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Barcelona-based Novarama And Tencent Reach Investment Agreement!

Barcelona, Spain, March 31st, 2022 – Spanish game development studio Novarama announced today it has reached an investment agreement with Tencent, a world-leading technology company.

Under the terms of the deal, Tencent will take a stake in Novarama, which is working on a new, unannounced, multi-platform MMO.

“Sir Isaac Newton said: to see further you must stand on the shoulders of giants. Partnering with Tencent, the world’s leading publisher of online games, opens a vast world of possibilities for us. Today is a great day not just for us, but also for the Spanish development community as a whole. Thanks to everyone involved on this journey. I can’t wait to share what we are working on,” said Novarama CEO Dani Sanchez-Crespo.

Novarama, founded in 2003, is a developer and publisher of games. For over 10 years, it was a Sony Exclusive studio, creating and delivering the Invizimals franchise on PSP, PSVITA and PS3. Released in 2009, Invizimals was a pioneer in Augmented Reality, digital goods and transmedia, integrating the game with a Netflix TV show. More recently, it released action-RPG Killsquad on Steam. Novarama is currently focused on session-based MMOs.

For more information, please contact info@novarama.com


Genesis Update is Out Now!

Genesis replaces the whole first act of Killsquad, making the first hours of the game more fun and engaging. The Genesis Update introduces: 

Quest system, where you receive and fulfill specific missions to progress through the recruit act. Gone is the time when you didn’t know what to do next.

Less contracts, but each more carefully crafted, so each mission does feel unique and special. There’s no 2 contracts where you’re doing the same stuff.

New enemies & enemy progression. Each mission brings new foes for you to encounter, including 2 brand new semi-bosses.

New locations for you to visit, we’ll let you discover those.

New gameplay mechanics so you get more of the stuff you already loved.

New storyline with voice over.

New lobby chat.

With all this, the game should now feel very different, but this is only the first update of the year: Veteran 1 comes April and upgrades the first half of our veteran contracts. Visit the Vasperiath Nest. Meet Helldörren in his throne room. Watch the Plague spread through a planet. Meet the Federation in their crusade to control the galaxy. 

Veteran 2 comes June and is the second part of our veteran experience. As announced, this takes place in an all-new planet, Skua, the military base of the Federation. So it’s a brand new world, new enemies, etc.

Biosystems Laboratory
New Morgoth Nest

You can learn more about Genesis here.


Unleash Hell With New Killsquad Merch!

Today Novarama is excited to announce that the first official Killsquad merchandise is in stock, courtesy of a strategic partnership with GoodSmile Connect. Players can now purchase cool swag based on Killsquad Universe through digital retailer For Fans By Fans. Available goods include cups, pins, T-shirts, and hoodies with plans to expand the product range in the months to come. For the occasion, Novarama offers a 20% discount until December 31st with a code SQUAD20.

About Killsquad
Killsquad is a top-down co-op action RPG set within the futuristic world of bounty hunters known as ‘killsquads’, who take on contracts and raid planets for loot and glory. The game revolves around quick session-oriented missions featuring an in-depth loot and class system with procedurally generated levels ensuring an intense, action-based single and multiplayer experience. With a variety of different weapons and contracts to unlock and equipment to acquire, players have a seemingly endless selection of options to utilize in a deadly universe that’s always active. Built on Unreal, Killsquad is an indie AAA game available on Steam Early Access with plans to launch on console for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020.

Follow Killsquad on SteamTwitterFacebookInstagramDiscord Channel.

About Good Smile Connect 
Good Smile Connect was formed in April 2019 from a partnership between Good Smile Company and For Fans by Fans. Its focus is to bring fans together with Licensors in order to generate top quality merchandise. Good Smile Connect is creating a community that bridges the gap between fans, artists and the worlds that inspire them.


PLAGUE Descends on Co-Op ARPG Killsquad

Celebrate spooky season with new ‘cursed’ contracts, skins, portraits and more

Barcelona, Spain — November 8th, 2019 — Spanish developer Novarama today released PLAGUE, the third major update for its co-op futuristic ARPG Killsquad, currently available on Steam Early Access. PLAGUE brings a new Spec Ops contract, skins, portraits and five new ‘cursed’ contracts to the universe and introduces a new high risk, high reward gameplay system. A cursed contract begins when the strange obelisk Omen of the Plague, offers a curse to one member of the player party, with everyone voting on whether they want to take the risk for enhanced loot. Eight curses are currently available, damning players with all sorts of limitations, including reduced health or speed and stronger enemies.

Additionally, Novarama today published the second video in the Gathering of Bounty Hunters initiative, created to connect with the community in a more personal way. Killsquad players were asked to submit their questions, while the Novarama team answered them in a one hour long video, revealing future plans for the game. These included the revelation of 3 new bosses, a quest system to further increase the game’s depth, and a whole new game world to be released in early 2020.

Gathering of Bounty Hunters Video #2: https://bit.ly/36Kxudb

“The spooky season is upon us and the Killsquad universe has transformed into a terrifyingly fun place to be!” said Game Director Dani Sanchez-Crespo. “Our PLAGUE and Halloween updates have brought new themed contracts, skins, portraits and other seasonal goodies that make the interplanetary bounty hunt that much more satisfying.“

Until November 18th players can join the Hallowtide event, featuring exciting content additions such as collectables, new quests, spooky UI decorations and audio, bringing bone-chilling frights and fun to the Killsquad universe. The pumpkin hunt begins as players roam planets to complete an eerie side quest and earn various seasonal rewards.

About Killsquad
Killsquad is a top-down co-op action RPG set within the futuristic world of bounty hunters known as ‘killsquads’, who take on contracts and raid planets for loot and glory. The game revolves around quick session-oriented missions featuring an in-depth loot and class system with procedurally generated levels ensuring an intense, action-based single and multiplayer experience. With a variety of different weapons and contracts to unlock and equipment to acquire, players have a seemingly endless selection of options to utilize in a deadly universe that’s always active. Built on Unreal, Killsquad is an indie AAA game available on Steam Early Access with plans to launch on console for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020.

Follow Killsquad on SteamTwitterFacebookInstagramDiscord Channel.

About Novarama
Novarama was founded in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain, with a simple idea in mind: to create innovative games with mass-market appeal. Novarama’s games focus on creating and supporting game worlds across formats, building game communities that bring people together and last many years. For over nine years, Novarama has worked exclusively for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, publishing titles on PSP, PS VITA and PS3. They introduced Augmented Reality to the masses with the Invizimals saga, which has generated six titles, sold 2.5 million units, and spawned a franchise ranging from TV Shows, toys, trading cards and video games. Killsquad is Novarama’s first title as a self-published developer. For more information, visit: https://novarama.com


Hallowtide Event Brings Spooky Celebrations to Co-Op ARPG Killsquad!

Halloween event brings creepy new decorations, chilling collectibles and a terrifyingly fun side quest, along with a community update with mid-session access and lobby party preservation

Today the futuristic action RPG Killsquad commences the spooky season celebration with Hallowtide, the first ever Halloween event in the game, featuring exciting content additions such as collectables, new quests, spooky UI decorations and audio, bringing bone-chilling frights and fun to the Killsquad universe. The pumpkin hunt begins as players roam planets to complete an eerie side quest and earn various Halloween themed portraits and badges leading up to the third major update, PLAGUE, coming on Halloween day. This week people can purchase Killsquad with 30% off as part of Steam’s Halloween sale.

Additionally, Novarama released the second community update, which brings the most community-requested features, such as the ability to join an ongoing contract and stay with the party together for the following matches. This update greatly reduces lobby waiting times as all available contracts will become a candidate session as well as help maintain continuity of the bounty hunter squad, facilitating the cooperative experience. For more information, check out the developer blog post.

About Killsquad
Killsquad is a top-down co-op action RPG set within the futuristic world of bounty hunters known as ‘killsquads’, who take on contracts and raid planets for loot and glory. The game revolves around quick session-oriented missions featuring an in-depth loot and class system with procedurally generated levels ensuring an intense, action-based single and multiplayer experience. With a variety of different weapons and contracts to unlock and equipment to acquire, players have a seemingly endless selection of options to utilize in a deadly universe that’s always active. Built on Unreal, Killsquad is an indie AAA game available on Steam Early Access with plans to launch on console for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020.

Follow Killsquad on SteamTwitterFacebookInstagramDiscord Channel.