13 th August 2013: Indie publisher Ripstone are pleased to announce their support for Nintendo eShop, making the award-winning Pure Chess and critically acclaimed Knytt Underground available on Wii U towards the end of 2013/start of 2014.

Nintendo fans will have already seen the Nintendo Direct update last week which highlighted a plethora of indie games heading to the Nintendo eShop; check out the Europe and Australia Indie Spotlight Trailer here!

Phil Gaskell, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Ripstone enthuses: "We're committed to helping developers bring their games to as many digital channels as possible and this announcement demonstrates that commitment. We think Nintendo gamers are going to love spending hours exploring the world of Knytt Underground and will be blown away by the visual quality of Pure Chess, and we hope to announce more games for eShop in the future."

Pure Chess is being developed for both Wii U & Nintendo 3DS by the talented team at VooFoo Studios, and aims to reflect the beauty and depth of the widely respected game. Chess is one of the world’s most played, popular and recognized games and to reflect this, Pure Chess was developed with the aid of a chess Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. The game aims to appeal to a wide audience with various tutorials to allow beginners to take part, improve their chess skills and become a Grandmaster in their own right.

Knytt Underground is the brainchild of Nicklas ‘Nifflas’ Nygren and is being developed for the Wii U platform by Mathias Kærlev; you can also vote for Knytt Underground on Steam Greenlight. The game puts you in the shoes of Mi – a mute, but extraordinary sprite; with an array of thrilling quests to complete, unique zen-like gameplay and plenty of dynamic characters to meet and guide you on your adventure; Knytt Underground delivers a captivating and unparalleled experience that will not disappoint.

Both Pure Chess and Knytt Underground are currently available on the PlayStation®Network for PS3 and PS Vita.


About VooFoo Studios

VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo's first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo have gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita, and the visually stunning Pure Chess on both platforms.

For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at

About Nifflas Games

Nifflas Games is a Swedish-based indie game developer, founded in 2009 by Nicklas Nygren. Nicklas, better known by the handle Nifflas, is best known for his freeware games such as Knytt, Knytt Stories, Within A Deep Forest and Saira. In 2012 Nifflas spearheaded the extension of the Knytt series onto PlayStation Network with Knytt Underground for PS3 and PS Vita; you can vote for the game on Steam Greenlight.

For more information on Nifflas Games, please visit:

About Ripstone Publishing

Ripstone® Publishing is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution.

Ripstone’s ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust, founded in 2011 in order to create a bespoke service for independent game developers.

Publishing video games on a number of different platforms including handheld and home consoles, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android; Ripstone is best known for games such as Pure Chess, the award-winning Knytt Underground, Big Sky Infinity, Gun Commando and Men’s Room Mayhem.

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