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  Rockapella Headlines the Music of Skybound Games & Mighty Yell’s ‘90s Cross-Country Crime Adventure The Big Con
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06/11/2021
 


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LOS ANGELES June 11, 2021 — Skybound Games and indie developer Mighty Yell have partnered with award-winning music group Rockapella to create the theme song for The Big Con, the ‘90s teenage grifting adventure coming this summer to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Best known for their work on the PBS children’s game show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Rockapella performs in a new sing-a-long music video released today featuring the original theme for The Big Con, which will have a free playable PC demo during Steam Next Fest beginning June 16.
 

The Big Con Rockapella Music Video: https://youtu.be/sjUJMysGuJs 

Original theme written by: Matthew Winkler, Dan Rodrigues and Dave Proctor

Performed by: Rockapella

The Big Con has recently been named an “Official Selection” for Tribeca Games as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, going on now through June 20. Separate from Steam Next Fest, players can sign-up to play the PC demo as part of the Tribeca Festival at www.tribecafilm.com/games#43552.

A classic coming-of-age story steeped in the nostalgic humor and flair of the ‘90s, The Big Con stars Ali, a teenage con artist trying to save her mom’s video store from unscrupulous loan sharks any way she can. In this fun adventure with punchy puzzles and dialogue, how you make that money is in your hands: pick pockets, pick locks, persuade marks, pilfer prizes, sneak around in disguises, and even profit off the latest plushie fad.

From its gameplay to its visuals and writing, The Big Con is a hilarious narrative journey filled with open-ended situations, puzzles, and exploration. Talk your way into deals and out of trouble with a weird cast of ‘90s characters who you can choose to rip off (or even occasionally help, if you feel like it). You can even call home and argue with your mom!

The Big Con is available to wishlist on Steam now.

About Skybound Games

Skybound Games is a division of Skybound Entertainment with the capabilities to produce, develop, and license video games. The team works closely with creators to expand their unique and exceptional IP to new platforms. The Skybound Games slate houses everything from indie projects to high-budget franchise titles, with recent games including Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Before Your Eyes and The Big Con. The studio can be found on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and www.skybound.com.

About Mighty Yell Studios

The Big Con is the debut game from Mighty Yell, a fully remote team of developers whose individual credits include Jazzpunk, Guacamelee! 2 and Runbow. Mighty Yell is a smart bunch of fun folks from across the Toronto game dev community who like to laugh and play together and support each other in creative endeavours. The studio’s name came from a playlist of punk tunes founder Dave Proctor listens to on repeat, and the team brings that same uplifting energy to everything it does. You can find Mighty Yell on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord. You can wishlist The Big Con on Steam.

Media Contact

Jasmine James - UK & EU PR Lead on The Big Con

Heaven Media for Skybound Games

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Heaven Media PR Team for Skybound Games

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