SGR News – Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure available NOW! Trailer & Overview


UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure is filled with physics fun: buildings will crumble and boxes will tumble in this explosive 3D adventure!  

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, Manchester, UK. – Merge Games Ltd., a privately-owned video game publisher and distributor, and Prospect Games, a Manchester-based indie developer, are delighted to announce the imminent release of the 90s-inspired, physics-platformer, UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure. The PlayStation4 version is set for release in Europe on 26th July 2017.

Assuming the guise of Newbie, a cardboard box, players must bounce and roll their way through glorious 3D worlds filled with scenic vistas, mountains, islands and the like. Newbie’s lot in life is to prove his worth as a sentient, self-delivering package and in doing so save the Global Postal Service from impending bankruptcy.

As a living cardboard box, Newbie can explore epic worlds accepting missions and challenges as he goes. Along the way he’ll meet new friends, discover a plethora of collectables and uncover oodles of super-secrets. Of course, there are unfriendly inhabitants out there too, the Wild Cards and their boss are out to ruin the GPS. Only by completing challenges and collecting reward stamps will Newbie be able to square up to menacing world Bosses and save the day!

In addition to a single-player adventure mode, UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure also offers classic split-screen action. Up to four friends can gather together and challenge each other in madcap speed races and last-man-standing battles. Endless cardboard carnage awaits as players create their own customisable Tournaments, playing on dedicated multiplayer maps.

Players can customise their cardboard too. Newbie and his friends can dress to impress with a massive range of over 40,000 combinations of accessories. Complete missions and challenges to unlock items and customise your box. A hat, sunglasses, a moustache – which will you choose?

UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure for The PlayStation4 is set for release in Europe on 26th July 2017. The game will be available from both the PSN store and all good retailers priced €24.99/£19.99. A Signature Edition version of the game, including a full original soundtrack CD and a Developer’s “Making of UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure ” Book, is also available (


SGR News – DeadCore Launch Trailer; Overview


After falling endlessly through powerful magnetic storms you wake up in a desolate world. Your memory erased, you start exploring this place surrounded by void as cryptic messages appear around you. Suddenly, you spot a gigantic Tower emerging from the mists. You soon understand that in order to find the answers you need, you must climb all the way to the top.

Equipped with a ‘SwitchGun’, a special weapon allowing you to activate or deactivate the Tower elements, you set off on a perilous journey full of traps, complex mechanisms, gaps to cross, and lethal foes, a journey that will eventually allow you to solve the mystery surrounding this strange and abstract world…

DeadCore is strongly focused on speedrunning: every level has at least 2 main paths and several secret passages you have to find to optimize your time. It also features a special Speedrun mode with dedicated maps you can unlock by finding ‘Sparks’ hidden in the main levels. As you progress through the stages, you find power-ups that grant you new abilities and allow you to reach new locations. There are also many types of collectibles to find that unlock new content such as narrative logs, new maps, new music tracks, and much more!

  • Explore a mysterious world made of immense and staggering levels with a labyrinth of secret passages to discover
  • Unlock new powers and upgrades in order to gain access to new areas of the Tower
  • Reveal the secrets of the Tower by collecting fragments of memory from its former inhabitants as well as new levels and music for Speedrun mode
  • Challenge your friends to see who can top our online leaderboards in Speedrun mode where every hundredth of a second counts

SGR News – Sundered Launch Trailer; Team blog post


Hey everyone,

Today I’m extremely excited to announce that Sundered releases on July 28th!

I’m proud to say that Sundered is by far the best game we’ve ever made. The love, sweat and sleepless nights that have gone into this game have it made it into something that we as a team are truly proud of.

To celebrate Sundered’s launch, our first game, Jotun, is free to own this weekend on Steam and GOG. Download it and keep it forever. Impress the Gods: on Steam or on GOG.

We’ve also set up pre-orders for Sundered. If you pre-order the game on Steam, you’ll get 10% off and the soundtrack for free: on Steam.

If you pre-order the game on PS4, you’ll get 15% off: on PS4.

From the bottom of the team’s heart we want to thank for your support. From the announcement, to the Kickstarter, to the alphas and betas, the ride has been incredible.

We hope we blow your f****** minds on July 28th.

Resist or Embrace,

Will and the Thunder Lotus Team