BUSSUM, The Netherlands – Oct. 11, 2017 – It has been quite a year for Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket – and for Dutch duo Molly Heady-Carroll and Erik van Wace of Arcane Circus. Thousands of iOS and Android players have experienced the game’s harsh and yet hilarious take on adulthood – from the mundane horror of eviction to the joy of nailing a fun, high-paying job. Budget-conscious gamers can now try their luck for only $0.99 – if they’re confident they can survive, that is.
Awards & Accolades
Arcane Circus can’t stop, won’t stop. Molly and Erik have been invited to speak and showcase at a variety of events – and Crap I’m Broke has earned a number of awards:
– Best Dutch Game of 2017 Award: Nominee (2017)
– Google Play Indie Games Contest: Finalist (2017)
– International Mobile Gaming Awards: Nominee (2017)
– A MAZE. Festival: “Pataphysics in Video Games” [talk] (2017)
– Pocket Gamer: “Top 5 Best Mobile Games of the Year” (2016)
– App Store: “New Games We Love” (2016) – 3 times!
– AMG Awards: Winner, “Best Mobile Game” | Nomination, “Best Game Concept” (2016)
– Gamescom: Indie Arena Exhibitor | Holland Pavilion Exhibitor (2016)
– GDC: Dutch Showcase Exhibitor (2016)
– Pocket Gamer Connects: Top 5 Finalist, “The Very Big Indie Pitch” (2016)
And it doesn’t end there: Crap! I’m Broke has received a physical version for Anne Bras’ big boxed PC games collection. Molly Heady-Carroll has published two art books: The Art of Molly Vol.1 and Weekly Zoo Drawings. And the duo’s Global Game Jam game – Journey of the Fyra Birds, in collaboration with gHSTS & gUITARS – was given a visual update and made available on itch.io.
“We are so incredibly grateful to all the iOS and Android users who bought Crap! I’m Broke,” says Molly Heady-Carroll, co-founder of Arcane Circus. “Without their support, we’re pretty sure our budding game development careers would have met an untimely end – and worse still, without any comic relief!”
“We hid some special treats in the game for those playing during Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s Day,” adds Erik van Wace, co-founder of Arcane Circus. “The Grim Reaper has never been known for his style choices, but there’s always a chance he’s in a festive mood.”
With such an eventful period, you might think that there wasn’t time for a new game. WRONG! In fact, Arcane Circus has been working on a brand-new title – a Kaiju-themed card game where players compete for dominance over a city. Team Cool, Team Weird, and Team Cute are in it to win it – and they play by their own rules. Veteran character designer Charles Zembillas (Jak & Daxter, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro the Dragon) has joined the project as Creative Consultant.
Pricing & Availability
Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket is now available on the App Store and Google Play for only $0.99 (50% off the retail price). The sale will end on Oct. 18, when the game returns to its original price of $1.99.
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YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVVaFlQoVGHybXfWK6O5tw
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Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/arcanecircus
Twitch – http://www.twitch.tv/arcanecircus/profile
IndieDB – http://www.slidedb.com/members/arcanecircus
Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/CrapImBroke
IndieDB – http://www.slidedb.com/games/crapimbroke
About Arcane Circus
Established in 2013, Arcane Circus is a two-person studio based in the Netherlands. Founders Erik van Wace and Molly Heady-Carroll believe that games enrich our lives and make us better people. Combining their shared fascination for art, intrigue and games, Molly and Erik strive to create games that are peculiar, varied, quirky, and lovingly crafted with a strong, creative voice. For more information about Arcane Circus and Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket, please visit http://arcanecircus.com and http://crapimbroke.com.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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