We’ve had a good start to the year here at Sandbox and we were certainly kept busy on both the PR and influencer front in the first month of 2019. We want to start sharing some of the cool activities and projects we work on throughout the year, so without further ado here is Sandbox’s January in Review!
As 2018 folded into 2019, we continued working on Adult Swim Games’ Rain World, which launched on Nintendo Switch in December. In addition to review coverage we worked with Destructoid to giveaway a few copies of the game at the start of the year.
Good Shepherd Entertainment had a few things cooking in January, as we worked with PC Gamer to giveaway beta copies of Black Future ’88, which is set to fully launch on PC later this year. We also announced that the award-winning skateboarding series OlliOlli is coming to Nintendo Switch on Feb. 14 with OlliOlli: Switch Stance!
We helped Skybound Games launch the third episode of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON. Check out GameSpot’s review of the episode to learn more! The fourth episode releases on March 26.
Saber Interactive had a couple new initiatives in January, as we helped unveil new key art and screenshots for World War Z. You can see the zombie-hungry shots on Comicbook. We also worked with GamesIndustry.biz to place Saber CEO Matt Karch’s op-ed on why World War Z will launch on the Epic Games Store.
Rovio Entertainment launched Angry Birds Dream Blast, a fun, casual tap-to-match puzzle game on iOS and Google Play Store on January 24th. Angry Birds Dream Blast introduces an all-new gameplay style for the Angry Birds and promises some extra accessible puzzle-solving fun – read more about it on Android Authority.
We had a big influencer push this month for Devolver Digital’s Pikuniku, which launched on PC and Nintendo Switch on January 24th. The campaign went great, with notable coverage on the YouTube side coming from DanTDM, ZackScottGames, Draegast, and Pungence.
The game launched for free three days early on the Twitch store for Twitch Prime members. Some major Twitch hits came from Diction, RockLeeSmile, StumptGamers and Sandbox’s own SeriouslyClara!
In other fun January ventures, we attended the 2019 New York Game Awards, which took place on January 22. The awards recognize the best in games journalism every year, and the New York Videogame Critics Circle gives out a number of game awards such as best music, best writing, best remake and more!
Earlier this week Clara took a trip down to San Francisco, where she visited some folks at the Twitch HQ. She also met up with Pat and other pals in SF for some important bonding (pictured)!