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​​​​​​​Feast Your Eyes Upon a Luminescent World in XEL, a Time-Travelling Sci-Fi Adventure Coming this Summer

Embark on a journey through space and time to unearth the truth of a mysterious world
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Wiesbaden, Germany, 31st March, 2022. Today, prepare for an unparalleled adventure through space and time as developer Tiny Roar and publisher Assemble Entertainment provide a long-awaited first look at XEL, the picturesque action-slash-sci-fi game coming this summer to Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam and GOG. Adorned as a “love letter to classic Zelda titles,” XEL’s latest trailer shows off the strikingly fluorescent landscapes awaiting players, as well as some of the game’s brain-bending puzzle levels and its core mechanic and most fascinating story element: time travel! 

See for yourself what all of the XEL hype is about — watch the latest trailer here 

Download the press kit for XEL here


A wondrous 3D sci-fi fantasy, XEL follows an amnesiac protagonist named Reid, who finds herself shipwrecked on a mystifying planet with no memory of who she is or where she’s from. During her quest, Reid will meet a cast of charming characters, engage in thrilling top-down dungeon-clearing combat, and of course, find and upgrade a whole arsenal of valuable items and tools — some of which may help her jump through space and time itself. As Reid delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the world of XEL, she discovers an endless cycle of peril. Does she have the strength and courage to end the cycle for good, or will she too become trapped?

Key Features of XEL Include: 

  • Old School Meets New School: Retro meets modern in a classic top-down 3D action-adventure featuring a well-crafted and fun combat system comprised of, dodging, parrying, and clever gadgets

  • Adventure Through Space and Time: Explore the mysterious world of XEL and uncover its dark past, utilizing mind-bending time travel to unlock the secrets of the mysterious land whilst mastering the many challenging dungeons waiting to be explored

  • A Timeless Audiovisual Experience: Composed by Gidon Wolff, XEL offers a timeless soundtrack complemented by vibrant visuals, handcrafted by a passionate indie team


XEL launches on Windows PC via Steam and GOG, as well as Nintendo Switch, in summer 2022. The verdant adventure also launches on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Playstation 4/5 later this year. 



While you wait to get your hands on XEL, check out Assemble Entertainment’s Steam page to pick up some amazing games for an excellent price — with select titles up to 90% off. —  during their annual Publisher Sale

Keep tabs on XEL’s development by following Tiny Roar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thank you in advance for sharing this news with your audience. If you’d like to speak to the team at Tiny Roar about XEL, please let us know via email and we’ll set up a chat for you!



For more information please contact: 

Mark Allen

Mark Allen PR Ltd on behalf of Assemble Entertainment. 

[email protected]  +44 (0)7884 408976 


About Assemble Entertainment

Founded in 2016 and based in Wiesbaden, Germany, Assemble Entertainment is an independent games developer best known for the survival city-builder Endzone - A World Apart, that challenges players to survive and thrive following an environmental apocalypse, and the modernized Leisure Suit Larry series, featuring two new entries in the iconic decades-spanning saga. 

Despite the company's short history, Assemble Entertainment has won the German Developer Award twice — in 2020 and 2021— in the category "Best Publisher.” Assemble Entertainment organizes GermanDevDays, an annual conference held in Frankfurt, Germany since 2016 that attracts more than 1,100 attendees from across the German-speaking video game development industry. The event also includes the GermanDevDays Indie Award, where indie development teams across Germany can participate in varying categories to win a cash prize for their projects. The event is hosted by Stefan Marcinek, CEO and Founder of Assemble.

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About Tiny Roar

Founded in 2015, Tiny Roar is the result of a passion for videogames and an intense desire to create them. Rooted in the desire to deliver fun, polished games, the studio also highly values easily accessible game experiences, supporting their mission to provide entertainment to a multitude of platforms. While recognizing that developing video games is a tremendously enjoyable experience, Tiny Roar also prides themselves on perpetuating a healthy and friendly work environment, stating that it is the key to their success.

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