Factsheet

Developer:
Risen Games
Based in Massachusetts, USA

Founding date:
December 2012

Website:
risen-games.com

Press / Business contact:
arpastorello@risen-games.com

Social:
Twitter
Facebook
Youtube
Twitch
IndieDB

Releases:
Stardrift Nomads

Phone:
N/A

Description

Risen Games is a Massachusetts-based independent game studio made up of Adam Pastorello, Ryan LaPlume, Riley Brown, and Nathan Brown. We create retro-inspired Games for PC and Mobile.

History

Early history

Risen Games was founded in 2012 following the collapse of a game studio Adam, Ryan, and Riley had been working at. They immediately began work on their first title, Core Dive, a marble-maze game set in crumbling sky temples that saw release on mobile platforms in 2013. While not a financial success, Core Dive was featured as Amazon's Free App of the Day and received many downloads and showing Risen Games that they really could make games on their own.

Adrift

Frustration at the lack of co-op games that could be played by more than four people and a plague of online friends demanding their attention inspired the team's next project in 2013. After three months of work the team had a solid prototype and took it to Boston Festival of Indie Games at MIT. Positive feedback encouraged them to put Adrift on Steam Greenlight and try crowdfunding development via Kickstarter. After 30 days Adrift failed to meet its goal and seemed like it would never be fully realized.

Stardrift Nomads

After a year-long hiatus an email arrived from Steam in 2014, Adrift had been Greenlit. The Steam community wanted this game and it would be a shame to leave it unfinished, but Adrift needed a complete overhaul. The next two years were a flurry of redesign and revamping every aspect of the prototype, Stardrift Nomads was the result. Stardrift Nomads is set to launch April 7th, 2017 on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux. After three years of development, the Risen Games team is excited to finally release this game to the public.

Projects


Videos

Stardrift Nomads - Release Trailer YouTube

Stardrift Nomads - Official Teaser YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition


    Stardrift Nomads Site
    Check out the homepage for more info on the game and news updates at stardriftnomads.com.


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Adam Pastorello
    Programming, Risen Games

    Ryan LaPlume
    Design, Risen Games

    Riley Brown
    Art, Risen Games

    Nathan Brown
    Art, Risen Games

    Jay Pastorello
    Voices, Freelancer

    Donna Pastorello
    Additional Art, Freelancer

    Shaun Chasin
    Music, Freelancer


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks