Ever wondered what it’s like to be hunted through basements, caves and dungeons, whilst being hounded by mutants, searching for holy relics and cutting deals with the devil on a mission to escape your mother, who just happens to be hell bent on sacrificing you with a large shank to the big man upstairs in order prove her faith..?

No, neither have we... But this March 16 th, Merge Games will make this your reality, with a special edition retail release of The Binding of Isaac. “The Unholy Edition” includes a DRM free Version, free Steam gifting key, the award winning soundtrack, spectacularly weird poster and 40 page “Devzine”.

Dieter Schoeller, MD of Headup Games, states: "Through our partnership with Merge Games to cover many more territories we are making at least sure that we are not the only ones going to hell for publishing the meanest, darkest and most unholy edition of The Binding of Isaac.". "We are delighted to be working with Headup Games to bring The Binding of Isaac to retail are the thrilled to be adding this Indie hit to our portfolio. We think you will be blown away by the "Unholy Edition's extra goodies." - Luke Keighran MD Merge Games Ltd

Game Info

When Isaac’s mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac flees to the basement.  Isaac must face monster filled dungeons, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.

The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey, players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

Key features:

  • Randomly generated dungeons, items, enemies and bosses, you’ll never play the same game twice
  • Over 100 unique items that not only give you powers but visually change your character
  • 50+ enemy types, becoming more challenging the deeper you get
  • Over 20 nasty bosses
  • Many unlockable classes
  • Multiple endings
  • Tons of unlockable items, enemies, bosses and more
The next game from the Super Meatboy creator/genius - Edmund Mcmillen

About Merge Games - Merge Games, based in England, is a developer and publisher of independent games titles for the retail and digital marketplace. We have a wealth of international experience, gained from working with major publishers over the last ten year with an experienced, forward thinking team of sales, marketing and creative gaming experts. Our initial success stemmed from our ability to help developers and smaller publishers get access to ‘hard to reach’ gaming markets like Russia, Middle East, Turkey, Pakistan and others.

In 2011 we opened up directly into the UK retail market and you will now find our games on shelves in Game, Morrisons and other nationwide retailers.

We continue to broaden our portfolio, now representing several indie game developers globally on PC ESD portals, such as Big Fish and Steam. We support our projects with bespoke marketing and PR plans for both the launch and the lifetime of the game. The key to our success is that we are small enough to give each project a very personal and tailored solution, from a talented experienced and passionate team.

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About Headup Games

Headup Games GmbH & Co. KG is an independent games publisher located near Cologne in Germany. Together with its partners Headup Games focuses on the contentment of their customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since its foundation the company published over 30 SKU’s, including many projects from young, ambitious indie-developers, where much potential and creativity had been seen. The portfolio features high-quality games such as Super Meat Boy, Archon: Classic, The Tiny Bang Story, Terraria, Limbo, The Binding of Isaac, Trapped Dead and the Grotesque Tactics series.

Furthermore Headup Games offers to internationally growing companies the possibility to enter the German or European market with an experienced partner on location. Fair and transparent relationships to our developing partners are the basis of our company’s mission statement.

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