Humble Games Acquires Monaco; Unveils 2022 Roadmap

Humble Games proudly announces a "major publishing expansion," outlining a roadmap for games it will release this year. This includes several unannounced games, including Monaco 2, as Humble announces it has acquired the rights to the Monaco franchise. Word is: "Humble Games revealed nine new titles as part of its upcoming slate. The event was headlined by Monaco 2, the sequel to the IGF Grand Prize winner, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine from Pocketwatch Games and Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, the fantasy-meets-musical narrative led by creative director and industry veteran David Gaider at Summerfall Studios." The other games are Coral Island, Moonscars, Ghost Song, SIGNALIS, Infinite Guitars, Chinatown Detective Agency, and The Iron Oath. Trailers for all nine titles are posted in this morning's multiplex section. Read on for more:

  • Monaco 2
    Monaco 2 is the sequel to the beloved and award-winning title, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine and is in development at Pocketwatch Games by the series’ original creator Andy Schatz. The new title will test players skills in brain-bending 3D environments, procedurally generated by an AI mastermind designed to concoct high-stakes challenges and infinite sneaky, stealy fun.
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
    In a new publishing agreement, Humble Games is teaming up with Summerfall Studios to bring the newly named Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical to life. Stray Gods is one part narrative-driven adventure and one part interactive musical, created by former BioWare lead writer David Gaider, scored by award-winning composer Austin Wintory, voice directed by acclaimed actor and director, Troy Baker, and starring the extremely talented Laura Bailey. Keep an eye out for more Stray Gods news coming up soon.
  • Coral Island
    Humble Games and Stairway Games announced their partnership to bring Coral Island, a re-imagined farm sim game inspired by classics, to shores worldwide. Developed by the talented multinational team at Indonesia-based Stairway Games, Coral Island invites players to be who they want and experience enchanting island living at their own pace—living off the land, nurturing animals, building relationships with a diverse cast of townsfolk, and making the world around them a more vital and harmonious place. Coral Island aims to spread awareness around ocean conservation by building in important themes seamlessly into the core narrative and game loop — all the while keeping it a wholesome good time.

  • Moonscars (PC, Summer 2022)
    Humble Games and Black Mermaid revealed that Humble would be publishing their first ever game, Moonscars, releasing late Summer 2022. They shared a first look at the game, a 2-D slasher-platformer featuring skill-based combat that rewards players who master it and a rich dark fantasy story set in a beautifully realized world marred by desperation and despair.
  • Ghost Song (PC)
    Humble Games and Old Moon shared their first look yet at Ghost Song, a 2D metroidvania-style game with a particular emphasis on atmosphere and mystery. In Ghost Song, players awaken from a long slumber on the surface of the desolate moon of Lorian V where they must explore the winding caverns below to uncover secrets, acquire new abilities and face powerful foes.
  • SIGNALIS (PC, Xbox One | Fall 2022)
    Humble Games and developer rose-engine showcased a new trailer for SIGNALIS featuring never before seen footage. The Tribeca Games 2021 official selection, SIGNALIS is a classic survival horror experience with a unique aesthetic, full of melancholic cosmic mystery. You play as Elstar, a technician replika searching for her lost dreams. Investigate a dark secret, solve puzzles, and survive nightmarish creatures while navigating a dystopian, surreal retrotech world.
  • Infinite Guitars
    Humble Games and Nikko Nikko announced their publishing partnership for Infinite Guitars and released a brand new amped up gameplay trailer. Infinite Guitars is a rhythm RPG where players must dodge through rhythm-based attacks and retaliate with electrifying Guitar Solos. Set in a world devastated by a great mech war Infinite Guitars features beautiful anime-inspired art, beautiful environments, and a 100% original, jam-worthy soundtrack.
  • Chinatown Detective Agency (PC, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch | April 7, 2022)
    Humble Games and General Interactive Co revealed that the hotly anticipated Chinatown Detective Agency is planned for release on April 7, 2022 and shared a new trailer to celebrate. Inspired by the classic Carmen Sandiego games of the 80s and 90s, Chinatown Detective Agency is a mystery adventure game that gets players to do real world research to solve cases. They'll travel across the world in hot pursuit of criminals, witnesses and clues in order to unravel a global mystery.
  • The Iron Oath (Early Access on PC | April 19, 2022)
    Humble Games and Curious Panda Games announced through a new trailer that The Iron Oath will launch on Steam Early Access this April 19, 2022. The Iron Oath is a turn-based tactical RPG where the fate of your mercenary company rests on your decisions. As the leader of a band of soldiers-for-hire in the harsh realm of Caelum, you’ll need to hire recruits, manage your operations wisely, and embark on perilous missions in order to survive, thrive, and build your company's renown.