This is an interesting one regarding Independent developer Games Farm who have made the decision to buyback the distribution and publishing rights to their internally developed isometric action RPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, along with the action series Air Conflicts, from publisher bitComposer Entertainment AG.
This means they are now in control of their game independently once again and have a few additional details on this for you bellow.
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Published in November 2014, Book 1 of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms caught the attention of the worldwide gaming media by receiving highly favourable reviews and by transporting players to a story rich adventure spanning two intertwined worlds. Players took on the role of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and then brings them back in to the mortal realm to use as his puppets to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or plunge it into complete chaos!
Commenting on the deal, Peter Nagy CEO of Games Farm said,
“It was our intention from the beginning to bring only the best gaming experience to players. However, after our long-term partner bitComposer Entertainment AG filed for insolvency in late 2014, the future of our games was in severe jeopardy. However, the acquisition of the publishing and distribution rights now gives us the freedom to develop and enhance our games and ensures them a bright future, something which our fans deserve.”
Lead Programmer, Jan Turan added, “
We are now committed to ensuring that the promises made to players are kept and that Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms will receive major updates and extensions in 2015 and 2016.
Games Farm are working on exciting major improvements to the existing Book 1 and the game world as a whole, further details for which will be revealed over the coming weeks and months. However, the first additional content for fans of the game is the new extended official soundtrack for Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, written and composed by Dynamedion, which contains six brand new and additional tracks to the existing 21, and is available on Steam now.
To thank the community for their ongoing patience and continuing support, Games Farm has decided to release all existing DLC content (originally available exclusively in the Deluxe Edition featuring three quests – The Tholean Tablet, The Owl Amulet, and The Scorpion King) to all players of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms. Those who have purchased the Deluxe Edition will receive a prequel to Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms entitled Kult: Heretic Kingdoms (originally Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition in US)’.
Furthermore, as a token of gratitude to all Early Access players and the players who have bought Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms to date, Games Farm will give free access to ‘Kult: Heretic Kingdoms’ along with the original soundtrack from Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, thus enhancing all existing copies to the Deluxe Edition.
As the Games Farm celebrate the acquisition of the rights to Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, a 50% discount is offered to their entire gaming catalogue, including the games from the ‘Air Conflicts’ series for a limited period of time. The Standard Edition of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is available on Steam and GOG for $9.99 / €9.99, the Deluxe Edition is available on Steam for $13.49 / €13.49.
Do not miss this limited time opportunity!