Manchester, UK, June 24, 2019 — Channeling retro vibes with a modern and bright take on pixel art, the action adventure Sparklite from developer, Red Blue Games and publisher, Merge Games will be releasing digitally this October on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Today, Merge Games is excited to announce that Sparklite will be getting their super exclusive Signature Edition treatment bringing a physical edition to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Pre-orders for the Sparklite Signature Edition go live on June 28th, 2019 at 7 am Pacific, 10 am Eastern, 4 pm CEST and will include:
- A region free copy of Sparklite
- Signature Edition Sleeve and Box
- Original CD Soundtrack
- Nano Block Figure
- Numbered Certificate
You can find out more about the Merge Games Signature Edition line up at the official website:
Everything in the world of Geodia is tied together by Sparklite… it’s the life force of the planet, and the inhabitants have learned how to channel it for their own gain. The blue, glowing ore can be harnessed providing a low-level, rechargeable power source, or it can be consumed for a huge surge of power with grave consequences. Geodia’s self-titled “Baron” has devised a plot to mine the world’s Sparklite core to meet his own ends. Mining Sparklite in large quantities, the Baron repurposes the ore to fuel his powerful war machines, but the pollution from the consumed Sparklite is corrupting the world. Animals have turned into violent monsters, and the environment is rotting away.
The stricken land of Geodia has a natural defense in its Sparklite core. Periodically, the core causes a Disruption which rearranges the world, setting back the Baron’s efforts. Our heroine, Ada, must stop the Baron before he can obtain the core and gain the power to create a new world in which he has ultimate power. A plucky mechanic, Ada will need to use her cunning and skills to defeat the Baron’s henchmen across five distinct zones. Ada will have to work with Geodia’s weird and wonderful inhabitants if she’s to face the Baron and put paid to his deadly plans before it’s too late.
Sparklite Key Features
- Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
- Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
- Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its epic gremlin Titans
- Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge
- Discover collectibles scattered throughout the world
- Play with a friend in assistive co-op mode
- Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
- Gamecube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
Find out even more information, including weekly updates, on the game’s Steam page and community hub.
About Red Blue Games
Red Blue Games is an indie studio based out of Durham, NC. Founded in 2013 by twins, Edward and Lucas Rowe, they were later joined by their friend, Kevin Mabie. Growing up as twin brothers, co-founders Edward and Lucas began making games to share with one another. From Mario levels drawn on spools of printer paper to Lego-based RPGs, their many experiments instilled a love of game making from an early age. Similarly, Kevin developed his passion for game making when he was young; drawing alternative Zelda screens when bored in school, and replaying the tune of his favourite game tracks on his toy piano at home. Together, they’ve now turned their passion for game creation into Red Blue Games, where they make game experiences to share with the world. More information about Red Blue Games can be found at redbluegames.com.
About Merge Games
Merge is an independent video game publisher and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video games consoles. Merge also specialises in publishing collectable games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge products can be found at www.mergegames.com.
About Merge Games’ Signature Editions
Signature Edition Games offers premium-quality, physical games for collectors at an affordable price point. Our games come specially boxed with exclusive content and are carefully packaged and speedily shipped around the world. The boxes themselves often feature alternative artwork and digital signatures from the teams behind your favorite games. Our games are housed in a sturdy “Sierra” box with foam insert to ensure your Signature Edition gets to you safely! (www.signatureeditiongames.com)