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Semblance, The World’s First True Platformer

Squish, squash and remold yourself through this world-busting and bouncing adventure on Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC and Mac

AMSTERDAM and SOUTH AFRICA  July 3, 2018 – Good Shepherd Entertainment has revealed that Semblance, the world-busting puzzle platformer from independent South African developer Nyamakop, will launch on July 24, 2018, on Nintendo Switch™ through the Nintendo eShop, as well as Windows PC and Mac via Steam.

Semblance is a puzzle platformer where your soft, bouncy character and its soft, bouncy world are almost entirely deformable. An infestation of hard material has spread throughout the land. Squish, squash, mold and deform yourself and the environment to solve challenging puzzles, squeeze through tight spots and bring your delicate home back to life!

A winner of multiple special honors from gaming shows throughout development for its unique gameplay and aesthetic, Semblance bubbles with colorfully stylish art design, atmospheric audio effects and an engaging storyline that unravels organically as you explore.

Semblance is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For more information, visit, and follow @GoodShepherdEnt and @Nyamakopon Twitter.

About Good Shepherd Entertainment

Good Shepherd Entertainment publishes video games from independent artists worldwide and operates a proprietary investment platform for a growing global network of qualified investors seeking risk-mitigated participation in the $130B video game industry. Originally established in the Netherlands in 2011 as an equity crowdfunding platform under the name Gambitious BV, the Company became a publisher in 2014 with the release of Train Fever, which was the first game ever successfully published with equity crowdfunding. The Company has since funded and released over a dozen original games across eight digital platforms. The founders of Devolver Digital and Croteam, two very successful companies in independent game development and publishing, invested in the Company and joined its management in 2012. The Company rebranded in 2017 as Good Shepherd Entertainment following an investment by Advance/Newhouse, having established a track record of success with both independent developers and investors.

About Nyamakop

Since forming Nyamakop in 2015, co-founders Kimani and Myres have built their studio into one of the most promising emerging creators in African game development. Their debut game, Semblance, has been exhibited all over the world at consumer shows such as E3, PAX East, gamescom and EGX, in addition to more than a dozen intimate arts festivals such as Slamdance Film Festival, South by South West (SXSW), A MAZE and Out of Index. They have also participated in prestigious residencies such as the Stugan retreat and ‘Train Jam,’ and were listed on Forbes Africa’s ‘30 under 30’ list for 2018.

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