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Green Man Gaming Confirm Continued Sponsorship of the Gayming Awards 2022.

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Following the success of last years inaugural event, we are proud to announce that Green Man Gaming will once again be an official sponsor of The Gayming Awards 2022, the first and only global award ceremony celebrating LGBTQ+ video gaming and queer geek culture.

The Gayming Awards return for its second year this April, live from the Troxy Theatre, London as well as streaming globally via Twitch. With a mission to celebrate diversity and inclusivity globally within games and interactive media, it’s set to be even grander than the inaugural event. 

‘We are thrilled to once again be proud sponsors of the Gayming Awards.’ Said Paul Sulyok, CEO and founder of Green Man Gaming. ‘Video game culture should be an inclusive and safe environment where everyone’s experience should be a positive and enjoyable one. The ethos of Gayming Magazine and The Gayming Awards align with our own company values of diversity and inclusion, and we are thrilled to be part of this years’ experience’.

The Gayming Awards 2022 will be held on 25th April in London. For more information check out the official website https://gaymingmag.com/awards/

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization Launches Today on Steam Early Access

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Create unique cultures in a world full of mystery with this fascinating new roguelite village-builder

London, United Kingdom, 11th November, 2021. Green Man Gaming Publishing and solo developer, Erik Rempen are thrilled to announce that Kainga: Seeds of Civilization, the wonderful new roguelite village-builder, will make it’s Steam Early Access debut today.

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization takes players on a wonderful journey as they strive to create flourishing new cultures while adapting to the procedurally generated environment. Making the right choices could mean the difference between a happy and thriving village or the destruction of their new civilization.

The Early Access release launch of Kainga: Seeds of Civilization Early sees the addition of more exciting new content including:

  • New playable region, the archipelagos known as “The Pebbles”
  • 2 New leviathan class beasts, the Nautalisk, and the Icebreaker
  • The addition of boats, aquatic combat and raids
  • Another 35 new technologies to unlock, now over 140 in total
  • New quest systems, linking multiple missions for a greater reward
  • The removal of the technology tree and resource claiming from the UI and added them into the world for a more diegetic experience

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will continue to evolve with new content updates being added throughout the Early Access launch phase. A road map highlighting some of these updates can be found on the Steam page here

Check out the new Early Access launch trailer for Kainga: Seeds of Civilization here
Download the press kit with new screenshots here
Early Access code is now available, so if you haven’t already received a Steam key please request one here

About Kainga: Seeds of Civilization

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is a roguelite village-builder set in a world full of mystery and surprise. Taking on the role of the Thinker, the leader of the village, you will need to adapt to the procedurally generated environment and surroundings and make the right choices to allow your people and village to flourish. The Thinker is responsible for passing the players’ decisions and commands on to the people. Although the citizens are somewhat expendable, if the Thinker falls, you lose. Much like the king in chess, they’re weak and vulnerable and must be protected at all costs.

Instead of following the long-winded city builder formula, Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is focused on short, 30 minute to 1 hour challenges. Each challenge is a fresh and diverse experience in a new location which still allows the player to make progression between runs.

Features of Kainga: Seeds of Civilization.

  • Create A Unique Culture. Using the unique thinker skill tree, select research from a diverse branching technology tree inspired by civilizations around the world, make your mark on the world, with your choice of buildings, festivals, resource production and more!
  • Adapt to Your Surroundings. Use the terrain and resources to your advantage, keep an eye on the resources you have available and carefully plan and adapt to an ever changing environment, as you battle against the elements, disasters, other villages and even the beasts that roam the lands.
  • Train Units and Tame Beasts. Keep your village safe by researching technologies to equip your villagers with weapons to repeal attacks, or even use the beasts to your advantage by taming them and turning them on your rivals.
  • Acquire New Knowledge for Future Runs. Every end carries the seed of a new beginning, unlock new technologies, biomes and challenges to add further complexity to each run. Earn Karma to purchase advanced structure types and rescue thinkers to play with their leadership style and unique quirks.
  • Live Amongst or Upon Giant Beasts. The wildlife of these lands wander and interact with the environment, and often destroy those in their way. Can you learn to live with these animals? Or better yet, manage to tame them and build upon them.
  • Build Legendary Structures. From towering stone menhirs, to great halls and more. Construct and protect massive buildings using materials sourced from around the map.
  • Customize Your Playstyle. Choose a look and starting layout personalized to how you play best before diving into the procedurally generated world and putting your skills to the test.

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will be available today, 11th November, via Steam Early Access for £14.99 / €16.99 / $19.99 with a limited time discount of 20%.

For more information please visit the official website here, follow Kainga: Seeds of Civilization’s journey on social media via Twitter and don’t forget to join the conversation on the official Discord channel.

Green Man Gaming’s Halloween Party Sale Brings Spooky Savings

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Over 1500 on-sale products and devilish deals

Monday 25th October 2021 London, UK: Green Man Gaming invites you to our Halloween Party Sale, full of spooky savings. Put on your costume, grab a handful of treats, and start saving up to a whopping 93% on amazing games from today until the 31st of October!

Our Halloween Party Sale features huge discounts on over 1500 products divided into 7 chilling categories. Explore if you dare…

It’s not a party without favours, so we make sure that every Silver and Gold XP customer who buys an on-sale game during our Halloween Party Sale receives double XP on their purchase. With exclusive rewards aplenty, our double XP event is sure to make this the best Halloween party of the year!

Take a peek inside our party at just some of the savings we’ve prepared for our party guests:

Make sure you’re first in line for the fun; head over to Green Man Gaming for all our Halloween Party Sale savings, starting today through the 31st October.

Green Man Gaming Strikes Partnership Deal with Finstock Capital

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Unique funding deal opens up new opportunities for global indie game developers

London, UK – 21st October, 2021. Green Man Gaming (GMG) and financial services firm Finstock Capital have struck a major partnership deal that will help GMG Publishing bring more Indie game titles to market.

While the global industry is projected to reach $180 billion in revenues this year, independent game studios can find it hard to secure the funding needed to bring their projects to market without the backing of a publisher.

But drawing from their direct experience of bringing over 30 video game titles to market, the award-winning retailer, distributor and publisher Green Man Gaming sought out an equity partner to help them revolutionize the funding pipeline, taking inspiration from the motion picture industry.

It’s hoped the deal will not only help independent developers partnered with Green Man Gaming but also encourage other investors to take the plunge in a booming industry which can deliver high rewards at every stage of the process from intellectual property to retail.

Finstock will co-invest with Green Man Gaming’s Publishing division to bring new intellectual property to market. GMG Publishing works with the creators to bring their games to market, by helping with distribution, sales, asset creation, tax and royalties.
Upcoming titles to be released under the Green Man Gaming Publishing label include

Paul Sulyok, Founder and CEO of Green Man Gaming says the partnership is welcome news for the industry, which experienced a surge during the global pandemic.

The company’s own research estimated UK gamers played over 84 million hours of video games during the 12 months of lockdown, averaging 4.5 hours per day (see Notes to Editors).

“FinStock has the experience and drive to help widen the funding pipeline in this thrilling and booming industry,” he said.

“It will help indie developers bring beautiful, immersive games to a global digital audience without having to surrender creative control to one of the big players in the market. Finstock’s financial firepower will help us ramp up the size and number of investments we make in games, which is a win for both creators and players.”

If you would like to interview the Green Man Gaming or Green Man Gaming Publishing team then please contact me at mark@markallenpr.co.uk and I would be happy to arrange this for you.

For more information please contact:
Mark Allen

Mark Allen PR Ltd on behalf of Green Man Gaming
mark@markallenpr.co.uk +44 (0)7884 408976

Roguelite Village-Builder Kainga: Seeds of Civilization Arrives on Steam Early Access in November

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Become the village “Thinker” and get ready to create unique cultures in a world full of mystery and surprise

London, United Kingdom, 13th October, 2021. Green Man Gaming Publishing and solo game designer Erik Rempen are thrilled to announce that the highly-anticipated roguelite village-builder Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will be coming to Steam Early Access on November 11th, 2021. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign and in-depth game testing with the community, Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will offer players the opportunity to create flourishing new cultures while adapting to the procedurally generated environment. Making the right choices could mean the difference between a happy and thriving village or the destruction of your new civilization.

Check out the release date teaser trailer showcasing more of the exciting gameplay Kainga will offer here

Download the press kit with new screenshots here

Early Access preview code will be available in the coming days, so if you haven’t already received a Steam key please request one here

Please note: preview keys already issued will automatically update to the Early Access version ahead of the release. I will message you directly to confirm when this update is live.

“It’s been a busy few months adding new content and balancing the game mechanics ahead of the Early Access launch, but I’m thrilled to be able to release Kainga: Seeds of Civilization into Steam Early Access on November 11th” Commented Erik Rempen, solo game developer for Kainga. “I am excited to see how everyone reacts to the challenge of creating their own unique cultures and building their new villages. But the hard work will continue as I’ll be pushing out regular content updates throughout the Early Access phase building on the strong gameplay foundations of this initial launch”.

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is a roguelite village-builder set in a world full of mystery and surprise. Taking on the role of the Thinker, the leader of the village, you will need to adapt to the procedurally generated environment and surroundings and make the right choices to allow your people and village to flourish. The Thinker is responsible for passing the players’ decisions and commands on to the people. Although the citizens are somewhat expendable, if the Thinker falls, you lose. Much like the king in chess, they’re weak and vulnerable and must be protected at all costs.

Instead of following the long-winded city builder formula, Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is focused on short, 30 minute to 1 hour challenges. Each challenge is a fresh and diverse experience in a new location which still allows the player to make progression between runs.

Features of Kainga: Seeds of Civilization.

  • Create A Unique Culture. Using the unique thinker skill tree, select research from a diverse branching technology tree inspired by civilizations around the world, make your mark on the world, with your choice of buildings, festivals, resource production and more! 
  • Adapt to Your Surroundings. Use the terrain and resources to your advantage, keep an eye on the resources you have available and carefully plan and adapt to an ever changing environment, as you battle against the elements, disasters, other villages and even the beasts that roam the lands. 
  • Train Units and Tame Beasts. Keep your village safe by researching technologies to equip your villagers with weapons to repeal attacks, or even use the beasts to your advantage by taming them and turning them on your rivals. 
  • Acquire New Knowledge for Future Runs. Every end carries the seed of a new beginning, unlock new technologies, biomes and challenges to add further complexity to each run.. Earn Karma to purchase advanced structure types and rescue thinkers to play with their leadership style and unique quirks.
  • Live Amongst or Upon Giant Beasts. The wildlife of these lands wander and interact with the environment, and often destroy those in their way. Can you learn to live with these animals? Or better yet, manage to tame them and build upon them. 
  • Build Legendary Structures. From towering stone menhirs, to great halls and more. Construct and protect massive buildings using materials sourced from around the map.
  • Customize Your Playstyle. Choose a look and starting layout personalized to how you play best before diving into the procedurally generated world and putting your skills to the test.

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will be launching on Steam Early Access on 11th November and fans can wishlist the game and download a playable demo version on Steam here.

For more information please visit the official website here, follow Kainga: Seeds of Civilization’s journey on social media via Twitter and don’t forget to join the conversation on the official Discord channel.

 

For more information please contact:

Mark Allen

Mark Allen PR Ltd on behalf of Green Man Gaming Publishing and Erik Rempen

mark@markallenpr.co.uk  +44 (0)7884 408976

About Green Man Gaming Publishing

Green Man Gaming Publishing works with developers around the world to bring great indie games to market. Green Man Gaming Publishing is a division of Green Man Gaming, the multi-award-winning global video games retailer and technology business.

LDN UTD and Green Man Announce Strategic Partnership

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London, 6th October 2021: LDN UTD, the purpose driven esports org, today announces a strategic partnership with multi-award-winning global video game retailer, publisher, and distributor, Green Man Gaming. LDN UTD and Green Man Gaming will continue to use gaming and esports to raise awareness of social issues such as inclusion, representation and mentorship including a joint programme at LDN UTD’s forthcoming Centre of Excellence. The partnership will also see the combined communities benefit from a range of unique opportunities from customised digital offerings to bespoke esports tournaments and many more.

LDN UTD has become synonymous with addressing social issues via physical and online events, and most recently hosted UTD Against Racism with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, and last month launched a community purpose-driven NFT campaign. With its Centre of Excellence due to open in Camden in London later this month, it will be the first purpose driven esports venue to offer gamers a safe space to play video games, and attend workshops on mental/physical health and fitness, and be offered opportunities to further education or employment prospects.

Green Man Gaming has long been recognised as a global video game retailer, publisher and distributor, and has a long history of being involved in social causes. Most recently pledging to continue the fight against climate crisis through the UN Environmental Programme initiative Playing for the Planet Alliance and supporting developers and students from underrepresented backgrounds through initiatives with Payload Studios and St Mary’s University. The team were recognised at the St. Mary’s Be Smart/ Employability Confident Awards 2021 for their contribution to the Be SMART Programme in 2021, offering paid internships and mentoring to students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Oliver Weingarten, Founder/CEO of LDN UTD said “It always makes sense to partner with organisations that align with values and can enhance our offerings to the community, and with Green Man Gaming, we have the perfect partner to form a long term strategic partnership that encompasses many elements. The partnership with GMG will allow us to reach even more people with our messaging, which can only be a positive.”

Ian McGregor, CMO Green Man Gaming
“At Green Man Gaming, we believe that games are for everyone and have the power to drive positive change. In LDN UTD we have found a partner that shares our values and drive to use games for good. We’re excited to embark on this partnership that will not only benefit our direct consumers but has the potential to reach and serve the wider games community.”

About LDN UTD
LDN UTD unites professional esports and grassroots gaming with healthy lifestyle and social issues, and its grassroots League of Legends teams recently won the UKEL. Using the medium of esports and gaming to address social issues, it has recently launched a purpose driven NFT campaign and has previously held campaigns around racism, knife crime, diversity, nutrition, loneliness and education, and has worked with stakeholders including the Mayor of London, as well as the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, Man City, Matchroom Sport, grime artist P Money, musician Heather Small, PDC darts player Devon Petersen, and BAFTA winning actor Colin Salmon.

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Green Man Gaming raises funds for disability charity, SpecialEffect

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Green Man Gaming is proud to announce that it has raised £1800 for one of its key charity partners, SpecialEffect.

A charity which helps physically-disabled people enjoy video games, the organisation uses bespoke solutions such as eye-gaze technology and modified controllers to assist in making some of the world’s most popular gaming titles inclusive and accessible for all.

To raise money for SpecialEffect, Green Man Gaming offered a raffle prize of a £3000 holiday at the IRL industry event, run by trade magazine MCV/Develop. This raised a total of £900, which Green Man Gaming are matching to make a total of £1800. The money raised at IRL will contribute to SpecialEffect’s annual fundraiser, One Special Day.

Green Man Gaming’s founder and CEO, Paul Sulyok, said: “We are very excited to have partnered with MCV/DEVELOP for their IRL event, and even more thrilled to have raised money for our friends at SpecialEffect, who make such a difference to so many lives.”

Click below to watch a short video from SpecialEffect. You can also make a contribution to the fundraiser here.

 

Green Man Gaming recognised by St Mary’s University London for its outstanding contribution to diversity and inclusion programme Be SMART

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Green Man Gaming has been recognised at the St. Mary’s Be Smart/ Employability Confident Awards 2021 for their contribution to the Be SMART Programme in 2021.

The partnership kicked off in March 2021 with Green Man Gaming offering paid marketing internships for St. Mary’s University students from underrepresented backgrounds through the Be SMART programme.

The internship rotated through all marketing divisions including performance marketing, brand, affiliate, influencers, CRM, and social media as well as mentoring from senior Green Man Gaming staff across all areas of the business.

Green Man Gaming has been recognised for the Outstanding Employer Contribution Award with the university commenting:

“We recognise Green Man Gaming for demonstrating true partnership; their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and prioritizing student welfare and growth went beyond and above. We thank GMG HR Manager, Ilona Popczyk, for tirelessly supporting not just Be SMART but our other projects. She has been an instrument for change, and an ally. We are grateful to her and GMG.”

The company was also awarded the runner-up award for the Best Internship Provider Award. Feedback from the inaugural intern in the programme commenting:

“They made me feel right at home. They were so helpful when I was going through mental health issues and for the first time I
felt human and that I was allowed to be stressed. I have learned so much about Marketing and made so many new connections.”

Green Man Gaming Publishing Signs Global Deal With Roguelite Village-Builder Kainga: Seeds of Civilization

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Solo dev project boosted by global publishing and marketing support

London, United Kingdom – 5th August, 2021.

Green Man Gaming Publishing has signed a new global publishing deal with Erik Rempen, solo game designer of the exciting and highly anticipated new roguelite village-builder Kainga: Seeds of Civilization. Scheduled for a late 2021 release on PC via Steam, Kainga: Seeds of Civilization immerses players in a unique procedurally generated world full of mystery and surprise as they take on the role of the village Thinker, tasked with passing the players’ decisions and commands on to the people.

“Kainga has been on our radar for some time and we are thrilled to be able to bring our publishing expertise to this innovative new game” commented Helen Churchill, SVP of Publishing at Green Man Gaming Publishing. “Erik has worked tirelessly to make his vision a reality and we are excited to be part of this journey with him. Kainga: Seeds of Civilizationis the perfect title for our growing portfolio and re-enforces our commitment to discover the best indie titles and provide the perfect launchpad for them to hit that all important global audience”.

“I am so excited to be working with the Green Man Gaming Publishing team and look forward to utilizing their global publishing experience for the launch of Kainga: Seeds of Civilization”. Said Erik Rempen, self taught solo game designer. “I have been blown away by the support and love for my game so far and I know that with their publishing support, I can fully focus my attention on creating the game I envisioned when I started this project and delivering a truly exceptional gameplay experience to the community”.

Checkout the trailer for Kainga: Seeds of Civilization here

A press kit for  can be downloaded here

Hands on Preview Code is now available for Kainga: Seeds of Civilization – request a copy here 

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is a roguelite village-builder set in a world full of mystery and surprise. Taking on the role of the Thinker, the leader of the village, you will need to adapt to the procedurally generated environment and surroundings and make the right choices to allow your people and village to flourish. The Thinker is responsible for passing the players’ decisions and commands on to the people. Although the citizens are somewhat expendable, if the Thinker falls, you lose. Much like the king in chess, they’re weak and vulnerable and must be protected at all costs.

Instead of following the long-winded city builder formula, Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is focused on short, 30 minute to 1 hour challenges. Each challenge is a fresh and diverse experience in a new location which still allows the player to make progression between runs.

Features of Kainga: Seeds of Civilization.

  • Create A Unique Culture. Using the unique thinker skill tree, select research from a diverse branching technology tree inspired by civilizations around the world, make your mark on the world, with your choice of buildings, festivals, resource production and more!
  • Adapt to Your Surroundings. Use the terrain and resources to your advantage, keep an eye on the resources you have available and carefully plan and adapt to an ever changing environment, as you battle against the elements, disasters, other villages and even the beasts that roam the lands.
  • Train Units and Tame Beasts. Keep your village safe by researching technologies to equip your villagers with weapons to repeal attacks, or even use the beasts to your advantage by taming them and turning them on your rivals.
  • Acquire New Knowledge for Future Runs. Every end carries the seed of a new beginning, unlock new technology, biomes and challenges to add further complexity to each run.. Earn Karma to purchase advanced structure types and rescue thinkers to play with their leadership style and unique quirks.
  • Live Amongst or Upon Giant Beasts. The wildlife of these lands wander and interact with the environment, and often destroy those in their way. Can you learn to live with these animals? Or better yet, manage to tame them and build upon them.
  • Build Legendary Structures. From towering stone menhirs, to great halls and more. Construct and protect massive buildings using materials sourced from around the map.
  • Customize Your Playstyle. Choose a look and starting layout personalized to how you play best before diving into the procedurally generated world and putting your skills to the test.

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will be available for PC via Steam in late 2021. Fans can also wishlist the game on Steam here.

For more information please visit the official website here, follow Kainga: Seeds of Civilization’s journey on social media via Twitter and don’t forget to join the conversation on the official Discord channel.

Head of Publishing Helen Churchill talks mentoring in the industry with Payload Studios

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Green Man Gaming’s SVP of Publishing Helen Churchill spoke to partner Payload Studio’s about the importance of mentoring in the games industry as part of the Tentacle Zone incubator programme.

Helen is a mentor for Payload Studio’s inaugural Tentacle Zone incubator for indie studio founders from underrepresented backgrounds, for which Green Man Gaming is a partner.

From my experience, it is the support and guidance [mentorship brings] that helps build the confidence to thrive and sense someone has your back that is most valuable in this industry.

“From my experience, it is the support and guidance [mentorship brings] that helps build the confidence to thrive and sense someone has your back that is most valuable in this industry.”

The full interview can be read here

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