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  Kaze and the Wild Masks  comes to Google Stadia™ as part of the first set of Google Stadia Makers titles 
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09/22/2020
 


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Rotterdam, The Netherlands – September 22, 2020 - 90’s inspired platformer Kaze and the Wild Masks comes to Google Stadia™ as part of the first set of Google Stadia Makers titles. The game, which is also set to release on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam®, is being developed by PixelHive and will be brought to Google Stadia by publisher SOEDESCO®’s in-house development studio: SOEDESCO Studios. A new trailer released today to accompany the news, showcasing classic platformer elements with a modern twist.  

 

PixelHive is excited to offer a nostalgic platformer experience that players can enjoy anywhere on multiple devices. André Schaan, CEO of PixelHive, is very thankful for this opportunity. “I have full confidence in SOEDESCO Studios to make this project a success. Seeing them work closely with Google and Unity to take on this new platform is great! SOEDESCO Studios has already made significant progress so far and they share the same enthusiasm for Kaze and the Wild Masks as us.” 

 

Kaze and the Wild Masks takes its visual inspiration from the colorful 16-bit era and personalizes it with modernized, hand drawn pixel-art graphics. The game offers simple and intuitive mechanics, difficult challenges, iconic bosses and a satisfyingly smooth platforming and speed. With eye for detail, PixelHive manages to capture the attention of players with small touches, including rich cutscenes, hand drawn scrolls that guide players through the story and original songs inspired by the catchy musical themes of the 16-bit era.

 

Information

Title: Kaze and the Wild Masks

Platforms: Nintendo Switch™, PS4™, Xbox One, Steam®

Developer: PixelHive

Genre: Platformer

Release Date: T.B.A.

Hashtag: #PlayKaze

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About Kaze and the Wild Masks

In Kaze and the Wild Masks, you journey through the Crystal Islands in 90’s classics platformer style. Play as Kaze and save your friend Hogo from a curse that spread chaos around the islands. Face enraged living vegetables by invoking the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard and rule the sea like a shark.

 

Features

  • Unleash the skills of the wild masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark
  • Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels
  • Relive your childhood memories of classic platformers with high quality frame by frame pixel art
  • Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer
  • Refresh your ears with 25+ tracks inspired by the musical themes of the 16-bit era

About SOEDESCO

SOEDESCO® is a worldwide publisher of both digital and boxed games on multiple platforms. The company was founded in 2002, with its headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Their portfolio includes titles such as Monstrum, Owlboy, Among the Sleep, Remothered: Tormented Fathers and Teslagrad. SOEDESCO also publishes their own IPs including Truck Driver, Adam's Venture®, and Real Farm.

More information about SOEDESCO® and its products can be found on the company's website, www.soedesco.com or by following @SOEDESCO on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About PixelHive

PixelHive is a game development company based in Porto Alegre, at the south of Brazil. Founded in 2011, they have since specialized in the development for the Unity engine, having outsourced their work to multiple companies worldwide. Today, their team consists of 17 members. Half of them works with outsource projects, and the other half works on the Kaze and the Wild Masks project.