Poly Bridge 2 is now available on PC with a simultaneous launch on Steam and the Epic Games Store!

The popular bridge-building simulator is back and better than ever with a new extension that allows streamers and viewers to collaborate with ease.

Paekakariki, New Zealand – May 28, 2020 – The acclaimed bridge-building simulator that sold almost 3 million copies is back with even more bells and whistles! The brand-new extension allows streamers and viewers to work together in building their best, and worst, bridges. Developer and publisher Dry Cactus is excited to launch Poly Bridge 2 simultaneously on both Steam and the Epic Games Store today! Players can now unleash their creativity on PC (Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux) for $14.99 USD.

Poly Bridge 2 introduces new levels, new mechanics, a custom physics engine, workshop campaigns, and much more. Rediscover your engineering creativity with even more hours of puzzling fun!

Relax to the soothing new soundtrack as you try, and retry, to keep your bridges standing long enough to get to the other side. Pinch every penny and cut every corner to edge your way up the separate verified Unbreaking and Unrestricted leaderboards. Create, upload, and play a never-ending variety of levels in Sandbox or Workshop. Challenge yourself, friends, and the world with your own puzzles.

If you get stuck on a puzzle while streaming, the Poly Bridge 2 Twitch Extension allows viewers and streamers to work together to solve it. Viewers can design and submit bridges directly to their favourite streamer for them to test in-game! Learn more at http://twitch.polybridge2.com.

Here’s what else you can expect from the new and improved bridge-building simulator:

New Soundtrack

Adrian Talens returns with a new full-length Soundtrack! Relax to the soothing and critically acclaimed music with 13 completely new tracks plus 18 of the original Poly Bridge songs remastered! Enjoy over an hour and a half of the familiar and gentle acoustic guitar rhythms.

Springs!

Take on levels with some added cushion and bounce your way to victory with the new Spring material. Now your bridges can be even more flexible!

New Physics

The team above and beyond this time, crafting a custom physics engine optimized and fine-tuned specifically for bridge simulations. Accurate and predictable, it guarantees the same simulation outcome for everyone, keeping the competitive aspect of the game alive!

Verified Leaderboards

Compete against other players in the new separate general and unbreaking leaderboards! Leaderboard entries are verified on submission to ensure a fair experience for all players.

Improved Sandbox

Create unique levels from scratch and submit them to the in-game Workshop with an improved Sandbox level designer with new objects, customizable ramps, and over twenty vehicles to choose from! Show off your creativity, make your own puzzles, and find an endless variety of levels made by other players!

Workshop Campaigns

Group and order your workshop levels together in the new Workshop Campaigns! Design entire campaign worlds including multiple levels with a common theme and difficulty progression. We’ve also included over 100 original Poly Bridge levels to replay in the Workshop Campaigns section of the in-game Workshop!

And More!

  • First Break Indicator: When your bridge is falling down it can be tough to see where it all goes wrong. Diagnose and fix problems easily with this new simple tool that highlights the first piece broken.
  • 3-Way Split Joints: Drawbridges and hydraulic contraptions can now be enhanced with 3-way split joints. Employ complex moving designs into your bridge with multiple moving parts.
  • Higher Resolution Video Replays: Record high-resolution video replays to show your funny and crazy failures and amazing successes with your friends or on social media. Share your bridges with the world!

For the latest updates, visit the website, follow on Twitter, and check it out on Steam or the Epic Games Store.

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BookConline (Online BookCon 2020) Schedule

There are some definite highlights here but everything it worth your time! Head to Bookcon’s website with full details on the panels.

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Book Expo Online Schedule.

Wednesday’s session of Book Expo Online was absolutely amazing.  Make sure to follow facebook.com/BookExpo for these amazing sessions!

Book Expo Online 2020 Schedule

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BOOM! Studios Announces Surprise FAITHLESS II #1 DAY ONE VARIANT For Retailers

 The Hotly Anticipated New Series Arrives With Limited Edition Advance Variant on June 3rd

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 27, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced the FAITHLESS II #1 DAY ONE VARIANT, a special advance edition of the hotly anticipated erotic thriller sequel from superstars Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Maria Llovet (Heartbeat). The limited-edition FAITHLESS II #1 DAY ONE VARIANT features new cover art from Eisner Award-winning artist Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100). Moreover, this one-per-store edition arrives at qualifying comic shop retailers on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, one full week in advance of the series debut on June 10, 2020.

This is the first surprise monthly variant cover for comic shops as part of the groundbreaking Day One Retailer Support Services Program, an industry-first plan to immediately support comic shops and their communities worldwide. More details on the program can be found right here.

In FAITHLESS II, Faith must travel to Turin, known as the epicenter of black magic – it’s also a place of high fashion, art, and literature. Now, Faith is in the center of it all and with that, her own power grows.

But all power comes with a price.

And Faith has only just begun to pay for hers.

FAITHLESS II is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose; and the upcoming Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo and We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo.

Print copies of the FAITHLESS II #1 will be available for sale on June 10, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. FAITHLESS VOL. 1 is available now in bookstores everywhere. 

For continuing news on FAITHLESS II and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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IDW Reveals Comic Book Direct Market Publishing Schedule for Summer 2020

Visit or Contact Your Local Comic Shop for the Best in Summer Reading, Including New Locke & KeyTMNT: The Last Ronin, Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes, the First Star Trek: DS9 Series in a Decade, and Much More!

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 26, 2020) – IDW Publishing (OTCQX: IDWM), the award-winning publisher of comic books and graphic novels, is thrilled to announce its revised Direct Market release schedule for Summer 2020. With world-renowned brands like Sonic The Hedgehog and Transformers, groundbreaking original series like Usagi Yojimbo and Sleeping Beauties, acclaimed celebrations of the comics medium like Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition and Parker: The Martini Edition – Last Call, and everything in-between, IDW is perfectly poised to bring readers the summertime thrills they’ve been longing for — all available from your friendly neighborhood comic shops!

“It’s been a crazy time for everybody,” says John Barber, Editor in Chief at IDW. “I’m really excited about finally bringing people the thing that brings us together: comics and books. There’s a really wide range of comics and graphic novels coming from IDW this summer — some you’ve probably been waiting for, and some that are new surprises. For me, the real magic is that there are stories here for everyone, from every walk of life.”

Chris Ryall, IDW’s President, Publisher, and CCO, says, “We’ve all been waiting — fans, retailers, and our staff alike — fervently and sometimes with a bit of understandable restlessness. Our thanks go out to all of you for letting us continue to make, ship, and sell comics to you. None of us take that opportunity for granted – and we will all continue to strive to make any purchase you make worth your time and your money.”


 

MAY 27

Camp Spirit Graphic Novel
Revisit the summer of ‘94 with writer/artist Axelle Lenoir! With just two months left before college, Elodie is forced to take a job as a camp counselor. She doesn’t know the first thing about nature, or sports, or kids for that matter, and isn’t especially interested in learning… but now she’s responsible for a foul-mouthed horde of girls who just might win her over. Just as Elodie starts getting used to her new environment, a dark mystery lurking around the camp begins to haunt her dreams.

Sonic The Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
Join two of the most popular new characters from Sonic’s world in this classic odd-couple team-up adventure! Tangle the Lemur’s got a problem: there’s not enough action in her life! Whisper the Wolf’s also got a problem: she’s hunting down an incredibly dangerous enemy named Sonic the Hedgehog! Can Tangle and Whisper help solve each other’s problems, or will they just make things worse? By Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, and more!

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure Trade Paperback
G.I. Joe #6
Godzilla: The Complete Rulers of Earth Vol. 1 Trade Paperback (New Edition)
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #5
Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath Trade Paperback
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle Trade Paperback
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #23


 

JUNE 3

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Road to 100 Deluxe Edition Hardcover
The landmark 100th issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets the celebration it deserves in this special hardcover edition! Nearly eight years of action-packed continuity by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and series co-writer Tom Waltz is brought to its dramatic finale… but that’s not all!  In addition to the landmark issue, join TMNT scholar Patrick Ehlers for an authoritative study of IDW’s TMNT continuity — the perfect companion for such a notable comic book milestone!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #271
Marvel Action: Black Panther Vol. 2: Rise Together Trade Paperback
Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim #5 (of 6)
Star Trek: Year Five #11


 

JUNE 10

Parker: The Martini Edition Hardcover Slipcase Graphic Novel
The great Darwyn Cooke’s graphic novel adaptations of Richard Stark’s Parker stories “The Hunter”, “The Outfit”, “The Man with the Getaway Face”, and “The Seventh” are collected in this 9” x 13” hardcover, packaged in a gorgeous slipcase. Includes copious illustrations by Cooke and a long form discussion on Parker featuring Cooke, Ed Brubaker (acclaimed writer of Criminal), and noted comics journalist and historian Tom Spurgeon. A loving tribute to the legacy of Darwyn Cooke and Parker!

Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1: Bunraku & Other Stories Trade Paperback
The warrior’s journey of Usagi Yojimbo continues in these all-new full-color adventures! In “Bunraku & Other Stories”, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem, goes back to his bodyguard roots on a perilous journey alongside Lady Mura, and hunts a stolen sword with bounty hunters Gen and Stray Dog. Plus, the very first Usagi story, “The Goblin of Adachigahara”, is expanded from 8 to 24 pages, adding new insights into the characters!

Afraid of Everything Hardcover Graphic Novel
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #4 (of 4)
Disney Comics and Stories #12
Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish Trade Paperback
The Kill Lock #5 (of 6)
Mountainhead #4 (of 5)
Pandemica Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
Rascal Hardcover Graphic Novel
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Vol. 3 Trade Paperback
Wellington #4 (of 5)


 

JUNE 17

Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition Hardcover
After the runaway success of Giant Size X-Men #1, all-new stories exploded in the pages of X-Men #94… and the rest is the stuff comic book dreams are made of! This Artifact Edition contains more than 100 pages from Cockrum’s initial run on X-Men, as well as pages from the artist’s second run on the characters several years later. As an added bonus: a gallery section featuring covers, sketches, and a few surprises! This is an art book made for fans of Dave Cockrum’s X-Men art!

The Crow: Lethe #1 (of 3) – Second Printing
The Crow: Lethe #2 (of 3)
Dying is Easy #5 (of 5)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #272
Lab Vol. 1 Graphic Novel
Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes Hardcover Graphic Novel
Transformers #20
Transformers: The IDW Collection – Phase 2 Vol. 11 Hardcover
Uncle Scrooge #56
Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition Hardcover


 

JUNE 24

Sleeping Beauties #1 (of 10)
Based on the horror novel by Stephen and Owen King, and adapted by Rio Youers and Alison Sampson! A strange sleeping sickness, known as Aurora, has fallen over the world, and strangest of all, it only affects women. In the small town of Dooling, a mysterious woman has walked out of the woods; she calls herself Eve and leaves a trail of carnage behind her. More mysterious: she’s the only woman not falling asleep.

A Radical Shift of Gravity Graphic Novel
Locke & Key #1 Facsimile Edition
Marvel Action: Spider-Man Vol. 4: Venom Trade Paperback
My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
Sonic The Hedgehog #28
Sonic The Hedgehog Vol. 6: Last Minute Trade Paperback
Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales #2 (of 5)
Star Wars Adventures Vol. 9: Fight the Empire Trade Paperback
They Called Us Enemy Spanish Edition: Nos Llamaron Enemigo Graphic Novel
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #3 (of 3)
Transformers vs. The Terminator #2 (of 4)


 

JULY 1

Ed Leffingwell’s Little Joe by Harold Gray Hardcover
Eve Stranger Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
Ghostbusters: Year One #4 (of 4)
I Can Sell You a Body #4 (of 4)
Johnny Dynamite – The Complete Adventures of Pete Morisi’s Wild Man of Chicago Hardcover
Marvel Action Classics: Avengers Starring Iron Man #1
Speed Bump: A 25th Anniversary Collection Hardcover Graphic Novel
Star Trek: Year Five #12
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #24
Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #4


 

JULY 8

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
Disney Comics and Stories #13
Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #4 (of 5)
Marvel Vault of Heroes: Captain America Trade Paperback
Michael Recycle Meets Borat the Space Cat Hardcover Picture Book
Sleeping Beauties #2 (of 10)
Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2020
Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star Trade Paperback
Star Wars Adventures #32
Transformers: Galaxies #7


 

JULY 15

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1
Comics superstar Rob Liefeld (New Mutants, X-Force, Youngblood) takes on G.I. Joe in this high-octane, adrenaline-fueled miniseries! Snake Eyes has long been the most mysterious member of the G.I. Joe team, but within the pages of Deadgame, he’ll finally be forced to play his hand! How long can he keep his past classified… and what deadly secrets will come back to haunt him?

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Too Long a Sacrifice #1
Death casts its shadow as Constable Odo searches for truth amid a web of treachery and lies. Everyone on the Promanade has a motive for this murder, be it vengeance, justice… or old-fashioned greed. Legendary Star Trek scribes Scott Tipton and David Tipton team with noir artist Greg Scott for the first Deep Space Nine comic book series in a decade!

Transformers ‘84: Secrets & Lies #1 (of 4)
Simon Furman returns! Accompanied by the equally accomplished Guido Guidi and John-Paul Bove, the beloved writer tells a new tale in the original Transformers comic universe, hot off the heels of the successful Transformers ’84 #0 one-shot! As the Cybertronian Civil War rages, Decepticon scientist Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticon’s victory and subjugation of the planet: an obstacle called Megatron!

The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Vol. 28 Hardcover
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Complete Silence One-Shot
The Grot: The Story of the Swamp City Grifters Trade Paperback
H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau Hardcover
Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3
Napoleon Dynamite: Impeach Pedro Trade Paperback
Star Wars Adventures: Clone Wars – Battle Tales #3 (of 5)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #106
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Vol. 11 Hardcover
Usagi Yojimbo #10


 

JULY 22

My Little Pony / Transformers #1 (of 4)
When Queen Chrysalis casts a spell looking for more changelings, she accidentally interferes with a malfunctioning Spacebridge! What’s this mean for our favorite fillies? There are suddenly a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons in Equestria! And as the dust settles, Rarity and Arcee find themselves teaming up against a hostile Decepticon force…

Canto and the Clockwork Fairies One-Shot
Red Panda & Moon Bear Spanish Edition: Panda Roja y Osa Lunar Graphic Novel
Sonic The Hedgehog #29
Star Trek: Year Five Vol. 2: The Wine-Dark Deep Trade Paperback
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2020
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #25
Transformers #21


 

JULY 29

The Crow: Lethe #3 (of 3)
The Kill Lock #6 (of 6)
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #6
Pandemica #5 (of 5)
Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim #6 (of 6)
Sleeping Beauties #3 (of 10)
Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #5 (of 7)


 

AUGUST 5

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #273
Judge Dredd: False Witness #2 (of 4)
Marvel Action: Avengers #2
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 2: A.I.M. Small
Narcos
 #3 (of 4)
Read Only Memories #4 (of 4)
Sonic the Hedgehog #30
Star Trek: Year Five #13
Usagi Yojimbo #11


 

AUGUST 12

Be Gay, Do Comics Graphic Novel
The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears apart reality. These are the just some of the comics you’ll find in this massive anthology from The Nib. Be Gay, Do Comics is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire about pronoun panic and brands desperate to co-opt pride. Brimming with resilience, inspiration, and humor, featuring more than 30 cartoonists!

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #5 (of 5)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Snake Eyes Origin One-Shot
The Mueller Report Graphic Novel
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89
My Little Pony / Transformers #2 (of 4)
Sleeping Beauties #4 (of 10)
Sonic The Hedgehog Spanish Edition Vol. 1: ¡Consecuencias! Trade Paperback
Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales #4 (of 5)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #107
They Called Us Enemy Expanded Edition Graphic Novel
Transformers #22
Transformers: Galaxies #8
Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #6 (of 7)


 

AUGUST 19

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 (of 5)
Springing from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comes an epic like you’ve never seen before! In a far different future NYC, a lone surviving Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends. Kinetic layouts from Eastman, moody inks from Andy Kuhn, and a thrilling script from longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz combine to make this one of the most memorable TMNT stories you will ever read. Oversized in both format and page count!

Voyage to the Stars #1 (of 5)
The hit sci-fi comedy podcast crashes into comics! Earth is gone. Only one intrepid crew of misfits managed to escape, now determined and ambiguously destined to stop a growing, ancient evil from consuming the universe (although stopping it may be tricky, as our heroes can’t help but destroy just about every planet and species they come across) By five-time Harvey Award-nominee James Asmus and Connie Daidone!

Fishtown Brotherly Love Edition Graphic Novel
G.I. Joe #7
Godzilla: Half-Century War Trade Paperback
Life in the Stupidverse Graphic Novel
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19
Sonic the Hedgehog #31
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Too Long a Sacrifice #2 (of 4)
Star Trek: Picard Trade Paperback
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #26
Transformers ’84: Secrets and Lies #2 (of 4)
Transformers vs. The Terminator #3 (of 4)
Uncle Scrooge #57
Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #7 (of 7)


 

AUGUST 26

Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 (of 5)
All-ages fan favorite Canto returns! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules — he escaped his masters on an epic journey to save his love’s heart, and he led his people to freedom. But now that freedom is in jeopardy, as Canto discovers his people’s clockwork hearts will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. Can they lift the curse before their time runs out?

Locke & Key: …In Pale Battalions Go… #1 (of 2)
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s acclaimed Locke & Key continues! The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke’s oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all… and use the keys to turn the tide! Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows.

Corto Maltese: Mu, The Lost Continent Graphic Novel
From Hell Master Edition Hardcover
Gears of War: Hivebusters
 Trade Paperback
Kodi Vol. 1 Graphic Novel
Haunted Mansion Graphic Novel
Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2 (of 6)
Star Trek: Hell’s Mirror One-Shot
Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108
Transformers: Galaxies #9
Transformers Vol. 2: Change in Their Nature Hardcover
Usagi Yojimbo #12


For information on how to acquire copies of IDW Publishing’s upcoming comic book and graphic novel releases, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

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Fellow Traveller’s Annual LudoNarraCon Sees Big Growth in 2020 Event

Taking place April 24 thru 27, LudoNarraCon was a smashing success for the Fellow Traveller team and all involved

MELBOURNE, Australia – May 19th, 2020  Indie games label Fellow Traveller held their 2nd annual LudoNarraCon at the tail end of April, and today they’re beyond happy to report the event was a rousing success. Building on the accomplishments of the 2019 event, LudoNarraCon 2020 aired live on Steam as a global digital festival celebrating narrative video games with a roster of independent games, playable demos, and thoughtful panels featuring many industry veterans.

 

In 2019 when the inaugural LudoNarraCon took place, Fellow Traveller put stock in the fact that digital events would be the way of the future. It was impossible to predict, but as the number of digital-focused events increases in the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Fellow Traveller was proud to provide one of the foremost opportunities for indie developers to showcase their games to the world. If you missed out on the event, you can catch up on many of the panels on Fellow Traveller’s YouTube channel.

 

Narrative Design: The Secret Sauce of Game Storytelling

This year’s event saw 940,000 unique attendees direct to the event page, up from 2019’s 850K, with participants seeing approximately 20K visitors each to their individual store pages which is impressive in its own right as LudoNarraCon 2020 featured more than twice the number of exhibitors as last year. Other interesting stats include:

  • Unreleased games saw an average of 3K wishlists during the event.
  • 42 devs exhibited games with content coming in from around the world: Australia, Germany, Japan, Venezuela, Indonesia, Canada, UK, USA, and more!
  • 14 panels, ran live and looped afterward, saw concurrent viewers of 3000 up to near 5000 attendees at a time, absolutely dwarfing the abilities for physical attendance to a panel at most events. Total unique viewers of 1.4 million across all viewing platforms.
  • Event banners on Steam received over 61 million impressions – a big increase on 2019’s 13.5 million impressions – highlighting the platform as an ideal host for digital events.
  • Demos averaged 4624 activations across games with an average of 2K actual players over the period they were available.
  • Global reach in a way no physical event could be! The top three attendee locations after the US were China, Russia, and Brazil.

Fellow Traveller plan to build even further on this year’s massive success as they already begin planning LudoNarraCon’s 2021 edition. Spearheaded by a mission to give unique narrative titles from devs and publishers around the world their moment to shine, LudoNarraCon 2021 is sure to impress when it makes its third appearance.

 

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BOOM! Studios Announces July 2020 New Comic Book and Graphic Novel Release Schedule 

Award-Winning Premier Publisher Reveals Slate of Comics Books Available in Comic Shops in July 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 19, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced their new comic book and graphic novel releases for July 2020. The award-winning publisher’s new single issue comics release schedule resumes tomorrow, May 20, 2020 and the full schedule for May & June can be found here.

7/1/20 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #15
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghosts #3
King of Nowhere #3
Ronin Island #12
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: The Quest for the Dual Glaive HC
Steven Universe Vol. 7: Our Fearful Trip OGN SC

7/8/20    
Alienated #4
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1
Firefly #17
Red Mother #6
Something is Killing the Children #8
A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel OGN HC
Eat, and Love Yourself OGN SC
Folklords SC

7/15/20     
Faithless II #2
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #9
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #51
Once & Future #9
Adventure Time: Princess Bubblegum SC
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hellmouth Limited Edition HC
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hellmouth SC
Fence: Rivals OGN SC 

7/22/20    
Angel & Spike #12
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1
Wicked Things #3
Wynd #2
Angel Legacy Edition Book Two SC
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Beyond the Grid SC
Space Bear OGN HC

7/29/20  
Firefly #18
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #52
Bill & Ted Omnibus SC
Giant Days Vol. 13 SC
Ronin Island Vol. 2 SC
Wonder Pony OGN SC

BOOM! Studios will continue to support comic book stores through their Day One Retailer Support Services Program, which offers an unrivaled slate of discounts, returnability and sales tools including extensions and expansions of previously announced benefits, as part of their commitment to ensuring comic shops remain a thriving part of every community.

For continuing news on BOOM! Studios stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Shark Sim and Kill!

This is one of P-CS’ most anticipated games.

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IWTV RELEASES: NEW PROMOTIONS & LIBRARIES STARTING TODAY!

Today, Chicago’s AAW debuts on IWTV with eight of the best events in the promotions history, featuring Chris Hero, Samoa Joe, The Lucha Brothers, Cody Rhodes and more.

Later this week, Southern California promotion AWS will begin releasing content on IWTV from their extensive archive which includes The Young Bucks, Scorpio Sky, Candice LeRae, B-Boy and other stars of the SoCal scene.

In addition to AAW and AWS, IWTV will soon feature events from the legendary southern independent promotion Wildside.

Below is a look at what our future release schedule for these archives will be. Please note that these are start dates for the release of these archives, many of which will continue to be added to over the course of the next several months.

Week of May 25… Beyond Wrestling Secret Shows

Week of June 1… IWA East Coast

Week of June 8… Wildside

Week of June 15… ICW New York

Week of June 22… Hoodslam

Week of June 29… Absolute Intense Wrestling

Additionally, major events and new to IWTV releases from Insanity Pro Wrestling, Freelance Underground and C4 Wrestling will be added to IWTV in the coming weeks.

You can watch all of these archives and more with your IWTV subscription!

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BOOM! Studios Shocks Industry With Surprise Launch of James Tynion IV & Michael Dialynas’ WYND #1

 Star-Studded “Must Read” Limited Series Debuts Next Month from BOOM! Studios

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 18, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced the surprise release of WYND #1, kicking off an all new original limited series by the award-winning superstars James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, Batman) and artist Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with letterer Aditya Bidikar (Isola).Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award winning series The Woods.

WYND #1, featuring a cover by Dialynas, will be on-sale June 17, 2020 at comic shops – just one week after the landmark release of Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1, the top ordered graphic novel in the comics industry, and DC’s hotly anticipated Batman #92, both written by Tynion IV. Every issue of WYND will feature over 40 pages of story – more than twice the standard comic.

This is the first original series from BOOM! Studios to be announced and solicited outside of the traditional solicitation cycle, which normally involves soliciting product three months in advance to retailers and fans. Though WYND was originally announced as an original graphic novel from the BOOM! Box imprint for a November 2020 release, the company saw a unique opportunity to deliver fans and retailers a new Must Read series at a crucial time in the comics industry. The unorthodox and one-time only approach allows BOOM! Studios to deliver the debut issue of the series in only one month.

“This unprecedented early release of WYND allows us to deliver one of our biggest new series of the year to readers sooner than expected and provides comic shop retailers with another hit series in one of the most important months of the year,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor in Chief, BOOM! Studios. “We know that readers are looking for entertainment that transports us to another world, delivering characters you love and a journey you can’t wait to follow month to month–-which James, Michael and Aditya deliver in this incredible fantasy epic.”

“The biggest retailers in the biz have been asking for hits,” BOOM! CEO and Founder Ross Richie said. “‘We need hits, hits, hits, load up the big hits for comic shops, Ross, we need excitement as stores reopen,’ they said. So we’re listening to our partners and providing them what they’re asking for. This is literally the familiar Stan Lee saying, ‘Because you demanded it!’”

WYND introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

Now on the run with the boy of his dreams, his best friend Oakley, and a literal prince, Wynd will have to embrace the magic within himself if he wants to save them from the shocking dangers that await!

“I’ve always been an impatient person. I think I might have willed this into existence last week, looking over the final pages of what was the WYND original graphic novel, wishing that people didn’t have to wait until November to see them,” said James Tynion IV. “WYND is my dream project, the one that i’ve been working on intermittently since I was in High School. Seeing it come to life with Michael’s art has been one of the greatest pleasures of the last year, and the idea that we’re going to get to bring it into the world in glorious oversized issues starting this summer is deeply exciting to me. We’re really proud of this one.”

“Just when I got my brain around the fact that people wouldn’t be able to read WYND Book One until November, BOOM! (pun intended) we suddenly get to share our series with you in a new and fun way next month!” said Michael Dialynas. “It’s been a blast creating the magical world of Esseriel with James and it has been a joy to work with Eric and the whole team again. I’m super proud and excited for you all to read WYND, just before we start planning out the next book in the series. Stay safe and read comics!”

Print copies of WYND #1 will be available for sale on June 17, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on WYND and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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