Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 31, 2021
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Press Releases
  Turn Cities to Rubble in the Rampage-inspired Gigapocalypse Coming 22nd July to Steam Early Access
  Share on Twitter RSS

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

Cologne, June 24, 2021 – Headup today announced the PC Early Access release date for their 2D pixel art destruction game Gigapocalypse. On July 22nd, those with an insatiable appetite for destruction can gorge themselves on the biggest monster mashup of the year.

Amplified by pumping heavy metal songs, players will control giant Kaijū-inspired monsters – the so-called “Gigas” – and leave a pixelated trail of destruction. As the Giga evolves, players will unlock powerful mutations, skills, and skins, or even the ability to spawn up to five cute yet evil minions which accompany the Giga on their destructive journey. Unleashing their destructive power on unsuspecting cities, will ultimately bring them face to face with fearsome bosses at the end of each level.

Take care of the Gigas with Tamagotchi-style mini-games and decorate their “home” to unlock more upgrades and make them even more menacing. The full game will feature six beautifully detailed pixel-style locations based on earth's past, present and future timeline, as well as nine distinct Gigas to bring on the monster apocalypse!


  • Nine Gigas with unique abilities and skill trees
  • Six beautifully detailed stages based on earth's past, present and future timeline
  • Themed enemies and buildings
  • Epic and hilarious boss fights
  • Unlockable minions, skills, and mutations
  • Extra quests and secrets to unlock more abilities for your monsters
  • Fast-paced arcade action with simple controls
  • Satisfying visual destruction in cute pixel art style
  • A heavy metal soundtrack to perfectly complement the chaos
  • Razer Chroma support

If this tickles your retro feelings, try Gigapocalypse’s Steam demo (available until Sunday 27th of June including Razer Chroma support) and wishlist on Steam to receive a reminder when the game becomes available.

Also, check out the official reveal trailer, the game’s Twitter page and feel free to discuss with the developers on Discord.

About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as "Best Publisher" at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at and

About Goody Gameworks

Goody Gameworks is an indie game studio by a solo developer Goody Pundit. Growing up and falling in love with pixel art games fuels his dream to make one and shares the Goody experiences. Releasing many titles of browser games and proceeding to multi-platform games, the studio loves to tinker with genres, especially the retro one. The studio goal is to represent the retro gaming experience in a new, simple, and fresh perspective. More information can be found on and

Official Press Kit | Steam Page | Announcement Trailer

For further inquiries please contact:
Gregor Ebert
[email protected]
+49 2421 48 68 703 (Germany)

Copyright © 2021 Headup GmbH, All rights reserved.