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




PHILADELPHIA – Jan. 23, 2020 – EarthNight, the hand-drawn action-platformer set during the dragon apocalypse from Cleaversoft, touches down on PlayStation 4 in North America today following its release on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC and Mac in December 2019.


Skydive from humanity's last refuge in outer space, plunging down from orbital colonies into the dragon-infested skies below. Liberate the planet by taking the fight to these beasts, running and bounding along the creatures’ serpentine backs toward weak points to deliver a final blow.


To survive until that moment, heroes Sydney and Stanley must harness their distinct abilities to overcome a gauntlet of obstacles and swarms of enemies that stand in their way. Sydney, a teen with ethereal powers, can double jump and make swooping attacks; meanwhile, Stanley can hop high in the air, perform long leaps, and slice through enemy formations with his sword.


While surmounting these challenges, search for secrets, warp zones, and helpful items hidden throughout the levels to aid in the pair’s journey. Between runs, trade water and collectibles such as dragon eggs, teeth, and eyes to Dr. Dave the Appraiser in return for powerups like enchanted weapons, shields, magical potions, a mind-control device, and more.


With more experience and fresh gear, the dragon hunters can press deeper into enemy territory, reaching new layers of the atmosphere closer to the Earth’s surface where dangerous new foes and tantalizing treasures await. Each dragon and aerial zone are different from the last, offering up new tests and rewards as the fast-paced action builds toward an intense final battle.


EarthNight is a breathtakingly beautiful experience brought to life by Paul “Mathattan” Davey, who painstakingly rendered tens of thousands frames of animation by hand. The energetic soundtrack, composed by Paul “Chipocrite” Weinstein, combines chiptunes created with Game Boys and with real-world instruments, and features contributions from Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, and Valkyria Chronicles series composer Hitoshi Sakimoto.


EarthNight has been an epic journey for myself and my team of rock stars over the past seven years,” said Rich Siegel, founder, Cleaversoft. “This process has been such an incredible ride and we hope PlayStation fans love the game as much as we have enjoyed making it.”


EarthNight is now available for $14.99 / €13.99 / £12.59 / $21.00 AUD via the PlayStation Store, Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam for Windows PC and Mac. The game is also available as part of the Apple Arcade subscription service. It features English-language text support.


For more information about EarthNight, please visit the team’s official website and join the Cleaversoft community on Twitter and Facebook.


About Cleaversoft


Cleaversoft is an independent Philadelphia-based collective of video game makers helmed by Rich Siegel. Determined and passionate, the staff has an unrelenting drive to execute its vision. The EarthNight team received contributions from a variety of industry veterans with experience working at Sega, Naughty Dog, Riot Games, Larian Studios, DreamWorks, and more.


Media Contacts


Kyle M. Burleson / Carter Dotson / Ray Porreca

Stride PR for Cleaversoft

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