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Backpack Hero is out on PlayStation and Xbox!

Backpack Hero is finally bringing all PlayStation and Xbox players aboard the adventure after a successful 1.0 launch on Steam and Nintendo Switch.

Choose one of five playable characters, each with their own take on backpack-building gameplay, and vanquish the endless denizens of procedurally-generated dungeons. Or try the story mode – build a charming hamlet in Haversack Hill by planning your layout, attracting new residents, unlocking new heroes and quests, and stocking up on supplies. Now on your favourite platform!

Get Backpack Hero on Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, Itch, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, or Xbox.

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Start a New Thrilling Adventure in Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Purgatory

In partnership with Paradox Interactive’s World of Darkness, we’re delighted to announce Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Purgatory, a blend of fantasy thriller, visual novel, and tabletop RPG set in the World of Darkness universe, coming to Steam in Q3 2024.

Play as Samira – an Afghan werewolf and refugee. Follow her path of darkness as she flees her motherland and gets struck by a life-changing tragedy. Discover a world where evil comes in both human and supernatural shapes, and investigate the horrifying secrets hidden across the city of Warsaw. Will she sink into despair, overwhelmed by the tragedies of her past? Or will she give in to her rage and fight for a better future? The choice is up to you…

Watch the official announcement trailer

Drawing inspiration from its predecessor, Heart of the Forest, Purgatory continues the saga with familiar faces from the Bialowieza forest alongside a new protagonist, characters, and landmarks of Poland. Players can once again be transported to the rich and immersive universe of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, where the line between humanity and monstrosity blurs. Through a blend of RPG mechanics and a visual novel foundation, they will navigate Samira’s journey of self-discovery – confronting inner demons and real-life monsters that loom large.

So… When will you rage? Discover how the story begins in the demo, available now on Steam.

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Backpack Hero 1.0 is out now on PC and Nintendo Switch!

SURPRISE! We just did a Shadow Drop at Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase: Backpack Hero 1.0 is out now on Nintendo Switch and PC!

Huge congrats to Backpack Hero creators Jas, BinaryCounter and Gangs. You made this incredible game, you are superb people, and you amaze us constantly – it’s a pleasure and privilege to support you. Thank you! 

This is a big milestone for Different Tales publishing! We’ve never done anything quite like this: turns out that a Shadow Drop – on Switch, Steam, GOG, and Epic, for a live game in Early Access — is no small feat for a tiny team. But it was worth it, we’ve learned a ton, and each of us came out stronger! 

To all the fantastic people who helped make this huge thing happen today – our friends at Nintendo, GOG, Epic Games, and Itch.io, the unrelenting porting crew at Aurora Punks, our partners at Gamedev Fund, IndieArk, The BEAST, and Evolve PR, our dear graphic designers and video editors – thank you for your work, effort, and incredible patience!

Backpack Hero 1.0 – the inventory management roguelike – is out now on Nintendo Switch, Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store and Itch.

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Get a physical copy of Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest for PS4 and NS!

We’re excited to announce that you can now get a physical copy of Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

Discover the legendary RPG system and immerse yourself in the mysterious story of Maia who has to track down her family roots.

It’s our first game to be released in the physical version, so it’s an incredibly thrilling day for us!

Order yours here!

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Backpack Hero with Community Vote Award at Digital Dragons Indie Showcase 2023

On May 15 & 16, our publishing team traveled to Kraków to present in the Indie Showcase two of published by us indie gems – Backpack Hero (developed by the Backpack Team) and Havendock (created by a solo dev – YYZ).

Both titles managed to be selected for the Indie Showcase Finals, and in addition to that Backpack Hero managed to receive a Community Vote Award for which the DT publishing team accepted the award in behalf of the Backpack Team.

We would like to thank all the players, fellow devs, and friends who voted for the game! We couldn’t achieve this without your support!

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Havendock now available in Early Access on Steam!

This cozy colony sim was born just a bit over a year ago and is the work of an incredible solo developer YYZ. He’s been working closely with the community from the very beginning, allowing players to experience the game at its early stages and following their feedback.

It’s wonderful to be part of such a special project and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Havendock!

If you’d like to know more about the game – visits its Steam page on which you will be able to follow the game news and updates, alongside already trying the Early Access version of the game and joining the game’s wonderful and passionate community.

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Different Tales will publish Havendock

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve joined forces with solo developer Yeo Ying Zhi (a.k.a. YYZ) to release his spectacular game: Havendock!

Havendock is an oceanic colony sim about a castaway inventor. You know the story: clutching a scrap of wood, surviving out in the middle of the ocean. But then things get wild. You build a high-tech society of vibrant settlers, with power plants, robots, submarines, and… rockets!

Havendock is a fun-to-learn and fiercely captivating indie gem. We fell in love right away, spent hours with it, and honestly, we’re amazed by how much YYZ has accomplished as a solo creator. We’re joining the project to help in those areas where it is most difficult to work alone. We will support the development process, help reach new players, and bring in the buzz that YYZ deserves – after all, Steam Early Access is coming soon!

Enough talk, heed this advice: play the fantastic demo right now, and stay tuned for more exciting news to come!

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Different Tales is publishing Backpack Hero

We’re teaming up with Jaspel to publish their Early Access bestseller Backpack Hero!

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of the inventory management roguelike – over 150,000 have played it so far, it’s one of the year’s most impactful indies after all.

We’ve been great fans for a while now: the clever roguelike twist, the delightful vibes, and its lively supportive community. 

And we admire Jaspel immensely – a tiny remote team scattered all over the world, who’ve already accomplished a fantastic Early Access launch. They’re simply extraordinary.

Now Different Tales is jumping in to help gear up for an excellent full launch, reach new players, and publish on new platforms.

We love the game and its developers dearly; we can’t wait to help build every bit of success they deserve. Stay tuned, you’ll hear more from us soon!

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See you at GIC

Good people, we’re doing new and powerful things, let’s catch up at Game Industry Conference!

Jarek Krawczyk and Konrad Wałkuski are here to talk indie-AA gamedev, publishing your next game, or our next investment round — see you around.

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Different Tales is going to Gamescom

Different Tales is going to Gamescom! Will you meet us there?
Adam, our Operations Manager, will be on site to talk business. Book a chat on Meet 2 Match, or look out for the fella wearing our logo.