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Shiny the Firefly Coming to Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux May 16

Headup Games – in cooperation with Spanish developer #StageClearStudios – will release their adorable game Shiny The Firefly on Steam next Friday, #May the 16th 2014.

Due to its technical finesse on iOS and Android this classic #platformer made a great stir in 2013 already; now it will release on Steam in a highly #overhauled version – including gamepad support on PC, Mac and Linux as well as notably improved graphics, Steam Achievements and Trading Cards. (For a head-to-head comparison you will find a link at the end of this press release that redirects you to promotional materials.)

Press quotes (of the mobile versions):
· “Beautiful as a Pixar movie” []
· “Shiny The Firefly is a diamond, a small collector’s piece that can be considered one of the best App Store games. [9.5/10]” []
· “The game is excellent, well-thought and with an addictive gameplay. […] One of the best games we’ve tried out recently. [5/5]” []
· “The game is definitely one of the most felicitous releases of the week. Conclusion: BUY!” []
· “Shiny The Firefly easily impresses by its wonderful overall concept and the lovely execution right down to the last detail. [9/10]” []
· Awards:
o “Best Amazon App 2013” (Spain)
o “Best Creative Design – hóPlay 2013”
o 2nd place at “Unity-Windows 8 Award 2013”

What is it about in Shiny the Firefly?

Shiny is a challenging platformer in a heavenly environment and with great atmosphere. The player controls Shiny – the brave little firefly – at his search for his children who were scattered all over the garden. On his odyssey he has to master tricky trials of skill and demanding puzzles, he must protect his children from deadly dangers and fight back nasty enemies – even stealth will be in repertoire. Aside from big boss fights he will encounter many dangerous garden dwellers, such as stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps and endlessly long centipedes.
The colourful, gorgeous world will be a feast for the eye. Thanks to the great animation you will always know Shiny’s current feeling – if he is happy, frightened, tired, angry and so forth. This will help you to solve even the trickiest situations of the game. Also, use Shiny’s ability to use his glow with skill; only when he is lit up, his children will follow him. But beware, for this makes him an easier prey to his enemies…

Plus very direct gamepad controls, Steam Achievements and Trading Cards top off the whole thing – resulting in a great overall package. Can you reunite Shiny with his family?

About Headup Games

We are an independent games publisher located near Cologne in Germany and have recently been awarded as Best German Publisher in 2012 and 2013 by the German Developers Association. Together with our partners, we focus on the contentment of our customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since our foundation, we published over 70 SKU’s, including many projects from highly talented developers that are known for their potential and creativity. Our portfolio features high-quality games such as Super Meat Boy, The Inner World, The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Limbo, The Basement Collection, Grotesque Tactics, Q.U.B.E., Frozen Synapse and many more as well as the million sellers and #1 iOS hits The Inner World, Bridge Constructor and Bridge Constructor Playground.

Furthermore, we offer internationally growing companies the possibility to enter the German or European market with an honest and experienced partner on location. Fair and transparent relationships with our business partners are the basis of our company’s mission statement.

About Stage Clear Studios

Stage Clear Studios is a Spanish game developer company, established in Madrid in 2012. Its background includes AAA titles such as Castlevania: Lord Of Shadows and Jericho (Mercury Steam), Imperial Glory and Planet51 (Pyro Studios), Dead Space and Fifa09 (Electronic Arts) among other titles. The studio also won the “Best Amazon App 2013” Award with Shiny The Firefly.

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