PR : 2 days > 9 months, at Steam!

2 days > 9 months, at Steam!

'Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory' sold more copies for 2 days at Steam, than for 9 months outside steam.

Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 10th. 2012 - Korean Indie team Turtle Cream is happy about releasing 'Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory' at Steam.

Turtle Cream released 'Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory' at Feb. 2012. It was available at Desura & Indievania, and Humble Store for direct selling. At now, it is available at Steam.

Sun Park, CEO of Turtle Cream found this. Selling in steam for 2 days surpassed selling for 9 months outside steam. "Steam is **cking power house, as Edmund Mcmillen said." He posted at Turtle Cream blog. "We already knew Steam is big marketplace because we bought & enjoyed many games. But we never knew it's so surprisingly big! It's like that we launched brand new game to public with full powered PR. We got another chance." He continued. "This game is more polished than what we released at Feb. So please give another chance even if you played it earlier. You will have much better experience."

Even 'Boing Boing' and 'Play This Thing' liked this game, because it's sweetest platformer ever. Now it's your turn to check why they liked this game. Don't miss 30% discount chance for steam launch!

- Review code is available upon request. Please contact mrkwang@pig-min.com about that.

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* About Game

'Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory' is commercial version of 'Sugar Cube', which won 2010 IGF China best game. It is a 2D platformer game that presents the story of a sugar cube. The backgrounds of the game have two sides, namely, the front and the back. So depending on how you play, the environments will very often be vastly different.

It has 5 world themes containing unique 90 levels, 20 achievements, and 2 different endings. Plus it has SUPER CUTE looks and very sweet soundtrack.

You could purchase it through several digital distribution stores for Windows PC, as Steam(!) - Desura - Indievania - Greenman Gaming - Direct purchase(Humble Store) through official site. Available at Playism for Japanese language version.

* About improvement of Steam version

- Gamepad control is available.
- More polished level design & gameplay experience.
- Steam Cloud & 20 Steam Achievements are available.
- Game Soundtrack is bundled.

* Critic says

- A platformer with a refreshingly novel mechanic - Boing Boing
http://boingboing.net/2012/04/19/sugar-cube-a-platformer-with.html

- A Kawaii-cute platformer - Play this thing
http://playthisthing.com/sugar-cube-bittersweet-factory

- Meat Boy's clever cousin - Indie Game Magazine
http://www.indiegamemag.com/sugar-cube-bittersweet-factory-review-meat-boys-clever-cousin/

* More information

- Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory

Game information page (incl. Video / Screenshots) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/31

Game screenshots (zip) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/SugarCube_BF_shots.zip

Steam release trailer (Youtube) :
http://youtu.be/lxZghwQp2Ag


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PR contact (Interview, Review copies, etc.) :
mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)

About Turtle Cream:
"Tuttle Cream" started career as students of the Sogang Univ. Game education center in Korea. From 2011, they became independent studio. Their 1st. freeware 'Cut & Paste' got several positive feedbacks, 2nd. freeware 'Sugar Cube' won IGF 2010 China Best Game. 1st. commercial game 'Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory' is available at Steam.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min started as Indie Game blog for Korean at 2006. Pig-Min Agency started to support Korean Indie Games from 2009. It handles 2 teams, Arcshock('Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories') and Turtle Cream('Sugar Cube: the Bittersweet Factory'). It also do promotion for 'Analogue: A Hate Story' Korean language version for Korean territory.
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Sweetest photo contest for Sweetest Soundtrack for Video Game!

Take 'Sugar Cube' photo in your neighborhood & send us to get Soundtrack MP3.

Seoul, South Korea, Apr. 17. 2012 - Korean Indie team Turtle Cream started Sweetest photo contest about unique platformer 'Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory'.

This contest is for 'Travels of Sugar Cube'. Sweetest hero 'Sugar Cube' already toured all over the world, with assist of Friends of Turtle Cream. Now it's your turn to attend.

Get 'Sugar Cube' picture, take pictures at your neighborhood, and send to us. We will give you sweetest soundtrack for your kind photo. Limited to 100 entrance, so grab your chance before too late!

* 'Sugar Cube' picture : Get this picture and take photo

Default : http://www.turtle-cream.com/attach/1/6091572086.jpg
Tidy ver. : http://www.turtle-cream.com/attach/1/2489622179.jpg

* Where to send

E-mail : turtlebot@turtle-cream.com
Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/turtlecream
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/turtlecream

* Travels of Sugar Cube : http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/57

Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/turtlecream/travels-of-sugar-cube/
Picasa web album : https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/albumMap?uname=115445467836115418787&aid=5656539042520631505#map

* Sweetest Soundtrack to give : http://turtlecream.bandcamp.com/album/sugar-cube-bittersweet-factory-2

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* About Game

'Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory' is commercial version of 'Sugar Cube', which won 2010 IGF China best game. It is a 2D platformer game that presents the story of a sugar cube. The backgrounds of the game have two sides, namely, the front and the back. So depending on how you play, the environments will very often be vastly different.

It has 5 world themes containing unique 90 levels, 20 achievements, and 2 different endings. Plus it has SUPER CUTE looks and very sweet soundtrack.

You could purchase it through several digital distribution stores for Windows PC, as Desura - Indiecity - Indievania - Direct purchase through official site. It will be available at some local digital stores as Kawagames(Spain) - Playism(Japan) in the near future.


* About Music

- Music Video of 'The Sweet Song'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkEyjcusMw (Youtube)
http://vimeo.com/37721126 (Vimeo)

- Bandcamp
http://turtlecream.bandcamp.com/


* Critic says

- Meat Boy's clever cousin - Indie Game Magazine
http://www.indiegamemag.com/sugar-cube-bittersweet-factory-review-meat-boys-clever-cousin/


* More information


- Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory

Official Homepage :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/

Game information page (incl. Video / Screenshots) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/31

Game screenshots (zip) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/SugarCube_BF_shots.zip

Game play trailer (Youtube) :
http://youtu.be/yocWUuYEnLY


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PR contact (Interview, Review copies, etc.) :
mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)


About Turtle Cream:
"Tuttle Cream" started career as students of the Sogang Univ. Game education center in Korea. From 2011, they became independent studio. Their 1st. freeware 'Cut & Paste' got several positive feedbacks, 2nd. freeware 'Sugar Cube' won IGF 2010 China Best Game.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min started as Indie Game blog for Korean at 2006. Pig-Min Agency started to support Korean Indie Games from 2009. It handles 2 teams, Arcshock('Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories') and Turtle Cream('Sugar Cube: the Bittersweet Factory').
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'The Sweet Song' M/V released for Sugar-Free game!

Korean famous indie pop singer 'Yeongene' recorded sweet theme music of 'Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory'.

Seoul, South Korea, Mar. 1st. 2011 - Korean Indie team Turtle Cream released Music Video of 'The Sweet Song', main theme song of recent release 'Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory'.

'Yeongene' is Korean indie pop singer, who is famous for the band 'Linus' Blanket'. She also did collabroation 'Save our smile' with BMX Bandits.

"We hoped 'Yeongene' to sing this song, when we made early version of this song." says Sun Park, CEO of Turtle Cream. "I was big fan of her work in the past. We were not sure to work with her, because she is too great. As we tried to contact her, she agreed to record this song. Now she recorded song for our game. We really appreciate her, as a fan & indie game maker!"

'The Sweet Song' M/V is available at Youtube - Vimeo. Plus we uploaded to 'The Sweet Song' single at bandcamp. Full length soundtrack of 'SC:BF' will be released next week at Bandcamp.


* About Game

'Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory' is commercial version of 'Sugar Cube', which won 2010 IGF China best game. It is a 2D platformer game that presents the story of a sugar cube. The backgrounds of the game have two sides, namely, the front and the back. So depending on how you play, the environments will very often be vastly different.

It has 5 world themes containing unique 90 levels, 20 achievements, and 2 different endings. Plus it has SUPER CUTE looks and very sweet soundtrack.

You could purchase it through several digital distribution stores for Windows PC, as Desura - Indiecity - Indievania - Direct purchase through official site. It will be available at some local digital stores as Kawagames(Spain) - Playism(Japan) in the near future.


* About Music

- Music Video 'The Sweet Song'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkEyjcusMw (Youtube)
http://vimeo.com/37721126 (Vimeo)

- Bandcamp
http://turtlecream.bandcamp.com/


* Critic says

- Meat Boy's clever cousin - Indie Game Magazine
http://www.indiegamemag.com/sugar-cube-bittersweet-factory-review-meat-boys-clever-cousin/


* More information


- Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory

Official Homepage :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/

Game information page (incl. Video / Screenshots) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/31

Game screenshots (zip) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/SugarCube_BF_shots.zip

Game play trailer (Youtube) :
http://youtu.be/yocWUuYEnLY


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PR contact (Interview, Review copies, etc.) :
mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)


About Turtle Cream:
"Tuttle Cream" started career as students of the Sogang Univ. Game education center in Korea. From 2011, they became independent studio. Their 1st. freeware 'Cut & Paste' got several positive feedbacks, 2nd. freeware 'Sugar Cube' won IGF 2010 China Best Game.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min started as Indie Game blog for Korean at 2006. Pig-Min Agency started to support Korean Indie Games from 2009. It handles 2 teams, Arcshock('Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories') and Turtle Cream('Sugar Cube: the Bittersweet Factory').

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'Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory' released, but it will NOT be sold in Korea.

Sweetest hero 'Sugar Cube' is doing sweet protest against 'Shut-Down policy' & 'Cooling-Off Policy' by Korean government.

Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 27th. 2012 - Korean Indie team Turtle Cream released 1st. commercial game 'Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory', but they decided not to sell in Korean territory.

Turtle Cream is Korean team. But they will not sell their products in Korea. There is sad reason like this.

According to Korean language option in game, "Korean government has a review/screening policy for games including free ones. They had made a 'shut-down policy' and a 'cooling-off policy' for juvenile protection(?). We disagree with the Korean government which considers games as social evils such as drugs. We will not make any games in Korean until the Korean government gets rid of those policies."

'Shut-down policy' is made by MOGEF, 'Ministry of Gender Equality & Family'. (http://www.mogef.go.kr/index.jsp) According to 'Shut-down policy', game company must have the system that minors can't play after midnight. 'Cooling-off policy' is made by MEST, 'Ministory of Education, Science, and Technology'. (http://www.mest.go.kr/main.do) According to 'Cooling-off policy', game company must have system that early-teens can play only 4 hours a day & only 2 hours per 1 play. According to these 2 policies, our sweetest hero can't be played in Korean territory legally, unless it supports 'Shut-down' & 'Cooling-off'. So Turtle Cream decided not to sell their game in Korea.

'Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory' is commercial version of 'Sugar Cube', which won 2010 IGF China best game. It is a 2D platformer game that presents the story of a sugar cube. The backgrounds of the game have two sides, namely, the front and the back. So depending on how you play, the environments will very often be vastly different.

It has 5 world themes containing unique 90 levels, 20 achievements, and 2 different endings. Plus it has SUPER CUTE looks and very sweet soundtrack.

You could purchase it through several digital distribution stores for Windows PC, as Desura - Indiecity - Indievania - Kawagames(Spanish) - Direct purchase through official site.


More information


* Screenshot of 'Korean language not included'.
http://www.turtle-cream.com/attach/2/1340144311.png


* Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory

Official Homepage :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/

Game information page (incl. Video / Screenshots) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/31

Game screenshots (zip) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/SugarCube_BF_shots.zip

Game play trailer (Youtube) :
http://youtu.be/yocWUuYEnLY

Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory MV teaser  (Youtube) :
http://youtu.be/AlXw7pAGiME


* 'Travels of Sugar Cube'. : Friends of 'Sugar Cube' helped him to travel the world.

More information about 'Travels of Sugar Cube' :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/35

'Travels of Sugar Cube' video (Youtube) :
http://youtu.be/Y4hM051SRKI

Link to picassa album of 'Travels of Sugar Cube' :
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/albumMap?uname=115445467836115418787&aid=5656539042520631505#map


Critic says

* Meat Boy's clever cousin
http://www.indiegamemag.com/sugar-cube-bittersweet-factory-review-meat-boys-clever-cousin/


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PR contact (Interview, Review copies, etc.) :
mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)


About Turtle Cream:
"Tuttle Cream" started career as students of the Sogang Univ. Game education center in Korea. From 2011, they became independent studio. Their 1st. freeware 'Cut & Paste' got several positive feedbacks, 2nd. freeware 'Sugar Cube' won IGF 2010 China Best Game.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min is 6-years-old Indie Game blog webzine for Korean, and decided to support Korean Indie Games to go abroad from 2009, under the name of Pig-Min Agency. It handles 2 teams as Arcshock('Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories') and Turtle Cream('Sugar Cube : the Bittersweet Factory').
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