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COSY SCI-FI CITY BUILDER ‘BEFORE WE LEAVE’ TOUCHES DOWN ON XBOX TODAY

Xbox players can now rebuild an interplanetary society while keeping an eye out for hungry Space Whales
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 – Team17 and Balancing Monkey Games have today announced that cosy city builder Before We Leave is now available to all Xbox players, including to purchase via the Microsoft Store and in Xbox Game Pass. Set in a post-apocalyptic solar system, Before We Leave tasks players to nurture groups of ‘Peeps’, re-emerging survivors with aspirations to rebuild a thriving civilisation.

Xbox players can explore six unique biomes with their Peeps as they expand their settlements, lay down infrastructure, and chart new lands while researching ancient technologies and building an array of helpful contraptions. Denizens of the burgeoning civilisation should also be mindful of their impact on the environment and their Peeps’ well-being, while keeping an eye out for passing Space Whales – who can make short work of their planets.



Before We Leave Key Features

  • Expand the Horizons: From a lowly settlement to a sprawling civilisation of Peeps, players will need to traverse mountains, forests, oceans, and the depths of space to explore, build, and thrive
  • Tremendous Tech: As players progress, they can research technology to better their civilisation, including sailing, industry, trade, and more
  • Keep the Peeps Happy: Running a settlement is no small feat; players will need to keep track of their Peeps’ happiness alongside food, resources and pollution levels
  • A Whole New World: With six unique biomes filled with resources and mysterious relics, players must utilise the land and plan their settlements accordingly
  • Award-winning Soundtrack: Benedict Nichols (Omno, The Falconeer) and James Dean of Ākau Audio compose a soundscape fit for any benevolent leader, winning ‘The Composed Segment’ Pav award for excellence in audio


Press looking to lead their own group of Peeps can request Xbox review code now.

Before We Leave is also available on PC and macOS. From tomorrow until 30th November, the game will feature in the Steam Autumn Sale at £9.59/€10.79/$11.99, 40% below its usual price. To keep up to date, like Before We Leave on Facebook, follow on Twitter, join the Discord, subscribe on YouTube, and join the mailing list.


For more information please contact: 
Jon Wilcox – Senior PR Manager – Team17
[email protected] / +44 (0) 7932 900 998

Abe Foster – PR & Events Manager – Team17
[email protected] / +44 (0) 7584 137 877


About Balancing Monkey Games 

New Zealand-based game developer Balancing Monkey Games launched its debut title Before We Leave, a cosy city builder game, in May 2020 and was met with overwhelming success. The title is now available for download in the Epic Games Store, Steam, the Microsoft Store and via Xbox Game Pass. Follow Balancing Monkey Games on TwitterDiscord, or via its newsletter.

 
About Team17 Group plc
Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Hell Let Loose, Moving Out, Golf With Your Friends, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Blasphemous, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit www.team17.com for more info.

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