stunning, nature-filled harmony to PC via Steam and EGS on Friday, August 5, 2022.
Good Heavens!, a cozy survival crafting RPG set in the digital afterlife for NPCs from developer Nowhere Studios, made a world-premiere debut coming to PC. Invade a cybernetic great beyond for deleted video game characters, to patch the recent oversights and mistakes of its creator. Take on the binary netherworld alone or form a party of up to eight additional players using a dynamic archetypal class system and show the NPCs how it’s really done… again.
Retreat to Enen, the tranquil survival game from developer Head West, emerges from the trees on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, and steps onto PC via Steam and Epic Game Store (EGS). Heal alongside nature as humanity’s new rite of passage. Traverse a lush island using survival and meditation skills to achieve peace of body, mind, and soul.
Freedom Games unveiled a deluge of other release date reveals for its 2022 lineup. Neon Blight, the brightly-colored bullet-hell shopkeep manager roguelite from developer Bleeding Tapes, steps into a cyber-dystopia on PC Monday, July 11, 2022, via Steam and EGS.
Tyrant’s Blessing, the intense tactical grid, turn-based RPG from Mercury Game Studios, fights against a despot’s false paradise starting Monday, August 8, 2022, on PC via Steam and EGS. Monster Tribe, the creature-collecting RPG from developer Boundless Games, looks towards humanity as its last hope for spiritual reconnection beginning Monday, August 15, 2022, on PC via Steam and EGS.
The showcase also spotlighted a number of new gameplay trailers and updated release windows for upcoming titles. One Lonely Outpost, a space farming simulator set on a desolate alien planet from Aurorian Studios and one of the top 75 most wishlisted games on Steam, invites interstellar agriculturalists to choose between natural produce or robo-livestock on PCs with an Early Access Q3 2022 via Steam and EGS.
Bring back color to a world that spent nearly a decade shrouded in darkness in 9 Years of Shadows, featuring a soundtrack composed by both Michiru Yamane (Castlevania Series) and Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid Series). This radiant pixel art Metroidvania from Halberd Studios pulls Nintendo Switches and PCs via Steam and EGS out of the murky depths in Q4 2022.
Take a ride with Monorail Stories, the asynchronous multiplayer narrative experience from developer Stelex Software, making stops at both Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and EGS tram stations in Q3 2022. Hop into adventure alongside Puzzles for Clef, an adorable narrative puzzle platformer unlocking later in 2023. Follow Clef on a treasure hunt quest across an ancestral island reinforced by themes of peace and serenity from two-person Ukrainian team, Weasel Token.
“Freedom Games is doing everything possible to make our second year one for the books,” said Benjamin Tarsa, Director of Publishing, Freedom Games. “Partnering with IGN during the Summer of Gaming Expo felt like the perfect opportunity to set the stage for an indie packed summer. From Symphony of War leading into Retreat to Enen, the variety of our catalog continues to stand out as one of our strongest qualities. Please look forward to everything we were able to show off in our showcase and for what’s to come beyond! ”