San Francisco — Stanion Studios, an award-winning multimedia company, announced a new game title. TideTurn is a free-to-play 5v5 third-person shooter in which players use submergible water to create their own paths and navigate the map. With influences from Call of Duty, Splatoon and Halo, the open-ended movement options make TideTurn an incredibly strategic game focused on split-second decision making and fast-paced combat.
TideTurn’s Early Access Founder’s Release announced on Aug 1, 2021, and includes a colorful roster of Defenders with multiple unique abilities, powerful weapons, two vibrant maps, multiple multiplayer game modes, a lore-heavy campaign, and a community Map Maker, rarely available in F2P games. Players create custom playable maps using available map assets — or by creating their own. They will even be able to play on other creators’ maps; see a demo here: [https://www.playtideturn.com]
“It's going to be exciting to see what kind of incredible and creative ideas people come up with in the TideTurn MapMaker,” Game Designer Ian Stanion stated. “The Halo forge map editor was really a watershed moment for me; that's when I realized what vast a creative outlet game making can be! I want TideTurn's MapMaker to spark that same love for ingenuity and creative expression others can enjoy and share with the gaming community.”
TideTurn tells the story of a fight over the world's oceans. Mysterious water-borne cultures are rising up and attacking coastal cities all over the world because humans have ruined the oceans.
“The ocean has always been a big part of my life. I grew up near a surfing town in California — Santa Cruz. I used to do volunteer work at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and I've seen the horrors caused by ocean degradation firsthand,” Stanion explained. “The destruction of our oceans is something I feel very personally connected to, so it just feels natural to address that in the art I'm making.”
Gamers can expect campaigns and events from partnered streamers and content creators with a focus on ocean conservation. Read more about TideTurn’s ocean conservation and awareness efforts here: [ https://www.playtideturn.com/ocean-conservation/]
TideTurn is an ever-changing game that will deliver events, new Defenders, new characters, new campaigns, and new Map Maker content in continuous quarterly drops. The story behind TideTurn will also be unraveled in campaign extensions, as well as through various multimedia such as comics and art.
For more information on TideTurn’s Early Access Founder’s Release, visit [https://www.playtideturn.com/] and pick the side you’ll be fighting for on Aug 1, 2021 EARLY ACCESS FOUNDER'S RELEASE DATE!
Stanion Studios is an award-winning content development and multimedia production company located on the US east coast and the Silicon Valley. Founded in 2008 by Leesa Stanion, the studio is developing and deploying a continuous stream of F2P experiences to gamers worldwide, starting with its first release of TideTurn. An F2P game designed by Ian Stanion in 2018, the ambitious title has both multiplayer modes and single-player campaigns designed for all ages and for all cross-play platforms. With features like the community MapMaker and multiple character abilities in a 5v5 arena, plus story modes, Stanion Studios is positioning itself to become the most player-focused game development company in the industry.