Deep Sky Derelicts AWARDED!

Amazing news, scavengers!

Deep Sky Derelicts won an Indie Game Cup trophy for ‘Best storytelling’ at White Nights Conference in St.Petersburg last week! Also, our game was nominated for ‘Best game design’ award!

          

Many thanks to the conference organizers and the respected Indie Game Cup jury for such recognition! We’ll keep up our work and eventually make our game even greater!

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Happy Easter!

Back in the old days Easter used to be fun.

People would laugh. People would look for eggs. People wouldn’t worry about their safety.

These days an egg hunt is different. It’s dangerous.

If you managed to find one and survive – consider yourself lucky. You get to live another day.

Happy Easter, scavenger!

Snowhound goes to GameDevDays 2017

We are on our way to the great and beautiful city of Tallinn. Meet us on April 7-8 at the GameDevDays 2017 event and don’t miss your chance to play the latest version of Deep Sky Derelicts. See you there!

Deep Sky Derelicts – ANNOUNCED!

We are happy to announce Deep Sky Derelicts, a new game title for PC we’ve been working on.

In a world where resources are scarce and danger is behind every corner, each breath of that cheap synthetic air can be your last.

 

Story

Aristocratic elite in the Deep Sky have occupied the precious Mother Planets leaving the less fortunate, stateless, to live on space stations, mining colonies and large forgotten drifting spaceships, commonly known as the Derelicts. The biggest dream of our protagonist is to someday become a citizen – to be granted the right to live on one of the Mother Planets, the only places that still have non-synthetic biospheres, plants and animals. But such a social climb is a rare feat that only a few stateless people have accomplished…

 

Gameplay

Explore abandoned space ships.

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Find precious scrap and gear.

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Engage in turn-based tactical combat.

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Uncover the truth behind the origin of the Derelicts.

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Platform: PC

Steam Early Access: 2017

Excitement: over 9000!

Snowhound developer’s guide to play Apestorm

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Best ways to play Apestorm: Full Bananas

Nature’s Rebellion leader’s guide

Hey,

I am Dmytro Zhovtobryukh, Game Producer at Snowhound game studio based in Jyväskylä, Finland. For the last two years we’ve been working on Apestorm:Full Bananas.

Apestorm is a fast-paced arcade bombing action game, featuring fine hand-drawn 2D steampunk visuals, juicy explosions, earth-shattering power-ups, challenging levels and objectives, as well as fully voiced funny ape characters, whose hilarious commentary will entertain you as you play. In this game you basically fly a zeppelin and drop bombs on all human made objects and structures both in the air and land to score points. As simple as that. Or is it?

As the game has finally hit the shelves of AppStore and GooglePlay today, April 28th, and the Banana Rebellion is already in full swing, I am happy to share a few gameplay tips to help you to fully master Apestorm. Here are my five best hints to become a great player in Apestorm.


Tip 1: Every level in Apestorm offers you 5 different objectives to complete, e.g. destroy all enemies of a specific type, save all trees or score certain amount of points. Completing level objectives rewards you with bananas (one banana per objective with a maximum of 5 per level) which work as in-game currency, allowing you to unlock subsequent levels and impressive power-ups, which change the way you play the game. Try to get as many bananas as you can before you proceed to the next level as this will help you to unlock power-ups earlier. To achieve the best result, it might be just easier to focus on completing one objective at a time.

Tip 2: The game has 9 different power-ups which for a short period of time enhance your zeppelin’s abilities dramatically. For instance, Aim Assist allows you to aim at targets automatically, whereas Eye of the Storm creates a protective shield around your zeppelin, which periodically discharges lightning at the closest target. In order to be used, power-ups must first be unlocked by collecting enough bananas. They are then picked up from crates floating under balloons at certain points on the levels. Not every power-up is effective under all circumstances, so learn their effects and decide whether to grab them or not on case-by-case basis.

Tip 3: Throughout the levels, you will encounter various enemies and friendly creatures, both mobile and stationary. While dealing with foes is pretty straightforward, you should try to save friendly animals at any cost. Thus, apes should be freed from captivity by bombing towers controlling their cages. Cows should be released by accurately hitting the edge of the corral they are held within, whilst birds flying head-on should be simply evaded.

Tip 4: We tried to create really sensitive controls which allow you to maneuver your zeppelin smoothly. What’s more, adjusting zeppelin’s altitude and speed has immediate effect on the bomb trajectory, which with proper skill help you achieve pinpoint accuracy without losing the speed, thus maximizing your final score. Also, to cater for different tastes, we gave you an option to adjust the controls’ visibility and position on the screen. Use that for your benefit. Finally, the targeting indicator at the bottom of the screen helps you in estimating where the bomb will land – learn to use it.

Tip 5: The amount of points you score at each level depends, among other things, on the height and speed at which you drop bombs at targets located on the ground. The higher and faster you fly, the better the score rewards, but also the harder it will be to hit. Find a flying style which works best for you and compete for highscores globally and with your Facebook friends. Experiment! In addition, hitting targets increases score multiplier, while missing them or hitting friendly ones decreases it. Maintaining a high multiplier is key to getting high scores. Note also that destroying friendly creatures and trees give you score penalties, so try to avoid bombing them by all means.

Happy bombing in the skies of Apestorm!

For the latest Apestorm information follow us on Twitter: @ApestormGame and Facebook: @Apestorm-Full-Bananas and check out our web-site: http://www.snowhoundgames.com/apestorm-full-bananas/

Don’t go nuts – go bananas!

Apestorm – Full Bananas is finally OUT!

Apestorm – Full Bananas, Snowhound’s debut game has finally hit the shelves of mobile app stores today! No more waiting! Go download it here:

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Order your zeppelin now while they are on sale at a special introductory price! Check out this latest launch trailer of Apestorm if you haven’t yet made up your mind:

Apestorm: Full Bananas at Game Developers Conference 2016!

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Snowhound’s publishing partner, All 4 Games, has brought Apestorm: Full Bananas to the world’s largest professional game industry event – Game Developers Conference 2016 held on March 14-18 in San Francisco, USA! Getting some media attention and press coverage as well as more visibility amongst fellow game developers never hurts. Check out this hands-on video preview published earlier today on TouchArcade.

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