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  JONATAN SÖDERSTRÖM, DENNIS WEDIN AND DEVOLVER DIGITAL TO DELIVER AN EXPLOSION OF BLOOD AND NEON LIGHTS WITH ‘HOTLINE MIAMI’
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07/04/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Gothenburg, Sweden – Prolific developer Jonatan Söderström and graphic artist Dennis Wedin have announced their newest game collaboration Hotline Miami will be released under their new joint label Dennaton Games and published by shady game cartel Devolver Digital.

“Dennis Wedin and I have collaborated on some unique projects before but with Hotline Miami we wanted to take our game design to the next level and create an experience that people would think about long after they've stopped playing," said developer Jonatan Söderström.

"Hotline Miami is a gritty homage to the 80s, with a storyline as bizarre as it is emotional. We feel that we've made a game where both the action packed arcade gameplay and a mystifying plot full of twists will keep people glued to their seats throughout the whole experience," added Dennaton partner Dennis Wedin.

Step into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence – but will you obey? Hotline Miami overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations. An unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal plot that will have you question your own thirst for blood. Bash and blast through over 20 multiscreen levels with 35 unique weapons and collect 25 game-altering masks in one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene.

The hotline itself can be reached at +1 786 519 3708 or @HotlineMiami. Leave a message.

“I was really hoping that Hotline Miami was a phone sex simulator,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “The world is ready for an asynchronous phone sex simulation game. Trust me.”

Hotline Miami is set to murder your PC and Mac soon with plans for console versions underway. Visit HotlineMiami.com for more on the game and Dennaton.com for more on the collaboration between Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin.

Hotline Miami will be available to play at the Rezzed game show July 6 – 7 in Brighton, England. www.rezzed.com

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FACT SHEET

Developer      Dennaton                               

Publisher       Devolver Digital

Genre             Indie, Action                           

Release          Fall 2012

Platforms       PC / Mac / Console               

Step into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence – but will you obey? Hotline Miami overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations. An unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal plot that will have you question your own thirst for blood. Bash and blast through over 20 multiscreen levels with 35 unique weapons and collect 25 game-altering masks in one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene.

Succumb to the your bloodlust in over 20 multiscreen levels filled with the gold chain-draped thugs and the dangerous crime bosses of Miami circa 1989.

Unleash your insanity with 35 unique weapons as you run and gun through a blood-splattered gauntlet letting the adrenaline take over and guide your murderous hand.

Embrace your demons with 25 different masks – each altering your reality and changing gameplay to bring a fresh level of mayhem to each twisted mission.

Hotline Miami marks the second collaboration between Swedish game designer Jonatan Söderström and graphic artist Dennis Wedin and the first under the new Dennaton label. Jonatan Söderstrom gained notoriety in 2008 as an Independent Games Festival finalist for Clean Asia! And won the 2010 Independent Games Festival Nuovo Award for his surreal visual puzzle game Tuning. The two first collaborated on the bizarre Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf.

Hotline Miami can be reached at +1 786 519 3708 and @HotlineMiami. Please leave a message.