[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press] SEATTLE–Oct. 16, 2023 –PublishertinyBuildand developer Scythe Dev Team, the forces behindHappy Humble’s Burger Farm, today reveal the horrifically blood-pumping immersive VR experience,Return to Northbury Grove, available now onSteamfor free.
Explore the interconnected Northbury Grove universe through the eyes of Liam Murphy, an aspiring actor determined to land the role of a lifetime at the infamous Rock the Warehouse (RTW) music festival. It’s audition day on the RTW concert grounds, the air is chilly, and the arena is desolate. Liam’s bad feeling turns into a real nightmare as the Spector Forest Slasher kidnaps him and throws him into the basement of his labyrinthian kill house.
Coming off of the success ofHappy Humble’s Burger Farm,Scythe and tinyBuild team up once again to deliver a haunting, off-the-wall VR horror experience accessible to all withReturn to Northbury Grove. Experience tactile, fully physics-based gameplay, chilling spatial audio, unpredictable and adaptable AI, as well as a bone-chilling atmosphere reminiscent ofclassic slasher-horror movies.
tinyBuild started as an indie game developer and morphed into a developer-publisher you can't miss. Our dedication to creating long-term partnerships and elevating recognizable franchises has resulted in many successful collaborations with talented developers from all over the world. The company has released dozens of games, includingHello Neighbor, Graveyard Keeper, SpeedRunners, and more. Although headquartered in the Seattle Area, USA, the company has established a strong global presence with studios across the US, Netherlands, Latvia, and throughout Eastern Europe.
About Scythe Dev Team
Based out of Arizona and Massachusetts, the Scythe Dev Team focuses on creating niche titles with unique gameplay experiences that break barriers of conventions through experimental mechanics and an off-the-wall approach to game design. All of the team’s games take place within its own interconnected Scythe Saga Universe. In December 2022, Scythe Dev Team joined tinyBuild as an internal studio with full creative control over their upcoming projects.