Press Release by, HandyGames
El Hijo, Through the Darkest of Times and Rad Rodgers Radical Edition will be playable
Giebelstadt, Germany, March 19th 2019: On March 28th, the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston will open up its doors once more for thousands of enthusiastic gamers – an event we don’t want to miss! We are happy to announce our participation and we will show three very fine indie highlights there. Check out our PAX teaser trailer.
El Hijo, from Berlin-based Honig Studios, is a non-violent stealth game in a spaghetti western setting. After bandits burned down their farm, El Hijo was brought to a nearby monastery by his mother. She thought he would be safe there, but it soon transpires that the monks are forcing children to work. El Hijo tries to escape the monastery, sneaking right into a complex story of bandits, corrupt sheriffs, crime and greed.
Through the Darkest of Times is our second game from Berlin, Germany. And this one takes place in Berlin during the darkest of times, when Adolf Hitler was chancellor of the Third Reich. The player takes command of a small resistance group and tries to guide them safely through the years of the Nazi reign in Germany, all while trying to gather support and inform the population, as well as sabotaging and delivering blows against the regime.
Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is a throwback to iconic ’90s run-&-gun games, featuring a local co-op mode and famous action and platformer heroes such as Duke Nukem, Lo Wang and Cosmo from Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure.
Visit us at booth 18007, right by the front entrance!
HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic family member and operates as an international publisher for mid-sized projects and developers for a worldwide audience.
The focus lies on creating and publishing games for current gen consoles like PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X or Nintendo Switch™ as well as games for Steam and many other PC gaming distribution channels. HandyGames™ produces titles for new innovative gaming platforms, for example VR (Virtual Reality) on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, but also offers games of all kind of genres for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhones, iPads and many other mobile and smart devices.
As a games company and that is truly passionate about gaming, we always strive for gameplay innovation. We received the German Developer Award as “Best German Game Studio” in 2015 and produced and published award-winning games of virtually every video gaming genre imaginable for a diverse range of audiences and gameplay styles. One example is “Townsmen VR” which was awarded with the German Games Award 2018 in the category “Best Game Design”.