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.