Each of the above individuals are now entitled to a Steam or Android copy of RAM BOE; developers Point Five Team have already begun reaching out to the entrants in an attempt to determine their respective preferences of gaming platform.
Organised and co-ordinated by Higher Eclectic Ground simultaneously, the giveaways with The Zombie Chimp and Need To Know Gaming served to commemorate the launch of Point Five’s website from earlier this year. Both follow Higher Eclectic’s own giveaway of RAM BOE from March, wherein up to seven participants were awarded PC/Android copies of the game.
RAM BOE being the Sokoban-inspired tale of a rock-climbing adventurer turned ram. To learn more of the game itself, revisit its development history and/or reach out to the development team, please visit its Higher Eclectic Space.
Our giveaway of Point Five Team’s RAM BOE last month had ended with the assurance that multiple opportunities to bag a copy of the 2016 casual indie puzzler were due in April. Rightfully from the 10th -17th of this week, both Need To Know Gaming and The Zombie Chimp have each put up three PC/Android copies of RAM BOE for grabs.
As before, the purpose of the giveaway is to mark and commemorate the launch of Point Five’s dedicated website from earlier this year.
Hosted on its Twitter page Need To Know Gaming’s Gleam-based version of the giveaway lets one secure multiple entries for a chance to win, while The Zombie Chimp simply requires participants to fill in a form with their respective entries.
At the end of the giveaway period, each of the two outlets will randomly pick and announce up to three winners that will be contacted by the developers to determine their choice of a PC or Android copy of RAM BOE.
These will have exactly a week to respond before alternate contestants are picked; one may choose to partake in either or both giveaways at the same time, with corresponding terms and conditions found at the respective giveaway links attached to this announcement.
Launched on Android and Steam last year, the Higher Eclectic Ground affiliated puzzle of RAM BOE draws inspiration from classic Sokoban. As a rock-climbing adventurer turned ram, players are challenged with 55 levels of mind-bending puzzles that they must solve by combining and moving Rune Stones into a mystical well of revival, navigating steep drops, saving trapped souls and avoiding an encounter with a legendary ice monster in the process.
A gaming website, The Zombie Chimp had reviewed RAM BOE in November, last year, calling it an adorable little puzzle that often turned rage-inducing due to its slightly dodgy control system. Host Dawn of the Need To Know Gaming Channel expressed similar concerns earlier this year, before also deeming it a cute puzzler that was to not be missed.
As always, one may backtrack through RAM BOE’s development cycle and delve deeper into its features by means of its Higher Eclectic Space; queries, feedback and other interactions with the Point Five team meanwhile may be left at their sub-forum here on Higher Eclectic Ground. Good luck!
Winner #1 – Sunny Kushwaha, Winner #2 – Tristan Boddice, Winner #3 – Viktor Ryzkov, Winner #4 – Daniel Aguiar, Winner #5 – Angel Santos, Winner #6 – Huey Newis, Winner #7 – Robin Hugy, and in a surprise pick by the team, Consolation – Maarten Ver.
Point Five Team will be reaching out to each via e-mail over the course of the weekend and thereafter to determine their choice of platform (PC/Android), following which all winning entrants will be granted a period of seven days to respond.
Digital copies of RAM BOE will then be delivered accordingly.
The giveaway was organised and scheduled for 1st-8th March, 2017, in celebration of the launch of Point Five’s all-new website. For those who missed it, Higher Eclectic Ground and Point Five Team will now be working to organise even more giveaways of RAM BOE in conjunction with a few other gaming outlets over the course of this month.
More on that in due time; to ensure you’re privy to when the next giveaway goes live and/or any other development updates pertinent to RAM BOE, be sure to sign-up under the ‘Receive E-mail Updates’ tab of the game’s Higher Eclectic Space.
For queries, feedback and other interactions with the development team of Point Five, please visit their sub-forum here on Higher Eclectic Ground.
In celebration of the launch of its newly created website, Romanian game developers Point Five Team are giving away seven copies of their 2016 casual indie puzzle RAM BOE.
To participate, simply –
1. Visit RAM BOE’s Higher Eclectic Space,
2. Look for the ‘Receive E-mail Updates’ tab on the page’s sidebar and leave in your details using the form therein before the 8th of March, 2017; be sure to check your e-mail for the confirmation message.
3. Follow Point Five on social media using the ‘Find RAM BOE On Social Media’ tab on the page’s sidebar and lastly,
4. Share this announcement with your friends and include the URL to Point Five’s new website — pointfiveteam.eu — within your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or other posts.
- On the 9th of March, 2017, the developers will randomly pick up to seven contestants that will receive either a Steam or Android copy of RAM BOE depending on their choice of platform. These winners will be listed in a separate announcement by Higher Eclectic Ground, conveyed to all participants via E-mail and shared across Point Five’s various social media channels.
- Point Five Team will then proceed to contact the winning entries via E-mail in the days soon after, to determine their choice of a PC or Android key. Contacted winners will have up till a week to respond before an alternate winner is picked.
Conceived at the 2015 Indie Game Maker’s Contest hosted by Game Dev Fort and sponsored by Degica, RAM BOE is a casual 3D puzzle game by developers Pointfive Team that draws inspiration from Thinking Rabbit’s Sokoban.
While the retro puzzle had players move crates around a warehouse in an attempt to get them to predetermined storage locations, RAM BOE has players control Beauregard Pete, an adventurer trapped within the being of a Ram for ever after a failed duel with a vicious ice monster.
Eager to rescue others from the same miserable fate, Beau (Boe) must pass through 55 levels of brain-bending puzzles, solve them by combining and moving Rune stones that contain trapped souls into a ‘mystical well of revival’ and navigate steep drops — all while the possibility of a second encounter with Thrym, the ice monster, looms.
In addition, the game’s Steam version also features achievements, multiplayer leader-boards, trading cards and a Level Sandbox connected to the Steam Workshop that let’s players build, customise and play on their own levels.
While the game wasn’t up to the standards of the IGMC contest, for which it was conceived with fully functioning mechanics and graphics, the team continued on wards to furnish it in its entirety over the following couple of months.
By November 2015 RAM BOE had earned for itself a Steam Greenlight campaign, following which it moved to Higher Eclectic Ground in an attempt to build an audience around Beauregard’s adventure.
The months that ensued witnessed Point Five engage the Network’s members & audience via a plethora of means — episodic recaps of RAM BOE’s development, Giveaways and more, while an Android version of the game was made available in the month of January. By the 14th of March, 2016, the game was finally Greenlit.
As of 5th April, 2016, RAM BOE was released for PC, MAC & Linux on Steam. A month later the game’s first major update for PC, MAC & Linux devices titled The Awakening of Thrym was taken live, putting into effect game play fixes, 15 more playable levels, a slight narrative expansion and an all-new Sandbox mode.
Efforts are currently underway to bring The Awakening of Thrym to RAM BOE’s Android version, while an iOS build of the game continues to be worked upon. To delve deeper into the game’s development history and learn of recent reviews, visit its Higher Eclectic Space.
For giveaway related queries, feedback and to interact with the development team of Point Five, please drop by the game’s sub-forum.
Launching RAM BOE on Steam should now have players kept company by seasonally carved pumpkins, brewing pots of potion and other themed populace in their play-through’s of the Sokoban inspired, casual puzzle game for the earlier part of November.
Labelled v1.2 and taken live on the 28th of October, the game’s latest update not only sets the mood for Halloween themed festivities, but also brings to the fray several minor UI fixes and a Cloud Save feature. ‘The game will now automatically backup a save file that contains your current standings in levels and points, so that progress can be retrieved from the Cloud at any time if you change your PC or reinstall the game,’ the developers explain.
Although the update is exclusive to the PC/Mac/Linux versions of the game alone, Point5 continues to affirm that efforts to update the Android version of the game with The Awakening of Thrym are ongoing. Comprised of 40 challenging levels, associated leaderboards and achievements, RAM BOE was released on the Google Play in January, early this year.
While the game’s Steam version that arrived on the 4th of April, 2016, was but a port of its Android build, patch 1.1 titled The Awakening of Thrym had served to infuse RAM BOE with additional game-play levels, music, fixes, cinematic pieces and a Sandbox mode on PC/Mac/Linux a month later.
The team has since been working to translate the same patch to its Android version, before bringing a fully updated build of RAM BOE to iOS devices as well. One can expect to hear more on the same soon. This is the third patch to hit RAM BOE’s PC build since The Awakening of Thrym, with versions 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 making possible the amendment of sound plus technical issues, along with the inclusion of added achievements and even a permanent price drop.
RAM BOE is now available on Android for $0.99 USD. It’s The Awakening of Thrym enabled build meanwhile can be downloaded for Steam powered PC, Mac & Linux devices at $1.99 USD.
This Press Release was brought to you by Higher Eclectic Ground, network for independent game talent to which RAM BOE and developers PointFive Team are affiliated. One may easily follow up on the game’s development history and sign up for press releases via its Higher Eclectic Space.
To get in touch with the team for any queries, schedule an interview or request a review copy of RAM BOE, please E-mail the game’s Higher Eclectic representative Sean Braganza at email@example.com
About RAM BOE
Developed by Pointfive Team, RAM BOE has players control Beauregard Pete, an adventurer trapped within the being of a Ram forever after a failed duel with a vicious ice monster.
Beau (Boe) must now pass through 55 levels of brain-bending puzzles, solve them by combining and moving Rune stones that contain trapped souls into a ‘mystical well of revival’ and navigate steep drops — all while the possibility of a second encounter with Thrym, the ice monster, looms.
About PointFive Team
Founded in 2014, PointFive team consists of six members namely Programmers Mike & Chris, 3D artists Alex & Alex, 2D artist Domenico and Storyteller Jane Arvine. RAM BOE is the team’s second game creation, the first being Jetpack Johnny, a free-to-play Android game.
About Higher Eclectic Ground
Founded in August, 2015 by Sean Braganza, Higher Eclectic Ground is a curated network of independent developers and artists involved in the creation of Video Games and Video Game related media.
Higher Eclectic Ground functions by providing developers of independent games with progressive press, web and social media based exposure, QA support and feedback, networking opportunities, organic audience building, PR and related services.
In addition, it also plays agent for various other freelance creators and artists of gaming media – assisting them with building their portfolios, web and social media presence while also working to bring them collaborative opportunities from within the industry.