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Green Man Gaming Joins the United Nations’ Fight Against Climate Change

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New York, 23rd September 2019 – Green Man Gaming, one of the world’s biggest e-tailer of digital download games, has pledged to work with its community on a major reforestation initiative which was announced last night in New York City, at the United Nations Climate Summit Conference.

The alliance – a collective of some of the world’s biggest names in video gaming have all made individual pledges. Their mission is to help to alert and inspire the video games community about our carbon gaming print, drive carbon neutral and energy efficiency projects, and manage restoration programmes to help tackle the climate change crisis.

Green Man Gaming’s commitment is to lead a restoration programme by planting trees, starting in the first quarter of 2020. Green Man Gaming will be partnering with a certified and well-known tree planting organisation, to be announced shortly. The programme will launch in the UK to begin with, and then extend into other international markets from 2021.

Funds will be raised through sales of selected games on Green Man Gaming’s ecommerce platform. This will then be invested in a planting programme, which will result in an estimated additional 200 acres of new trees in year one. Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming, said.

“Green Man Gaming has a direct and pretty personal relationship with hundreds of millions of gamers globally.

Many of us really care about what we are doing to the planet. We know we’ve all got to face up and fess up, and take more positive action. We’ve always beaten the drum for digital downloads – so plastic free gaming – and we’re now trying to up our game to do the best we can to support the planet. These may be small acorns, but if we all rally round, it will make a much needed impact.”

The Alliance was formally launched at the UN Climate Summit yesterday with new members set to come on board in the weeks ahead and activities planned at some of the biggest gaming events across the world.

Green Man Gaming Publishing and LGBTQ+ Charity Kaleidoscope Trust, Partner for Launch of New Game, Pride Run

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Publisher will donate 10% of proceeds from the sale of Pride Run worldwide to support the charity’s work with the global LGBTQ+ community

Check out the brand-new trailer here – https://youtu.be/NKD5Cq–o2c

London, UK, 19th September 2019: Green Man Gaming Publishing and Kaleidoscope Trust, a charity working to uphold the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people internationally, today announce a revenue donation partnership, with proceeds coming from the sales of the upcoming rhythm action game, Pride Run.

Pride Run, created by Italian studio IV Productions, will hit Steam for PC on National Coming Out Day in the US – 11th October 2019. Much more than a simple beat matching game, Pride Run offers a challenge for gamers of all abilities. With ‘Vanilla’ mode tasking the player to keep their own Pride parade on track they are required to ‘tap the beat’. However, more experienced players can choose ‘Play Hard’ mode which layers on real time tactics and strategy as they battle to protect the parade from haters around the globe.

Understanding the importance of inclusivity in gaming, Green Man Gaming is donating 10 percent of proceeds from the sales of the game to international LGBTQ+ charity, Kaleidoscope Trust.

David Clark, Managing Director, Green Man Gaming Publishing, said:

“Since before we announced Pride Run back in July, the most important goals for Green Man Gaming have been to really get behind our corporate values of inclusivity and diversity. We’re very happy to be able to demonstrate this through our partnership with Kaleidoscope Trust, where we’ll be able to donate to a great cause that works to uphold the rights of the LGBTQ+ community internationally. Speaking of the partnership, Kaleidoscope Trust Executive Director Phyll Opoku-Gyimah said: “It was wonderful to get a preview of Pride Run when we first met with Green Man Gaming and it’s a really fun game that we are all excited to play. At Kaleidoscope Trust we believe it should never be illegal to be you, yet over 70 countries make it a crime for LGBT+ people to be who they are and to love who they love. In many countries around the world people cannot live freely as LGBT+ individuals, much less attend Pride events where they live.”

“We are therefore delighted to announce our partnership with Green Man Gaming and are pleased that the company has such an inclusive policy in what we understand can sometimes be a toxic environment for LGBT+ gamers. Through the launch of Pride Run, we hope to harness the support of the gaming community not only to raise funds for the work that Kaleidoscope Trust does to advance LGBT+ rights internationally, but to help open up conversations within the gaming community – and beyond – about discrimination against LGBT+ people around the world.”

Ivan Venturi, CEO & Game Director of developer IV Productions said:

“We’re a diverse development team, and many of us have been lucky enough to attend different Pride events around the world. We felt it was about time someone gamified the sheer energy, passion and extravagance that emanates from these celebrations of LGBTQ+ culture. Even better when we can celebrate Pride and give back to the community at the same time.”

Pride Run features: –

  • A soundtrack guaranteed to make you dance. But are you good enough to turn this into an awesome Pride parade?
  • Take on one of two game modes – Vanilla and Play Hard. In Play Hard mode, choose which groups to add to the parade to take on those who question LGBTQ+ rights – from keyboard warriors to world leaders. In Vanilla mode you’ll follow the beat along the streets of each city.
  • Pride Run spreads love and pride across 16 cities around the world.
  • Offers an intuitive control system for classic rhythm action entertainment.

Pride Run is a co-development with Steam Factory. Headed up by Giacomo Guccinelli, the team have delivered the super coloured, retro pixel over the top art style of the game.

Pride Run will launch on Steam for PC on 11th October 2019 and will be priced $19.99 / £15.49 / 16,79€, with 10% going to Kaleidoscope Trust.

GTFO

Green Man Gaming and 10 Chambers Collective announce new global partnership deal as part of Digital Partners Programme launch

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London, UK, Monday 9th December – Today Green Man Gaming launched its Digital Partners Programme by revealing details of a new global partnership deal with 10 Chambers Collective; the first studio to be announced as part of this new service proposition for indie studios and developers.

  • The Digital Partners Programme with Green Man Gaming launched today and is now open to all independent studios and developers worldwide.
  • Green Man Gaming announced that 10 Chambers Collective are the first studio to be involved in the programme.
  • Details revealed about the exciting new global partnership deal between Green Man Gaming and 10 Chambers Collective for the multi-award winning Game GTFO, available on Steam early access for $34.99/ GBP29.99/ EU34.99 from 09 Dec 2019.

A fresh approach to empowering and enabling indie studios and developers to raise their profile and successfully navigate their route to market, The Digital Partners Programme by Green Man Gaming has been specifically designed to be a collaborative, flexible, and valuable service that allows developers to retain control of their revenue and IP whilst accessing an elastic range of services and expertise.

Paul Sulyok, CEO Green Man Gaming said:

“Over the last 6 months we’ve been working on this new service proposition in reaction to what we think are dusty old school publishing and distribution models. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from working with indie studios and devs over the past decade and applied this to create the Digital Partners Programme. We’ll be there to help when and where it’s needed. We’ve stripped away any unnecessary, bloated fixed terms to instead offer greater choice and flexibility with access to our publishing, distribution, retail, marketing and community expertise all in one contract that directly connects developers to every digital retailer on the planet. I don’t believe there’s anyone else but the Green Man Gaming team who is able to deliver a more customizable digital partnership that is of true value to developers.”

Ian McGregor, CMO Green Man Gaming said:

“What makes this launch really special for us is being able to announce and welcome 10 Chambers Collective as the first studio to be part of the Digital Partners Programme. We are really flattered that they have chosen us to support them on the early access launch of GTFO on 9th December. For GTFO, Green Man Gaming will focus on a global distribution strategy that ensures the game reaches as many gamers as possible, as opposed to a publishing contract that would also include product readiness and a marketing strategy. To be working with such great studio talent and helping them succeed in a way that is tailored to suit them is what this new Digital Partners Programme is all about.”

— Optional quote —

Oscar J-T Holm, Co-Founder of 10 Chamber Collective said:

“We are really proud of our community and our GTFO ambassadors who have already helped us share what the game is about. GTFO is not for everyone, but there are players around the world who love a hardcore co-op challenges that have been eagerly waiting for the game to hit early access. We were looking for a very specific type of support as part of our preparation for today, and were struggling to find a deal that wasn’t just another one-type-fits-all or included terms that just wouldn’t work for us. That was until we collaborated with Green Man Gaming as part of this new Digital Partners Programme. Having them focus on one area of the launch has been a huge help and we can’t wait to now welcome more people into the game.”

KEY FEATURES

  • 4 player cooperative PvE gameplay that puts you and your teammates through the ultimate cooperation and communication test.
  • Explore a massive underground complex with a dense and dark atmosphere.
  • Plan your expedition, equip and operate tools, combine your firepower, communicate and coordinate as a team – every detail counts if you are to survive the nightmare.
  • Search the complex for information and resources to help you and your team solve your objectives and come back alive.
  • The Rundown: New expeditions released regularly that always replaces the old expeditions. Our goal is to invent new ways of challenging you and your teammates in new and interesting ways.
  • Nightmarish atmosphere accompanied by music from acclaimed composer Simon Viklund.

www.GTFOtheGame.com GTFO is now available via on Steam for $34.99/ GBP29.99/ EU34.99 https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

Capture the spirit of the world’s LGBTQ+ Pride parades with Pride Run

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Sashaying onto Steam for PC later this year

Check out the brand new trailer here – https://youtu.be/NKD5Cq–o2c
Assets – https://bit.ly/2Xf4N29

London, UK, 3rd July 2019: The music is pumping, the flags are waving, and spirits are high. Pride might only come once a year, but for those looking to keep the fun and festivities flowing long beyond the month of June, Pride Run is here to keep your pulses racing.

Taking the rhythm that powers Pride parades the world over, Pride Run – which will hit Steam for PC Fall 2019 – charges people with keeping their own parade on track, tapping to the beat to keep the party going. Lose the beat, however, and you’ll find the crowds start to trail off and the parade loses its draw.

Featuring exclusive tracks from the disco-metal fusion that is Hard Ton, it’s up to you to ensure that the crowds build, Pride lives up to its name and we bring the whole world together!

“We’re a diverse development team, and many of us have been lucky enough to attend different Prides around the world. We felt it was about time someone took the sheer energy, passion and extravagance that emanates from these celebrations of LGBTQ+ culture beyond attendees and out into the wider world,”

says Ivan Venturi ,CEO & Game Director of developer IV Productions.

“Players who successfully grow their parades will then be tasked with taking on a boss in a one-on-one dance duel” adds Venturi “with the victor taking control of the city – and, in the end, the world”.

“At its heart, Pride Run is a celebration of Pride events around the world,”

says Jonny Merritt, Head of Developer Relations at Green Man Gaming Publishing.

“The game focuses on rhythm, taking the beat that defines many a march and making it a foundation of play. We think the fun nature of what is definitely a light-hearted, celebratory take on the Pride movement will translate well with gamers across the globe. As part of the launch of the game, Green Man Gaming is exploring ways of supporting LGBTQ+ rights charities who we feel are aligned with our inclusivity and diversity values. More exciting news to come.”

Pride Run is a co-development with Steam Factory. Headed up by Giacomo Guccinelli, the team have delivered the super coloured, retro pixel over the top art style of the game.

Pride Run features: –

  • A sound track guaranteed to make you dance, but are you good enough to turn this into an awesome Pride parade?
  • Make all the people dance using your reflexes and rhythm.
  • Take on one of two game modes – Vanilla and Play Hard – whilst dancing to the beat of the amazing Hard Ton.
  • In Play Hard mode, choose which groups to add to the parades to take on those who question LGBTQ+ rights.
  • In Vanilla mode you’ll follow the beat along the streets of each city.
  • Pride Run spreads love and pride across 16 cities around the world.
  • It offers an intuitive control system for classic rhythm action entertainment.

Pride Run will launch on Steam for PC Fall 2019.

For more information, please contact:
Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR
Stefano@renaissancepr.biz +44 (0) 7828 692 315

Greg Jones – Renaissance PR
Greg@renaissancepr.biz +44 (0) 7867 788 079

The newest super hero to hit the streets!

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No it’s the Green Gamer – the newest super hero to hit the streets!
And GG is on a mission to promote “Gaming for Good”
and to clean up the world’s most famous streets

6 April 2019, London, UK – Today a mysterious green masked vigilante was spotted on the streets of London picking up litter, trying to get tubers talking and joining the London Games Festival Character Parade. Puzzled passers-by need no longer wonder who this cheeky, unpredictable character is: The Green Gamer is the Director of Awesomeness at global digital gaming retailer Green Man Gaming.

On a mission to spread gaming for good, The Green Gamer, a fun, irreverent character with a passion for the planet, was unveiled today at London’s biggest games event EGX Rezzed. Whilst there, The Green Gamer challenged gamers to a battle on new game ShockRods for prizes and the gamer didn’t give the challengers an easy ride.

Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming commented:

“We’re excited to finally reveal our new hire. The Green Gamer represents everything our brand is about – gaming for good. We’re a plastic free business and know that gaming in moderation can help with a range of physical, mental and emotional challenges, from PTSD and anxiety to enhancing the skills needed to train the world’s top brain surgeons. This is the first time The Green Gamer has made a public appearance and you can expect to see a lot more of them this year and beyond.”

Gaming for Good – Green Man Gaming raises over £30,000 for GamesAid

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Gaming for Good
Green Man Gaming raises over £30,000 for GamesAid

4 April 2019, London, UK – Green Man Gaming yesterday presented GamesAid, a UK based video games charity, with a cheque for £30,163.33 at the London Games Festival at London’s iconic Somerset House.

The funds were raised by Green Man Gaming customers who purchased the GamesAid 50 bundle, which was created in partnership with GamesAid and sponsored by 18 leading game publishers to raise money for the industry charity.  Released in August 2018, 100% of the proceeds raised from the sale of all 50 games in the GamesAid bundle were donated to GamesAid thanks to the support from game publishers and customers.

Customers that purchased the GamesAid 50 Game bundle received fifty PC games from hit indie titles such as Human Fall Flat and The Flame of the Flood to must-have big games including Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, Batman Arkham Knight and Mount and Blade. Gamers saved over £500 (RRP) through this bundle.

The game publishers sponsoring the GamesAid 50 game bundle include Konami, Fatshark, New World Interactive, Rebellion, Green Man Gaming Publishing, Headup Games, Tripwire, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TaleWorlds Entertainment, Team 17, 11 bit studios, Curve Digital, 505 Games, Bethesda Softworks, Codemasters, Paradox Interactive, Double Eleven and Aspyr.

“We’re so delighted to have presented a cheque for such a large amount to GamesAid during the London Games Festival this week. We’d like to thank all of the publishers that partnered with us for this bundle, and to our customers who purchased the charity bundle that helped raised a fantastic amount for such a good cause. This charity bundle was our first collaboration with GamesAid with more to come in the near future so watch this space,”

says Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming.

GamesAid is a UK based charity made up of games professionals who raise money to support a number of small UK charities, helping disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.

Stainless Games new IP, ShockRods, set to re-ignite arena combat genre with over-the-top action

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Stainless Games new IP, ShockRods, set to re-ignite arena combat genre with over-the-top action

Studio’s latest release brings back all out, high speed, kill-or-be-killed action

London, UK – 20th March, 2019 – Hot on the heels of their recent partnership announcement, Green Man Gaming Publishing and Stainless Games are thrilled to officially lift the bonnet on their brand new IP, ShockRods.

Stainless Games are going back to their roots with all the over the top, in your face vehicle combat for which they’ve earned worldwide renown. ShockRods is a 6v6 or 12 player free-for-all arena shooter, with blisteringly fast-paced action, mayhem and overpowered weapons.

ShockRods draws inspiration from the classic “kill or be killed” arena shooter greats of yesteryear with over the top weapons, explosions and insane mobility, but with a twist – the titular ShockRods; these customisable, hulking, technologically advanced vehicles, equipped with nitros and the ability to double jump, allow for truly thrilling and action packed gameplay.

It’s an easy to learn, hard to master high octane thrill-a-minute ride!

Check out the reveal trailer here – https://youtu.be/9VlMA87akaU

CEO of Stainless Games Patrick Buckland said,

“ShockRods is Stainless to its core: frantic, action-packed and anarchic. We’ve been working hard but having a great time developing it, we love playing it, and we’re sure that gamers out there are going to love it too. Who doesn’t love cars and guns?”

ShockRods promises to flip the arena combat genre on its head with the marriage of familiar shooter-style gameplay and advanced vehicle physics in jaw dropping settings that will see players challenged to use their surroundings as much as the wide array of weapons at their disposal.

But don’t take our word for it – we’ll have a multiplayer build set up for some 6v6 mayhem during EGX Rezzed at London’s Tobacco Dock, 4th-6th April (for tickets head to http://www.rezzed.com )

“I can’t wait to see gamers gets hands on with ShockRods at EGX Rezzed.”

David Clark, Managing Director at Green Man Gaming Publishing, added

“Having first worked with the Stainless Games team over 20 years ago, I know first hand how incredibly talented they are so, to partner with them on their latest release is truly fantastic. The fact that ShockRods is going to be shown to the public hands on so quickly speaks volumes about just how confident we are about the game!”.

ShockRods is a Steam PC Early Access game. For more information head to Twitter, Discord, Reddit or Facebook and be sure to get hands on with the game at EGX Rezzed in London, UK from 4 – 6 April 2019!

Green Man Gaming launches two new currencies on the store: Australian and Canadian dollar

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Green Man Gaming launches two new currencies on the store: Australian and Canadian dollar

Local currency pricing to ensure the best deals and no conversion charges for customers

London, UK 7  March 2019 – Green Man Gaming is to introduce local currency pricing for customers in Australia and Canada from today.

The move comes in direct response to customer feedback, bringing more convenience, the best deals across Green Man Gaming’s extensive games portfolio, and no charges for currency conversion. It further extends the company’s continued internationalisation strategy, which as a truly global platform serves almost 5 million customers in 195 countries. The addition of these new currencies means that Green Man Gaming customers can now buy games in 18 different local currencies.

Customers in Australia and Canada will now see games priced in their local currency, with any remaining Green Man Gaming credit in their account automatically converted to Australian or Canadian dollar respectively.

Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming said:

“Offering our customers across the world a localised, simple and convenient experience is what Green Man Gaming stands for. As a global platform already handling payments in multiple currencies, it was a natural development to extend our local currency pricing plans to our community in Australia and Canada who been very patiently waiting for us to introduce this. We hope this will improve their purchasing experience and thank them for their continued support.”

Stainless Games and Green Man Gaming to launch new IP this Spring

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Stainless Games and Green Man Gaming to Launch New IP This Spring

Veteran Developer partners with top UK Publisher on new arena combat title

London, UK 6 March 2019 – Award winning studio Stainless Games and Green Man Gaming Publishing today announced their partnership to bring a brand new IP to market on Steam PC from Spring 2019.

The as yet unannounced title will deliver an all new take on the vehicle based action and mayhem on which Stainless Games has built its reputation over the 25 year studio history.

“With over 30 games to our credit and 25 years in the business, Stainless knows a thing or two about picking a publisher, and that’s why we know we’ve got the perfect partner in Green Man Gaming to bring our new IP to market,”

said Patrick Buckland, Chairman & Co-founder of Stainless Games.

“We can’t wait to unveil the new project; it really gets back to the DNA of the studio and is very much a Stainless game – action packed, exciting and sure to blow people away”.

David Clark, Managing Director at Green Man Gaming Publishing, added

“Since the beginning, Green Man Gaming Publishing’s aim has always been to work with the best and brightest developers around whether they are innovative smaller teams new to the industry or long time, industry stalwarts. With Stainless Games we have the perfect combination of the two – a studio with 25 years heritage who are still at the leading edge of games design and programming. I first had the pleasure of working with the Stainless team back in 1998 on the launch of Carmageddon II; Carpocalypse Now, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with them again on the launch of their next big project. This partnership represents the first step in an incredibly aggressive year that will see us publishing highly ambitious games across multiple platforms”.

More information about the new game IP will be revealed over the coming weeks – we have some really exciting news in the works.

 

Green Man Gaming partners with game publishers and GamesAid to launch brand new charity bundle

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Green Man Gaming partners with game publishers and GamesAid to launch brand new charity bundle

50 games bundle for £50 / $50 / €50 – Save good, Play good, Do good

[Update] – In the press release sent earlier today we incorrectly stated that Batman: Arkham Knight was included in our 50 game bundle. The game actually included is Batman: Arkham Asylum.

21 August 2018, London, UKGreen Man Gaming is proud to announce the launch of its new GamesAid 50 Game bundle created in partnership with GamesAid and sponsored by 18 leading game publishers to raise money for the industry charity.  From today, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all 50 games in the GamesAid bundle will be donated to GamesAid thanks to the support from game publishers and customers.

Customers that buy the GamesAid 50 Game bundle will receive fifty PC games from hit indie titles such as Human Fall Flat and The Flame of the Flood to must-have big games including Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, Batman Arkham Knight and Mount and Blade.  With so many top games in one big bundle, gamers will save over £500 (RRP) in a single purchase.

The game publishers sponsoring the GamesAid 50 game bundle include Konami, Fatshark, New World Interactive, Rebellion, Green Man Gaming Publishing, Headup Games, Tripwire, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TaleWorlds Entertainment, Team 17, 11 bit studios, Curve Digital, 505 Games, Bethesda Softworks, Codemasters, Paradox Interactive, Double Eleven and Aspyr.

“We’re very happy to be working together with our publisher partners to support GamesAid, a great charity that’s always been at the forefront of getting the gaming industry to get out and raise money for great causes.  This new charity bundle is our first collaboration with GamesAid with more to come in the near future so watch this space,”

says Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming.

GamesAid is a UK based charity made up of games professionals who raise money to support a number of small UK charities, helping disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.

Visit Green Man Gaming’s GamesAid page for more information.

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