Hellbound is one of the few FPS the Noob team is really looking forward to. After the Survival Mode of Hellbound was successfully funded through Kickstarter, Saibot Studios has announced that they found the ideal publisher for Hellbound‘s single player campaign in form of Argentina based NGD Studios.
“We’ve been the little guy ourselves, so our approach to publishing is a little bit different,” said NGD Studios CEO Martin Cao. “We see ourselves more like a co-developer, with some of the region’s most talented programmers, artists, designers and more available in-house to help where we’re most needed and bring our partners the best results. And working with other gamemakers helps further our own self-publishing capabilities, as well.”
With over 16 years of experience developing and publishing games of its own, this marks NGD’s first time publishing another studio’s IP. The partnership will fuel development of Hellbound to its true potential – including a full-fledged single-player campaign – when it officially launches in 2019 on PC.
“Working with NGD will catapult development of Hellbound to the next level, allowing us to create the game we always envisioned,” said Tobias Rusjan, director at Saibot Studios. “Both our teams have really matured in the last few years, and thanks to the trust we share, I’m sure we’ll create a new classic that fans of ‘90s action games will love.”
“Hellbound is a great fit for our publishing strategy: an ambitious game with lots of potential in a genre we love,” said NGD Studios co-founder and CCO Andrés Chilkowski. “Tobias got his first start in the industry right here with us at NGD before finding success with his own independent studio, so it feels like we’ve come full circle with this new step forward.”
Hellbound is announced to be a successor to oldschoold fps like Doom and Quake earlier this year. What stopped Saibot from developing a full-fledged single player campaign to the game was obviously financial troubles, among other things. Hellbound- Survival Mode, a horde mode prelude to the campaign was released on 22 February 2018 and was well received all across the board for its fun gameplay and solid shooting mechanics.
Hellbound is available to pre-order now, which will grant access to Hellbound’s closed beta, expected in 2019. A free early access demo of Hellbound’s survival mode is available now on PC via Steam. Read our preview of the Survival Mode here.