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Monday, December 10, 2018

SUFFER Out Now on Steam! Horror Punk FPS





Akron, Ohio - December 11th, 2018 - Solo indie-dev game studio Anarchy Softworks LLC has released its first game, SUFFER, for Windows PCs on Steam! Set in an abstract dystopia, in SUFFER players take on the corporate police state with a ninja sword and ludicrous amounts of firepower! Boasting "oldschool" 90s difficulty and style, SUFFER is a throwback to the glory days of 2D sprites in FPS, abstract level design, and hordes of baddies to blow away - all stitched together with a horror-punk twist! This is a game for the diehards out there. 



The wind rushes past, toxic fumes swirl around newly forming blood-mist. Another police state goon goes down, but still your blade is not satiated. The State's omnipresent digital eyes see everything and their beasts of machine and flesh are upon you. As their screeching commands are snuffed out by shotgun fire, you can't help but smile as you reload. This is about to get interesting!

"It's been a dream of mine since as long as I can remember to make video games - so it's a surreal feeling launching SUFFER on Steam, and I couldn't be more excited! I grew up on a healthy dose of games like Duke3D, Quake, and Blood, but FPS games have changed quite a lot since then. With SUFFER I wanted to make a game that paid tribute to that style, while being unique in terms of gameplay experience. With acrobatic movement, a frenetic mix of swordfighting and gunslinging, and a dystopian horror atmosphere, SUFFER is game meant to challenge and entertain at every turn."



SUFFER is for hardcore gamers who want to test their skills! Injecting fast paced FPS action with ninja-sword-fighting-acrobatics, this is a throwback to the golden days of PC shooters that offers fun, addicting gameplay with a post-industrial nightmare theme and punk attitude.

  • Intense Single Player Campaign
  • 75 Handcrafted Levels - Abstract Design Anarchy
  • Brutal Difficulty For Hardcore Gamers
  • Colorful Sprite Graphics Inspired By 90's Pixelated Glory
  • Original Punk/Metal Soundtrack


It is time to destroy the demon police state. Purchase SUFFER on Steam for $9.99 - but it's 10% off until December 17th, 2018:



Anarchy Softworks LLC is a one man video game studio. Everything is DIY and it shows! But I put everything I have into my games, and I’ve bled code/pixels/guitarsolos for the past four years working on SUFFER and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! You can check out Anarchy Softworks online at: http://www.anarchysoftworks.com/


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Press Info: Press kit with screens and videos available at: http://www.anarchysoftworks.com/suffer.html
If you are into video game music, the entire SUFFER OST is available for free here: https://anarchysoftworks.bandcamp.com/album/suffer-ost

PS: Check out SUFFER running on a CRT! Retro inspired game + vintage hardware = awesome!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

SUFFER Launches in 3 Days!

Hey friends!

I'm super duper excited to announce that after four years of development, my first commercial release, SUFFER, is coming out December 11th, 2018 on Steam! I am very proud of my work and I really think SUFFER turned out awesome. I was going for a very gritty, fast-paced FPS with retro 90s inspired visuals, and here is what I have to show for it:



The dark, toxic atmosphere and gory decor really bring me back to playing DOOM, Alien Trilogy, and Blood as a kid. Duke Nukem, Quake, Half-Life - all of the classics inspired me to get into making games and I hope that SUFFER pays tribute to them while providing the gaming community with even more ridiculous FPS glory.

Add SUFFER to your Steam Wishlist, it drops December 11th, 2018
https://store.steampowered.com/app/950210/SUFFER/

Monday, November 12, 2018

Public Beta Demo is Over, new SUFFER Trailer

Hey friends!

The public demo of SUFFER is over and i have collected tons of useful feedback. The game is more polished than ever and i am genuinely excited to release it this December! There is a new trailer out that shows a very final version of the game, you can check it out below:


 

SUFFER will be out December 11th, 2018 on Steam!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/950210/SUFFER/

Releasing my first game is super stressful in the best kind of way. Finishing this project has taken everything i have, but it was so worth it. i hope you like SUFFER!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

SUFFER [demo] 1.3 is live!

Hey Friends!

SUFFER [demo] v1.3 is live now! So remember last time when i said the SUFFER [demo] had been updated to the final version of the engine? That is not the truth! Well, it was true at the time but it's no longer true because that version quickly became outdated. The engine had seen some serious updates and the full version is just about ready to be sent off to the press for reviews. i figured that i would patch up my demo level a bit to get my mind off the press release. Here's what to expect:

  • Upgraded from Unity 2017.3 to 2018.2.14f1
  • Stability/Performance Optimizations
  • Bug Fixes
  • Graphical Improvements: sprites/lighting/fullscreen filters
  • Improved Animation Quality
  • Demo Level minor updates



This version of the demo is probably going to be the definitive release. The upgrade to the latest Unity build really helped me get a more stable framerate and i am super pleased with how SUFFER looks and runs now. There have been several little things implemented that i feel add up to make a much more polished product. i hope you enjoy the latest build of SUFFER, expect the full version on Steam this December!

The soundtrack is also live on YouTube if you are into that kind of thing:


thank you,
anarchy

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Unity 2018.2 Uplift and Surprises (maybe)

Hey Friends!

i've been super duper busy getting my final build of SUFFER ready for release! Since uploading my 1.2 update for the SUFFER [demo] there has been a ton of progress. i've been taking the entire month to polish the game and so far it's been absolutely worth it. The graphics have seen a huge improvement, as has the framerate. Uplifting to Unity 2018.2 was (mostly) painless, but it does require a bit more testing. i hope to send out press release copies next week, after pushing out a 1.3 update for the demo and maybe something special (as long as i have time to get it working!) It's almost release time and i am burning the candle at both ends to make sure i put out a product i can stand behind!

SUFFER is coming to Steam Dec 11, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

SUFFER [demo] 1.2 is live!

Hey Friends!

i've been working super duper hard lately to get a final build of SUFFER. i think that i am pretty much there, so i took some time and released an update to the demo! The SUFFER [demo] has been updated to version 1.2, and it is a completely different game. It is now just a single level, but the level is brand new and 100% exclusive to the itch.io public demo! That means this level won't be making it into the final Steam release of SUFFER, so it's worth checking out the demo even if you've played the old version or are planning on getting the full version. Grab it below on https://anarchysoftworks.itch.io/



SUFFER has been in development for almost 4 years now, it's hard to believe that it's going to be releasing soon. i'm genuinely getting pretty nervous about it! Thanks for all of the support!

anarchy

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SUFFER Press Release

October 17th, 2018 - Akron, OH - Anarchy Softworks LLC is releasing its first game, SUFFER, for Windows Desktop PCs on December 11th, 2018 via Steam! Set in an abstract dystopia ruled by demons, in SUFFER players become The Spirit of Anarchy to take on the corporate police state with nothing but a ninja sword and a hailstorm of bullets! Boasting “oldschool” PC game difficulty, Suffer is a brutal homage to classic FPS games with a horror-punk twist.

The air is thick with toxic smog, acrid smoke, and bomb shrapnel. State Sentinels and Observers bare down on you, the organic eyes twitching rhythmically to mechanical grinds and clicks as they screech orders through electronic speakers. Unloading every last one of your bullets into these freaks is satisfying, but the Riot Police ahead shoot first and ask questions later - unfortunately for them, a blade through the chest will be the only answer they get.

“My biggest goal with SUFFER was to tell the story of this world purely through the atmosphere and gameplay. There is very little in the way of cutscenes, my focus was to craft a challenging experience where the player would learn by exploring the environment and fighting off enemies. The details are left to the imagination of the player, sort of like the classic games I grew up playing. When the story takes a backseat to engaging gameplay, the mind wanders playfully.”

SUFFER is a game for hardcore gamers in need of a challenge. Injecting fast paced FPS action with ninja-sword-fighting-acrobatics, this throwback to the golden days of PC shooters offers fun, addicting gameplay with a dystopian nightmare theme and punk attitude.
  • Intense Single Player Campaign
  • 75 Handcrafted Levels - Abstract Design Anarchy
  • Brutal difficulty, for those seeking a challenge
  • Colorful Sprite Graphics Inspired By 90's Pixelated Glory
  • Original Punk/Metal Soundtrack
If you are ready to go head-to-head with the demon police state, check out SUFFER on Steam, available December 11th, 2018 for $9.99 but 10% off until December 17th, 2018!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/950210/SUFFER/

Anarchy Softworks is a one man video game studio. Everything is DIY and it shows! But I put everything I have into my games, and I’ve bled code/pixels/guitars for the past four years working on SUFFER and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! You can check out Anarchy Softworks online at http://www.anarchysoftworks.com/



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Press Info: Press kit with screens and videos available at http://www.anarchysoftworks.com/suffer.html