• News,  Press Release

    Announcing BRINDIE – affordable branding for indies

    Order complete game store pages and online presence creation for a fixed price Stockholm, Sweden — November 29, 2018 — BRINDIE – affordable branding for indies is a new branding service for game developers. BRINDIE means ordering complete store pages and online presence creation for a fixed price. BRINDIE is launching in BETA today, and can be accessed here: http://brindie.games/ BRINDIE is available in 4 tiers: BRINDIE Free (http://brindie.games/brindie-free/) is a free & open source collection of vector based templates in .ai formats, as well as a list of asset sizes for 17 online services, including Steam, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google Store, Reddit, Discord and more. This collection drastically…

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    Pendula Swing Episode 3 “Orcing Hard or Hardly Orcing” and Pendula Swing All Episodes Bundle are now available on Steam

    The episodic adventure game set in a fantasy version of the American Roaring 1920s gets a third installment and an All Episodes bundle at 30% discount   Stockholm, Sweden — November 22, 2018 — Valiant Game Studio AB today launched the third installment of Pendula Swing, called “Orcing Hard or Hardly Orcing”. The newest episode brings Brialynne to the Harbor District, where she aims to ask the captain of a ship what she knows about the missing axe. In “Orcing Hard or Hardly Orcing”, players come face to face with a typical Roaring 1920s problem, which is prohibition, they can spend time in a seedy bar and even get virtually…

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    There & Back Again – a Valiant GamesCom report!

    Over 370000 visitors from 114 countries and 1037 companies from 56 countries – this was GamesCom 2018. And we are so lucky and proud to report we were one of those companies, celebrating games last week in Cologne and showing off Pendula Swing. This was Valiant’s first GamesCom but not our first show as game developers – in fact, Anna and I went to GamesCom almost every year since about 2012. It’s an honour to attend, but it is also a tiresome and costly endeavour. Attending GamesCom as a games reveller is a very different activity than attending it as an exhibitor. So it is always wise to make a…

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    Roaring Twenties Inspired Fantasy Adventure Begins Today – “Pendula Swing” Now Available on Steam

    First Two Episodes of 3D Narrative Adventure Game Now Available for PC and Mac Stockholm, Sweden — August 15, 2018 — Valiant Game Studio today launched the first two installments of its episodic adventure game, Pendula Swing, which is now available on Steam for PC and Mac. Pendula Swingtransports players to a fantasy version of the American Roaring ‘20s where elves, goblins, dwarves and orcs co-mingle with humans, raising complicated social issues such as prejudice, racism, stereotypes and the disparity between wealth and poverty. Each episode spans approximately 40-60 minutes of gameplay, similar to a television series. The first two episodes available, “Tired and Retired” and “The Old Hero’s New Journey”, lay out…

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    Pendula Swing launches next week & Valiant goes to GamesCom

    Greetings, Valiant adventurers! We are launching Pendula Swing Episode 1 and 2 next week! Pendula Swing Episode 1 – Tired and Retired The once famous dwarven hero, Brialynne Donu Tenúm, is forced to interrupt her indefinite retirement on her idyllic island when she discovers that an important artefact has been stolen. Starring: Brialynne Donu Tenúm, Katya, Douglas Dale Length: 40-60 mins Price: free forever! Pendula Swing Episode 2 – Old Hero’s New Journey Brialynne sets foot in Duberdon for the first time in 400 years and is mesmerized by how the world changed. She hopes to find someone who can help recover her axe, which appears to be harder than she had anticipated. And who is…

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    Episodic Adventure RPG “Pendula Swing” Hits Steam August 15th

    First two episodes for Roaring Twenties inspired fantasy title coming soon for PC and Mac Stockholm, Sweden — July 25, 2018 — Indie developer Valiant Game Studio announced today that its upcoming adventure game with RPG elements, Pendula Swing, will launch soon on Steam. Introducing a fantasy version of the American Roaring Twenties period, Pendula Swing features goblins, dwarves and orcs in a unique Tolkien meets The Great Gatsby setting. The first episode of Pendula Swing will be offered for free and the second will be priced at $4.99, with a remaining five episodes rolling out over the course of the next year. “Pendula Swing raises complicated social issues such as prejudice, racism, stereotypes and the disparity…

  • Press Release

    PENDULA SWING ENTERS CLOSED BETA

    We seek to distribute a limited number of closed beta keys to Adventure RPGs enthusiasts! Stockholm, June 19, 2018 – Pendula Swing, the episodic adventure game set in a fantasy version of the American Roaring 20s, has officially started its Closed Beta Test via Steam. Ask for your closed beta key HERE (https://goo.gl/forms/xy4yc48H3FxoQI8r2) or by sending an e-mail to hello [at] valiant [dot] se. There is a limited number of beta keys. The keys will grant unlimited access to the first two episodes that are scheduled for launch later this year.

  • BLOG

    A handy Steam guide for Pendula Swing testing

    Pendula Swing is an episodic adventure game that uses fantasy tropes in an imaginary version of the American Roaring 20s to tell stories and ponder racism, prejudice and job loss due to technological advancement. We will release the first episode by the end of this summer, so while we are busy making pixel magic happen, we need fresh eyes to help us spot the errors as we develop the world of Pendula. Testing a game as early as possible with people outside the dev team is crucial. So we already started distributing a few keys for our testing branch on Steam. However, we are designing Pendula Swing more akin to TV…

  • BLOG

    An in depth explanation of our Pendula Swing Episodic release

    It is hard to sell games. As an independent game developer in this day and age, I am afraid. Pendula Swing is facing a fierce competition from companies infinitely more powerful and resourceful than us.  Only a fraction of independent developers manage to earn enough to stay afloat. We exist in an industry where mere sustainability equals success and where bootstrapped projects drown in a sea of abundance, regardless of their value. The indiepocalypse is upon us. “Your indie game will flop and you will lose money” We know. But what is perceived as such a great despair in the games industry is business as usual in pretty much every…

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    Pendula Swing goes episodic!

    The world is moving ahead! The word of Pendula Swing, that is 🙂 We are going episodic! While making games has become easier, selling them is certainly a challenge, especially when you compete with 200+ new titles launched weekly on Steam. Here at Valiant, we are profoundly aware of this and so we are going to have a distribution model inspired by the TV series industry: Pendula Swing goes episodic! We aim to release the Pendula Swing Pilot Episode for free this spring! We will follow up with 7 episodes that can be purchased one by one, or all together in the Pendula Swing Deluxe Edition. Subscribe to our Newsletter…