CALABASAS, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2018 – The debut title from industry veterans Alex Hutchinson, Yassine Riahi and Reid Schneider’s new Montreal-based development studio, Typhoon Studios – in partnership with leading indie publisher 505 Games – was unveiled tonight at The Game Awards, with an exciting new trailer.

Launching in 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Journey to the Savage Planet is an upbeat first-person adventure game set in a bright and colourful alien world filled with weird and wonderful creatures. As an employee of Kindred Aerospace, which proudly touts its rating as the “4th Best Interstellar Exploration Company”, players will be dropped onto an uncharted planet deep in a fictitious, far-away corner of the universe. Launched with high hopes but little equipment and no real plan, players are tasked with exploring, cataloguing alien flora and fauna and determining if the planet is fit for human habitation.

“The core tenets of Typhoon are strong flavours, lots of intertwined systems, a penchant for bad jokes and a deep and abiding love of collaborative play,” said Alex Hutchinson, creative director and co-founder, Typhoon Studios. “Journey to the Savage Planet will encompass all of those things and more.”

“This is a passion project for our team, many of whom came from larger companies including Ubisoft, Eidos and WB Games to embark on this indie game adventure with us,” said Reid Schneider, executive producer and co-founder, Typhoon Studios. “It was a dream come true to reveal our project at The Game Awards,” added Yassine Riahi, technical director and co-founder, Typhoon Studios. “We were thrilled to see the positive reaction from viewers and we’re eager to get Journey to the Savage Planet in your hands next year!”

Publisher 505 Games joins partners including MAKERS Fund and Epic, creators of the Unreal Engine, to bring the first game from the offbeat Canadian studio to life.

For more information about Journey to the Savage Planet, and to see the full Kindred Aerospace Training Video featured in the trailer, please visit: www.savageplanetgame.com

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About Typhoon Studios

Typhoon Studios is a new company, launched in 2017, dedicated to building bright, bombastic games that let players, not developers, drive the action. Strong flavors, lots of intertwined systems, a penchant for bad jokes and a deep and abiding love of collaborative play drives us. Our first game is coming soon. Gird your loins.

Typhoon Studios is based in Montreal, Quebec.  Its partners include MAKERS Fund and EPIC, makers of Unreal Engine.  For more information about Typhoon Studios, please visit www.typhoonstudios.com.

About 505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.

Publishing highlights in premium games include Laser League, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylightand Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Remedy Entertainment’s CONTROL, OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead, Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products, please visit www.505games.com

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