Québec, Canada – February 2 – Nine Dots Studio is proud to announce the launch of its first project, Brand, now available on Xbox Live Indie Games. For the next three months, the game will be available at a discount for the very low price of 80 Microsoft Points. It will start selling at its full price of 240 points on March 3.
Brand is a labor of love; it has been in development for ten months by a team of five developers working full time with no salary. The game revolves around a simple sword handed out to the player so that he may upgrade it until it is worthy of a King. There are many ways to increase its power and it is up to the player to choose what abilities he needs. Some powers even combine together to create new effects, granting even more play styles to explore.
New release trailer link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J80Gaf_Zfqg
ñ Craft a sword to your tastes
Any new power added to your sword change its appearance in one way or another. No two swords will play or look the same.
ñ 3 large levels to explore
Brand borrows elements from the Metroidvania genre, offering large explorable non-linear levels and the ability to choose which quests you want to do and in which order.
ñ High production value
Brand boasts some of the most stunning 3D graphics ever seen on the XBLIG marketplace and a polished gameplay experience with incredible replay value.
ñ Avatar Support
You can choose to either play as the default hero or as your avatar. See what it looks like when your avatar slices through mobs and wield that custom made sword of yours!
About Nine Dots Studio
Created in Quebec city, Nine Dots Studio is a new independent studio developing video games and trying to make things differently. The founder, Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, left his full-time job working for a big publisher in November 2010 with the intention to show the video game Industry that you can make a successful business without mistreating employees and while making artistic expression a priority. In just 10 months, the small team of five indie developers succeeded in producing its first title: Brand. To make it available to a wider audience, the studio would like to release the game on a PC platform in a near future.