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Los Angeles - July 10, 2014 - Nerd Kingdom announced today that leading YouTube gaming broadcasting group, The Yogscast, will be an official partner for its game, TUG . This unique collaboration, one of the first of its kind, will bring original TUG content onto Yogscast’s YouTube channels.

TUG , which recently launched in alpha on Steam Early Access, is an open-world survival RPG that utilizes social sciences to allow players to impact how the game evolves. TUG’s engine is built in-house with a heavy focus on architecture to empower modders and server owners.

“We are all about making worlds and tools, and The Yogscast is all about sharing them, we just fit,” said Peter Salinas, Founder of Nerd Kingdom and a developer on TUG. “Being huge Yogscast fanboys and geeks ourselves, we are ecstatic to be working so closely with them.”

“We’re always looking for great new gaming experiences to share on our channels and as massive fans of what the guys have been doing with TUG, we are really excited to be partnering with Nerd Kingdom,”said Lewis Brindley, co-founder of Yogscast. “We’re looking forward to having a key role in helping Nerd Kingdom deliver a game that all Yognau(gh)ts will want to play and making some really cool videos along the way.”

“As this opportunity comes at a time when the developer of Yogventures, Winterkewl Games LLC, has had to cease development, we also want to announce that everyone that backed the game on Kickstarter or pre-ordered it from Winterkewl Games will get a free copy of TUG,” added Mark Turpin, Yogscast CEO.

All Kickstarter backers and paypal supporters of Yogventures will receive a Steam Early Access code for TUG along with a final copy of the game when it comes out. Yogventures supporters will also be able to get exclusive TUG rewards based on the amount they pledged. In addition, Nerd Kingdom will offer them the chance to have their input in how TUG is developed. Yogventures backers should look out for an email in the coming days.

TUG currently runs on DirectX 11 and will be porting to Linux and Mac further into development. TUG is available now on Steam Early Access for $9.99 at  

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About Nerd Kingdom

Nerd Kingdom is a collaborative of social scientists, economists, developers, and engineers exploring new frontiers in technology and design. We are working together to create an open world survival and building sandbox called TUG based on our ongoing research into design and technology.

About The Yogscast

Described by the BBC as 'The UK's kings of YouTube', The Yogscast is a network of talented and entertaining YouTube creators committed to bringing the best in gaming entertainment to the world. Originally launched in 2008 as a way for Lewis to share Simon with the world, The Yogscast started as a boss guide to World of Warcraft, became a #1 ranked podcast and then a YouTube channel in 2010. It was the first ever UK channel to hit 1bn video views and has more than 7m subscribers. The Yogscast family is made up of 23 channels, including Lewis and Simon, with more than 20m subscribers and over 130m video views a month.

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Nerd Kingdom                                                                                   The Yogscast

Edith Yang                                                                                          Rich Keith