BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 30 January, 2020 –Speaking Simulator, the hilarious game about an android struggling to infiltrate human society, dominates social situations with perfect pronunciation on Nintendo Switch and Steam today.
Create an android with the goal of living among and eventually subjugating the good people of Earth. Learn their mannerisms, their customs, their pastimes, and their way of speaking. Equipped with advanced speech emulation technology, it should be no problem at all. And yet… Talking is not always easy for humans. This “human” tends towards awkward pauses, excessive eye contact, and inappropriate mouth noises. Wield tricky QWOP-style controls to manipulate the android’s lips and tongue to form accurate meat noises that hopefully sound something like words. Execute perfect gesticulation and the world will not stand a chance.
Scenarios start off as basic watercooler chat but quickly become more complicated. Challenges like shoveling peas into the android’s mouth mid-sentence make the inherent pain of human interaction even more apparent. The poor robot has an adverse reaction to people becoming suspicious of it: as it flubs more words, its face gradually starts to smoke and eventually explode. Emulating and infiltrating humanity with half a face might be…difficult.
The smoother the speech, the higher the score, allowing for more upgrades to ramp up the difficulty and the score threshold. Optimize Socio-Optic Dynamics to adjust eye contact with suspicious humans. Choose to install some new Expressive Facial Pistons to activate eyebrow wiggling to express intricate human face emotions. PC players can use their own faces to manipulate the android by enabling the webcam controller option in the control settings.
“01000100 01101111 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01110001 01110101 01100101 01110011 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00100000 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01101000 01110101 01101101 01100001 01101110 01101001 01110100 01111001,” said Jed Dawson, co-founder at Affable Games. “Making words is hard, but making words in front of humans is harderer. That is why we made Speaking Simulator. So humans like us can speak to other humans.”
Speaking Simulator is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Traditional and Simplified Chinese today on PC/Mac via Steam. Korean, Russian and Simplified and Traditional Chinese will be available on Switch at a later date, with all other languages available at launch.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – 29 Jan. 2020 – Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, the epic return of Chromatic Games’ multimillion-selling co-op tower defense action RPG series, fortifies Windows PC with its Steam Early Access debut on 21 Feb. 2020 ahead of a 1.0 release alongside the Nintendo Switch version in Q2 2020. During the Early Access period, the team will incorporate community feedback to ensure the best possible experience across all platforms.
The Early Access build will contain nearly everything in the full base game, including 12 levels, four playable heroes, and virtually endless enemies to defeat. Throughout Early Access, Chromatic Games will implement emergent community feedback, polish, and other surprises for dedicated Defenders to enjoy.
As the despicable Old Ones hatch a time-traveling plot to rewrite history and undo the events of the original Dungeon Defenders, the young heroes of Etheria must reunite once again to ward off the forces of evil. Return to this vibrant fantasy world, take up arms, and battle waves of enemies across a collection of all-new arenas and reimagined fan favorites.
Join the fray by forming a team of up to four champions and choose between as many playable characters (with more to come after launch). Each hero possesses their own distinct combat style and special abilities. Harness these powers and work together to protect the legendary Eternia Crystals while building defensive fortifications to repel even the most imposing of foes.
Construct strongholds to slow the approaching hordes of orcs, goblins, dark elves, and other monstrosities while unleashing mighty attacks and devastating spells to turn the tide of battle. Survive the onslaught to earn new loot, reliable pet companions, and more customization options to prepare for the fights to come and epic showdowns with new larger-than-life bosses.
Forge a unique arsenal and enjoy countless hours of fast-paced medieval fantasy action across online and local co-op multiplayer matches spanning a legendary campaign with a new story, the progressively challenging Survival Mode, a tactical Pure Strategy Mode, the no-respawns Hardcore Mode, and a chaotic Mixed Mode sure to keep even veteran players on their toes.
“Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is the culmination of our work on the Dungeon Defenders franchise. Pushing our 1.0 launch allows us to work with our community during Steam Early Access, implementing valuable player-driven changes and feedback accrued from over thousands of Beta surveys,” said Augi Lye, co-founder, Chromatic Games. “Our amazing community comes first! We feel it’s important that Awakened is the best game during its full release to do right by our players. We’re excited to bring seasoned Defenders and newcomers alike into the world of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened on Steam for our PC Early Access coming 21 Feb., with the full release for PC and Nintendo Switch in Q2 2020!”
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened features English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese language options. After arriving on Steam Early Access, Dungeon Defenders: Awakened will launch for PC and Nintendo Switch in Q2 2020 with cross-save functionality followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One shortly thereafter.
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