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

The Second Chapter of Pirate Software’s eagerly anticipated role-playing game Heartbound is set to launch this December 28th on PC for Windows and Linux.


Following on from the incredibly successful demo, the second chapter in Heartbound’s story will be releasing on December 28th, with players finally getting into the meat of Lore and Baron’s story. On this Game Director Thor Hall said:


In December we will be launching the next chapter of Heartbound and releasing the game into Early Access on Steam. New characters, new world to explore, even more advanced sadness.”


This will also mark the continuation of the ongoing Heartbound ARG, of which Thor simply stated:


What's an ARG I've never heard of such a thing. You’ll never prove anything.


As always, the Pirate Software team will continue to stream the development of Heartbound live on Twitch seven days a week and are happy to answer any questions on the project.


About Heartbound:

Heartbound is an upcoming role-playing video game being developed by American indie developer Pirate Software. The game centers around a boy who deals with depression, anxiety, and fear as he embarks on a journey through different locations in search of his dog, Baron. The narrative changes with different pathways and endings depending on how the player interacts with the environment, other characters, and combat system. Each choice or interaction has the potential to change the game by adding dialog, encounters, or interactive objects to the world.


The game was successfully kickstarted with 385% funding in December of 2017. The demo has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times globally, with positive reception by critics and content creators such as Jack Septic Eye who’s video of the demo received over two million views.


For more information please check the official Heartbound site here:


About Pirate Software:

Founded by Jason Thor Hall, Pirate Software is a three person independent games studio based in Southern California. Thor has a strong background in the games industry having worked for Blizzard Entertainment for the better part of seven years. Pirate Software develops all their games live on Twitch seven days a week.:




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