Axiom Verge

A retro-style Metroidvania action-adventure

 

Thomas Happ Games | BadLand Games

Axiom Verge took inspiration from . . . Metroidvania . . . games of the past and fused them into an intriguing new experience.”

– Ryan Meitzler (DualShockers)

The Nintendo Switch Joins Wii U, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation Vita as Part of the Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition Launch

Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition to also include making-of documentary by 2 Player Productions – due August 2017

MADRID – June 8, 2017 – Retro gaming goes on the move as BadLand Games and Thomas Happ Games announce that they will be bringing the critically acclaimed Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition to the Nintendo Switch™ – alongside the Wii U™, PlayStation®4, and PlayStation®Vita.

Watch the brand-new announcement trailer below:

Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition Reveal Trailer

The Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition will include a plethora of creative and nostalgic in-box content that will please any die-hard fan or newcomer to the award-winning Metroidvania title.

This includes a specially commissioned and exclusive 2 Player Productions documentary about Thomas Happ and the making of Axiom Verge. The Multiverse Edition will also feature a copy of the game and a deluxe booklet with developer commentary and art, along with a double-sided poster – plus if you pre-order before release, you will receive the atmospheric CD soundtrack as well.*

2 Player Productions – known for Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, Double Fine Adventure!, and the Amnesia Fortnight documentaries – spent quality time with Thomas Happ to create a singular and emotive behind-the-scenes account for fans. This documentary addresses topics such as the development process of the five-year solo production, the games that inspired Axiom Verge, and Thomas Happ’s challenge of balancing a game development career and the need to care for his son with special needs.

“People often asked me about the early days of Axiom Verge – about how I was able to make a game completely on my own over the course of five years of evenings and weekends while holding down a full time job,” says developer Thomas Happ. “The long-form documentary format really made it possible for me to take the time and explain that process as well as go into some detail about the difficulties of balancing work and family responsibilities.”

“This has been a dream project for us,” says Paul Levering, Producer at 2 Player Productions. “A level of access like this is rarely seen in making-of documentaries about entertainment properties – particularly with video games. We’re immensely grateful to Thomas Happ Games and BadLand Games for making our documentary a cornerstone of the Multiverse Edition.”

“We’re proud to be working with 2 Player Productions on making Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition an even more valuable collector’s item with the inclusion of this unprecedented look into the life of a renowned indie developer,”  says Luis Quintáns, CEO of BadLand Games. “We’re also pleased to confirm that the Multiverse Edition will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. After fielding questions from the player community for some time now, it feels great to finally go public with this exciting news.”

The World of Axiom Verge:

After a lab accident, Trace awakens on the mysterious alien world of Sudra. Unsure if he has been beamed to a distant planet or the far future or trapped in an elaborate computer simulation, Trace begins his quest to defeat the ominous being known as Athetos and uncover the secrets of Sudra.

Key Features:

  • Expansive non-linear exploration of multiple labyrinthine, interlocking areas.
  • Tons of unique tools and abilities, loads of weapons, and bundles of health/power/attribute upgrades.
  • Dozens of unique creatures and bosses to battle.
  • In-game glitches allowing you to break past the boundaries of normal gameplay.
  • Speedrun mode: Play with a streamlined interface and additional features.

Inside the Multiverse Edition:

  • Copy of Axiom Verge on disc/cartridge.
  • Deluxe booklet with developer’s commentary and art.
  • Double-sided poster with the world map and weapons/items in the game.
  • Exclusive making-of documentary.
  • Soundtrack CD (available only on the Nintendo Switch).

Availability:

Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U and Nintendo Switch August 2017.

*Pre-Order:

The soundtrack CD will be offered as a pre-order incentive for all editions (and it will also be included in the Multiverse Edition package for the Nintendo Switch). Pre-orders will be available shortly at retailers and e-tailers worldwide.

Pricing:

Multiverse Edition (PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U):

  • €29.99
  • $29.99
  • £24.99

Multiverse Edition (Switch):

  • €39.99

Assets:

Press Kit
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ejb6659xlib0jt4/AADebT9yNE5tVvWfSxQVWepTa?dl=0

“Switch Announce Trailer”

YouTube
https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=QHa_ERwJni4&feature=youtu.be

Download
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/trailer_Axiom_Verge_Multiverse_Edition_Switch_reveal_No_Rating.zip

Teaser Trailer

YouTube
https://youtu.be/efuNU1SdpdU

Download
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/trailer_Axiom_Verge_Multiverse_Edition.zip

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
http://imgur.com/a/D2Ztg

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/by4mfa5maswtnvr/AABbSP6IftvKoyZpgXGLRrApa?dl=0

Social Media:

Thomas Happ Games | Axiom Verge

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/tomhapp

Twitter
https://twitter.com/AxiomVerge

Google+
https://plus.google.com/u/1/118323703652338655203

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf07JKDszvRtzu4_Cow85pw

2 Player Productions:

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/2playerproductions/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/2pproductions?lang=en

Google+
https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/112624715060352907754/100046936872508296165?pageId=112624715060352907754

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/2PlayerProductions

BadLand Games

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BadLandGamesINT

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/company/badland-indie

Twitter
https://twitter.com/BadLandGamesINT

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPHKR85wRPv9Z1Yb_R-7s0g

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/badlandgames_int/?hl=en

Google+
https://plus.google.com/u/1/+BadLandGamesINT_

About Thomas Happ Games:

Thomas Happ has worked on many different AAA titles for both PC and console — such as Grey Goo, Tiger Woods, and NFL Street, to name a few.  He began working on Axiom Verge as a part-time hobby in March 2010 and released it for PS4 in March 2015.  Working alone, Happ is responsible for all art, code, music, and game design. To learn more about Thomas Happ Games and Axiom Verge, please visit http://www.axiomverge.com.

About 2 Player Productions:

2 Player Productions is a video production company based in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 2005 by Paul Owens, Paul Levering, and Asif Siddiky. Over the last decade, the trio has carved out a niche for producing long-form content about game development and the creative forces behind them. They have previously released making-of documentaries for Uncharted 3, Minecraft, Broken Age, and Massive Chalice – and they’re currently in production on a series about Psychonauts 2 by Double Fine Productions.

About BadLand Games:

Based in Madrid, Spain and established in 2011, BadLand Games is an independent company specializing in the physical distribution and global publishing of video games. In Spain, BadLand Games is the official distributor of AAA titles for all platforms including, Minecraft: Story Mode, La Voz, Sniper Elite 4 and the popular Darksiders Warmastered Edition. BadLand Games is also the publisher of indie titles such as: Anima: Gate of Memories, Heart & Slash, Dex, Castles, Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, BOOR, Vostok Inc, Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition, The Sexy Brutale: Full House Edition, Demon’s Crystals, and the in-house developed game, Awe. To learn more about BadLand Games, please visit http://badlandgames.com.

BadLand Games Signs Thomas Happ Games to Publish Critically-Acclaimed Platformer Axiom Verge as a Boxed Release

Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Wii U

 

MADRID — Feb. 23, 2017 — BadLand Games and Thomas Happ Games are proud to announce that the award-winning, Metroidvania-inspired Axiom Verge will be making its way to physical retail as the Multiverse Edition for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U. Get ready to question your reality once more in this collectible special edition tailor-made for Axiom Verge fans.

Thomas Happ spent five years creating Axiom Verge entirely by himself — including the programming, art, story, and music. From its initial release, Axiom Verge turned quite a few heads when it launched in 2015. Since then, the game has also launched on several additional platforms, been awarded a plethora of stunning review scores, and received dozens of awards from major publications — including PlayStation Blog’s “Editors Choice 2015,” Hardcore Gamer’s “Best of 2015,” Giant Bomb’s “Top Games of 2015,” and more.

Notable reviews include:

Jeff Gerstmann, Giant Bomb (5/5):
“You think you know how Axiom Verge will play out. You don’t.”

Peter Brown, GameSpot (8/10):
Axiom Verge is better than the games that inspired it.”

Jeremy Parish, US Gamer (5/5)
“Simply one of the best games I’ve played in years.”

Axiom Verge is one of the most iconic Metroidvanias out there, and we are thrilled to be able to bring the Multiverse Edition to retail,” says Luis Quintáns, CEO of BadLand Games.Platformer fans can now experience Axiom Verge to the fullest — thanks to a few neat extras and a special ‘behind the scenes’ look at all the work that went into the game.”

The Multiverse Edition heralds an important landmark achievement for Thomas Happ Games. The studio’s founder and sole developer of Axiom Verge, Thomas Happ, adds:

“Fans have been asking for a physical retail version of Axiom Verge since the game originally launched,” says developer Thomas Happ. “I’m extremely excited that the Multiverse Edition will be coming to retail soon. As a solo developer, it’s always been a dream of mine to see a game that I made end up on the store shelves!”

The Multiverse Edition of Axiom Verge will include: a copy of the game, a deluxe booklet with developer commentary and art, a double-sided poster, and an exclusive making-of documentary on DVD. This special edition will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U. Other formats are yet to be confirmed.

A Standard Edition will also be available and will include a physical copy of the game. This version of the game will be available on PlayStation 4 only.

The World of Axiom Verge:

After a lab accident, Trace awakens on the mysterious alien world of Sudra. Unsure if he was beamed to a distant planet or the far future — or if he’s trapped in an elaborate computer simulation — Trace begins his quest to defeat Athetos and uncover the secrets of Sudra.

Key Features:

  • Expansive non-linear exploration of multiple labyrinthine, interlocking areas.
  • Tons of unique tools and abilities, loads of weapons, and bundles of health/power/attribute upgrades.
  • Combat dozens of unique creatures and bosses.
  • In-game glitches allowing you to break past the boundaries of normal gameplay.
  • Speedrun mode: Play with a streamlined interface and additional features.

Multiverse Edition:

  • Copy of the game.
  • Deluxe booklet with developer’s commentary and art.
  • Double-sided poster.
  • Exclusive making-of documentary on DVD.

Availability:

The Axiom Verge Multiverse Edition will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U in Q2 2017. The Standard Edition will be available on PlayStation 4 only.

Pricing:

Multiverse Edition (PS4, PS Vita & Wii U):

  • €29.99
  • $29.99
  • £24.99

Standard Edition (PS4 only):

  • €19.99
  • $19.99
  • £14.99

Assets:

Trailer
YouTube https://youtu.be/efuNU1SdpdU
Download https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/trailer_Axiom_Verge_Multiverse_Edition.zip

Screenshots & Logos
IMGUR http://imgur.com/a/D2Ztg
Download https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/screenshots_Axiom_Verge.zip

Social Media:

Thomas Happ Games | Axiom Verge
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tomhapp
Twitter – https://twitter.com/AxiomVerge
Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/1/118323703652338655203
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf07JKDszvRtzu4_Cow85pw

BadLand Games
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BadLandGamesINT
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/badland-indie
Twitter – https://twitter.com/BadLandGamesINT
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPHKR85wRPv9Z1Yb_R-7s0g
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/badlandgames_int/?hl=en
Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/1/+BadLandGamesINT_

About Thomas Happ Games:
Thomas Happ has worked on many different AAA titles for both PC and console — such as Grey Goo, Tiger Woods, and NFL Street, to name a few.  He began working on Axiom Verge as a part-time hobby in March 2010 and released it for PS4 in March 2015.  Working alone, Happ is responsible for all art, code, music, and game design. To learn more about Thomas Happ Games and Axiom Verge, please visit http://www.axiomverge.com.

About BadLand Games:
Based in Madrid, Spain and established in 2011, BadLand Games is an independent company specializing in the physical distribution and global publishing of video games. In Spain, BadLand Games is the official distributor of AAA titles for all platforms including, Minecraft: Story Mode, La Voz, Sniper Elite 4 and the popular Darksiders Warmastered Edition. BadLand Games is also the publisher of indie titles such as: Anima: Gate of Memories, Heart & Slash, Dex, Castles, Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, BOOR, Vostok Inc, Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition and the in-house developed game, Awe. To learn more about BadLand Games, please visit http://badlandgames.com.