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Microsoft will publish Deadlight

Microsoft will publish Deadlight

Tequila Works has announced that its first game will be published by Microsoft. Deadlight is a 'cinematic puzzle platformer' set in an apocalyptic world and will be out on XBLA in Summer. PR and first screenshots inside.
Update: Teaser trailer added.

Press release:



Tequila Works signs publishing agreement with Microsoft Studios

New independent Studio Tequila Works is delighted to announce that their first title Deadlight is to be published by Microsoft Studios exclusively for Xbox LIVE Arcade.


In an apocalyptic world where there is no reason to exist, a man crosses the American west coast. Surviving is much more than a daily routine in this original cinematic puzzle platformer. Deadlight is to be released as an XBLA exclusive title in summer 2012.

Tequila Works, based in Madrid was founded in September 2009 by Raúl Rubio Munárriz and Luz Sancho Rodríguez. The team comprises veterans in the entertainment industry, with an impressive track record in the development of games such as the Commandos and Motorstorm series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Diablo III, Heavy Rain, and Overlord II.

In announcing the publishing deal, Raúl Rubio, CEO and Creative Director at Tequila Works stated, “our philosophy is to create tasteful things. Our team integrates highly experienced people who still keep the ability to see the world with amazement every day, and enjoy challenging their creative talents”.

“Being published by Microsoft Studios, one of the world’s largest publishers, is a true reward for all the team hard work. The opportunity to work with first-party publisher Microsoft Studios is a dream come true, and shows their commitment in the talent of small independent studios.”

Luz Sancho, Chairwoman, added: “Since our first conversations, Microsoft Studios understood Tequila Works spirit and our attention to detail. They believe in us and the way we create”. “XBLA is the perfect platform for unique AAA bets with a character of their own. We want to create something truly special for Xbox 360”, remarked Raúl Rubio.

For further information on Tequila Works please visit http://www.tequilaworks.com

Teaser Trailer

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Commented on 2012-01-19 01:44:01
This will be one of the Summer of Arcade titles for sure. XBLA <3
Commented on 2012-01-19 01:55:40
Dead Alan Limbo Wake Island?
Commented on 2012-01-19 01:58:30
IF you're not indie, fuck you!

Who did the background art? That alone looks top-notch.
Commented on 2012-01-19 02:04:19
This looks fucking awesome, i really hope this is something worth waiting for.
Commented on 2012-01-19 02:14:54
What kind of game is this?

Looks insane!
Commented on 2012-01-19 02:20:33 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
What kind of game is this?

Looks inSANE!
I'm pretty sure "inSANE" is THQ and Guillermo Del Toro trademarked!
Commented on 2012-01-19 03:10:09
Dam this looks good!!
Commented on 2012-01-19 07:37:48 In reply to Seth
I will definitely keep tabs on this one. Indeed like it will be one of the Summer of Arcade titles.
Commented on 2012-01-19 08:31:15
Nice looking.
Commented on 2012-01-19 08:42:29
Now that looks f'n sweet!
Commented on 2012-01-19 08:47:10
Looks very promising.

Can PC have too plz? My xbox fan is getting old and cranky, sounds like a beehive on steroids even in idle.
Commented on 2012-01-19 09:03:14 In reply to asdfg
Posted by asdfg
Looks very promising.

Can PC have too plz? My xbox fan is getting old and cranky, sounds like a beehive on steroids even in idle.
Just replace it. They are easy enough to replace, not to mention pretty inexpensive too. Just Google/Bing "Xbox 360 fan mods", or "Xbox 360 replacement fan", or something to that effect, and you should be able to come up with more than a few places willing to sell you a new fan with instructions on how to install it.

And the best part is, a lot of those replacement fans are way quieter than the stock fan the original model 360 shipped with in the first place. And if you can get one that glows a pretty color, bonus!
Commented on 2012-01-19 09:35:23
It always irks me when European or Japanese developers feel some sort of need to set their games in America. Europe is far more beautiful and has far more history and culture, so use it. I'm sick of the sight of America, to be frank.
Commented on 2012-01-19 09:35:56
Looks great i'm in.
Commented on 2012-01-19 10:30:50
Posted by FreeSwag
Just replace it. They are easy enough to replace, not to mention pretty inexpensive too. Just Google/Bing "Xbox 360 fan mods", or "Xbox 360 replacement fan", or something to that effect, and you should be able to come up with more than a few places willing to sell you a new fan with instructions on how to install it.

And the best part is, a lot of those replacement fans are way quieter than the stock fan the original model 360 shipped with in the first place. And if you can get one that glows a pretty color, bonus!
Thx for the tip, will have to look into that. I mean it's an old machine but she works great except for the noise.

Just found a store i Stockholm that sells fans for a cheap price. Question is mod it myself or let them do it? Watched a "how to guide" about disassembling a 360 a while back and it looked sort of cumbersome.
Commented on 2012-01-19 13:10:37
screens looks awesome. shame it aint coming to PSN, will be interesting to see how it actually plays. reminds me of a dark horror-ish shadow complex based on those screens
Commented on 2012-01-19 14:45:02
Looks great. I hope it plays a lot on the atmosphere.
Commented on 2012-01-19 15:11:02
Looks and sounds very intersting. This and Hydro Thunder Hurricane are two XBLA exclusive titles that justify the purchase of a 360 even if just for downloadable games.
Commented on 2012-01-19 15:21:09
Based on the screens alone, this is something I'll certainly be keeping an eye on.
Commented on 2012-01-19 15:40:07
There is a image in where he is shooting no?

I need to know if there is gore, a hook or a rope, if I can climb things.

If the game is anything close to Shadow Complex is a day one buy no questions asked.
Commented on 2012-01-19 16:23:03
another artsy arcade game. yawn
Commented on 2012-01-19 16:32:40 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
another artsy arcade game. yawn
This is artsy? It has guns and weapons, that's automatically the opposite.
Commented on 2012-01-19 19:07:29
Awesome!
Commented on 2012-01-19 20:37:03 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
This is artsy? It has guns and weapons, that's automatically the opposite.
Fez is arty fatsy. oh wait, the retarded nerds 8-bit soundtrack inavlidate the fact.

This bullshot trailer looks better in the "The Road" category than The Last of Us bullshot trailer. Will await Real footage from both .
Commented on 2012-01-20 00:34:43
So... this dev calls itself Tequila Works... but they are a game developer in a market where their games are most likely going to be played by little 6 and 12 year olds on XBox Live... what the hell is wrong with these people?
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