On the lookout for new puzzle testers!

On the lookout for new puzzle testers!


Hello Antarctic explorers! We are looking for more people to give feedback on our early versions of the new puzzles. The testing will be done between April 5th and May 3rd. If you think that you and a friend might be up for it, read on!

How will it work?

We will release a new puzzle every Friday. The first puzzle will be released on the 5th of April at 19:00. The last puzzle will be released on the 3rd of May. Puzzles are fully playable for two people, but not yet polished to the high standard you can expect from us in the final release. When you are selected, we will assign you a single puzzle / area to play in a particular week, based on when you’re available. More time may be granted for testing if we decide a puzzle could benefit from additional testing and feedback.

On top of having the opportunity to see new puzzles develop, testers will get credited in the game with their Steam profile name.The first 100 applicants who fit our requirements will be accepted into the testing program. If you aren’t one of the first 100, don’t feel disappointed yet as we might still ask you to join testing in the future if it turns out that we need additional testers.

How can I join?

There has been a lot of interest in testing the game, and therefore we’re closing applications for now. Thanks to everyone who has mailed us and you will all receive an answer, but it might take a bit longer than expected due to the volume of requests. Thanks for your patience!

Include the following:

  • Your Steam profile name.
  • Your partner’s Steam profile name.
  • A short explanation of why you two want to join the testing and why you think you could be helpful.
  • Which weeks (running from Friday to Thursday) you and your partner are available for testing.

Note that, depending on the test, you will spend between 30 minutes and two hours on testing.
After you submit your email we’ll get back to you with more information. You and your partner don’t both need to submit an email, one between you is enough!

Please note that there are certain requirements that will be used to determine who will be selected for puzzle testing.

 

Requirements:

  • You have to be able to play the game in at least one of the weeks within the given timeframe.
  • You have played We Were Here (Too) for at least an hour.
  • Your Steam profile level is at least level 4.
  • Your Steam profile is visible to us, so we can check these requirements.
  • You have to be able to record both video and the audio of your playing session, and send them to us.
  • You are able to give written feedback to us about your experience playing an early puzzle.
  • You can communicate with us via our Discord.

 

You will also be asked to agree to the following NDA:

Non-Disclosure Agreement
In taking part in this early testing, you agree not to share information, screenshots, or video relating to the puzzles you experience. It goes without saying that the magic of the game is figuring out the puzzles with a friend, so we need to control what information is released before the game comes out. We hope you understand and appreciate your cooperation!

Our current testers have been exceptional with their comments and suggestions, and we’re hugely grateful. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you!


Walkie Talk - Inspiration

Walkie-Talk

Inspiration


Welcome to our first We Were Here Together dev blog! Our plan is to use these posts to talk a bit about our creative process, show off some work-in-progress assets, and generally lift the curtain a little on how we develop our games.

For this first blog, we’ll look at some of the places we take inspiration from when creating assets and designing locations for We Were Here Together. We draw inspiration from all kinds of things as we work on our games – anything from photographs to painted artwork to bits of old stories and legends can be useful! Here are a few of the images we’ve been using as we work on the base camp – a new location you’ll be able to explore together in We Were Here Together, the next game in our coop puzzle series!

The first image is from Scott’s Hut in Antarctica, which was built in 1911, last saw use in 1917, and is still standing today. It’s well preserved due to the incredible cold! Naturally the structures you’ll see in the new game will be more modern, but in terms of layout and general atmosphere Scott’s Hut is still great inspiration.

The second image is more modern. Of course the walkie-talkies will still be a central part of the game in We Were Here Together, and communication in general is vital in any expedition to unexplored places. The mess of devices and cables is also appropriate for We Were Here because figuring it out could practically be a puzzle by itself… or maybe it already is 😉

Finally, the third image is a typical art-deco building. Our visual style is a combination of 70s, art-deco, steampunk, and other elements. The walkie-talkies you can recognize as being heavily art-deco inspired, for instance.

We’ll have more dev blogs coming up in future, including some work-in-progress behind the scenes images from We Were Here Together! Watch this space…


Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays


DECEMBER 24, 2018 | IN NEWSWE WERE HERE TOGETHER  | BY TOTAL MAYHEM GAMES

The Holidays are almost here, so what better time to have a look at what’s to expect next year!

As 2018 grows old, we have something new for We Were Here Together! We’ve decided to set the release in Q2/Q3. This because we need a bit more time tinkering on the intricate puzzles and challenges, we have some devious minds hard at work here!

We’ve also had a lot of requests about how to become a beta tester. Rest assured that nobody has been given access yet, we’re planning a beta test close to release. More information on this will follow, so keep an eye out on our announcements.

That’s it for now! We at Total Mayhem Games wish you all a joyous Christmas and the best wishes for the New Year, Together!


We Were Here Together in de media!

We Were Here Together in de media!


Hey there!

Since the announcement on the 12th of September, quite some media wrote about this amazing news! Here we’ve made a collection of some of the publications. Would you like a presskit yourself to write something about We Were Here Together? Visit this link [HERE] or visit our Contact page [HERE].

Do you have any questions, or would you like to have additional information or interviews? Contact us at press@totalmayhemgames.com.

International

Rock Paper Shotgun [UK] We Were Here Together makes the co-op puzzler series a trilogy [HERE]

Game Spark [JP] We Were Here Together announced! [HERE]

Game Watcher [UK] Cooperative puzzler We Were Here Together officially announced [HERE]

Digital Underground [UK] We Were Here – Together announced [HERE]

Indie Hangover [US] We Were Here Together announced [HERE]

Comic Buzz [US] We Were Here – Together trailer [HERE]

SoSialPolitiK [US] We Were Here Together announced [HERE]

DarkZero [UK] Trailer Attack: 12th September 2018 [HERE]

HU3BR [BR] Solucione quebra-cabeças em coop com We Were Here Together [HERE]

4Gamers [BE] We Were Here – Together aangekondigd [HERE]

Sector [SK] We Were Here: Together – ohlásenie hry [HERE]

Playground [RU] Анонсирована кооперативная адвенчура We Were Here Together [HERE]

Gamebrain [BE] We Were Here – Together aangekondigd [HERE]

GameReactor

Europe [HERE] | France [HERE] |  Italy [HERE] | Poland [HERE] | Spain [HERE] | Germany [HERE] 

Denmark [HERE] | Finland [HERE] | Norway [HERE] 

Asia [HERE] | China [HERE] 

National

Control Online [NL] Total Mayhem werkt aan derde ‘We Were Here’ game [HERE]

Gamersnet [NL] Rotterdamse studio Total Mayhem Games komt met We Were Here Together [HERE]

Gamereactor [NL] Nederlandse indiestudio komt met We Were Here Together [HERE]

IGN [NL] We Were Here Together aangekondigd [HERE]


We Were Here Together announced!

We Were Here Together announced!


The word is out and the title says it all – We Were Here Together is officially announced!

We Were Here Together will take players from an Antarctic research base through the icy wastes back to Castle Rock, with new sections of the castle and challenges to puzzle through.

At first, players will solve puzzles together for the first time, but once back inside Castle Rock they will find themselves split up and facing the same communication driven puzzle solving that has proved so popular in the other We Were Here games. The release is planned for early next year.

Enjoy our beautiful announcement trailer and don’t forget to put We Were Here Together on your Wishlist on Steam. In the upcoming months, we will keep you updated with more exciting news on We Were Here Together, the 3rd co-op adventure chapter from the  We Were Here Series.

Check out the We Were Here Together Steam store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/865360/We_Were_Here_Together/ 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeWereHereGame
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wewereheregame
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/totalmayhem…
Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/WWHO

Again thanks to everyone who worked on the amazing trailer!

Created | Total Mayhem Games

Directed | Ruud Renting

Art Direction | Victor van den Beld

Technical Direction | Christian de Kool

Music | Sigmund Krähe – Death of Maliphant

Painted Artwork | Gracia Artigas

Animated | Frian Lit

Voice Acting | Ruud Renting

Texture Artist | Benjamin van Hemert

Sound Design | Leon van der Stel

Voice Over Author | Gerben Grave

Public Relations & Press Contact | Lucia de Visser


One week until We Were Here Too!

One week until We Were Here Too!


Launch day (Friday February 2) is only a week away, so we’re into the final stretch of development.

It’s all about bug fixing and polishing right now so you all have the best possible experience on release.

Did you already see the Gameplay Trailer:

We’re also busy spreading the word about We Were Here Too – if you’d like to help, and get a chance to win one of 10 pairs of Steam keys for yourself and a friend, consider joining our Nouncy campaign ! It’s quick and easy, and will make a big difference to how many people hear about the game on social media 🙂

Get the latest updates on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram. We’ve also set up a Steam event for launch day: http://steamcommunity.com/games/677160/events/1653252639176192110


We Were Here Too Banner

Only two weeks left!

Only two weeks left!


Work on We Were Here Too is going great, and we’re on track for a February 2nd launch.

That’s only two weeks away! We’ve had lots of excellent feedback and useful bug reports from our beta testers, and we are focused on fixes and polishing the game. It’s always a nerve-wracking time as you draw closer to release day, but it’s so exciting as well. We can’t wait to see people playing our game that we’ve put so much time and love into!

For all the latest updates, you can follow our TwitterFacebook or Instagram . And we’ve also set up a Steam event for launch day – check that out here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/677160/events/1653252639176192110

It’s still possible to join our nouncy campaign at http://wewereheretoo.nouncy.com/wewereheretoo#, and give We Were Here Too a big social boost when we launch! You also get a chance to win one of 10 pairs of WWHT keys for you and a friend!


Win a free copy, join our Nouncy campaign!

Win a free copy, join our Nouncy campaign!


Hi everyone!

As you know, the release of We Were Here Too is coming soon, and we want to get as much attention as we can when that happens. Having a good launch and gettings lots of eyes on the game makes a big difference for an indie studio like us, and spreading the word via social media is a great way to do that. We are also giving away 10 pairs of keys at random to people who support us via Nouncy – you and a friend could be playing for free on launch day!

All you need to do to join is follow http://wewereheretoo.nouncy.com/wewereheretoo#
and then choose how which platform you’d like to support us on. That could be Twitter or Facebook. That’s it! Once the game launches, an automatic message will be sent through your account, creating a big impression.

 

 

In other news, the We Were Here Too beta ends today. Thank you to everyone who took part and gave us your valuable feedback!

If you’ve got any questions just let us know. Otherwise, here’s that link again: Help us by signing up for our Nouncy campaign!


Release date & pre-order

Release date & pre-order


Okay, let’s rewind first before we get started.

It’s been months since we announced We Were Here Too was on its way. In those months, we at Total Mayhem Games and a lot of helping hands, have been working non stop on the We Were Here sequel. We promised you many times that we would give you more information on the release date, price, storyline and mechanics, but in these extremely busy and sometimes chaotic months, we weren’t always able to follow through on our promises.

But now, we are! We are extremely proud to announce the official launch-date on We Were Here Too. Mark 02-02-2018 in your agendas, because that will be the date We Were Here Too will be available for you on Steam for $9,99!

This game will be the product of hours and hours and hours of hard work, and we’ve never been this proud of a product we have made so far in our lives. We hope you’ll forgive us for the delays, but we promise it will all be worth it.

That’s why, from today on, you’ll be able to pre-order We Were Here Too! You’ll find the pre-order link on our website. By pre-ordering We Were Here Too you’ll be guaranteed of access to the closed beta in January!

To celebrate that We Were Here Too is closer than ever, we made you two awesome videos. The official trailer of We Were Here Too and the descriptive gameplay video are now available on Steam and YouTube. And since you’re probably on Steam already, make sure to wishlist We Were Here Too so you’ll get a notification when We Were Here Too is ready to play.

Thank you for your support, patience, and love. You guys are the reason we’re still going strong!

Official trailer We Were Here Too

Official gameplay video We Were Here Too


BIG news

BIG news


We’re back with some BIG news. We decided that the best way to share this news with you guys is through a video. So sit back and relax, and let Lucia and Lorenzo do the work.

*relieved sigh* Pfew, that is out.

We hope we’re not asking too much of you guys, but like Lucia and Lorenzo said, it’s all about the quality of the game. We sincerely apologize for the delay, and we promise you We Were Here Too is going to be the game we wanted to put out.

Also mentioned in the video, December 1st is going to be a big day! Stay tuned, keep an eye on our social media and website, and we’ll talk to you again in a few days.