Conan Exiles Coming to X1 & PC

– Funcom announces Early Access on PC for January 31st 2017, Xbox One Game Preview to release spring 2017 –

– Brand new gameplay trailer available; watch ‘Conan Exiles’ in action! –

Oslo, Norway – November 22nd, 2016 – Know o Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of!

Very soon gamers on both PC and Xbox One will get to journey to that very age in Funcom’s upcoming open-world survival game ‘Conan Exiles’. Starting January 31st 2017, players on PC will get to unleash their inner barbarian in Early Access. Soon after, Xbox One players too can jump into the fray as ‘Conan Exiles’ hits the Xbox One Game Preview program in the spring same year. Inspired by the great Robert E. Howard stories, ‘Conan Exiles’ will have players fighting to survive, build, and dominate their enemies in a vast and treacherous open-world in both single- and multiplayer.

To celebrate today’s announcement, Funcom is releasing a brand new trailer showing how the game looks in action. This is the first ‘Conan Exiles’ video released in almost six months and shows the results of the hard work the developers have put into both graphics and gameplay since June.

Embed the new video directly from Funcom’s YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Wr3C2wpSo

“The open-world survival genre is ripe for Conan’s conquest,” says Game Director Joel Bylos. “If there ever was a world that can truly test your strength and skill, it is the brutal and savage world of Conan the Barbarian. ‘Conan Exiles’ is not just an empty sandbox, it is a world rich in history where you must discover the secrets of ancient civilizations as you struggle to build your own.”

‘CONAN EXILES’ is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, the world’s greatest fantasy hero. The game can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player. In the world of ‘Conan Exiles’, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncover its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands yourself. Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Enslave the bandits of the exiled lands to do your bidding by breaking them on the grueling Wheel of Pain. Sacrifice the beating hearts of your enemies on the blood-soiled altars of your deity to seize true power and glory. Summon the colossal avatar of your god and see them lay waste to your enemies and their homes.

You can learn more about ‘CONAN EXILES’ on www.conanexiles.com Follow the game on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/ConanExiles) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ConanExiles/) for the latest updates. You can also visit blog.conanexiles.com for the latest news and developer updates. For more information about Funcom, please visit www.funcom.com.

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Funcom’s “Hide & Shriek” Now Available!

– Hide and Shriek, a one vs. one multiplayer game where players hide, set traps, and scare each other senseless, is now available on Steam –

Oslo, Norway – October 25th, 2016 – Are you prepared to be scared? Funcom, the independent developer and publisher of PC and console games such as last year’s Halloween game ‘The Park’, is excited to announce the release of its new multiplayer scare game ‘Hide and Shriek’. Available on Steam today, ‘Hide and Shriek’ is a unique one vs. one multiplayer PC game where players hide, set traps, and scare each other senseless with good, old-fashioned jump scares.

SEE IT IN ACTION: FIRST ‘HIDE AND SHRIEK’ GAMEPLAY VIDEO!
Embed it from Funcom’s YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzE6kD_4lFs

“There is something that happens when you know it’s not the game that’s controlling the jump scares, it’s actually another player,” says Game Director Romain Amiel. “That unpredictability is what fuels the intensity in the game, and when you combine that with trying to stay hidden and not being spotted by the other player, it makes for a really involved game experience.”

‘Hide and Shriek’ is a one vs. one multiplayer game where players collect points and scare the other player through the use of spells, traps, and jump scares. Players can summon dark demons, set up elaborate traps, and jump out of hiding to scare each other senseless. The catch is that you are both invisible, and in order to find and scare the other player you must observe telltale signs such as doors opening or objects flying through the air, or trick them into clever traps that will reveal their position.

‘Hide and Shriek’ is available now on Steam and it is fully localized to German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese languages. For more information, please visit www.hideandshriekgame.com. Streamers and press eager to play the game can get in touch with Funcom directly to receive access.

Alice & Smith to Develop Secret World Inspired Hacking Simulator

Montreal, Canada – October 14, 2016 – Alice & Smith, a Montreal and Toronto-based game studio, announced today that it is developing NITE Team 4, a story-driven military hacking simulation game inspired by Funcom’s massively multiplayer online game The Secret World. Exploring the world of cyberwarfare, NITE Team 4 will be released on Steam for PC and Mac in early 2017.

To expand the game’s potential, Alice & Smith recently launched a Kickstarter campaign (Visit Kickstarter – http://kck.st/2dn9SUO) which includes various stretch goal for PVP modules, player malware crafting, mission editors and more. Players will have the ability to influence the development process of NITE Team 4 by voting on the main story, helping build lore and design key NPCs and factions.

NITE Team 4 is developed and published by Alice & Smith, and Funcom will contribute with select tie-ins to The Secret World online game. This includes a hacking mission to be released within The Secret World and a special cross-universe ARG (What is an ARG? – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_reality_game) quest available to the communities of both games. NITE Team 4 will be infiltrating The Secret World with a military-style backpack gear item, available free to all players. Funcom and Alice & Smith are also collaborating on limited edition NITE Team 4 uniforms for The Secret World players, and other enticing rewards available exclusively to owners of both games.

This is not the first time Funcom and Alice & Smith have worked together. The Black Watchmen, a Permanent Alternate Reality Game available on Steam, was central to two major ARGs in The Secret World – Gate 33 and End of Days. The Secret World is a popular MMORPG that has been running for over 4 years with a unique modern-day setting and unparalleled storytelling. The narrative explores the possibility that every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend is true – a world where players align with secret societies and face the looming darkness.

Players can follow NITE Team 4 development on niteteam4.com and the Kickstarter page (Visit Kickstarter – http://kck.st/2dn9SUO).

Halloween Game “Hide & Shriek”

– TEASER VIDEO RELEASED; ‘Hide and Shriek’ is a Halloween-themed competitive multiplayer romp full of hi-jinks and mischief –

Oslo, Norway – October 4th, 2016 – Funcom, an independent developer and publisher of PC and console games, today revealed a new seasonal game set to release on the PC this Halloween. ‘Hide and Shriek™’ is Funcom’s second Halloween-themed game following last year’s successful release of ‘The Park’, a first-person psychological horror experience which also launched on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this year. Whereas ‘The Park’ offered an immersive single-player story, ‘Hide and Shriek’ is a competitive multiplayer game where players are the ones scaring each other!

FIRST ‘HIDE AND SHRIEK’ TEASER TRAILER!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLB14keVXcs

“Last year we were the ones scaring the players, this year they’ll be doing the scaring,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “’Hide and Shriek’ is a ticket to quick, fun ten-minute multiplayer matches where players get to indulge in the spirit of Halloween by setting each other up with traps and surprises.”

Funcom’s Halloween game last year, ‘The Park’, was an experimental project for the company’s Oslo studio mainly intended to increase the development team’s experience with the Unreal Engine. ‘Hide and Shriek’ is a similarly experimental title developed by Funcom’s North Carolina studio, developed by a small team over to increase their competence with the Unreal Engine.

‘Hide and Shriek’ is a one vs. one multiplayer romp played out in ten minute matches. Your objective is simple: be a mischievous little rascal and scare your opponent half to death before time runs out! If there is no clear winner when the timer stops, the player with the most points wins the game. There is just one catch: you are both invisible! You will need to use cunning traps and potent spells to reveal your opponent in order to scare them. Just remember they are looking for you too, and if you`re not careful you might be the one jumping in your seat!

‘Hide and Shriek’ will be available this Halloween on Steam, fully localized to German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese languages. For more information, please visit www.hideandshriekgame.com or visit the game’s Steam page (http://store.steampowered.com/app/480430/) directly.

Create Your Own Museum in The Secret World

  • FUNCOM WELCOMES YOU TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM OF THE OCCULT –

Oslo, Norway – June 16th, 2016 – Funcom proudly announces the launch of a brand-new feature in ‘The Secret World’: The British Museum of the Occult! This feature allows you to collect and display exhibits as the benefactor of your own personal Museum. Expand your exhibits based on your knowledge and experience with the diverse bestiary of ‘The Secret World’!

As you progress through the 12 massive wings of your Museum, all-new rewards become available to you. These include T-Shirts designed by members of our community, pets, and consumables that grant a chance to call upon monstrous guardians to assist you in combat!

You can even invite up to 50 of your friends to check out your Museum and bask in your glory!

Be sure to join us on a guided look at the Museum with an all-new video diary, featuring developers of ‘The Secret World’:

Watch the video on Funcom’s YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow35Gj5GxHg

“The Museum is a free update that has been designed so everyone can enjoy it,” said ‘The Secret World’ Game Director Romain Amiel. “Whether you’re new to The Secret World, or you’ve been playing for a while, you will find something to do in the Museum–and I hope you all enjoy it!”

For more information about ‘The Secret World’ and the British Museum of the Occult, please visit the official website.

A free 10-day trial is available at https://play.thesecretworld.com/