Publisher Nighthawk Interactive and independent developer The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild (QAG) have partnered to launch physical editions of Tumblestone. The competitive action-puzzle game is now available at major retail locations in North America on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo Wii U system for $24.99.
Tumblestone offers a rewardingly cerebral spin on traditional matching puzzle games with fun mechanics, straightforward controls and beautiful hand-painted art design. The single-player Story campaign, which delivers over forty hours of challenges, includes hundreds of puzzling levels with evolving gameplay modifiers and boss battles that demand adaptive thinking. There are also three arcade modes: the heart-racing Heartbeat mode, ingenious Infinipuzzle mode and laid-back Marathon mode.
In addition, Tumblestone features local and online multiplayer with unique competitive modes for up to four players, as well as ranked matchmaking and online leaderboards.
Launching to highly positive reviews earlier this summer, Tumblestone earned multiple accolades prior to release, including selection in The PAX 10 at PAX Prime 2015, Destructoid’s Top 10 games from PAX East 2015, and the 2015 Intel® Level Up award for Best Puzzle Game. It is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB and PEGI 3.
About Nighthawk Interactive
Built by a team of industry veterans, Nighthawk Interactive aims to combine their proven experience with the ever-changing needs of modern game development. With a strong focus on publishing, co-publishing, retail distribution and business development support, Nighthawk is about helping developers make the great games we love to play. For more information about Nighthawk, visit www.NighthawkInteractive.com, and follow us on Twitter at (@NH_Interactive).
About The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild was created in 2011 by Ty Taylor. Ty, along with artist Mario Castaneda, released QAG’s first game, The Bridge, in 2013. The Bridge, a black-and-white M. C. Escher inspired puzzler, has been featured in numerous game competitions and festivals around the world. During The Bridge‘s development, it was one of the PAX 10 selected games, in addition to receiving the Best Gameplay and Best Art awards at the Indie Game Challenge and being featured in the Independent Games Festival, IndieCade, Dream.Build.Play, A MAZE., and various other international game competitions.
After QAG released The Bridge on Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, the game received tremendous critical reception, and it has sold over 500,000 copies to date. Now Ty and Mario, with the new additions of Alex Schearer and Justin Nafziger, have released their latest project: Tumblestone, a fast-paced multiplayer game with maddeningly addictive gameplay launched in 2016.