Battle millions of procedurally-generated monsters in a cosmic horror action-RPG built with a machine learning AI
|Gothenburg, Sweden – May 11th, 2022 – Thunderful & Carry Castle are delighted to announce that their side-scrolling roguelite action-RPG, Source of Madness, is out now on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game also moves into full launch on PC, exiting its successful Early Access run. The game is available for $19.99 / €19.99 / £16.99.
Source of Madness is a Lovecraftian odyssey with ever-changing landscapes to explore and new monstrosities to face on every run. Each playthrough will feature not only unpredictable terrain, but up to billions of permutations of procedurally-generated beasts born of a neural network that concocts creatures from a seemingly endless abyss, offering a unique spin on the genre. These physics-rigged monstrosities climb and stretch in billions of different ways as they’re brought to life by a powerful machine-learning AI that will do anything to make your life a living hell!
|Take on the role of an acolyte in an alternate reality controlled by cosmic entities. These worlds warp and distort each day, leaving the Loam Lands unpredictably terraformed and inhabited by grotesque beings of celestial origins. To get to the source of this unknowable evil, your voyage will take you across nine biomes, from the depths of Dungeon of Forgotten Knowledge, the eerie landscape of the Forest of Lies, to the grand non-euclidean citadel R’Lyeh, all the way up to celestial bodies on the rims of the universe.
Face off against Source of Madness’ transmuted abominations using a wide variety of spells. Choose between five classes, upgrade your skills, and unlock all manner of magic abilities as you collect equipment and items left behind by those who came before you. Build your arsenal as you go by infusing the blood of your enemies into magical altars to unlock new spells. But beware: every time you perish the world will be reborn and all your equipment will be lost.
On PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, Source of Madness runs with up to 4K resolution at 60fps, keeping the action fluid and responsive. On PS4 and Xbox One, players can enjoy a native 1080p resolution at 60fps. On Nintendo Switch, Source of Madness runs at 1080p docked and 720p in handheld/tabletop mode, targeting 60fps.“With Source of Madness we wanted to make a roguelite that does more than simply rearrange level layouts and enemy combinations, but rather creates all new unholy beasts to face off against in each playthrough,” said Per Fornander, CEO at Carry Castle. “We’ve been working hard on adding to and improving the game throughout its time on Early Access, and we’re really excited to launch today with a smooth and polished title that runs fantastically on consoles and PC”.
Thunderful Group is a group of companies that develops, publishes and invests in games as well as distributes Nintendo products, games, game accessories and toys. Founded in 2017 Thunderful Games is one of the two business segments in Thunderful Group, the other being Thunderful Distribution. Over the last few years Thunderful Games has, organically and via acquisitions, grown into a global organization with eight development studios and over 300 employees. Besides the award-winning internal development pipeline, Thunderful Games also publishes a large number of third-party titles and invests in external game projects.
About Carry Castle
Carry Castle is a small game company based in Sweden that loves new technology and was born from their great passion for playing and making games. Its titles include musical VR relaxation experience Zen Garden, the action-packed VR physics adventure Everything Must Fall, and its upcoming gothic action-roguelike Source of Madness.
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