[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – October 17, 2023 – Vlad Circus: Descend into Madness, the 2D pixel-art horror adventure from developer Indiesruption (Nine Witches) and publisher Blowfish Studios, tests the sanity of unsuspecting carnies just in time for Halloween. Vlad Circus launches today on PlayStation 4|5 with backwards compatibility, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S with backwards compatibility, Nintendo Switch, as well as Windows PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG.On a day of sudden tragedy, Vlad Circus’ joyous reputation was replaced with sorrow and mourning. Hundreds were killed in the blazing fire, performers and attendees alike, forcing the once tight-knit troupe to disband. After eight years of no contact, a mysterious letter from the circus’ former ring leader brings the group together again.Peer into the fractured mind of former circus clown Oliver Mills, aka “Lazy Ollie.'' Maintain Ollie’s stress levels while exploring the dark halls of the Victorian-inspired Petrescu Manor. Rekindle old bonds from happier days, even as unspeakable horrors lurk in the shadows.Hazy memories and grotesque hallucinations plague Ollie’s senses, worsening the deeper he dares to venture. Encounter and survive the horrifying abominations stalking the halls of the mansion while conquering mysterious puzzles. Reclaim lost memories from that traumatic day, piecing together the terrifying truth before Ollie’s sanity runs out completely.“We love to create disruptive experiences, and Vlad Circus: Descend into Madness is certainly no exception,” said Diego Cánepa, Lead Designer, Indiesruption. “Players will need to discern what lies in reality and what lurks in Ollie's twisted delusion. But are you really safe either way?”Vlad Circus: Descend into Madness is available now on all major platforms, with support for Windows, as well as language support for English, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), French, German, and Russian.To learn more about Vlad Circus, visit the official site, make sure to follow the game on Twitter and Instagram, join the community on Discord, and search #vladcircusgame on social media.AssetsStreaming TrailerPress Assets (Key Art, Logos, Screenshots)About IndiesruptionIndiesruption is a Buenos Aires, Argentina-based game studio founded by Diego Cánepa and Antonio Bertasio. Diego Cánepa is a game industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience. Following more than two decades of designing titles for Nickelodeon USA, Cartoon Network, and other high-profile companies, Diego partnered with Antonio to create their own studio with a mission objective to create original games of their own accord.For more information and updates from the team, please visit the official site.About Blowfish StudiosBlowfish Studios is an award-winning game developer and publisher based in Sydney, Australia. The studio strives to release original multi-platform games, while also collaborating with developers from around the world. As developers first, they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to any partnership. The studio provides development services to get the game release ready, porting to all major platforms, platform approval, marketing, and promotion to the world. Blowfish Studios is a part of Animoca Brands’ gaming-focused endeavors.To learn more about Blowfish Studios please visit the team’s website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.About Animoca BrandsAnimoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, Phantom Galaxies, Life Beyond, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Life Beyond Studios, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of over 450 Web3 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.