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Knott’s Berry Farm Announces Labor Day Celebration

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BUENA PARK, Calif. (August, 2015) –  Knott’s Berry Farm offers special Labor Day weekend entertainment and family fun for a variety of ages and interests, including a spectacular Labor Day Sunday fireworks show. On September 6, the Park’s skyline will glow with a brilliant fireworks show at 10pm – TIP: the best view in the Park is in Boardwalk and Calico Square. Guests can also take a journey on the spectacular new 4D interactive ride, Voyage to the Iron Reef; stroll through the Park’s Old West Ghost Town® or hang with the PEANUTS gang in a fresh Camp Snoopy, the land of high sierra fun!

There’s live entertainment everywhere you turn.  The Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 – Sept. 7, is the last time guest can enjoy the following line-up of can’t miss shows and entertainment:

  • Salsa Bands, nothing says a fiesta like a dance party created by some of Orange County’s most popular salsa bands.
  • Back by popular demand, The Big Fat Steve Band – The Kings of Kool is a fun, exciting dance band with a swingin’ beat. Enjoy the live musicality of rockabilly, swing and classic sounds. The only thing missing are your dance moves.
  • Camp-goers will love Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers performed in the newly renovated Camp Snoopy Theatre. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, their friend JT, and the world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy, will take the stage in a show that’s sure to make an outdoorsman out of anybody!
  • Calico Saloon Cancan Show, because what’s a Saloon without a show? Don’t miss this revered show for some good old’ fashioned barroom fun.
  • Ghost Town is alive with townsfolk who will put you smack dab in the middle of the Wild West. New residents have put down stakes recently… Clem Culpepper, the ever hopeful gold miner, Ma & Pa Shine, our resident moonshiners & Nathan Quickly, the Pony Express Agent, and the rest of the Calico Townsfolk.

Knott’s Labor Day weekend celebration is included with regular daytime admission. Theme Park hours are: Friday, September 4  10am – 8pm; Saturday,  September 5  10am – 10pm; Sunday, September 6 10am – 11pm; Monday, September 7 10am – 8pm. A 2016 Season Pass is a great way to experience all of the seasons of fun at Knott’s. 2016 Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passes go on sale August 28, 2015 for as little as nine payments of $9. A 2016 Season Pass offers one free admission in 2015, unlimited visits in 2016, food and merchandise discounts, Early Ride Time on select rides during the summer, discounts on Knott’s Scary Farm tickets, and exclusive Passholder offers and events. Current 2015 Passholders can take advantage of a special limited time renewal price.

Six Flags Great Adventure End of Summer and September Events Line-Up

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Six Flags Great Adventure has unveiled their end-of-Summer and September events line-up, which includes Fright Fest, new attraction announcements, and more!

The Calendar

Salute the Troops Weekend – August 26 to 30

Six Flags salutes service with Salute the Troops weekend. All active military will receive free admission to Six Flags Great Adventure from Aug. 26 through 30. The fun kicks off with Dan + Shay in concert Aug. 26 in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena. The concert takes place at 7 p.m. and is included with theme park admission as part of the MIKE AND IKE® ZOURS® Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

 

2016 New Attraction Announcement – September 3

Six Flags Great Adventure and its sister parks throughout North America will announce exciting plans for the 2016 season. Fans of the world’s largest theme park can expect a major addition. A new skyline will take shape in one of the park’s original sections that has remained nearly unchanged for four decades. Information, photos and video will be available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure. Six Flags Great Adventure will also announce a special offer as it begins selling 2016 Season Passes.

 

Labor Day Weekend – September 5 to 7

Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor invite guests to celebrate the last weekend of summer with thrilling coasters, refreshing water slides and family fun. Labor Day weekend is the last chance for guests to experience BATMAN™: The Ride Backwards. The theme park is open 10:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. each day and Hurricane Harbor is open 10:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. each day.

 

Insane Inflatable 5K Race – September 12

Six Flags Great Adventure hosts its first Insane Inflatable 5K Race Sept. 12. This race, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, adds giant inflatable obstacles to the 3.1 mile course. Race begins at 8:45 a.m. with waves running through 12 p.m. Discounted theme park admission with registration and race discounts available for Season Pass holders and active Members. For more information and to register, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

 

Newsboys in Concert – September 12

Six Flags Great Adventure presents Newsboys in concert Sept. 12 in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena. Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band from Queensland, Australia famous for hits like “We Believe,” “He Reigns” and “That’s How You Change the World.” The concert starts at 5 p.m. and is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership as part of the MIKE AND IKE® ZOURS® Summer Concert Series.

 

Fright Fest Blood Drive – September 19

Six Flags Great Adventure and Central Jersey Blood Center partner to host their third annual blood drive at the Six Flags Great Adventure Employment Center. Each guest who attempts to donate blood to the non-profit organization will receive one complimentary theme park ticket valid for the entire season of Fright Fest, weekends through Nov. 1 plus Columbus Day. Visitwww.sixflags.com/greatadventure for more information and to register.

 

Fright Fest – September 19, 20, 26, 27

Six Flags Great Adventure unleashes its biggest and scariest Fright Fest® this fall, beginning Sept. 19. The park introduces three new haunts including Big Top Terror 3-D haunted house, plus a new scare zone and terror trail. Fright Fest features nearly two dozen signature Halloween attractions like Trick-or-Treat Trail, Dead Man’s Party, The Awakening, Voodoo Island, The Asylum, Wasteland and The Manor plus the world’s best thrill rides including the new El Diablo looping coaster, El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro weekends through November 1 plus Columbus Day. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

 

Fright Fest Zombie Auditions – September 23

Scare-actors and support staff are needed to fill remaining positions from the undead who roam the midways to terror trail performers and technicians. No prior acting or scare experience is necessary. Six Flags seeks individuals with a passion for Halloween and scaring. Auditions include several fun acting exercises in a group setting. Zombie auditions take place in the Employment Center. If interested, please complete the pre-employment application prior to attending the audition, or scheduling an interview for technician positions, at www.sixflagsjobs.com.

 

Six Flags Great Adventure Safari Invitational – September 26

The Six Flags Great Adventure Safari Invitational welcomes elementary, middle and high school teams from NJ, NY, PA, DE, MD, VA and CT to participate in this “wild” run through the Safari. The race takes place Saturday, Sept. 26 with heats beginning at 9 a.m. Participants are welcome to attend an award ceremony later in the day at the theme park’s Showcase Theater. For tickets and registration information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

Sword Coast Legends Early Access Announced

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ORLANDO, Fla. — August 21, 2015 — Independent developers, n-Space and Digital Extremes, announced today that their upcoming Sword Coast Legends™, a party-based RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast, will offer Head Start Access for PC, Mac and Linux players. Starting September 11th, players can try Sword Coast Legends™, prior to the game’s release on September 29th.

“We at n-Space have always intended for our pre-order customers to have a chance to try out the game prior to its September 29th release,” said Dan Tudge, President of n-Space and Director for Sword Coast Legends. “To that end, we are announcing the details of Sword Coast Legends’ Head Start access program.”

Head Start will have three planned sessions, he adds. The first is scheduled for the weekend of September 11th through 13th and will be available only to members of the Design Council – those that pre-ordered one of the Limited Edition Collector’s or Campaign Collector’s packs. The second will run September 18th through 20th, and will be open to all pre-order customers. These first two sessions will focus on the Dungeon Master modes of Campaign Creation and Dungeon Crawl. In order to avoid spoilers, the Story Campaign will not be available at this time. The third session will run September 24th through the game’s release on September 29th and will once again feature the Dungeon Master modes for all pre-order customers while Design Council members will also have access to the Story Campaign. PC, Mac and Linux cross-platform play will be supported.

In each of these sessions, players will mingle with n-Space, Digital Extremes and Wizards of the Coast team members. To be included in the Head Start program, players must have linked their game purchase to an account on SwordCoast.com.Access details will be sent to the associated email account starting the week of September 11th.

“The Sword Coast Legends team welcomes your feedback! Feel free to share your experiences via your favorite forums, blogs and social media channels.”

Those attending next week’s PAX Prime event in Seattle, August 28-31 can experience Sword Coast Legends and give their feedback in person by visiting the Wizards of the Coast ‘Rage of Demons’ in the Exhibitors Hall, Booth #1642.  Attendees will also earn bragging rights by taking part in the game’s playable debut.

PAX attendees should also stay tuned to Sword Coast Legends’ social media channels for information on the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to attend Acquisitions INC.’s D&D Live at PAX Prime with the developers from n-Space!

Sword Coast Legends is currently available for pre-order from Steam and the PlayStation Store for $34.99.  In addition to the free DLC, Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Editions, which include a tome of knowledge, cloth map of the Sword Coast, the official soundtrack, numerous in-game bonuses, starter items and DM abilities, as well as a statue of the powerful demon Belaphoss (Collector’s Edition) are also available for pre-order for $59.99 and $239.99, respectively, from www.swordcoast.com  Details regarding the upcoming “Rage of Demons” DLC expansion for Sword Coast Legendswill be announced at a later date.

To learn more about Sword Coast Legends and to pre-order a copy and participate in the Community today, please visit the official website at: www.SwordCoast.com

Square Enix PAX Prime 2015 Game Line-up and Events

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LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2015) – Square Enix® today announced its lineup for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime 2015, coming to Seattle Aug. 28 – 31, 2015. This year’s lineup features stand-out titles, including the first US playable demo for Just Cause® 3 – Avalanche Studios’ vast open-world action adventure experience, the soon to be released Lara Croft® GO – the latest puzzle experience from Square Enix Montréal, and the continuing episodic experience, Life is Strange™. Fans will be able to get hands-on with some of the publisher’s biggest titles, including FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward™, FINAL FANTASY XV –EPISODE DUSCAE™- 2.0, FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS®and DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™. All games in the lineup will be playable at Booth #3646.

SQUARE ENIX will also host a number panels, giving fans the opportunity to interact and converse with the talented teams behind each game.

Let’s GO! Going from Hitman® GO to Lara Croft GO

Cerberus Theatre from Noon to 1 p.m., August 28
Join moderator Greg Miller and key developers behind Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO as they take a deep dive in the process of crafting innovative mobile games from big AAA franchises. They will discuss the challenges of distilling the complex universes of well-known PC/console games and transforming them into unique experiences for completely different platforms. Panelists will include three members of the Square Enix Montreal team: Daniel Lutz, Game Director, Antoine Routon, Lead Engineer, and Thierry Doizon, studio Art Director.

Just Cause 3 A BEAUTIFUL PLAYGROUND OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION

Sphinx Theatre from 3 to 4 p.m., August 28
Join Avalanche Studios’ Fred Hooper (Lead VFX artist) and Niklas Norin (Lead AI Designer) alongside Havok’s Cormac O’Brien as they reveal how their technology and expertise combines to create the incredible destruction and chaos that lies at the heart of Just Cause 3. Hosted by Greg Miller, you’ll learn exactly how they created the beautiful 400 square mile sandbox packed with possibility, compelling enemies and the largest, most realistic explosions and destruction ever seen in a videogame.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – Bringing Adam Jensen to life

Sphinx Theatre from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., August 28
Greg Miller hosts Jean-Francois Dugas, Jonathan Jacques-Belletête and Elias Toufexis, respectively Executive Game Director, Executive Art Director and the actor for Adam Jensen on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. They will provide insight on what it takes to fully realize a character such as Adam Jensen, an augmented covert agent, on the new generation of consoles and PC. While Elias will share his thoughts on doing mocap and recording dialogues, our developers will dive into his story and design, as well as their goals for the experience of playing as Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. You will also get the opportunity to ask them questions about the game and their careers in the video game industry.

HITMAN – THE ART OF ASSASSINATION

Hydra Theatre from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., August 28
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/SquareEnixPresents
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SquareEnixPresents
Join HITMAN Art Director Jonathan Rowe and Lead Writer Michael Vogt for an hour long journey into the design philosophy behind the visual and narrative universe of the world of assassination. Hosted by Game Informer’s Mike Futter, the pair will delve into the process behind the creation of the trademark living, breathing world of HITMAN and give numerous insights and examples into the design process for visual and narrative storytelling in a world where the main character says very little. How does art direction and story design impact the player experience in a complex game like HITMAN? The panel will end with a playthrough demo of the ‘Showstopper’ mission from the upcoming HITMAN game as well as a moderated Q&A.

FINAL FANTASY XIV®: Koji & Soken’s Wild Ride

Grand Hyatt Seattle Hydra Room 12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m., Saturday, August 29
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv
Join FINAL FANTASY XIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken and Localization Lead Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as they discuss the music and lore of FINAL FANTASY XIV! What does Soken have up his sleeve? You won’t want to miss out.

FINAL FANTASY XV Active Time Report LIVE

Grand Hyatt Seattle Hydra Room 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 29
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/SquareEnixPresents
Fans will be in for a treat as FINAL FANTASY XV Director Hajime Tabata will be taking the stage in North America for the first time at PAX Prime as part of the ongoing Active Time Reports. In addition to sharing a few personal stories about the development of the game, he will be sharing some insights into the recently revealed trailer. Join us on Saturday as we discuss one of the most highly anticipated games from Square Enix.

Lara Croft GO Launch Event

There will be a launch party at the Hard Rock Café co-hosted by IGN on Friday, August 28 starting at 7 PM to celebrate the recent launch of Lara Croft GO. PAX Prime attendees can check out the game and chat with the Square Enix Montreal development team while visiting the Lara Croft GO fan art contest gallery, organized in collaboration with Child’s Play. While you’re there, why not grab a traditional Montreal poutine!

HITMAN: Put a Hit on Cancer

Square Enix, HITMAN, and GameChanger are partnering up to put a hit on cancer, and need PAX attendees to become Agent 47®. Come to the pop-up barbershop at the Square Enix booth where you can shave your head to resemble Agent 47’s iconic bald look. For each head shaved at the show, Square Enix will donate $47 to GameChanger Charity and their mission of supporting children battling cancer.

For those who want to participate but prefer the hair-keeping role of a handler, you can still put a hit on cancer and receive a free Steam code for Hitman Absolution® by simply making a donation of at least $1.00 to GameChanger Charity.

Visit www.47vsCancer.org to make your donation, receive your game code and join Agent 47 in support of children with cancer.

Additionally, limited quantities of the FINAL FANTASY XIV “Before the Fall” original soundtrack and the “From Astral to Umbral” arrangement album will be available for purchase at the booth.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: BEFORE THE FALL Original Soundtrack
Event SRP: $50 (Sales Tax included)
The “Before the Fall” soundtrack features music from FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 2.2 through 2.5 and includes a bonus code for an exclusive in-game “The Primogs” minion, a set of five musical moogles.


FINAL FANTASY XIV: FROM ASTRAL TO UMBRAL

Event SRP: $40 (Sales Tax included)
Popular songs from FINAL FANTASY XIV have been transformed into splendid band and piano arrangements in this album. This is the first official arrangement album for the title.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

JUST CAUSE 3

Platform: PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One
Developer: Avalanche Studios
ESRB: RP
Available: 12/1/15
Summary: The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.

LARA CROFT GO

Platform: Android, iOS
Developer: Square Enix Montreal
ESRB: TBD
Available: 8/27/15
Summary: Lara Croft GO expands the turn-based puzzle gameplay and takes you on an adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover hidden secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom. PAX Prime attendees will witness a never-before-seen take on the iconic franchise featuring challenging gameplay, gorgeous visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack, all at your fingertips.

LIFE IS STRANGE

Platform: PC, PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Developer: DONTNOD
ESRB: RP
Available: Now Available (Episodes 1 – 4)
Summary: Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the Paris-based studio who released their debut game REMEMBER ME™ last year the game takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior student Max Caulfield returns after a 5 year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair begin to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the disappearance of fellow student Rachael Amber.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below

Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Developer: Omega Force from Koei Tecmo Games
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: October 13, 2015
DRAGON QUEST®, one of the most iconic RPG series from Japan, will be transformed into a full-scale action RPG in the West. Players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenge swarms of enemies and conquer gigantic monsters. It is filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama. Also, Yuji Horii, director and creator of DRAGON QUEST®, and Koichi Sugiyama, the renowned composer closely tied to the series, are closely involved in bringing this title to life. Fans can stop by the “Slime Wall,” a physical wall on display at the booth, where fans can squash and defeat the horde of slimes. In addition, the demo area allows fan to take on and challenge the all-mighty monster, Gigantes.

FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS

Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: January 26, 2016
FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends and utilizes a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 new and familiar jobs—including Knight, Monk, Black Mage and White Mage—to defeat the realm’s mightiest monsters and even recruit them for battle. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into other legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance feature.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward

Platform: PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: Now
Face off against one of the new bosses in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward – Ravana- in the Primal Battle Challenge and win an exclusive “I BEAT RAVANA” T-shirt.  Heavensward expands the critically acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV with a an all-new storyline surrounding the city of Ishgard and the Dragonsong War, a brand new race, new jobs and more.

FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- 2.0

Platform: Xbox One® the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: Now
The update to the FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- demo features improved mechanics, fresh character interactions, new team combo attacks, additional side quests and a battle with the monstrous catoblepas, FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- 2.0 follows the journey of crown prince Noctis and his trusted party as they wander the unpaved, expansive Duscae region in search of a way to Cauthess.

Cities: Skylines After Dark Expansion Release Date

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STOCKHOLM – Aug. 20, 2015 Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a civic-minded somnambulist, today announced that “After Dark,” the first expansion for the hit city-building game Cities: Skylines, will release worldwide on September 24, 2015.

The expansion, which will include a broad variety of features, such as a day-and-night cycle, new nighttime city services and options, and much more, will be available to players of Cities: Skylines on PC, Mac, and Linux for $14.99 via digital distributors everywhere.

To give curious city constructors a glimpse of what awaits them in After Dark, Paradox has released the first weekly design diary from Cities: Skylines developer Colossal Order, along with a new batch of in-game screenshots showing several of the substantial sundown surprises that await players.

Read about the changes that go into a city at night in the first After Dark diary:  forum.paradoxplaza.com/cities-skylines-after-dark-dev-diary-1-night-time-what-is-it

In After Dark, the sun will set on mayor-players’ in-game cities – but it will rise once nighttime is over, so nobody needs to worry. Towns will look – and behave – differently at night, with new leisure-focused nightspots, popular beachfront properties that thrive during the daytime and new systems such as taxicabs, prisons, bike lanes and much more.

For more information on Cities: Skylines, visit www.citiesskylines.com

Ninja Gaiden 3 Ryu Statue Variants for PAX Prime

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., – Leading toy manufacturer Multiverse Studio Inc. revealed today that two new exclusive variants of the critically acclaimed Ninja Gaiden® 3 Ryu Hayabusa statue will be available exclusively from ThinkGeek. Visit the ThinkGeek booth at PAX Prime 2015 (Booth Sky9) to get your limited edition Ryu Hayabusa Bludgeoning variant and Retro Blue variant.

Each variant statue is limited to 100 pieces.

PAX Prime 2015 is happening August 28th through August 31st, 2015 in Seattle Washington.

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The Retro Blue Ryu Hayabusa variant statue features:

  • Dual Katanas
  • Blue Paint Scheme

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The Bludgeoning Staff Ryu Hayabusa variant statue features:

  • Lunar Staff with Sheathed Katana
  • Extra Blood and Gore

For more information about upcoming Ninja Gaiden products, please visit http://www.multiverse-studio.com/products/ryu-hayabusa.html

Fig Game Funding Platform Launches

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2015 – Today Fig announces the launch of its funding platform, which provides developers a new way for their games to be financed and produced. Fig is the first platform targeted solely at video games that offers reward-based crowdfunding as well as access to investment crowdfunding. Fig’s aim is to provide a curated experience that strikes a balance between titles from well-known independent studios and ones from up-and-coming indie teams. Investment crowdfunding is currently limited to accredited investors only, but pursuant to a recent regulatory development, Fig plans to open up investment opportunities to everyone in the near future.

“Games are one of the leading sectors in rewards-based crowdfunding and continue to evolve the whole medium; Fig’s approach is to customize our platform to what works best for games,” said Justin Bailey, CEO of Fig. “This includes supporting investment crowdfunding where the fans have the opportunity to participate in the financial success of the games they help make possible.”

Fig received seed funding for its launch from Spark Capital, a top-tier venture capital firm that has invested in many leading creative companies including Oculus, Twitter and Slack.

Fig’s advisory board – Urquhart, Fargo, and Schafer – who have created some of the most successful rewards crowdfunding campaigns and game launches, will participate in the pitch process and mentoring of the developers using the platform. They will also be using Fig to fund future titles from their studios Obsidian Entertainment, inXile Entertainment and Double Fine Productions.

“Feargus, Tim and I have all experienced the many challenges of bringing our games to market and nurturing great talent along the way,” said Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile. “We’re proud to be creating an ecosystem that better supports developers and their fans in the quest to bring their passion projects to life—and we believe Fig will become the best option to get games funded in the future.”

For Fig, funding is just the start – plans are in place to support developers through the entire life cycle of their games. The company has already started filling its pipeline with prospective titles for 2015.

Fig’s first campaign, Outer Wilds, won the 2015 Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards Grand Prize and Excellence in Design. Created by Alex Beachum, the title will be developed by Masi Oka’s (of Heroes’ and Hawaii-Five-O fame) Mobius Digital studio. Outer Wilds’ funding goal of $125,000 will give the team the tools to upgrade the artwork, polish the game systems, and bring much more content to the experience. For more information on Outer Wilds or to contribute, click here.

“We’re excited about this opportunity because, as indie developers, creative control and IP ownership are critical,” said Masi Oka. “Having a crowdfunding platform specifically targeted to games also allows us to reach and focus our marketing to the gaming community.”

About Fig 

As the only funding platform created by gamers for gamers that offers reward, equity, and debt-based funding, Fig empowers developers and passionate fans alike to bring well-known franchises and undiscovered indie titles to market. Fig was founded by Justin Bailey, Freeman White, and Bob Ippolito and was established from a coalition of independent game developers including Tim Schafer, Feargus Urquhart and Brian Fargo. For more information, visit www.Fig.co and follow us on www.twitter.com/playfig and www.facebook.com/playfig. Interested in funding on Fig? Send your pitch to pitches@fig.co.

About Mobius Digital 

Mobius Digital is an independent game studio located in downtown Los Angeles dedicated to making unique and creative games that challenge a wide audience. Founded by Masi Oka of Heroes’ fame, Mobius Digital released its first game, the cooperative storytelling game Our Superhero, for iOS in 2014. They subsequently released puzzle RPG Terra Chroma for iOS and Android, and space adventure game Beacon 38 is due out on both platforms in late August. The studio is excited to move from mobile platforms to PC & Mac by completing Outer Wilds, the 2015 Independent Games Festival Award recipient for both the Grand Prize and Excellence in Design.

Disclosures:  

1.                   Fig’s investment crowdfunding model provides an opportunity for eligible investors to participate in the potential success of a particular game title by investing in a production company created exclusively for that title. Fig’s production company holds exclusive distribution rights to the title, while the developer retains the title’s IP rights. 

2.                   Rewards campaigns are available to all, but investments are only available to accredited investors who understand and can afford the risks of investing in private securities.