Factsheet

Developer:
DrinkBox Studios
Based in Toronto, Canada

Release date:
April 26th, 2016

Platforms:
PS Vita
iOS
WiiU
3DS
Nintendo Switch

Website:
severedgame.com

Regular Price:

ESRBTeen
PEGI12
USK12
DJCTQ12

Description

Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.

History

The genesis for Severed came about during an internal game jam and is considered an experimental undertaking by the studio.

Features

  • Dungeon Combat: Master offensive and defensive touch combat techniques to survive intense battles against a menagerie of enemies.
  • Severing: Best enemies in combat for a chance at severing their body parts -- then wear them to gain new powers or consume them to upgrade your equipment and abilities.
  • Exploration: Follow branching routes through the unknown, using your wits to avoid hazards and solve puzzles.
  • Music: Original soundtrack from Juno-nominated band YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN featuring Pantayo.

Videos

Severed - Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer  YouTube

Severed (PS Vita) - Release Date Announcement Trailer  YouTube

Severed PlayStation Experience 2015 Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Severed Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Severed Announce Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (5MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "IPad Game of the Year - Winner" Apple. 2016.
  • "Best Handheld Game - Finalist" D.I.C.E. 2016.
  • "Best Mobile/Handheld Game - Winner" Canadian Video Game Awards. 2016.
  • "Best Mobile/Handheld Game - Finalist" The Game Awards. 2016.
  • "Best Mobile Game - Winner" Destructoid. 2016.
  • "Best Mobile Game - Finalist" IGN. 2016.
  • "Indie Mega Booth Selectee" Indie Mega Booth. PaxEast. 2015.


Selected Articles

  • "Severed's first dungeon is a compelling, artful creation"
    - Brian Crecente, Polygon
  • "...Severed really shines when you enter an encounter, which is where the game implements some of the most intuitive, yet deepest use of touch-screen functionality that I’ve ever seen on a Vita."
    - Marty Sliva, IGN
  • "Severed is the most promising platform exclusive at this point in time, so if you’re a fan of everything weird and awesome about the independent development scene, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not keeping an eye on this touch-based game that, you know, doesn’t suck."
    - Matt Whittaker, HardcoreGamer
  • "I can tell that there are big things to come from this game, and can't wait to get my hands on the full release."
    - Caitlin Cooke, Destructoid

Severed PressKit
This is a link to the most recent Severed PressKit dropbox.com.

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN
Original soundtrack contributor http://ytstlabs.com/ .

Pantayo
Original soundtrack contributor facebook.com.


About DrinkBox Studios

Boilerplate
DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. We’re a pretty small team who makes the sort of games that we want to play, and, hopefully, a few other people like what we do.

More information
More information on DrinkBox Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Severed Credits

Stephane Goulet
Art

Augusto Quijano
Art

Ben Thomas
Art

Chris Harvey
Design

Chris McQuinn
Design

David Rusak
Design

Jason Canam
Design

Pantayo
Music

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN
Music

Ryan MacLean
Production

Chris Harvey
Programming

Alex Smithers
Programming

Mayuran Thurairatam
Programming

Michael Fattori
Programming

Matthew Johns
QA and Community Manager

Michelle Frey
Sound Design


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks