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Colt Canyon Developer Shoot Out

#1 - The Game's Soundtrack

25 June 2019

Howdy, fellow gunslingers! Great pleasure to welcome you to our first Developer Shoot Out on our pixel art rogue-lite shooter Colt Canyon. Within the next weeks and months we will be sharing tons of news on the steps we are taking to bring Colt Canyon to life. You will also learn how it became this action-packed Wild West adventure full of dangers and atmosperic sceneries.

Let's talk about the music: To make the Western experience as great as possible and allow the players to immerse into a story full of flying bullets, bloodthirsty enemies and dangerous wildlife you need an atmospheric soundtrack that'll  support the story and action on screen - no matter if it's a movie or a game.

Listen to a sample of the soundtrack here

Colt Canyon is no exception. The game is designed in a minimalistic and pixelated style with color, mood and vegetation differing depending on the various regions the players are shooting their way through - and it's the same for the soundtrack.

Luigi-Maria Rapisarda, composer of Colt Canyon's soundtrack: "Endless deserts, smoking colts, saloons in which the whiskey flows, bandits that wanna chase you down and the burning sun in the sky combined with typical instruments like harmonica, fiddle or an old bar-piano - the Colt Canyon soundtrack is inspired by the works of Ennio Morricone on the great Spaghetti Western movies of the 60s and 70s." 

Colt Canyon
will be released later this year for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch.

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"Silver Chains" Release Date Announced + New Trailer

Madness awaits on August 6th for PC

24 June 2019 It was quiet for some time around the first person horror game Silver Chains, but the dark forces lurked in the shadows all the while. Now some exciting news about Cracked Heads Games’ debut title emerged together with an all new trailer that will give you the shivers!
Most important information first: Silver Chains will release for PC on the 6th of August – check out Steam, GOG and other platforms then. Hopefully it won’t scare you to death!

Console aficionados will be able to feel the horror a bit later with versions for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch coming in Q4 2019.
Madness awaits you already now as Silver Chains’ brand-new trailer gives you a fresh glimpse of some supernatural creatures that will give you the creeps. All the “beauty” of the dark chambers and dusty hallways in this ancient manor were realized by Unreal Engine 4. Take a seat, crank up the volume and see for yourself: Silver Chains Madness Trailer (YouTube)

Interested in a house viewing? Make an appointment right here.

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Discover the World of Vambrace: Cold Soul

Feature Trailer #3 Available Now: Exploration of Icenair

04 June 2019 Headup and Devespresso Games invite you to explore the world of Vambrace: Cold Soul in a series of trailers that showcase the roguelike fantasy-adventure’s unique systems. Feature #3 will lay a clear path for the icy overworld of Icenair.
The cursed city is a truly hostile place. Each new room contains randomly generated events, ranging from traps, campsites, valuable treasure, merchants, strange encounters, and enemies. You never know what's gonna happen next, so stay alert. Also, always keep an eye on your Geist-o-meter, which measures the Ghost Fog and keeps you one step ahead of the danger pursuing you!

Learn more in the brand-new Feature Trailer #3:



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Vambrace: Cold Soul - A Developers' Note about Updates & Patches

Version v1.06 brings much-anticipated Features and Fixes

04 June 2019

The developers of Vambrace: Cold Soul, Devespresso Games, are listening to the community’s constructive feedback and are eager to bring the game to its best possible form. The latest patch, v1.06, was just released on Steam & GOG and brought more anticipated featuees and fixes. v1.06 means the team released a new update for the game every single day.

In case your initial experience with Vambrace: Cold Soul was deterred by the game's difficulty, balance issues, or design choices, please try again now. Many players are reporting their experience has completely turned around in less than a week thanks to the many updates. Please check this list to see if any of your issues were solved:


  • Character stats have been rebalanced
  • Enemy stats have been rebalanced
  • Combat encounters have been decreased in Neighborhoods
  • The rate at which the Geist-o-meter rises has been decreased and allows more exploration
  • The walking speed in dungeons has been increased
  • All chapters have had their expeditions rebalanced for flow & optimal challenge

New Additions
  • Game Tutorial: It is now accessible anytime from the pause screen.
  • Combat Fast Forward: You can double the speed of combat by holding the Shift button.
  • Recruiting Board: You can now view character stats before you hire them.
  • Relics: You may equip or unequip Relics on your expedition at any time.
  • Shelters: An all-new addition to the game! Shelters now exist between all neighborhoods. This allows you reliable times to access & craft items to replenish your party before moving into the next area. No longer will your expedition fall victim to RNG.
  • Bullion Chips: A new loot drop from enemies featuring Gold, Silver, and Copper bullion chips adds variety to combat encounters. These can be traded to merchants for hellion (money).
  • New Game +: The newest feature allows players to access a basic New Game+ mode to move through chapters faster and unlock costumes and new endings that would have taken many hours to otherwise.
  • Skip Tutorial: Now available.
  • Steam Cloud Saving: Has been implemented
  • Various typo fixes.
  • Various quest fixes.

And that is just the beginning. The team is hard at work seeking to implement long-term QOL changes as well.

A Word from the Developer

When we launched Vambrace: Cold Soul, the community was swift in letting us know what we got right, wrong, and could have implemented better. As a small 4-man team, we took this feedback to heart and were equally swift with updates. It was the first time we were able to benefit from mass feedback – of which in-house QA is simply not a substitute.
Over the course of a week, we released a new patch on an almost daily basis. These changes have made Vambrace an entirely new experience for most of our community members. Please check the new features. If you believe that any of them could have drastically improved your experience, we invite you to revisit the game. As always, we are deeply appreciative of your time, and honest feedback! - T.L. Riven

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All Games on Steam Discounted by up to 90%!

03 June 2019 With Headup celebrating its 10th Anniversary, we would love to take some of the birthday spirit to Steam and the Steam community. Many of you have been with us from the very beginning or joined us down the road, but all of us have one thing in common: We all share the same passion for great games and the belief that there is more to gaming than just the mainstream!

We figured the best way to celebrate with you is to do a Headup 10th Anniversary Sale on Steam, it will be active until June 10, thus one week long. You'll find our famous Bridge Constructor Portal available for half the price. Hero Defense is getting the highest discount since its release and the successful zombie survival RPG Dead Age is 75% off - just like many others! And even the two critically acclaimed adventure games Trüberbrook and The Inner World (Best German Game each) are discounted. Have a look at our Steam Publisher Page and check out our great portfolio.

Enjoy browsing!
Your Team Headup 

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''Vambrace: Cold Soul'' Out Now on Steam and GOG

Watch the Launch Trailer Now!

28 May 2019 The strategic roguelike adventure Vambrace: Cold Soul was just released on Steam and GOG. For the first week, buyers will get a 10% release discount, afterwards it will be available for $24.99, €24.99 and £19.99.

In addition to that, every buyer will receive the game's beautiful 40-pages Digital Artbook that will help on their dangerous quest. If you like Vambrace's music, you might also be interested in its Official Soundtrack. As the game itself, it is currently discounted by 10%.

To celebrate the release of Vambrace we present a brand-new Launch Trailer which will provide you with more insights on several aspects of the game:

Console players will get their change to experience Evelia Lyric’s adventure later this year, as Vambrace: Cold Soul will become available for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in Q3 2019.

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Vambrace: Cold Soul - Where Eastern Art meets Western Storytelling

Story Trailer available now!

02 May 2019

Vambrace: Cold Soul is a perfect example of what global collaborations are capable of creating. The game weaves the beautiful, handcrafted illustrations of Korean artist Minho Kim with an epic narrative from American writer and game designer, T.L. Riven. The result of this worldwide collaboration is a truly unique fantasy-adventure featuring the best of western game design principles with eastern aesthetics. If you’re into strategic gameplay Vambrace’s story-rich roguelike mechanics will keep you on edge for hours of dungeon delving mayhem.
Take on the role of Evelia Lyric as you embark on several expeditions that will truly test your mettle as a leader. Before departing, visit the recruiting board to assemble your team. Each member brings their unique strengths and abilities to combat and the expedition itself. Craft new items from old loot, make sure your party is properly equipped, and journey to the surface to fulfill your objectives. The path ahead will be fraught with difficulties, but every one of the game’s seven chapters offers unique challenges emphasizing different party combinations and a high level of replayability.

The recruitment board in Dalearch features up to 10 unique character classes.

Lyric comes into ownership of an ancient relic known as the Aetherbrace, after her father’s passing. She then embarks from the human realm of Edena on an expedition into the frigid, Dwarven kingdom of Dokkheim. It is there she hopes to find answers that may reveal more about the strange artifact and her father’s mysterious past. Be sure to check out the game’s Story Trailer for an introduction to Vambrace: Cold Soul as Evelia Lyric makes her fateful journey to the cursed city of Icenaire.

Concept art featuring the Dalearch, your underground base of operations, and a Dwarven native of Icenaire.

Vambrace: Cold Soul is set to release on PC on the 28th of May. The release dates for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One are planned for Q3 2019.

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“Fromto” Open Beta starting today - join it alone or together with your friends!

Fromto\'s insane multiplayer madness will unleash your inner child again

02 May 2019

Later today, at 9pm CEST / 3pm PST, every PC gamer will be able to try out the upcoming 2D multiplayer madness of Fromto at your home for the very first time. You like unpredictable things happening in games? Come in! You like to play and laugh locally or online with your friends? Give it a try then! You would rather like to try it on your own first? No problem - join the Beta and test the single player mode!

Fromto is about being creative - or just experimental - and unleashing your inner child. When we presented the 2D racing game at PAX East recently it was a good crowd puller - its unpredictability will please you and perhaps others who will watch you playing too.

If you are interested in playing Fromto, just can get one of the 1500 free Beta keys either at the game's Discord Channel or by using instead. The Beta will run one week, ending on May 9th. All public keys will be made void then; only press and influencer keys will remain valid.

More specific Beta information:

  • 25 single player levels
  • 10 insane multiplayer levels
  • Lots of secrets
  • Destructible terrain
  • Over 50 different parts to manipulate the levels!
  • 10 different cars to unlock
  • Unseen art style partially made by the dev’s young kids
  • Super high replayability

Fromto is mainly made for multiplayer madness, so as a journalist please just let us know if you need more keys by email.  For more information about the Open Beta of Fromto please check out our Discord Channel or the Steam page updates