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

Seattle, Washington - June 28, 2016 – Independent developer The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild announced the release date for its original action-puzzle game Tumblestone for PlayStation®4, Wii U™, Xbox One, and Steam (Windows, Mac, and Linux).

Tumblestone is the first original action-puzzle game of the past fifteen years – completely reinventing the genre into a deep and cerebral puzzle solving experience. Diverging from the staid match-3 formula of Bejeweled, Tumblestone strips out all the random gem flipping junk, and elevates the genre with unique puzzles and intense multiplayer gameplay in the spirit of Tetris Attack and Dr. Mario. This isn’t a game for people who want to lull themselves to sleep, no, Tumblestone is for gamers who love old-school puzzle games!

Brought to life with beautiful hand-painted artwork, Tumblestone offers several deep and exciting game modes for both single-player and competitive multiplayer. Help the Sausage King make friends and discover what happened to the Tumblecrown in the 40-hour story campaign featuring twelve worlds, each with a unique twist on the core mechanic. Test your mettle with up to four players in local and online multiplayer, or take on the world with ranked matchmaking and leaderboards. Indulge in multiple arcade modes, including fast-paced Heartbeat mode, brainy Infinipuzzle mode, and relaxing Marathon mode.

Tumblestone is coming to PlayStation®4, Wii U™, and Steam on July 12 th for $24.99, and to Xbox One as part of Games with Gold on July 16 th. This title is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB.

Media Contact: Ty Taylor ( [email protected])


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Awards and Recognition

"Official Selection" - PAX 10 2015

"Official Selection" - PAX East Indie Showcase 2015

"Best Puzzle Game" - Intel Level Up 2015

"Best of PAX East 2015" - Destructoid

"Winner" - Seattle Independent Game Competition 2015

"Official Selection" - IndieCade 2014

"Official Selection" - Tokyo Game Show Indie Game Area 2014

"Third Place - People's Choice" - iFest 2014

"Indie Prize Showcase Awards" - Casual Connect USA 2014

What the Press Are Saying

"Tumblestone is the most intelligent Match-3 game I've ever played." – Destructoid

"We haven't been bit this hard by the 'oh, just one more game' bug in a long time." – Ars Technica

"I regret every time I didn't make time to play Tumblestone." – The Escapist

About The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild was created in 2011 by Ty Taylor. Ty, along with artist Mario Castaneda, released QAG's first game, The Bridge, in 2013 to tremendous critical reception, and it has sold over 500,000 copies to date. Now Ty and Mario, with the new additions of Alex Schearer and Justin Nafziger, are working on a new project: Tumblestone, a fresh take on the match-3 genre coming in 2016.