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This month at Coatsink

With July ending we look ahead to exciting times ahead through the latter half of 2017. But first, let us revisit the madness that was July.

Augmented Empire Launch

At the very end of June we revealed the launch trailer for our latest Oculus VR game Augmented Empire along with its release date of July 13th. Finally being able to show this trailer along with snippets of gameplay was immensely satisfying for the team, especially given the reaction.

In case you’ve yet to hear about it, Augmented Empire is a story-driven RPG set in a cyberpunk universe filled with tactical turn-based combat.

Augmented Empire brings a cyberpunk tale of disparity and hope to VR. From the armchair of your secluded hideout, control a team of six misfits in a world rendered as ‘augmented reality.’ In 2058, the city of New Savannah is divided into three tiers via the Citizen Grade System. While the citizens deemed of high societal value live in luxury at the summit, outliers and criminals languish in squalor at the island’s depths.

You can pick up Augmented Empire on the Oculus Store for Gear VR.

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The press & the wider world started to weigh in on Augmented Empire

No need to take our word on AE, there have been plenty of fantastic pieces published on the game. (Clicking the images will take you to the full article.)

 

Develop Conference 2017

Develop is a conference specifically aimed at bringing thousands of Game Developers together from all over Europe. Coatsink has made a tradition of attending the show, and this year was no different. In Brighton the crew attended many awesome talks, met up with fellow devs and generally had a blast. We were also lucky enough to catch up with some of the wonderful voice talent who worked on Augmented Empire.

Spark FM Interview on Augmented Empire

Jack (PR Manager) & Jon Davies (Narrative Designer)  sat down with local Sunderland-based radio station SparkFM to talk all things gaming along with an in-depth look at our work on Augmented Empire, just a few hours before its launch. You can listen to it here.

A Night Sky adds some new friends

Our stargazing experience A Night Sky has been out for a few months on Samsung Gear VR, but you can still pick it up free from the Oculus Store. Since its launch we’ve already added one DLC update (Night of the Dragon), and July saw us add our second, Night of the Golems. This update adds some tough new friends for you to make, and play with, under the stars.

Coming up next…

Phew, July was busy but we aren’t finished yet, so be sure to follow us on our social media channels –  FacebookTwitter and Instagram! It’s the best way to keep up to date with all our news and announcements!

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Farewell To Our Community Manager
Farewell To Our Community Manager

Hi friends, this is Tom, CEO of Coatsink! Today is a bit of a sad day, I’m afraid. Our dear Community Manager, Daley, is moving on and I want to take the opportunity to express our gratitude for her part in our successes over the past few years. She led the charge online and boosted our digital presence immeasurably. So while we’re delighted for her continued adventure in the industry, it’s safe to say her personality and amenability as a team member and friend will be missed around here.


Kalvin Holmes will be replacing Daley from July, and he’ll be managing both the community and website. We’ll welcome him on Twitter and FB at the time. Good luck to him, and all of our best wishes to Daley.

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Augmented Empire: Trailer, Cast and Release Date Revealed
Augmented Empire: Trailer, Cast and Release Date Revealed

We’re fast approaching the finish line. Augmented Empire’s release is just around the corner, meaning now is the perfect time to throw a trailer at your eyes:

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Augmented Empire is a tactical turn-based RPG, the first of it’s kind for VR, and is coming to the Samsung Gear VR on July 13th. It will feature the voice acting talents of Kate Mulgrew, Doug Cockle, Garrick Hagon, and returning from Esper 2, the fantastic Nick Frost.

Augmented Empire takes place on the island of New Savannah, an isolated neo-noir city divided into three tiers by the Citizen Grade
System. From the armchair of your secluded hideout, control a team of six misfits in a world rendered as ‘augmented reality’, while
interacting with the office around you to investigate new developments, make calls, and refine the skills of your team.

You can read more about Augmented Empire here, in the meantime keep an eye on our social media channels for updates!

Find us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

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Shu On Playstation Vita: Update
Shu On Playstation Vita: Update

Shu is now available to purchase for Playstation Vita in North America. Initially, we were due to release Shu onto the Playstation Vita in Europe on the 30th of May, however due to a mix up on the Playstation side of things, the European release of Shu has been pushed back to the 7th June. The Japanese release will follow on June 15th.

(If you are unfamiliar with Shu, you can head on over to our dedicated game page or take a look at some reviews on Metacritic)

The Vita release of Shu includes the recent DLC content (6 additional levels) and a platform exclusive trophy area: The Refuge. Shu is cross-buy enabled, meaning if you already have it on the Playstation 4, you can play it for free on your Vita!

We want to extend a massive thank you to the Shu community – your unlimited patience, feedback, and enthusiasm kept us energized and determined.

We hope you enjoy your handheld-adventure, and are looking forward to watching the Vita community battle it out on the time-trail leaderboards.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more regular updates.

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Shu Vita Release Delayed
Shu Vita Release Delayed

Due to unforeseen technical issues, we have had to push the Vita release of Shu back a little.

Shu will be arriving on the Vita on the 30th of May in Europe, with the American and Japanese releases to be confirmed.

The Vita release of Shu will include the all-new DLC levels plus the exclusive trophy area, The Refuge.

Thank you for your patience and support. As soon as we have word on the Japanese and American release dates, we will promptly update the community.

Sit tight, Shu is on his way!

Stay up to date with us on social media! Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter & Instagram.

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Augmented Empire is a story-driven tactical RPG set on the island of New Savannah, an isolated neo-noir city divided into three tiers by the ‘Citizen Grade System.’ While the citizens deemed of high societal value live in luxury at the summit, outliers and criminals are forced to live in squalor at the island’s depths.

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Latest Augmented Empire News
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This month at Coatsink

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Augmented Empire: Trailer, Cast and Release Date Revealed
Augmented Empire: Trailer, Cast and Release Date Revealed

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Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2017
Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2017

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A campfire crackles on the edge of a secluded vale as the player relaxes beneath the open sky. Using simple point and touch controls, the player connects the constellations above to form patterns among the stars. As different shapes are discovered, strange and wonderful creatures are brought to life that stride, bound and glide around the hillside.

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Latest A Night Sky News
This month at Coatsink
This month at Coatsink

With July ending we look ahead to exciting times ahead through the latter half of 2017. But first, let us… Read more »

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Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2017
Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2017

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Reprising your role from the original game, you will become an agent of the enigmatic ESPR organisation. ESPR was set up to deal with the outbreak of telekinetic abilities among ‘special’ citizens and consequences of the event. You’ll venture to exotic locations, including the outer reaches of your mind, as you attempt to thwart a villain’s quest to obtain a mysterious artefact.

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Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2017

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Coatsink 2016: A Year In Review
Coatsink 2016: A Year In Review

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Release: Esper: The Collection Launched!
Release: Esper: The Collection Launched!

We have lift off! Esper: The Collection is now live on the Oculus Store. If you already owned Esper 2… Read more »

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Shu is a beautiful and engrossing platformer that we’re bringing to PC and consoles with our friends at Secret Lunch.

Control Shu and a colourful trail of hand-drawn characters as they run, jump and glide their way up an ancient mountain, forever pursued by a monstrous and unrelenting storm.

Can you outrun the end of the world?

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Latest Shu News
Shu On Playstation Vita: Update
Shu On Playstation Vita: Update

Shu is now available to purchase for Playstation Vita in North America.

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Shu Vita Release Delayed
Shu Vita Release Delayed

Due to unforeseen technical issues, we have had to push the Vita release of Shu back a little.

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Shu: Vita Release Date & Free DLC
Shu: Vita Release Date & Free DLC

On the 23rd of May, Shu will be coming to the Playstation Vita. In addition, we have some free DLC… Read more »

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Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments. Gang Beasts was created by our friends at Boneloaf. In 2015, Coatsink partnered with Boneloaf to assist with various technical aspects of the development, including online multiplayer and VR modes.

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Coatsink 2016: A Year In Review
Coatsink 2016: A Year In Review

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Catch up: Our 2016 so far
Catch up: Our 2016 so far

We’re approaching 2016’s halfway point as we cross over into June. We’ve been more busy than ever attending events, pushing… Read more »

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Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2016
Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2016

This year’s EGX Rezzed was our biggest yet. We had a whole room to ourselves where we displayed Esper 2,… Read more »

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