Wonderbelly and The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild are releasing The Gift Giver Update for award-winning game 'Roundguard' just in time for the holidays!
SEATTLE, WA - December 17, 2020 - Wonderbelly Games and The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild are bringing another free update to the award-winning roguelike puzzler Roundguard. Titled "The Gift Giver" update, it's available today for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Roundguard is also backwards compatible on the next generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The update arrives just in time for the holidays, bringing a snowy new event, treasures, and three new characters.
With the Gift Giver update, three new characters have been added to the dungeon. There's the Big Freeze, an ice cold frost giant who hits like an avalanche, and the Projectionist, a moody dark elf who wants to explore your emotions. And of course, there's the eponymous Gift Giver. Players must complete his quests to prove they are worthy of the treasures hidden inside his impeccably wrapped gifts. Along with the new characters come new quests, levels, trinkets, and elite fights.
Along with the new year-round content, Roundguard will also host a special in-game event from December 20th to January 2nd full of frosty flair and festive cheer. The dungeon and all its levels will be covered in snow and denizens will be dressed for the weather. You know what that means: ugly holiday sweaters and pom-pom hats! There will also be two weeks of unique daily challenges using new winter rules: Snowballing, which turns all pots to snowballs that stick to your hero, and Icy Winds, which blast through the levels and blow your hero around.
"We've started on a new playable hero, but it will take a lot more work to get them finished, tuned, and polished up," said Andrea Roberts of Wonderbelly Games. "In the meantime, we wanted to get something out there to give players new goals and more variety. And of course, we love events! We had a blast putting together a week of costumes and spooky challenges for our Tricks & Treats Halloween event, and we wanted to go even bigger for wintertime. We all need whatever little joys we can get right now!"
The Gift Giver update marks the third free content update that Wonderbelly Games has released this year. Roundguard has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including Games Radar's "Mobile Game of the Year" and DevGAMM's "Excellence in Game Design." With a new playable hero on the horizon, Roundguard is set to keep growing bigger, better, and bouncier in the new year.
- Limited time Winter event
- Snowballs, Icy Winds, and new Costumes!
- New characters: The Big Freeze, The Projectionist, and The Gift Giver
- Unique Daily Challenges with new rules!
Roundguard is rated ESRB 10+/PEGI 7 and is available for $19.99 USD.
Gift Giver Update Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQly-DJ8aJM
Roundguard on Switch: https://www.qag.io/RoundguardSwitch
Roundguard on Xbox: https://www.qag.io/RoundguardXboxOne
Roundguard on PS4: https://www.qag.io/RoundguardPS4
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More content in the Treasure Hunter Update
Wonderbelly Games and The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild are releasing a free update for Roundguard called the Treasure Hunter Update. Available right now for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Apple Arcade. The Peggle-inspired roguelike is adding new twists and surprises with two new game modes, a sneaky new enemy, and even more unlockable rewards.
The new modes are Daily Puzzle and Weekly Run - adding ongoing surprises and content to the game. In the Daily Puzzle, there's a unique bite-sized challenge every day with a game-changing twist, like "No gravity," "Poison is permanent," or "Defeat the room in two turns or die!" For a tougher challenge, Weekly Run adds a new set of twisted rules and a new 45 floor dungeon every week. Players around the world will be facing the exact same dungeon for true head-to-head competition on the leaderboards to see who lives, who dies, and who escapes with the most treasure!
"We've heard from our players that Roundguard is a perfect game to relax with as a part of their daily wind-down," said Andrea Roberts of Wonderbelly Games. "With the new Daily Puzzle and Weekly Run modes, we wanted to give you fun surprises and something new to try every day."
"As we added these new rule twists, we learned new things about the game ourselves -- and we've been playing for three years!" said Roberts. "These new game modes shine a spotlight on mechanics you might have overlooked and help you hone your strategy."
If you manage to claim victory over these new challenges you'll be rewarded with new relics and further rewards. Each relic gives you the power to customize the rules of the game so you can experiment with the best combos and reach even greater heights for treasure hunting. Watch out though, because hidden through the dungeon is a new enemy: The Treasure Chest Mimic. Roundguard has always had classic RPG elements so there was no way that Wonderbelly Games would leave out this iconic trickster. Beware adventurer! This treasure hunts YOU.
The Treasure Hunter Update is available now on Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, and Apple Arcade - so it's the perfect time to grab the bounciest dungeon-crawler ever if you haven't already.
Roundguard is priced at $19.99 and rated ESRB E10+/PEGI 3.
- Daily Puzzle Mode
- Weekly Run Mode
- New relics and rewards
- New enemy: The Treasure Hunter Mimic
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