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​​​​​​​HOOK Releases Freeform Sandbox ARPG The Bloodline onto Steam Ea

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press]

Milan, Italy – October 5 2023. Indie publishing label HOOK is thrilled to announce that the exciting new freeform sandbox ARPG The Bloodline launches today via Steam Early Access.

Developed by solo developer Miles Whittaker at Shieldbearer Studio, The Bloodline is an open, freeform Adventure RPG that lets you play your way. Reforge bonds between kingdoms, explore the wilds, craft and plan adventures and wield mighty weapons or magic as you prepare for what is to come…

HOOK and Shieldbearer Studio will work closely to bring exciting future game content and updates throughout The Bloodline’s Early Access development journey.

Watch The Bloodline Early Access release trailer here

Download the press kit here

Request Early Access hands-on preview code here

About The Bloodline

The Bloodline is an Open World Fantasy Action RPG where you take the role of a descendant of the Harbinger bloodline – a lineage gifted the power of foresight by an ancient god to protect Eudros from the Unforgiven. A legend that seemed faded in time… but your visions show The Unforgiven marching, the Harbinger defeated, and the land devastated.

A journey not written in stone, but in blood – The adventure is yours. Follow questlines and help the people of Eudros, or roam the world freely at your own pace, allowing organic opportunities to arise. Reform bonds between kingdoms, construct your village, and prepare the world for the return of The Unforgiven.

Explore the world – Join various guilds, hunt magical creatures or become a bard at the local tavern – the world is yours to enjoy and experience how you desire.

Be rewarded by playing how you want – nearly every action you do has a level associated with it. From jumping, climbing and running to ragdolling, wall-running and swimming. Craft gadgets and equipment, catch rare fish, cook exotic dishes, brew potions, transform yourself into a beast…

Plan your adventures by using your foresight – the ability to see events that will transpire in the near future. From meteor storms, goblin attacks and even ghostly pirate ships!

A vast world to explore – There are different biomes with distinctive flora & fauna filled with impressive landmarks: blooming towns, magnificent castles, mysterious lakes, dangerous dungeons… and much more.

Define your own play style – With over 500 skills to unlock and hundreds of different weapons and equipment at your disposal, your character is truly your own. Will you be a silent assassin or a paladin adorned with plate mail? Or perhaps you’d rather do something more unique – a necromancer who uses martial arts, or an engineer who can transform into animals using druidic magic? The choice is yours entirely.

The Bloodline has recently received six Gold NYX Game Awards for Best Gameplay, Open World, Role-Playing Game, First Person View, Indie and Adventure in the PC Games category.

Published by HOOK and developed by Shieldbearer Studio, The Bloodline is out now via Steam Early Access at an SRP of €19,99 €/ $19,99 $ / £15,99 with a limited-time 33% launch discount.

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PR Contact for HOOK

Mark Allen

Mark Allen PR – on behalf of HOOK

[email protected] +44 (0)7884 408976


HOOK, a Digital Bros’ subsidiary, is a publishing label focused on offering a unique selection of indie games which stand out for concept, visual, genre or themes.

HOOK provides full-service publishing support (including funding, development support, QA, localization, marketing & PR) to independent development teams with a strong commitment and vision, to help them realize and market their projects globally.


Hi! I'm Miles, solo developer working on The Bloodline. I've craved a game that would scratch my Fantasy RPG itch for years now, but I haven't been able to find one that truly felt like a freeform sandbox RPG, so I set out to make one on my own! There is now a blooming player community providing feedback. Join us on this fantastic journey.

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