How Newfound Courage’s New Remake Uses Combat To Tell A Story


  • Newfound Courage, the much-loved gay indie game, has been remade and is coming to Xbox in time for Pride on June 24.
  • A rewrite of history, plus a whole new chapter, Return to Otherwhere.
  • New combat mechanics and ‘Mechamancer’ progression.
  • Almost all art assets have been completely redone.

Today, we are discussing the next release of newly discovered value on Xbox. This is a total remake with new art, music, story content, and mechanics. This version of the game will immerse you in Alex and Jake’s story like never before.

When we got ready to launch newly discovered value on Xbox, we decided to take a look at the game in its current state. The feedback we’ve received is great; people love music, history and art. But our players want more. We knew we could do even better, so our game was re-created for the Xbox launch.

We always felt that the visual art was a weak point in the game. It was too static and generic. About 100% of the environmental art has been improved. We reviewed all the characters and, in some cases, completely redesigned them. Dynamic lighting, wind, and particle effects have been improved. The art feels more alive and animated.

Later we consider history. This was definitely one of the strongest aspects of the game, but again, we knew we could do better. New mechanics have been added, mainly combat mechanics. We created a streamlined and simple combat and progression system so we could go even further with our fantasy story, and it worked. Everything about newly discovered value it’s grander, the stakes are higher, and fighting the “big bad” to the death offers more satisfaction.

The next paragraph contains spoilers, so skip it if you haven’t played the game yet. at the end of newly discovered value, Alex doesn’t get his happily ever after; his love is unrequited. Now, that hasn’t changed. However, we still feel that Alex deserved to find love. This was the perfect opportunity to introduce a new DLC, Return to Otherwhere.

See Alex return home and face his demons (literally) as he fights to uncover the truth about his hometown. A new cast of unique characters, otherworldly settings, and a deep dive into Alex’s past give the overall game a new edge. Also, this gave us the opportunity to create more music, and the new version includes approximately six new tracks, including a haunting carnival piece.

We can’t wait to see what you think, the builds you create, and the boyfriend you ultimately choose. newly discovered value officially launches on Xbox on June 24.

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