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Helsinki, FI and Melbourne, AU – Jan. 14, 2019Convict Games have just released their second free update for STONE their debut interactive story. The new update includes professional translation for French, German, Italian, Spanish & Japanese players on PC and Mac. Convict Games reviewed the best translators available, and tested them to ensure the Aussie style, vibe and story would be captured.


Convict Games has also announced today that STONE will be coming soon to IOS as a premium experience. Players on iPhone and iPad, will be able to play a Aussie hip hop stoner noir very soon too!




What the f*ck is STONE?

A self-described Hip Hop Stoner Noir, STONE is a new type for story for games.

What the f*ck is Convict Games?

Convict Games is a collection of artists, developer and coders who previously worked on Control, Quantum Break, Gravity, Prometheus, WWZ and more. Convict Games has been “breaking free since 2017” with its small but passionate remote team of highly-experienced developers willing to risk everything to create a game like STONE. The studio is led by Gregory Louden, an Australian writer and director living in Finland who is so committed to STONE that he created and funded his own company after no other publishers would take a risk on his project.


The team boasts over 10 years of combined experience in the gaming and entertainment industries, with contributions to popular games such as Quantum Break, Control, Downward Spiral: Horus Station  and films including Gravity, World War Z, Sucker Punch and Prometheus.


Money quotes from Gregory Louden, Chief Convict, writer, director:


“Today we’ve released another free update offering French, German, Italian, Spanish (MX) and Japanese subtitles. We’ve chosen the best translators possible to capture the Aussie slang and vibe of STONE”


“STONE’s episodically told, so iPhones and iPads are a perfect match. We think more casual players will love our stoner noir and playing our self-titled hungover koala detective”



Convict Games Co-Founders & Siblings Gregory Louden & Sarah Louden.


Follow the story, dance, smoke, make beats, drink yourself blurry or go to the cinema

In STONE players can also indulge in several other ‘stoner-inspired’ activities. Chop up funky beats on a MIDI pad, have a drink and a smoke, groove to some underground techno, and even watch full-length public domain classic films such as Night of the Living Dead and Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages at Oldtown’s cinema.


Non-stop licensed tracks from upcoming indie artists from all over the world

STONE’s soundtrack features a diverse list of genres such as hip-hop, stoner metal and techno that accentuates the moods layered throughout the game’s story.


Wanna play?


IOS: Coming Soon

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