Ares Games and Polish Hexy Studio announce a partnership to distribute the English edition of Hexy Studio’s games in the United States and non-European countries. The first games to launch will be the tactical adventure game Hard City and game of pretense and deceit Slyville, due to release in retail in Spring 2020 (after the fulfillment of Hard City’s Kickstarter rewards).

Hard City: a “1 vs All” tactical adventure game.

Set in a busy metropolis somewhere on the sunny coasts of California, taken straight from a classic 1980s movie, Hard City is a “1 vs All” tactical adventure game for 1 to 5 players. The neon-lit streets are crowded with happy citizens, feeling safe as they have the brave HCPD officers to protect them. But they don’t know the evil machinations of the most powerful company in the area - the sinister Zero Corp. Hard City, designed by Marek Raczyński and Adam Kwapiński (Nemesis and Lords of Hellas), presents a scenario-driven gameplay. One player takes the role of the evil mastermind Doctor Zero, while all the other players become brave Officers of the Hard City Police Department, aiming to upset his wicked plans. The game also includes fully cooperative and solo rules.

Funny and simple, with very intuitive rules, Slyville is a take that family game, but is also suited for players who enjoy direct interaction, bluffing, negotiations and nastiness. In the medieval city of Slyville, players are mischievous, cunning and dishonest monks, scholars and merchants. As head of a guild operating in one of the world's major trade and cultural centers in the Middle Ages, they send their trusted henchmen to various districts to find trade bargains, make deals, and provide their organization with more power and wealth —not properly in a completely legal way, but the end justifies the means, doesn’t it? Slyville is a game for 3 to 5 players, in which managing resources matters just as much as bluffing skills and the ability to figure out the opponents’ strategy.

Slyville, a game of pretense and deceit.

“Games developed by Hexy are visually stunning, strongly thematic and, most important of all – FUN! They are a great addition to our lineup, and we are happy to be able to help this great studio to reach a wider audience,” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games.

"Ares Games are a well-established distributor, widely praised for their professionalism, with many great games and publishers in their portfolio, including our good friends from Poland and other countries. We are really proud to be joining this great team with Hard City, Slyville and our upcoming future projects,” said Piotr Żuchowski, Media and Marketing Manager of Hexy Studio.

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