Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Headup Games, Dotemu and Nicalis are bringing Lizardcube's classic retro remake to retail in April 2018

21 February 2018 Headup Games announced the release date of the upcoming physical box of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4. The game will hit major retailers in Europe as well as Australia/NZ on April 19, 2018.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully hand drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. The game’s developer, Lizardcube, reverse-engineered the original game in order to faithfully replicate the character movements, item drop logic, secret door locations and much more.

The Switch and PS4™ versions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are presented in widescreen HD, with enhanced interface functions, a new playable character (Wonder Girl) and the option to toggle between the all-new hand-drawn visuals and the original graphics and sound.
 
Get your hands on the retro-style manual, reminiscent of the SEGA era of gaming and grab your own adorable phone strap featuring the main character. Headup Games’ retail editions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be in stores on April 19 2018 with a MSRP of €39.99 / £34.99.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

Out now as PlayStation®4 retail box!

15 February 2018
Nicalis and Headup Games proudly announce today's retail release of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Isaac's iconic journey is now available on PlayStation®4 as physical retail box.

The famous rogue-like action-shooter The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is available in European retail stores, filled to the brim with content: tons of weapons and items to collect, hordes of individual enemy types and randomly generated rooms from over 11.000 different possible configurations. No playthrough will be the same!


About The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
 
When Isaac’s mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.

The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action-shooter with heavy RPG and Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey, players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac's form, giving him superhuman abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets, and fight his way to safety.

Features
  • Over 600 items and weapons
  • 20 different animated endings
  • 13 playable characters
  • Over 90 unique bosses, each with multiple variations
  • Online Leaderboards and Daily Runs
  • Over 180 individual enemy types
  • Bestiary! (enemy collection page that keeps track of everything you kill in game)

New Website Launched!

Welcome to our new Games Hub

13 February 2018


Someone told us that there is something called the internet. And supposably hipster companies like us need to have a modern space in it somewhere. So this news has been overdue for the last couple of years, but we finally managed! 

Today we are (re)opening our playground where you are invited to get to know our games and us better: headupgames.com

All our NEWS can be found here to keep you up to date at all times. Our GAME section delivers detailed info on our upcoming and already available games.

You can also find all our social channels in SOCIAL & VIDEO and besides Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we’re also building up our own Discord Channel where you can chat with fellow gamers about our games or related stuff. Or simply idle and wait for a key to drop once in a while. And who knows, maybe our developers and we will be hanging out in there now and then. Future plans? Sure! Our Mixer and Twitch channels will be taken better care of when we hit it off with regular streams, Starting soon. Crossing our hearts.

Yours truly,
Team Headup


Bridge Constructor Portal is coming to PS4®, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch soon

08 February 2018

We welcome all lucky console applicants to Bridge Constructor Portal with our new vehicle-based test chambers, Quantum Tunnels and patented Aperture technology!

For the last year we've been secretly working in our underground labs on the next iteration of the million-selling Bridge Constructor series. After its recent release on PC, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS in December, the game will soon debut on consoles as well: Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions will launch on 28th Febuary, with PlayStation™4 following on 1st March.
 


Bridge Constructor Portal fully embraces the Portal license, one of the most beloved video game franchises of the last decade. The unique puzzle game blends the laws of structural engineering and technology straight from Aperture Laboratories into an exciting new game experience, all under the demanding gaze of GLaDOS.

Speaking of GLaDOS: We're very happy that everybody's favorite Ellen McLain returned as her voice, this time as your friendly construction guide. At least we hope she's friendly...

 

About Bridge Constructor Portal 

Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and Bridge Constructor™ games.

As a new employee in the Aperture Science test lab, it's your job to build bridges, ramps, slides, and other constructions in 60 test chambers and get the Bendies safely across the finish line in their vehicles.

Make use of the many Portal gadgets, like portals, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, aerial faith plates, cubes, and more to bypass the sentry turrets, acid pools and laser barriers, solve switch puzzles, and make it through the test chambers unscathed.

Let Ellen McLain, the original voice of GLaDOS, guide you through the tutorial, and learn all the tips and tricks that make a true Aperture Science employee.

The bridge is a lie!

Features:

  • The merging of two worlds: the first Bridge Constructor™ with an official Portal™ license
  • Create complex constructions in the Aperture Science labs
  • Let GLaDOS accompany you through tricky physics adventures
  • Use portals, aerial faith plates, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, and much more to master the complicated tasks
  • Evade dangers such as sentry turrets, emancipation grills, laser fields, and acid

"So there's nothing to stop us from testing for the rest of your life."
 


Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap gets physical on Switch and PS4™

Headup Games And Nicalis Are Bringing DotEmu’s Classic Retro Remake To Retail

04 February 2018


We are proud to further expand its partnership with Nicalis, Inc. by announcing the upcoming physical release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch TM and PlayStationⓇ4 at major retailers in Europe as well as Australia/NZ. Headup Games and Nicalis are partnering with DotEmu for this retail release.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. The game’s developer, Lizardcube, reverse-engineered the original game in order to faithfully replicate the character movements, item drop logic, secret door locations and much more.

“The Wonder Boy saga on the Sega Master System was my personal Zelda when I was a little kid, and being able to give Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap the full physical retail treatment it deserves fills me with great joy.” says Headup Games founder Dieter Schoeller. “We’ve hold the deepest respect for DotEmu and Nicalis, and are proud to collaborate with these two outstanding partners.”

The Switch and PS4™ versions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are presented in widescreen HD, with enhanced interface functions, a new playable character (Wonder Girl) and the option to toggle between the all-new hand-drawn visuals and the original graphics. The retail editions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are currently planned for release in the first quarter of 2018 with an MSRP of €39.99.


Sheeple's finally lost it in 'Sheeple's Sequel'!

Slime-san's second massive & free DLC out now

01 February 2018


Sheeple's finally lost it! He is convinced that everything's just part of a giant videogame and that he was coded to simply be a side-character. Which is why he decided to recode himself to become the villain instead... Can you defeat his nefarious levels and come out of it unscathed? Good luck!

The best 2D platforming game of the year so far is SLIME-SAN. Gross, fun & challenging.” That's right, Brian Altano from IGN, and that was only 2017. This year will be EVEN slimier!

Slime-san's second DLC Slime-san: Sheeple's Sequel is now available on Steam. Like the first DLC, this will be a FREE update to everyone who owns Slime-san, however, you can also individually purchase Sheeple's Sequel for only 4$!

In other news... Slime-san on the Nintendo Switch will soon receive its first DLC as well and the Xbox One & PS4 releases aren't far away either. Haven't checked out the manifold awarded Slime-san yet? Well, it's about time then!

Slime-san: Sheeple's Sequel is the second major DLC for Slime-san, the fourth major game developed by Fabraz. The three previous titles being Planet Diver, Cannon Crasha and Wild Wild Pixel. Slime-san is a game that is fun down to its very core. A silly story, with an unlikely character and gameplay that is addictively fast. It features hours of single-player content yet is tailored for speedrunners as well.


About the new DLC

The very core mechanics and level design lend themselves to be played competitively online. It is a visually unique adventure using a carefully crafted, 5 color palette world that is filled with fun and goofy Japanese references. It also has a soundtrack that is worth the price alone, featuring some of the most popular chiptune composers in the world! Published by Headup Games.

Features

  • A totally independent campaign from Slime-san! Are you ready for a robotic adventure?
  • 20 normal and 20 NG+ levels made by the insane Sheeple!
  • 5 remix levels of the main campaign but with a Sheeple twist!
  • Dozens of new hazards to tackle head-on!
  • Two new play styles: Shadow and Marble mode!
  • Another unique boss fight, can you defeat Sheeple's machinations?
  • A brand new, rather bizarre... Target mode? Rhythm mode?
  • Another speedrunning mode for DLC levels, compete in leaderboards!
  • 70 "BUGS" to collect and spend in an art gallery!
  • A new hub world: Sheeple's Headquarters! Don't get too weirded out!
  • A special setting that allows you to customize the color palette!
  • More custom settings like a camera slider to determine zoom levels!
  • More cutscenes and story elements!
  • New secret indie stars to discover and talk to!
  • New music by Meganeko and Mischa Perella!
  • New art by Del (@miimows)!
  • Various other adjustments and bug fixes.
More great stuff on slime-san.com!

SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell makes you run all across the moon!

The Drunk Side of the Moon DLC - Out now on Steam

30 January 2018

SEUM: Speedrunners From Hell, the only heavy metal first-person platformer, is getting its first DLC today. The Drunk Side of the Moon adds three new power-ups and 33 new levels in an all-new space environment. Watch the new trailer

Speedrun mode now has mutators which allow you to play speedrun mode by having a power-up of your choosing when you start the level. This also means you will be able to replay the old levels with completely new strategies. In addition to that, find new music by Jitz and several secrets and easter eggs.

And when you’re done playing all the new levels on The Drunk Side of the Moon, you can make your own with the map editor. We’ve updated it with full support for new power-ups. Those are:
  • Roar: Point and fly, super-fast way to fly through levels. It feels like guiding a Redeemer on steroids
  • Rocket: Now you can rocket jump, and it’s fun. But we haven’t stopped there! You can actually jump on the rocket and ride it! Still going too slow? No problem, shoot the rocket with a fireball to give it an extra boost
  • Shadow World: Explore specially crafted levels from the two viewpoints: the world of light and the world of shadows
In SEUM you run, jump, fly and teleport through more than a hundred deadly arenas, each more devilish than the last. Yeah it's hell - but also heaven for every speedrunner out there! Play your best (as Markiplierund Jacksepticeye before), and secure a top spot on the online leaderboards and find the hidden beer cans hidden throughout in every level.

Hell Yeah!  \m/

If you own SEUM already, get the The Drunk Side of the Moon DLC now for just 6 bucks on Steam:
 

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTOR PORTAL OUT NOW ON MOBILE & STEAM

20 December 2017


Headup Games proudly announce today’s release of Bridge Constructor Portal. The unique puzzle game is now available on Steam for PC, MacOS and Linux (9.99 USD / 9.99 Euro) as well as iTunes and Google Play (4.99 USD / 5.49 Euro).

And we have a gift for you as well: Everyone who purchases Bridge Constructor Portal on Steam will also receive the original Bridge Constructor for free! Unless it's already part of the user's Steam library.

We’re also happy to announce that everybody's favorite Ellen McLain returns as the voice of GLaDOS, this time as your friendly construction guide. At least we hope she's friendly.

Bridge Constructor Portal blends the laws of structural engineering and technology straight from Aperture Laboratories into an exciting new game experience. Versions for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One will follow in early 2018.

You’ll also find a brand new gameplay trailer in the media section below. Enjoy!

About Bridge Constructor Portal

Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and Bridge Constructor™ games.

As a new employee in the Aperture Science test lab, it's your job to build bridges, ramps, slides, and other constructions in 60 test chambers and get the Bendies safely across the finish line in their vehicles.

Make use of the many Portal gadgets, like portals, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, aerial faith plates, cubes, and more to bypass the sentry turrets, acid pools and laser barriers, solve switch puzzles, and make it through the test chambers unscathed.

Let Ellen McLain, the original voice of GLaDOS, guide you through the tutorial, and learn all the tips and tricks that make a true Aperture Science employee.

The bridge is a lie!


Features:

  • The merging of two worlds: the first Bridge Constructor™ with an official Portal™ license
  • Create complex constructions in the Aperture Science labs
  • Let GLaDOS accompany you through tricky physics adventures
  • Use portals, aerial faith plates, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, and much more to master the complicated tasks
  • Evade dangers such as sentry turrets, emancipation grills, laser fields, and acid