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  FiolaSoft Studio announced the game Blackhole through Steam Greenlight, collaborating with YouTubers.
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04/03/2014
 


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

Czech indie developer FiolaSoft Studio officialy introduced a new 2D platform adventure game from their own production. Blackhole tells the story about astrounauts, who are shutting down black holes and protecting the planet Earth from destruction.

In the game the player control one of the crew members in the game. A fearless ship‘s coffee-maker assistant. On his way, he is accompanied with the ship’s artificial intelligence which managed to load herself into a PDA during the accident.

Our game is not just a funny adventure with a story, it actually is a stylized and hardcore arcade game. We focused on the character’s control - so that jumping is natural, fast and full of action at the same time. Advancing in the game is though quite relaxing and it only depends on you whether you want to get into the story or experience a real challenge,“ explains Thomas Otahal, lead team gameplay designer.

The main task of the game is to collect “Selfburns” - clever nanobots in a knot, which are capable of repairing the ship. The more the player collects, the more he will proceed in the game. The game is about making logical decisions, accuracy and good timing.

Gameplay of the game Blackhole is about gravity platforms

The gameplay is based on changing the force of gravity around you - not only the character’s, but also the surroundings and even some objects. By changing just your own gravity, you can reach places that would seem unreachable. So we can say the game is just a “2D arcade” and developers add the other dimensions themselves. One level is just like four others and it is only up to the player if can find the easiest and shortest way through.

Explore colorful caves, a lost city of an ancient civilization, feel the freezing winds of the mountains and don't be afraid to go through the terrifying jungle. Find a way to find all of the selfburns, avoid lethal obstacles, time your moves and get a 100% score in all levels! This is a perfect arcade for hardcore gamers and for those, who want to try some brand new, fresh adventure!

The game will hosts popular celebrities for young players

We have chosen a path to cooperate with popular Let‘s players and YouTubers on the script for the story and also for building the characters. The people we work with have their own fan base. And this game is for them opportunity to reach new audiences and gain new experience.

It is our privilege to introduce as the member of the crew first NPC character:

•       Astronaut Selassie ( https://www.youtube.com/user/menameselassie )

This popular Slovak YouTuber has more than 122,000 subscribers and likes to play platform games. In the English version of the game is voiced by talented Blake Swift. Selassie is our second main character. In the game is vice-captain of the spaceship.

The Blackhole game should primarily make you happy. At the same time It might enrage you or make you cry. But the studio is going to be the first who will feel these emotions. Giving the fate of game straight into hands of community. Greenlight for Blackhole just started!

About FiolaSoft Studio

Since 2002, we are a group of friends and we apply our minds to developing computer games and create crazy multimedia projects. Our studio is located in Prague, Czech republic, but everyone comes from a different part of the country. One of our colleagues is even from foreign country - Slovakia!

Our last title was a fairytale adventure PacIn: Revenge of Nermesssis. The game was only published in Czech Republic and Slovakia. It was quite a success, with more than 5000 sold copies. What’s more, our team also creates the czech TV show about games - Indian. Our goal and motivation for the future is to create games, wonderful pieces with a huge load of love towards the game design. 

Fact sheet:

•               Game name: Blackhole

•               Developer: FiolaSoft Studio ( www.fiolasoft.cz)

•               Genre: 2D Platformer / Adventure

•               Release date: September 2014

•               Platforms: PC, MAC, LINUX

•               Engine: Game Maker Studio 1.3

•               Game website: www.blackhole-game.com

•               Facebook: www.facebook.com/fiolasoft

•               Twitter: www.twitter.com/blackholegame

•               Steam Greenlight page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=243803573

•               Localization: English, Czech

Videos showing the game in motion can be found here:

•               „The level“ video

o    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wab8gom_cVU

•               The story gameplay video

o    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt_s1SFHjuU

•               The story gameplay video with developer commentary

o    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYjYy_VjbJs

For current press-assets, please see the links here:

•               PDF PRESENTATION FOR PRESS

o    http://blackhole-game.com/press/downloads/BLACKHOLE_PDF_WORLDMEDIA.pdf

o    Please note: PDF Presentation should not be published or released for public download. Its purpose is to give some additional information about the game for press and only press. Thank you!

•               GAME LOGO

o    http://blackhole-game.com/press/downloads/LOGO_BLACKHOLE.PNG

•               PRESS-KIT

o    http://blackhole-game.com/press/downloads/world_media.rar

•               HI-RES PROMO KIT

o    http://blackhole-game.com/press/downloads/20140331_HD_PRESSKIT.RAR

Key features:

•       Story fun to play, but also epic

•       Fully dubbed dialogues and characters by professionals

•       Hand-drawn FULL HD graphics, along with animations

•       Dynamic surroundings, 6 parts of the Entity, every single one with its own gameplay features

•       Possibility to compare results with other players

•       Original soundtrack

•       Mysterious puzzles, hidden bonuses and attractive challenges

•       Playing with or without a story, you can decide

•       The game system made for long run gaming as well as for just a short, casual game

•       Special levels for lovers of hardcore challenges