Heartfelt Samurai Multiplayer Combat Game, Hanako: Honor & Blade, Launches Today on Steam for PC.
Passion Project from Indie Developer, +Mpact Games, to Remember Those Lost to Cancer Celebrates Completion of 14-Year Journey with Generous 40% Launch Week Discount.
It’s a time for warriors, courage, and above all, the future of a nation… +Mpact Games, a small team of developers united to make a very personal game, today announced that Hanako: Honor & Blade, its immersive online multiplayer combat experience set in Feudal Japan, has launched on Steam for PC. Recently awarded an Epic MegaGrant, the game has been meticulously developed over 14 years as a passion project to remember those lost to cancer. Hanako: Honor & Blade is available for $8.99 during launch week, a massive 40% discount off the normal $14.99 price to reward the first samurai on the battlefield.
In 2007, industry veteran and team lead, Matt Canei, made a teenage vow to honor the memory of his mother, Janie, following her tragic passing after her battle with breast cancer. He co-founded +Mpact in his free time, outside of his full-time roles, to help channel his grief and to commemorate his mother through his passion for creating games. Today, Matt works at ILMxLAB and his dedicated team have fulfilled his vow, with Hanako: Honor & Blade symbolizing the battle between life and death, as embodied by the game’s two warrior clans. The Hanako clan represents health and goodness in the spirit of Matt’s mother, and the Yamai clan symbolizes the opposition to life inherent in cancer and other diseases. The natural balance of the opposing forces metaphorically represents real-life tragedies while seeking to honor those lost.