Deathtrap – New Co-Op level and Streaming Announcement


We bring you good news! If you have followed the Deathtrap Co-Op Level Editor Contest, you might know that one of the rewards was to integrate the winning level into the game. It is now done. “Armory” by Flikk is now officially part of the game, delivered to you by today’s update. If you haven’t […]

On the Indie Identity


I have been watching some documentaries lately, mostly about the state of video games, the gaming industry, and especially independent developers, and it was interesting to compare these experiences with the history of NeocoreGames. One of the most famous documentaries is “Indie Game: The Movie”, which follows three developers on their road to success: Team […]

Contest Update – And the Winner is…


First of all, thank you all for participating in the Deathtrap Co-Op Level Editor Contest, it was a very fun little detour that made Deathtrap and it’s Co-Op mode a much more fun and rewarding experience. All of you did a great job, and it was a really tough decision to select the shortlist. Now […]

Teaseday #35 – Lady Katarina in Van Helsing III

Van Helsing III - Teaseday

Hey Folks, It’s been a while but I’m back with a Van Helsing III Teaseday for you! It’s coming and it’s gonna blow your mind. This post is about our favorite Lady Katarina. I guess you’ll know what this means at the end of this post. “Lady Katarina is not your average ghost lady.” She has a charming […]

Contest Update – Announcing the Shortlist!


Good news, budding level designers! Our team has selected the most well balanced levels that are now considered for the best. On our methodology: we tested the levels with higher (60-100) level characters, we had to make sure that these levels are challenging and enjoyable enough, even for seasoned veterans. The final list: “3 Paths […]

Contest Update – Compiling the Shortlist


We are busy examining your submissions for the Deathtrap Level Editor Contest. Our goal is now to compile a shortlist of ten of the best. But it seems that this will be a bigger task than we anticipated. You guys are just too good. We are having a bit too much fun with your levels. […]

Contest Update – Time’s up!


Time’s up, folks! We are no longer accepting submissions for the level editor contest, instead we are getting busy compiling a shortlist, ten of the levels we found the most interesting. In a few days, you’ll have a chance to vote for the best level, and select the winner. You can prepare for the voting […]

Contest Update – Deadline Extended!


Didn’t finish your awesome level for Deathtrap on time? Running out of Essence? Don’t panic! We have extended the deadline for uploading the levels to Monday (February 23rd), 10am PST! An extra weekend for both the lazy and the hasty, just this once! Go to Steam Workshop and create an awesome level to enter the […]

On Review Scores


This subject is somewhat timely: a few days ago Eurogamer has decidedly dropped review scores, joining many other game review sites that support this move (and this movement). There was a bit of a debate around here in the studio, whether we should say something about this trend or not. It’s probably a bit awkward […]

Van Helsing II – New Multiplayer Mode: Touchdown


Get ready for some serious and intense physical activity in The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II – we have released a new endgame multiplayer mode! Introducing Touchdown: a fun, team-based PvP game mode, released right now with the update 1.3.0. Invite your friends to battle against each other in teams of two to four. Your […]