Rochard to hit the PC on Nov 15

by: Nathaniel -
Previously a PS3 exclusive, Recoil Games announced today that their side-scrolling puzzle platformer, Rochard, is coming to the PC as well.  Originally launched in September exclusively on the PS3, Rochard enjoyed critical acclaim and will bring its gravity-bending puzzles, action, humor, and story chocked full of alien mysteries to the PC via Steam for only $9.99, starting November 15th.

Rochard follows the story of astro-miner John Rochard as he and his team discover an ancient structure buried deep inside the asteroid that they're mining.  Proof of alien life is soon overshadowed by an attack by space pirates and the disappearance of John Rochard's entire team of miners.  So it's up to Rochard alone to harness the alien technology, defeat the space pirates, and rescue his team - all while delivering enough witty one-liners to make him a star at the next Martian open-mic night.

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RECOIL GAMES ANNOUNCES PC RELEASE FOR ITS GRAVITY-BENDING PUZZLE PLATFORMER ROCHARD

HELSINKI, FINLAND – NOVEMBER 7, 2011 – Recoil Games today announced that Rochard, its action-packed side-scrolling puzzle platformer, is set to debut on PC on November 15th. Having enjoyed a successful launch on the PlayStation® Network earlier this September, Rochard is a critically-acclaimed gravity-bending adventure packed with puzzles, action, humor and a rich story full of fascinating alien mysteries. The game will be available for download through Steam, Valve’s digital distribution platform, for $9.99.

“Rochard is a fun, original experience designed to test players’ wits and coordination,” said Samuli Syvähuoko, Founder of Recoil Games, Ltd. “We’re incredibly excited to bring this game to PC users, since it’s a natural fit for gamers across consoles as well as on PC. We can’t wait to see PC gamers take Rochard through his adventure and watch the fun ways they use the game’s mechanics to manipulate gravity and solve all of the challenges and puzzles.”

Rochard follows the story of the humble astro-miner John Rochard as he and his mining team discovers an ancient structure hidden deep in an asteroid, mankind's first proof of extraterrestrial life. Soon after, John’s team goes missing and space pirates attack the mine, and John quickly realizes there are dangerous forces at work, determined to use the mysterious discovery for their own means. Using only his wits, everyday mining tools and a healthy dose of sarcasm, John must fend off the pirates, save his team and solve the mystery behind his discovery.

Rochard features a modest hero, nefarious villains, big explosions, even bigger stunts and hilarious one-liners. The game allows players to change gravity at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level. By using the main tool of the game, the upgradable G-Lifter, players can lift and maneuver boxes and heavy objects around the environment and can eventually swing, jump and propel themselves huge distances throughout each level. For more information, please visit www.RochardTheGame.com.

About Recoil Games
Recoil Games is a privately-held game development company focused on the creation of original entertainment properties for games and other media. The company's core expertise is in the development of premium console games that bring together adventure, gameplay and action in exciting new ways. Central to Recoil's strategy is also the use of deep story lines, engaging characters and immersive game worlds in maximizing the appeal of its properties. Recoil is based in Helsinki, Finland. http://www.recoilgames.com/

About Steam
Steam, created by Valve Corporation, is the leading platform for PC and Mac games and digital entertainment, serving over 1500 games to over 35 million active users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com.
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