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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE, WA - September 24, 2020 - The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and Studio Aesthesia released Breakpoint today for Nintendo Switch and Steam. The game is rated ESRB E/PEGI 3 and is available for $4.99USD. There is also a launch week discount of 20% off available for a limited time. Review tokens are available upon request.

Breakpoint will take you back to an era of games that rarely exist anymore. It's not a shooter, it's a slasher. Unlike other twin stick games, there are zero ranged attacks in Breakpoint. You have to control the battlefield with a variety of attacks using radical neon weapons. Slice, smash, and crush your way through waves of enemies to defeat the swarm. Pay attention to your weapons health bars because once they break, they explode. Every explosion can be a major tactical advantage. Move and groove your way through each weapon skill tree building up to powerful AOE attacks. Truly level the playing field to reach new levels of digital carnage. Be amazed at the upgradable lethality of your weapons - each new evolution brings changes to your strategy. Trying to claim that number one spot on the leaderboard? Instantly watch the replay for any run with the push of a button. Become the ultimate champion and claim the high score by knowing every strategy, every weapon, and every explosion.

"With Breakpoint, we wanted to make a game that feels intensely satisfying to play. We love games with great moment-to-moment gameplay; we're unabashedly influenced by titles with great game-feel like Nuclear Throne from Vlambeer, and we're highly influenced by games like Geometry Wars or Devil Daggers, where the player can turn a tense predicament into a huge comeback with knowledge and skill. We really enjoy those moments, and we think players will too." - Ed Lu from Studio Aesthesia

If you're a big fan of the neon vaporwave aesthetic, take Breakpoint to a new level with the iCUE RGB integration from Corsair. All Corsair RGB products will feature custom animations and illumination with Breakpoint. Fire up the iCUE software and watch as your keyboard, mouse, and headset react to the game.

Unique Features:

- Classic retro gameplay with intense melee combat

- Break your weapons to clear the battlefield with massive explosions

- Global leaderboards, chase the highest score, and compete with your friends

- Watch replays instantly from the leaderboard to get the edge over other players

- Corsair iCUE integration to synchronize RGB light effects

Here's what the press are saying:

"A lot of fun... an immediate buy from me." - The Escapist

"This game looks like Geometry Wars if you gave it a neon ax and hammer. Which is to say, it looks rad." - Kotaku

"To put it simply, it's a beautiful game, with simple outlined polygons and shapes that are brought to life through the wealth of effects, both sound and visual, toppled with the phenomenal lighting system and slick UI." - Switchaboo

Awards and Recognition:

- Asian American International Film Festival - Official Selection - 2020

- Game Devs of Color Expo - Official Selection - 2020

- Not E3 - Official Selection - 2020

- The Escapist Indie Showcase - Official Selection - 2020

- Virtual Indie Showcase - Official Selection - 2020

- Seattle Indies Game Jam - Winner - 2019

Press Kit: https://www.qag.io/bp

Breakpoint Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OHJBmeKZjc

Breakpoint on Nintendo Switch: https://www.qag.io/BreakpointSwitch

Breakpoint on Steam: https://www.qag.io/BreakpointSteam

Quantum Website: https://www.qag.io

Quantum Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuantumApG

Quantum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuantumApG

Learn more about Corsair iCUE: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/icue

REVIEW TOKENS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Press Contact: Blake Dove

Email: [email protected]

About The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild:

We've always been indie, and we want to give indie studios the deals they deserve. The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild was founded in 2011 and received global critical acclaim for our early titles, 'The Bridge' and 'Tumblestone.' In 2019, we broadened our focus to collaborating with indie developers publishing on PC and consoles to provide opportunities on every platform available. Recently publishing 'Roundguard' and '#Funtime' further expanded our library, adding twin-stick action and rpg-puzzlers to our catalogue. Look forward to award-winning games 'Sail Forth' and 'Saturnalia' releasing from QAG later this year.

About Studio Aesthesia:

Studio Aesthesia is a small independent company composed of Edward Lu and Nick Amlag. The studio is focused on developing games with punchy, kinetic gameplay intertwined with unique mechanics.

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