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  WANTED: AMERICAN FUGITIVE GOES ON THE LAM, OUT TODAY
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05/21/2019
 


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LONDON -- May 21st, 2019 -- American Fugitive, the top-down open-world sandbox game from Curve Digital and developers Fallen Tree Games, is out now and on the loose, evading the law on PC and PlayStation 4. It will be out on parole on Nintendo Switch on May 23rd and Xbox One on May 24th. All versions will receive a 20 percent launch discount and will have a base price of £17.99, $/€ 19.99.

 

Check out the launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/lpxblfsXA90

 

Set in 1980s middle-America within a sleepy rural town, American Fugitive invites you to play as Will Riley. By no means a killer, but no angel either, you face life in prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Fueled by grief over the cold-blooded murder of your father, and armed with a burning desire for vengeance you’ll need to break out of jail to find the real culprit. Simply put: It's payback time.

An ensemble cast of characters will offer players perilous missions across a story spanning 10-14 hours of gameplay time, allowing players a chance to help Will set things right. But can any of them be trusted to help Will uncover the truth? Are their motives as questionable as their integrity?

American Fugitive is the latest creation from Fallen Tree Games, an independent studio made of AAA talented developers previously known for working on titles such as TimeSplitters, Crysis, and Goldeneye 007: Reloaded. With their latest release they are looking to establish a new era in the sandbox game genre.

 

Through the fast-paced gameplay the player will discover the joy of top-down carnage with stunning 3D graphics and destructible environments, dramatic storytelling and epic car-chase mayhem.

 

Key features:                                  

  1. A mature action game based on an original story – Unravel a plot of mystery, deception and corruption, full of twists and turns, inhabited by a motley cast of law-breakers and law- enforcers.
  2. A massive open-world environment - Explore Redrock County, a beautiful and vibrant slice of 80s rural north America, on foot or by car.
  3. Choose the life of a felon - Rob houses, steal cars, arm yourself to the teeth. Just don’t get caught!
  4. Pedal to the Metal - test yourself against time trial challenges and stunt jumps dotted throughout the world, using any of the numerous vehicles.
  5. A wealth of activities – Undertake jobs for the criminal underworld, uncover hidden stashes, loot houses, stick up stores, fence fine art, eat donuts and more.

 

On the release of the game Lewis Boadle, Art Director at Fallen Tree Games, has this to say:

 

"It is time! Time to finally unveil our labour of love to the world, this indie behemoth that has occupied so many days (and nights) since 2016. All of our little team have poured their hearts and souls into American Fugitive, in an attempt to create something that was at once both familiar and fresh.

We have no doubt you'll let us know your thoughts, and we can't wait to hear them!"

On working with Fallen Tree Games alongside the development of American Fugitive, Cédrine Décoret (Product Manager at Curve Digital) said:

“It’s been a pleasure to work with such a talented team. American Fugitive is a great action-sandbox title which is immediately accessible. It's one of those games that can turn a 'quick go' into a captivating play-session lasting for hours. One of my favourite activities is simply driving around the country-side, enjoying the sights and sounds of Americana, accompanied by the evocative soundtrack. Even if in Redrock County, things rarely stay serene for long!"

About Curve Digital

Curve Digital is one of the leading publishers of games on PC and consoles. Since 2013, the company has been working with some of the world’s best game developers to help bring their games to the broadest possible global audience; from indie hits like Dear Esther to the likes of the multi-million-selling Human: Fall Flat.  In 2017 Curve Digital was recognised by the celebrated Develop Industry Excellence Awards as ‘Publishing Hero’ and crowned the ‘Indie Games Publisher of the Year’ at the 2018 MCV Awards.  Most recently Curve Digital has been shortlisted for ‘Community Management of the Year’ and ‘Indie Games Publisher of the Year’ at the 2019 MCV Awards. 

 

For more information, please visit: www.curve-digital.com

 

About Fallen Tree Games

Fallen Tree Games is a videogame development company founded in 2011, and based in Nottingham, UK. The core team of five boasts a wealth of industry experience including numerous shipped titles such as TimeSplitters, Crysis, Black, and Goldeneye 007: Reloaded. The company has released six games to date including the much-loved puzzle series Quell, and has established a reputation for creating innovative and high-quality games across multiple genres.

 

Additional

 

American Fugitive is funded by Daedalus Partners LLP, an award-winning, specialist provider of innovative, value added alternative investment opportunities.

 

American Fugitive has received funding support from the UK Games Fund. The UK Games Fund supports the UK games development sector, particularly at the early stage, with the aim to boost the UK’s games business and talent ecosystem. The funding is intended to create jobs, promote diverse new teams, enhance skills and increase the amount of new games IPs in the UK.

 

American Fugitive is a product of the Greenshoots programme. Greenshoots is a programme jointly developed by Creative England and Microsoft to support talented game studios with bringing new and exciting game titles to market. It is supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and offers England’s most innovative developers funding to support the development of new games.