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Peggle-like rogue-like Roundguard gets massive free Encore Update on Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation!

'Encore' update will get everyone playing this again on consoles.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


Seattle, WA - May 13, 2022 - Wonderbelly Games and The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild are thrilled to announce the big Encore Update for Peggle-like rogue-like Roundguard is out now on Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation! This huge expansion gives each character their own series of escalating Encore ranks to explore and adds tons of new gameplay variety and new rewards to unlock.

The new Encore Mode for each hero adds a whole new type of gameplay with more boss variants and hero ranks to push players to their limits as they climb the leaderboards. In addition, a Wheel of Woes, new relics, new achievements, and new accessibility settings (including Arachnophobia Mode) have been added.

This is the fourth major free update since Roundguard was launched two years ago, with previous updates adding a new playable hero class, daily and weekly challenges, seasonal events, new bosses, elites, monsters, relics, items, levels, achievements, and more.

New Features:
- Encore mode that unlocks after winning a run with any hero.
- New bosses: The Mad Virologist, the Mad Doctor, Greg & Carl, Bleary, Blinky & Goo, the Robotic Heart, and the Infected Heart.
- New monsters & hazards: Thirsty Imp, Strange Lab Rat, Toxic Mushroom, Doc's Monster, Doc's Helper, Plasma Globes, Robo Wormlet, Infected Wormlet, Sickly Valve.
- The Wheel of Woes with 32 different rules to alter the dungeon and keep you on your toes.
- Five new relics to unlock, including Endless Mode to really put your skills to the test.
- New accessibility options, including Game Speed settings and Arachnophobia Mode.

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What the Press are Saying:
- "Wondrous alchemy..." - Daniel Tack, Game Informer
- "Like Peggle had a baby with Diablo! It's an awesome dungeon-balling adventure!" - Jason Kapalka, Co-Founder of PopCap
- "As soon as my hit points ran out, I eagerly cued up my next character's run... the Peggle formula is so enjoyable that it's hard to believe we haven't seen more attempts at this kind of translation into a roguelike structure." - Matt Miller, Game Informer
- "In Roundguard, you collect gold by breaking pots, burn mana to use special moves, grab equipment for passive bonuses, probably skip your next two meals, and eventually pass out at your keyboard at 1 a.m. . . . If they bring it to mobile devices, human civilization as we know it is in danger." - Thomas Wilde, GeekWire

Awards and Recognition:
- "The PAX 10" - PAX West, Seattle, 2018
- "People's Choice" Nominee Pocketgamer Mobile Game Awards 2021
- "Mobile Game of the Year Nominee" - Golden Joystick Awards 2020
- "Day of the Devs Official Selection" - Day of the Devs, San Francisco, 2019
- "Best Casual Game Award" - Dreamhack, Dallas, 2019
- "Indie MEGABOOTH Official Selection" - PAX West, Seattle, 2019
- "First Place Big Indie Pitch" - PG Connects, Seattle, 2019
- "Excellence in Game Design Nominee" - DevGAMM 2020
- "Indie Awards Showcase Finalist" - MomoCon, Atlanta, 2019


Press Contact: Michelle Lega
Email: [email protected]

About Wonderbelly Games:
Wonderbelly Games is a Seattle-based independent game studio made up of Andrea Roberts, Bob Roberts, and Kurt Loidl. They're a small team of close friends who used to work on big AAA games: Bob led the design team on Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War, while Kurt and Andrea worked on the Fable series and more at Microsoft. Now they follow their hearts and their bellies to make games for you to gorge on or savor one bite at a time.

About The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild:
QAG got started in 2011, creating the award-winning puzzle games 'The Bridge' and 'Tumblestone.' Since then we've teamed up with fantastic studios from around the world to help them bring their games to more players and platforms. Look forward to award-winning games 'Sail Forth' and 'Freshly Frosted' releasing from QAG soon.


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