Indie developer Brainwash Gang and publisher Digerati is launching the nihilistic 2D action-platformer Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition this week. The roguelite wrapped in a riddle game will appear on popular consoles and PC over the next few days.
Nongünz, the original game, first launched in 2017. PS4 and Switch versions were planned to follow however the at the time publisher, Sindiecate, ceased operations and effectively vanished. Not only did this hurt several game developers and projects, it also made the future of Nongünz appearing on consoles uncertain.
After a chance encounter on an flight, Brainwash Gang and Digerati partnered up and now a remastered version of the game with a full release across platforms and consoles is happening. Digerati has also confirmed that anyone who owns the original game on Steam will receive a copy of the Doppelganger Edition in their Steam library for free.
With the launch of the remastered Doppelganger Edition comes a brand new game trailer which is viewable below. The game presents itself as a roguelite wrapped inside of a riddle. Every run sees the player leaving a black and white graveyard and heading into an ever-changing gothic dungeon full of nightmares and other surprises.
Both skill and style are required in order to survive. The game rewards players for long-lasting combos and challenges. Score plays a key role in the progress of the idle game which is the formation of one’s own band of lost souls and death cultists. Built in Unity, the game also features two all-new modes Arena and Local Co-op. There are many weapons, items, and equipment to unlock and master while tearing through hundreds of levels full of different enemies all set to a black and white pixel environment. Playing this game might even change one’s perception about existence, violence, and humanity.
Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition is coming to Steam for Windows PC on May 7, 2021. The game is now available on the PS4 and on May 6 for the Nintendo Switch. Xbox One and other PC digital distributers will see a May 7 launch. During the launch for a limited time console versions will a 20% launch discount and PC a 10% discount.
Brainwash Gang (@Brainwash_Gang Twitter) is an underground group of game makers. The indie group tries to tickle gamer’s brains. Their portfolio includes the original Nongünz, Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition, and the coming soon projects of The Longest Road on Earth, Grotto, and Damnview: Built From Nothing.
Digerati (@DigeratiDM Twitter) is a PC and console game publisher that helps independent developers put their games into the hands of gamers. The company takes care of funding, distribution, marketing, and production while allowing developers to focus on making incredible games and unique experiences.