I’m not even going to pretend that I don’t know who Studio Fow is, because the truth of the matter is that I’ve been a fan of theirs for many years time now.
As a matter of fact, I did reach out to them for an interview even before TGG (The Gaming Ground) existed (I highly doubt that they remember me). Anyways, I do have some positive news to share with you all when it comes to Studio Fow.
“Hi everyone! It’s me, Fowchan! For those who don’t already know – I’m the mascot for StudioFOW.
I am the Community Manager, secretary and office maid for the studio and I handle most of the community based stuff along with refilling the snack bowls and fridge at the office! (Super important, might I add! Someone has to keep perverts like Moneyshot fueled and ready!)
Now we get to the important stuff!
Thanks to the killer support of our fans – we have reached the final milestone…for now 😉
This means we will be hiring additional animators to help with spicing up some of these story sequences in the game by creating awesome cinematics for them! We have a lot of awesome stuff that happens in the script that we’d love to see brought to life, and you’ve just helped make this happen! Hooray!
We’ll finally be able to make the game we envisioned when we first started planning Subverse.
Now let’s talk about this much asked for stretch goal! The next stretch goal is none other than……ME!
That’s right, if we hit £550K then yours truly will become the 10th waifu of Subverse. You can find me in a super secret endgame location (totally not Earth) and I’ll terrorize the Prodigium galaxy alongside you!
I’m not just any old waifu tho, I’ll have my normal cute form as well a more fitting demonic form. And of course, you’ll get a bunch of lewd scenes if you earn my loyalty.
We are SO FREAKIN EXCITED! Fow-Chan in UE4 has been a dream for a long time.
My Fowlings…you are all so incredible to help us get so far on funding. We have so many cool things we want to do in Subverse – and you are all making them possible.
Whether you can pledge a dollar – ten dollars, or a thousand – you are all important and incredible.
– Fowchan & the rest of the crew” – Studio Fow via Kickstarter
For me, this sure came as a very pleasant surprise, because I didn’t even know that Studio Fow was working on an erotic video game in the first place (“Subverse” is currently in development for PC).
Nor did I know that “Subverse” managed to reach its £400K milestone in a very short period of time (at the time of writing this post, “Subverse” has collected over £458K in total via Kickstarter).
Nice indeed, but what is “Subverse” all about then? Well, this is the actual game description by Studio Fow themselves:
“Welcome to a new era in adult entertainment! Tired of crappy, low effort hentai games? Then enter the Subverse – an old school PC gaming experience developed from the ground up for the discerning adult by an experienced team of filthy apex perverts.” – Studio Fow
As for Subverse’s story, here’s what’s known so far about the game’s story:
“A female cyborg performs fellatio on a bald man who wears panties on his head
A stunning femme fatale engages in passionate consensual sex with a human male whilst her giant knockers bounce sensually up and down in front of the camera
A psychotic pirate queen dominates a poor smuggler by grinding her buttocks on his crotch whilst gripping his member with her cute heart-shaped tail
Whilst walking past the Laboratory, the player can hear sexually suggestive moans coming from within as a bipedal alien stud called Bulgetto pleasures your Chief Science Officer. There is nothing you can do about this, so don’t even try.
An enigmatic alien known only as Chodestool will engage in doggystyle copulation with various crew members if you forget to feed him
A stoned engineer called Dallick proudly lets his tiny penis hang loose as he parades around your ship in a lurid display of free-spirited expression
An enemy faction called the FuccBotts employs spaceships that are shaped like fluorescent dildos in order to ram and destroy their opponents. These FuccBots are considered extremely dangerous.
The FuccBotts can also deploy ground troops who are robotic soldiers equipped with large sex toys in place of their arms. They will use these sex toys to hit you over the head. Approach with caution.
A crazed German man moans suggestive words as part of a track on the game’s soundtrack. We could not stop him in time.
If you are sensitive to any of the above topics we strongly advise caution before playing this game.”
I don’t know about you, but that sure sounds like a rather interesting story if you ask me (a very erotic version of “Star Trek”, “Cobra: The Space Pirate” and “Mass Effect” comes to mind).
So, what about game features then? Well, these are some of the said features for “Subverse”:
EXPLORE A WACKY NEW GALAXY
Discover the Prodigium Galaxy – filled to the brim with original lore and thick, meaty content. Explore dozens of star systems and hundreds of planets to find all sorts of missions, anomalies and other interesting stuff like sexy bounty hunter squidgirls that relentlessly stalk you and your equally sexy crew of waifus.
FIGHT IN SPACE OR PLANETSIDE
Throw down in either SHMUP-style space missions dripping with retro nostalgia or take the thinking man’s approach and duke it out on the ground with dynamic turn-based combat. Mastering both modes will lead to glorious booty so you can upgrade your ship and troops.
YOUR OWN SHIP
The Mary Celeste not only holds the record for fastest sub-light delivery of weed in the galaxy but she’s also your base of operations. Watch your ship evolve and grow as more aliens join your crew and start living in the various quarters. Just make sure you clean up after them. And watch out for Dallick from maintenance, he’s kind of a dick.
ROGUE’S GALLERY OF BADASS BABES
There are no good girls in Subverse. Well, not until you train them, anyway. These are the baddest babes in the galaxy complete with exceptional combat potential and drop-dead gorgeous looks. Earn their loyalty and get some other exceptional benefits in the process. Like sex.
UNWIND AFTER A HARD DAY
It’s time for some fully animated StudioFOW-quality rewards! Experience a diverse array of scenes from
F/whatever the FUCK that thing is pairings
all animated by the same team that brought you such cinematic classics as “Bioshag Trinity” and “Mila Red Riding Hood”
– No Pay2Win, no Gacha, no Lootboxes and no daily logins. Get rewarded for winning, not for losing. Spend your XP and loot to unlock filthier sex scenes.
– Nine unique waifus to join your crew, all fully animated and voice acted by the sultriest VA’s in the biz.
– Powered by the latest Unreal Engine 4 tech, this is Studio FOW like you’ve never seen them before! Beautifully rendered babes and the trademark cinematic quality has been given the next-gen treatment.
– Unlock fully animated sex scenes as rewards. Enjoy a diverse range of fetishes catering to every perverted whim.
– Cinematic slides and fully animated models drive the story forward.
– Customize your waifus appearance by equipping impractically sexy skins.
– Fight in space SHMUP and JRPG-inspired ground combat missions.
– Upgrade and progression system where you can improve your ship and waifu’s combat abilities.
– Breed an army of bio-engineered aliens to fight alongside your waifus…and keep them company.
– Enjoy an absurdist comedic singleplayer storyline alongside a free-roam mode where you can explore at your own pace.
– Full 3D environments and backgrounds. No 2D backdrops.
– A pulsating 25+ track OST with chillstep, trap and synthwave tunes.
In other words, Studio Fow is going all in with “Subverse” :3 And by the looks of it, Studio Fow is going to reach their £550K milestone on time as well.
“And why is that”? So you might wonder, it’s because “Subverse” is already crazy close to £460K in total funds on Kickstarter, and there are still 18 days left on the game’s Kickstarter campaign as well.
So “if” the £550K milestone is reached on time (which I think Studio Fow will do with ease), then the Fow-Chan milestone will be unlocked (Fow-Chan is Studio Fow’s succubus mascot).
That’s also why I wish Studio Fow the best of luck on Kickstarter, because it would be really cool if Fow-Chan gets unlocked. I mean, who wouldn’t love to the get the chance to have a sexy time moment with her in “Subverse”?
Well, I think you get the idea. So only time will tell if Fow-Chan will get unlocked on Kickstarter or not.
As for here and now though, the Early Access version of “Subverse” is coming to Steam sometime this summer, and the full version of the game is said to launch in January next year (2020).
So let’s hope that Studio Fow will be able to nail all of this down, because I (with so many others) would love to get a chance to play “Subverse” as soon as possible.
In the meanwhile though, don’t forget to check out Studio Fow’s cinematic trailer for “Subverse” 😉 (you will find the said trailer further down the page)
And with that said, what’s your take on “Subverse” so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
The Gaming Ground
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