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«Soup Raiders» – Sailing through soup

SwissGames delegation in San Francisco

Courage XL B2C Showcase event
The Monarch, 101 6th Str, San Francisco
17 March 2019

SwissGames @ GCA
Game Connection America
18-22 March 2019
Tables 174 + 175 + 177
AT&T Stadium

European Game Showcase
19 March 2019

SwissGames pavilion @ GDC
Game Developers Conference
20-22 March 2019
Booth N2911
Moscone Center

Team-KwaKwa is an indie game studio that initially started as a collective at game jams. There the goal is to develop games within a limited amount of time, often 48 hours. In 2015 they created the hack’n’slash game «Black Whiskers» in only one week. Being set in the very same universe, their premium commercial game «Soup Raiders» will be released in 2019 for Nintendo Switch.

As the name suggests the world of «Soup Raiders» takes place in a soup. The tactical role playing game follows the crew of the pirate ship Jacktail with the ludicrous Black Whiskers, the enormous Krokoss and the mysterious White Fur, on their adventures against Mr. Whale’s Delivery Service. The players explore a sea of soup where the islands are made of bread, inhabited by cute animals, but also pirates and merchants ready to fight.

After being selected with «Soup Raiders» in February 2019 for the Ludicious Business Accelerator, Team-KwaKwa is part of the SwissGames 2019 delegation to San Francisco and will be present at the GDC SwissGames pavilion from 20 to 22 March 2019.

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