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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 on the way!

The first DLC update will be coming to Steam on April 14th. This will include 3 new levels, in which you can enjoy playing with new character combinations and traversing through unexplored lands.

A second DLC update including a further three levels, will follow on the 23rd of May, alongside the release of all six levels on Playstation 4. The Playstation Vita release of Shu will include all 6 DLC levels, and a platform exclusive trophy area: The Refuge.

We hope you enjoying continuing your adventure, the Storm isn’t quite finished with Shu yet!

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

We’re back from EGX Rezzed 2017, where we had an absolutely fantastic time showing Shu, Esper 2, Augmented Empire and A Night Sky. Gang Beasts was also on show as we shared a room with colleagues Double Fine and Boneloaf – that’s a lot of fun for four walls!

We always enjoy the atmosphere at Rezzed. It’s great to see a mix of gamers and game developers come together to celebrate their love for gaming, try out new things and make new friends and connections.

Our Narrative Designer Jon Davies stepped up onto the Rezzed Session stage to deliver a talk about story-telling for Virtual Reality and his experience creating the story for Augmented Empire – he drew quite the crowd.

Bringing along four projects made this Rezzed our biggest yet. The feedback we receive from fans and peers alike is truly invaluable and helps make this show a special one.

Thank you to everyone who came along and chatted with us and tried out our games, you are after all, the reason we make them. The response and feedback motivates us to strive to do better and keep creating content for you to enjoy.

Here’s a collection of some of our favourite tweets about our games at Rezzed:

Thanks for checking in with us, as always you can keep tabs on us via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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Introducing: Augmented Empire
Introducing: Augmented Empire

We’re pleased to introduce you to Augmented Empire, our upcoming Gear VR game. We revealed Augmented Empire at GDC and on social media last week, and Upload VR kindly posted a write-up detailing their hands-on with the game.

Augmented Empire is a Story-driven action RPG, set in New Savannah, a neo-noir city that sits on a man-made island in the North Atlantic. New Savannah hosts a three tier system in which people are divided depending on how valuable the government deems them.

We’ve created a cast of diverse and intriguing characters and we’ll lift the lid on some of them soon! With each playable character comes a class for you to master and a personality for you to love or hate.

We’ve done our best to include plenty of the trimmings that make RPGs memorable, fun and compelling. We have wanted to work on our own RPG for a long time, so we are looking forward to releasing Augmented Empire!

We’ll reveal more soon, until then keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram accounts.

 

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We’re Working On 3 New VR Projects
We’re Working On 3 New VR Projects

You may have seen a recent UploadVR article revealing that we are working on 3 Virtual Reality projects. 

This post serves as an official acknowledgement of that. We’ve been super busy working away on our next releases, after hiring in a batch of fresh talent to bolster our roster.

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We don’t have much to say on any of the projects right now, but we will have news on one of them very soon.

Until then, have some concept art, which may or may not hint at what is to come.

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Spooky.

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

Another year has passed and we have landed in 2017. We have a lot of great stuff coming up, but we will talk about that later. For now, it’s time to be reflect on our 2016.

Gadget Show Live

We kicked off the year by taking Esper 2 to The Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. It was a very tech-focused event, a little different to our usual haunts (gaming expos and conventions). We were psyched to be around so much cool stuff. We even got to leave with some free drones!

Esper 2 Launches alongside the Oculus Rift

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It was great to be right at the forefront of the birth of a new generation of Virtual Reality headsets. Esper 2 was an Oculus Rift launch title and got a little bit of screen-time at Oculus’ E3 presentation.

We continued our EGX Rezzed streak

We rocked up to EGX Rezzed again with a bevy of games to demo. We introduced players to a newer build of Shu, and gave them a taste of the Oculus Rift version of Esper 2. We also watched as people battled it out on Gang Beasts in VR. We also attended LOADS of other events, such as Insomnia, EGX, Gamescom and more.

Gang Beasts Online Multiplayer Beta Launch

We’ve been working alongside our good friends Boneloaf to give Gang Beasts an online multiplayer mode. Our coders have been doing code and stuff, to make the things do the stuff that we need them to. The Gang Beasts Online Multiplayer Beta was launched!

SuperGlad went to SuperSleep

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After much tossing and turning, we decided to put SuperGlad to bed – but not forever. We are still in love with Ruby and Lloyd, however, other super-secret projects had to take priority. It’s bittersweet news, but in the end our aim is to deal in nothing but delight, and who better to deliver that to you than Ruby and Lloyd?

Esper & Esper 2 got married

Well, sort of. We decided to fuse our flagship VR titles together to form Esper: The Collection on the Oculus Rift.

Shu Launched

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We finally released Shu on PS4 and Steam! We were delighted to let Shu spread his wings so that he could glide his way into the hearts of gamers. Shu will be released on Vita early this year.

We grew!

Last but not least, the Coatsink family grew a considerable amount. We took on a number of talented artists, coders, animators, testers, and a PR manager. We plan to get together soon for an updated photo!

We hope you had a great 2016 too, even though it was pretty apocalyptic. Thanks for checking in with us, we will have more news for you soon.

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About Coatsink

Coatsink is a passionate and talented games development team working on games for PC, VR, console and mobile. Since Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb established Coatsink in 2009-10, the company has grown into a recognised face in the developer community, growing VR industry, and applications market. Currently, we’re working on some original projects for release on PC, Oculus Rift/Samsung Gear VR, and console.

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In Development

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

We’re back from EGX Rezzed 2017, where we had an absolutely fantastic time showing Shu, Esper 2, Augmented Empire and… Read more »

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Introducing: Augmented Empire
Introducing: Augmented Empire

We’re pleased to introduce you to Augmented Empire, our upcoming Gear VR game. We revealed Augmented Empire at GDC and… Read more »

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In Development

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

We’re back from EGX Rezzed 2017, where we had an absolutely fantastic time showing Shu, Esper 2, Augmented Empire and… Read more »

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Released

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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Latest Esper 2 News
Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2017
Event Diary: EGX Rezzed 2017

We’re back from EGX Rezzed 2017, where we had an absolutely fantastic time showing Shu, Esper 2, Augmented Empire and… Read more »

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

Another year has passed and we have landed in 2017. We have a lot of great stuff coming up, but… Read more »

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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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Released

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

Another year has passed and we have landed in 2017. We have a lot of great stuff coming up, but… Read more »

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Shu Community: Time Trial Shu-Down Begins!
Shu Community: Time Trial Shu-Down Begins!

Today is the day we launch our Shu Community Time-Trials! Shu was created with speed-running in mind, so we want… Read more »

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Released

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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Latest Gang Beasts News
Coatsink 2016: A Year In Review
Coatsink 2016: A Year In Review

Another year has passed and we have landed in 2017. We have a lot of great stuff coming up, but… Read more »

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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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