Nightmare Reaper Gets Early Access Release Later This Month

We’re a little late on posting this one, but earlier this year we spoke about Blazing Bit Games upcoming Nightmare Reaper, and now we have a release date. The Montreal-developed retro first person shooter will hit Steam Early Access on July 16th.

Explore the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding powerful weapons and improving your abilities in this retro first person shooter that breaches the wall between the classics and modern sensibilities.

Nightmare Reaper by Blazing Bit Games gets Early Access release date and uncut gameplay trailer

The game will be available for purchase in Early Access on July 16th 2019.

Montreal, Canada -- June 17th, 2019 -- Blazing Bit Games reveals today the release date for their new retro first person shooter game, Nightmare Reaper, launching in Steam Early Access for Windows July 16th 2019. Explore the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding powerful weapons and improving your abilities in this new indie game that breaches the wall between the classics and modern sensibilities.

The early-game seven and a half minutes uncut gameplay trailer: https://youtu.be/eZ2BGaZj4TU

"We really worked hard to make the combat in Nightmare Reaper satisfying and addictive and we feel like seeing it in action is the only way to better appreciate it, without playing it yourself, obviously." - said Bruno Beaudoin, Founder.

The polished Early Access release of the game, titled "Episode One", will feature over 32 weapons and will be crammed with variety and surprises. Mysterious non-intrusive story elements will guide players through nightmare after nightmare to eradicate evil while they collect treasures that they'll use to improve their abilities through a fun minigame.

Wishlist the game on Steam and come join us on Discord!
Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1051690
Discord:
https://discord.gg/u2pdcGY

About Blazing Bit Games

A small studio dedicated to making great indie games, founded by Bruno Beaudoin, programmer by trade, former Ubisoft Montreal Network Programmer and passionate gamer, since the Atari 2600. Nightmare Reaper is our most ambitious project yet and we've recruited the help of amazing people to deliver our vision.

Game Developer Job in Montreal - AI Programmer

NewFound Recruiting is working with top gaming studios in Downtown Montreal for some exciting permanent programmer opportunities! These client are offering excellent compensation packages with bonuses, incentives, benefits, vacation, great work culture with social events, relocation assistance and more! If interested, you can email your resume to Amanda Messina (amanda@newfoundrecruiting.com), and make sure to check out their website.

This is a chance to work directly on the design and have a say on compelling, cross-platform content that is authentic, rebellious and revolutionary! A company owned by true visionaries and leaders in the gaming industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze and understand the objectives of the project in terms of artificial intelligence to assess their technical feasibility; define and implement the required functionalities

  • Make suggestions to improve to the existing pipeline

  • Work with designers and facilitators regarding technical constraints and propose solutions;

  • Develop the necessary tools for an efficient development of the functionalities during the production

  • Support AI functionalities and system designs for production;

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  computer  science  or  computer  engineering,  or  equivalent  training and working experience;

  • 4 + years of working experience in gaming industry

  • Strong experience in C/C++ programming skills

  • Strong experience in Modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies

  • Must have worked on AAA console games

  • Ability to define data-driven models;

  • Knowledge of modern console development and Unreal Engine experience is a nice to have

  • Must have a passion for playing and making games

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Game Developer Job In Montreal - Generalist Gaming Programmer

NewFound Recruiting is working with top gaming studios in Downtown Montreal for some exciting permanent programmer opportunities! These client are offering excellent compensation packages with bonuses, incentives, benefits, vacation, great work culture with social events, relocation assistance and more! If interested, you can email your resume to Amanda Messina (amanda@newfoundrecruiting.com), and make sure to check out their website.

This is a chance to work directly on the design and have a say on compelling, cross-platform content that is authentic, rebellious and revolutionary! A company owned by true visionaries and leaders in the gaming industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with and under the supervision of the technical director

  • Work on multiple platforms to support specialist programmers and artists 

  • Make suggestions to improve to the existing pipeline that match the project’s needs

  • Responsible for analyzing code performance and optimize whenever needed

  • Help develop tools to provide feature development 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  computer  science  or  computer  engineering,  or  equivalent training and working experience;

  • 4 + years of working experience in gaming industry

  • Strong experience in C/C++ and/or C# programming skills

  • Must have worked on 1 or more AAA console titles

  • Strong experience in multiple programming fields (3D, engine, audio, etc…)

  • Strong knowledge of AI Systems

  • Knowledge of modern console development and Unity experience is a nice to have

  • Passionate about playing and making games.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Last Year: The Nightmare Releases First On Discord December 18th - Consoles Next Year

Last Year: The Nightmare is an asymmetric multiplayer survival game that we wrote about earlier this year, and now we have a release date. Starting December 18th on Discord, gamers will be able to download the game. If you’re a console player, they also announced a console port coming sometime in 2019.

Last Year: The Nightmare has five players working together in attempt to escape and fight back the deadly killers controlled by a sixth character. Developer Elastic Games also promises regular content updates over time. You can check out the trailer and press release below.

LAST YEAR: THE NIGHTMARE SCREAMS ONTO DISCORD STORE DECEMBER 18

ELASTIC GAMES ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND VOICE CAST FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MULTIPLAYER ACTION-SURVIVAL GAME

MONTREAL, December 4, 2018 - Elastic games announced today that its asymmetric multiplayer action-survival game, Last Year: The Nightmare will be available through the Discord store on Tuesday December 18, 2018. A distinguished voice cast was also revealed, unveiling the talent that breathes life to Last Year: The Nightmare. The game launches as part of the First on Discord program and will retail for 29.99 USD. Additionally, Elastic games has disclosed that they are planning to release Last Year: The Nightmare for consoles, in 2019.

Last Year: The Nightmare is a 6-player online action game in which five players work together and attempt to escape while fighting back deadly killers controlled by the sixth. The survivors must complete various objectives in the environment to win, while the murderers lose if they are not successful in annihilating the enemy team. Last Year: The Nightmare has been developed as a service game that evolves over time, with regular content updates to keep the experience fresh. This gives the game unlimited replay value, as players will always have a reason to relive the nightmare.

Last Year: The Nightmare also brings together an all-star cast that crosses the full spectrum of AAA gaming. Gamers of all walks of life are sure to recognize the talented individuals behind the digital characters we have all come to love. The caliber of the voice work on display is sure to impress, drawing from a variety of genres and categories of games. Among the talent featured in the game are Melissa Hutchison (TellTale's The Walking Dead), Zeno Robinson (Metal Gear Survive), Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), Erica Lindbeck (Spider-Man), Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption 2), Elias Toufexis (Assassin's Creed Odyssey), Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV) and Jon Olson (World of Warcraft).

Supporting Assets and Links
To download supporting assets including new screenshots please visit: 
Last year: The Nightmare Press Kit

For more information on LAST YEAR: THE NIGHTMARE, visit 
lastyearthegame.com and join the official Discord server at discord.gg/lastyearofficial. You can also follow the social feeds on Twitter and Facebook.

About Last Year: The Nightmare
Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare.

About Elastic Games
Located in the Mile End district in Montreal, Elastic Games is a privately-owned game development company currently working on its debut title "Last Year: The Nightmare". With over 50 years of combined experience working on high profile products, Elastic Games is dedicated to deliver amazing and memorable player experiences by pairing indie creativity with triple-A production values.

Last Year: The Nightmare Official Trailer

Montreal developed Last Year: The Nightmare gets its official trailer this week, showing off some of the monsters and gameplay from Elastic Games 5 vs 1 horror game.

Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare.

The game is coming Fall 2018, and will be coming to Discord first. So you can check out the developers Discord right here.