We can create a unique title or work on an existing idea. We work on mobile, desktop and console and have a wealth of ideas, creativity and technical skills. Here are just a few examples of games we've created:
- Ogre - Recently announced adaptation of Steve Jackson Games' classic board game.
- Dark Future: Blood Red States - The adaptation of Games Workshop's cult-classic 80s boardgame, coming to Steam in 2017.
- Last Days of Old Earth - Original IP set on the frozen wastelands of a dying Earth.
- Chainsaw Warrior - Adapting the classic board game to digital, then producing a sequel.
- Endgame: Syria - An acclaimed newsgame on the tragic civil war.
- NarcoGuerra - Gamifying the War on Drugs to explore it.
- Jack The Ripper: Shadow Over Whitechapel - Still in development. More information coming soon.
“A videogame everybody wants to see” - PCGamesN
We recently announced a collaboration with the legendary Steve Jackson Games to bring the classic boardgame, Ogre, to a digital audience. The successful Kickstarter for the Ogre Designer's Edition included a stretch goal to develop a digital release, and we are now working hard to bring this to reality. Coming to Steam with a provisional release date of late 2017.
A rich strategy game set in our far, far future where the sun is dying. Published by strategy specialist Slitherine, Last Days of Old Earth gives players command of the last noble tribes of humanity as they attempt to survive among emotionless machines and marauding clans.
“A combination of tactical gameplay and systemic missions ensures practically guaranteed gameplay depths” - Game Debate
“If it can fulfil some of its gory, wasteland promise, it's going to be very special indeed” - Pocket Gamer
Set in the dangerous and gangcult-controlled highways of Games Workshop's classic Dark Future universe, Blood Red States tasks players with building up a mercenary team of Sanctioned Ops and then taking them out onto the climate change-ravaged Big Empty of the United States. There they'll issue commands to fight dramatic rolling battles against violent gangs in heavily armed cars and trucks, while unravelling some of the mysteries hiding in the American wasteland. Coming 2017.
“Killing billions has never been so fun” - IGN
"Auroch were an invaluable part of the team bringing Plague Inc: Evolved to PC. Friendly, professional and able to deliver" - Ndemic Creations
“If you actually stop to think about it it’s incredibly bleak, but it’s executed with such skill and attention to detail that you don’t” - GamesRadar
Auroch Digital worked in collaboration with Ndemic Creations to help make Plague Inc. on desktop a reality. The new version sees the same captivating gameplay with the addition of multiplayer, user-generated content and much more.
Endgame: Syria is a free interactive exploration of events unfolding in Syria today. Developed in around two weeks in December 2013, the game allows users to explore the options open to the Syrian rebels as they push the conflict to its endgame. Each choice the user makes has consequences – the types of military units you may deploy, the political paths you choose to tread. Not only does each choice impact the current situation but your choices may also impact the final outcome. Users can play and replay events to see how different choices on the ground might lead to different outcomes. This game was produced as part of our GameTheNews.net initiative.
More information can be found on our GameTheNews.net page.
"...brings together the best snark of political website Wonkette with the game design smarts of game developer Auroch Digital’s ‘GameTheNews’ initiative" - FortressAT
"Intelligently written and sometimes cuttingly cynical, Elections of US America Election brings a refreshing levity to the serious mood around global politics" - The Guardian
Created in partnership with political satire site Wonkette, Elections of US America Election: The Card Game was Auroch’s first foray into the world of physical games. Successfully funded and chosen as a 'Project We Love' by Kickstarter, the project further solidifies the studio’s position at the cutting edge of blurring real world events with the world of games.
More information and purchasing instructions can be found on the GameTheNews.net page.
"Chainsaw Warrior is a brutally awesome good time." 148apps (Editors Choice)
"Perfectly judged, brutally demanding and almost impossible to put down..." The Guardian
Our re-boot of the 1987 cult-classic boardgame by Games Workshop: Step into the combat-boots of Chainsaw Warrior – a former special-forces solider who has been cybernetically modified to undertake the most dangerous covert missions. New York has only an hour left to live. A rare and strange phenomena known as 'spatial warping' has resulted in a dimensional breach from our world into a nightmare zone. All other attempts to stop this breach have failed. All that is left is one man facing overwhelming odds..
"Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night is a really nice surprise. It’s straightforward fun and it really works." Game Debate
"Overall, Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night is a really nice surprise. It’s straight-forward fun and it really works." Retro 101
Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night is a new chapter for Games Workshop's cult classic! Based on the original Chainsaw Warrior board game, this sequel adds new layers of intensity to the game's unique formula. It's the year 2035 and the crazed followers of a near-forgotten God have opened a hole into a nightmare dimension. He saved New York in 2032 - can Chainsaw Warrior now save the world?
"It’s hard, it’s political, it’s really quite good” - PCGamesN
“..presents sophisticated and deep strategy gameplay as if it was unfolding through live news broadcasts and intelligence updates” - Pocket Gamer
Can you End the Never-Ending War? NarcoGuerra is a challenging and tactical newsgame that puts you on the frontline of one of the most dangerous conflicts ever; the War on Drugs. As part of our GameTheNews initiative we took a look at the ongoing conflict from the perspective of the Mexican authorities trying to stamp out the drug trade within that embattled country. As the Chief of Police you must attempt to retake Mexico’s regions from the cartels whilst dealing with corruption within the police force itself.
More information can be found on our GameTheNews.net page.
November 8th 2013 was the 125th anniversary of the murder of Mary Jane Kelly by an unknown assailant known as 'Jack the Ripper'. This project, supported by REACT and The Wellcome Trust, uses original materials and game elements to create a 'playable documentary'. This game was produced as part of our GameTheNews.net initiative.
More info coming soon.
"Game the News is one of the more interesting indie game developers working at the moment..." The Guardian.
In 2012 we started a new project turning news into games, aka 'newsgaming'. We created small, playable experiences that connected into the real world of news and current events. Our aim was to engage gamers in real world events using a language they understood: gaming. Since then our project has produced over 15 games from games made in a single day to three month long projects. We have explored civil war, solar power, space travel and many more topics. We have delivered these games as HTML5, mobile and desktop experiences (and sometimes all three!). Our work has become a global talking point and our games have been covered by Wired, BBC, Associated Press, Guardian, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Vice, The Economist and many, many more.
The official site can be found here.