Liverpool, United Kingdom, October 28, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Two award-winning UK independent studios have teamed up to publish hit PC kart racing game Coffin Dodgers on current-gen consoles.
Milky Tea Studios and Wales Interactive have announced their collaboration to bring the dark comedic kart racing game Coffin Dodgers to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Q1 2016.
The two independent studios, separated by the England-Wales border, have put their sporting differences aside and teamed up to take on the video game console market. In an industry where indies helping indies is becoming ever more popular, the line between what is and what isn’t “Indie” is becoming blurrier by the minute. The console shelves, which was once dominated by AAA games, are now making room for new and original IP from indie studios just like Milky Tea and Wales Interactive.
Jon Holmes, Founder and Managing Director of Milky Tea, says the response from gamers has been overwhelming. “We feel that its natural home is on console and is why we have been searching for the right partner who is passionate about this game as much as we are. We are lucky to have found such a talented team as Wales Interactive to collaborate on this project and think they will only help us make this game better and better.”
Dai Banner, Founder and Managing Director of Wales Interactive added, “We’ve been following Coffin Dodgers on Steam for quite a while and have been blown away with the zany creativity and imagination from Milky Tea Studios. We’re thrilled to be in a position where we can help other independent studios bring their games to consoles and show the world what the UK indie scene is all about.”
About the game: Coffin Dodgers is set on the mean streets of a retirement village. Here, you have to help save one of seven old retirees on your very own “pimped-up” mobility scooter, battling the Grim Reaper and his zombie army who is out to harvest souls. The game features dark comedic action including player-to-player combat with wacky weapons and character ragdoll physics. Players can actively battle and knock opponents from their scooters and get tangled up in epic crashes and cause mayhem. Game modes range from single-player story, time trail, 3D open world and a 2-4 local multiplayer mode. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/sImyK7hflok
Milky Tea Studios, the team behind the Lloyds TSB advert “For the journey” (think long nosed character animations), have been developing Coffin Dodgers for just over 18 months with the game being one of the fastest to succeed on Steam’s Greenlight. To find out more, please visit www.coffindodgersgame.com.
Coffin Dodgers Press kit: http://coffindodgersgame.com/press/
Coffin Dodgers on Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/320540
Jonathan Holmes, MD & Founder at Milky Tea Studios
Press pack info and game key requests:
Kevin Campbell, Project Manager at Milky Tea Studios
Ben Tester, Developer & Public Relations
About Milky Tea Studio
Milky Tea is an award winning, independent creative production studio based in Liverpool, UK. Over the last 10 years they have brought together the best in 3D, gaming, animation, design and digital talent under one roof to produce breathtaking creative content. The award winning team design and craft computer generated characters, worlds and graphics, and through animation, illustration and game development, bring to life and communicate great stories that inspire people’s imagination. Visit www.milktytea.com for more info.
About Wales Interactive
Wales Interactive are multi-award winning indie game developers, based in South Wales, UK. They are developers for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U and their titles include Soul Axiom, Master Reboot and Infinity Runner. Wales Interactive are passionate about video games and their aim is to create original games that entertain the world as well as put Wales on the video games map. Visit www.walesinteractive.com for more info.