Publisher Assemble Entertainment is gearing up to make a big splash at Gamescom 2020 this year, bringing its biggest and brightest roster of titles ever, including smash hits Endzone – A World Apart, Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice, Shakes on a Plane, and many more. Not only that, but the publisher will also showcase two shiny new titles: the hectic, action-packed platformer Orbital Bullet from developer SmokeStab — winner of ‘Best concept with prototype’ category and 2nd prize in the ‘Prototype Young Talent Category’ at Deutscher Entwicklerpreis 2019 — and the Noir-inspired pixel-art adventure game Lacuna, from DigiTales Interactive, which won ‘Best Prototype’ at Game Award Saar.
“Even though the festival and conference scene is treading new territory this year, we’re still extremely excited to show off the biggest lineup we’ve ever brought to Gamescom,” said Assemble Entertainment CEO Stefan Marcinek. “We’re definitely bringing the heat this year, and I can’t wait to show off our catalog of well-loved hits and all-new reveals.”
Orbital Bullet is a fast-paced 360° action-platformer with rogue-lite elements based in a unique, ring-shaped sci-fi world where all of the action takes place in a circular pattern. Players must fight through a variety of procedurally generated planets and use intense body modifications, crafting, and heavy weaponry to make it out alive. Orbital Bullet will be available on Windows PC via Steam in 2021.
Lacuna is a story-based pixel art adventure in a beautiful 2D sci-fi “noir” universe, which challenges the player to utilize extensive dialogue options in order to make decisions with potentially serious consequences. In the game, players must use their moral compass to navigate an emotionally intense experience that may or may not stimulate some critical self-reflection. Lacuna will be available on Windows PC via Steam in 2021.
Assemble Entertainment at Gamevasion
Assemble will also be highlighting several titles during Gamevasion — the “Strongest Gaming Media Alliance” of Rocket Beans TV, Instinct3, and Freaks 4U Gaming — including the Let’s Play premiere of Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice. The hilarious and frantic co-op time management title Shakes on a Plane will also be played live for the first time in a competition between Rocket Beans and Spandau Inferno during the Hamburg vs. Spandau show, and fresh titles Lacuna and Orbital Bullet will be played during the ‘Spotlight On’ section and will feature interviews with developers DigiTales and SmokeStack.
The full schedule and details for Assemble’s Gamevasion line up can be found here:
- Endzone – A World Apart — Friday, August 28 from 8:00 – 9:00 AM EST
The radiation soaked apocalyptic city-builder currently has more than 100,000 units sold on Steam Early Access and will be showcased by HandOfBlood and Nils (Rocket Beans).
- Lacuna — Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST
The narrative-driven pixel art Noir detective game will be featured during the ‘Spotlight On’ section and will include gameplay and an interview with the developers, DigiTales Interactive.
- Orbital Bullet — Sunday, August 30 from 8:00 – 9:00 AM EST
Kill. Die. Modify. The 360° action-platformer with rogue-lite mechanics from SmokeStab will also be featured during the ‘Spotlight On’ section along with Rocket Beans and the dev team.
- Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice — Sunday, August 30 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST
Larry is back and wetter than ever in this new and perhaps ultimate adventure for the polyester-packin’ protagonist from German developer CrazyBunch. Check out the Let’s Play premier and some words from the dev-team.
- Shakes on a Plane — Sunday, August 30 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST
The co-op time management sim that forces players to work together and maintain order on a chaotic passenger flight will finish the event in style with a head to head “May the Best Flight Attendant Take All” battle between Hamburg vs. Spandau.
Assemble Entertainment is a partner of Gamescom and will present the latest games at Gamescom 2020. The entire Assemble Entertainment lineup can be found in the Gamescom Now content hub and serves as the first point of contact for world premiers, game previews, and events. Developer interviews for Endzone – A World Apart and Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dream Dry Twice will be broadcast in the Gamescom studio on Friday, August 28, 2020.
In the Gamescom Indie Arena Booth, Assemble Entertainment will join hundreds of players and developers as they showcase Orbital Bullet and highly-praised investigative Full Motion Video (FMV) game Jessika. Free demos will be available for both titles on the online platforms, and attendees can chat with the developers and even secure exclusive Gamescom-only discounts.