Cuphead Hits Huge Sales Milestone

Studio MDHR have announced that Cuphead, which released late last month, has passed the one million units sold mark. This would be across Xbox One, and PC.

"Hello friends! Cuphead has only been out for two weeks and we never could have dreamed of the reception we’ve received from our amazing fans! Today, we wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support and we’re excited to share that Cuphead has gone platinum with over 1 million units sold!

We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to deliver a game that remained true to our vision and we are both humbled and excited that so many people from around the world are playing Cuphead – it truly makes it all worth it."

Cuphead

Always Sometimes Monsters Now Available on PS4

Always Sometimes Monsters by Vagabond Dog is now available on PS4.  This is their first console release and it's available for only $9.99.

Always Sometimes Monsters is a story where you are on a mission to win back the love of your life.  It's a unique RPG game where you could play through several stories and have different paths each time.  You begin by choosing the race, gender, and sexual orientation of your character which can affect which pathways are available to you in the game, based on how NPCs treat you.

Always Sometimes Monsters was previously released on Steam with great reviews.  It won Best Indie Game at the Canadian Videogame Awards in 2014 as well as Best Writing.

Cally's Cave 4 Coming To iOS Next Month

We now have a release month, and platform for Cally's Cave 4. The developer announced via Twitter that the platformer shooter will be coming to iOS next month. The previous game can be picked up on Steam and iOS.

Cally’s Caves 4 picks up three years after the end of Cally’s Caves 3, with Cally and her friends searching for a cure for Rupert’s Curse.  Cally will set out on a worldwide journey to find “The Amulet of Valerius,” an artifact that she believes can cure Rupert and give him a normal life.  As the story unfolds, Team Cally will uncover the origins of a secret society that controls the world, and meet a new nemesis that threatens to destroy everything that Cally loves.

Digital Extremes Opening Up New Office In Toronto Next Month

Digital Extremes, the London based developer of Warframe, will be moving east next month, having announced they are opening up a second studio here in Toronto. The studio will be focused around the development side of their business.

"Toronto has become a hub of impressive game development over the past 7-8 years. Being only two hours down the road from our headquarters in London, expanding to Toronto is a logical choice to continue growth plans for Digital Extremes and keep up with the pace of our growing stable of games,” said Meredith Braun, Digital Extremes VP of publishing."

Urgent: Video Games I International Business Development

Interested in going to Game Connection Europe and/or Paris Games Week? CEIM got your back, and you only have a few days to apply for the chance. You can check all the details here, including how to apply, but a summary is found below.  The deadline is October 11th.

Be one of 10 Canadian independent developers to qualify for this program that will help you participate in GCE and Paris Game Week 2017
and increase your chances of success!

 Game Connection Europe (GCE) I Paris Game Week (PGW) Program

  • Registration to the event and meeting rooms

  • Qualified « B2B » meetings

  • Individual coaching, prior to the event, with an expert from CEIM

  • Business support and coaching on location, by two experts from CEIM

  • Up to $2,040 total reimbursement of your registration fees and documented living expenses(hotel, meals, transportation) 

 Admissibility Criteria

  • Video game developer established in Canada, majority Canadian ownership

  • Strong export potential to the U.S.A

  • At early commercialization stage

  • With annual revenues of less than 5 million dollars