This Week in Games – Week 16

This article is part of the weekly “This Week in Games” article-series on Nordic Game Bits. The purpose of the series is to collect and wrap-up all the news that we did not cover with a full article on NordicGameBits form the past weeks. 


Henchman & Goon announces the release of Flem

Developed by Norwegian Henchman & Goon, Flem is a $5,99 classic platformer game that will be hitting the Steam shelves on April 28th. The game was originally developed for a charity game jam calling for 8-bit Nintendo-inspired games, but a full-fledged and greatly improved version is very soon ready to challenge the PC players on Steam.

As the official announcements explains:

The booger Flem is stranded in a strange new world after the calamity of the Great Sneeze! Help him on his journey through four seasons to find his lost people in the Land of Eternal Tissue. Run and jump through four seasons while avoiding the hostile environment and discover Flem’s hidden snot powers, earn medals based on your best time through each level and compete with other players through leaderboards. Are you gonna go for gold or just try to stick to your life?



NRK hires Norwegian Agens to develop game for their Fantorangen character

Fantorangen is a Norwegian television character known from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), where he has his own program on the children’s channel NRK Super. Fantorangen is a plushie, and with his slightly mischievous personality, he has become one of NRK’s most popular characters for children.

The app, which is to be developed by Norwegian app and game developer, Agens, is meant to function as the entrypoint for the target group of 2-4 year olds to enter the Fantorangen universe, allowing the kids to interact with the character through a variety of fun tasks.



Copenhagen Creators announces Real-Time Battle Cards RPG, SoulSpark

Danish developer Copenhagen Creators announced this week that their real time battle cards RPG, SoulSpark, had been released on iOS in Denmark, with an international expansion right around the corner. The team is currently looking for feedback on the current state of the game before the international expansion.



Full Control announces third expansion of Space Hulk: Ascension

While Danish Full Control will no longer be making any new games, the last expansion for the studio’s turn-based strategy game, Space Hulk: Ascension, will still see the light of day. While it is the third expansion, it doesn’t mean that the players won’t have enough to see to once they get their hands on it. The expansion is called Dark Angels, and it features more than 25 hours of additional content.



My Summer Car by Finnish indie developer Johannes Rojola goes around the world

Sometimes, you just need something really odd and strange in order to get the attention of international media. Johannes Rojola can teach everyone a lesson in that aspect. His game, My Summer Car, has become somewhat internet famous in less than a week, and the game is set for a release on Steam soon, using a “random pricing model”, which means that the price will land on any number between $1-20 every time the game is updated on Steam.

The game has an enormous emphasis on realism, and features a true permadeath feature. Because, just as in real life, if you die – you die. The explanatory video below has already reached over 173k views, with an amazing only 29 dislikes on Youtube.




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