Press Release 12th April 2017

Proect Scoundrel Unveiled to Game Industry Experts in Tampere

APRIL 12th – Random Potion held a conference in Tampere to gather feedback on their new project.

Random Potion arranged a small meeting between local game developers in Tampere to present their new project. The online roleplaying game with unique social mechanics was well received and the company gathered a lot of positive and constructive feedback.

Project Scoundrel is a co-operative multiplayer roleplaying game with procedurally generated levels and a focus on narrative interaction between the players. It’s a blend of Baldur’s Gate, Vermintide and roguelikes. Each character has a personal storyline with private objectives and motivations that create conflict between the players, but the game requires collaboration succeed in the adventures. These social mechanics create the need for constant communication and negotiation, effectively leading into actual roleplaying.

Levels are generated specifically for the current party; if there’s a wizard in the party, there will be a puzzle requiring the use of magic, traps to disarm for rogues, etc. Each character will have moments to shine by having puzzles which require skills that only one character has. Combat encounters have enemies that are weak against a character’s skills. Players can have personal information like a specialisation in certain area of knowledge; if there are dwarven runes, only the dwarf character can read them.

The company received feedback that was both critical and encouraging. “We’re currently in the early stages of the project, but it was clear that our ideas resonated with the audience. Our goals are ambitious, but we’re definitely heading into the right direction,” says CEO Arto Koistinen. The event was attended by twenty industry veterans such as Jari Paananen from Traplight and Karoliina Korppoo from Colossal Order.

The team is currently looking for a publisher to help them bring Project Scoundrel to PC as a premium downloadable game.

About Random Potion

Random Potion is a game company specialised in multiplayer games with a strong emphasis on interaction between players and player-driven storytelling. The company is based in Finland and is currently working on their first game, Project Scoundrel.

Contact Info

Name: Arto Koistinen
Mobile: +358 40 833 45 33
Email: arto.koistinen@randompotion.com
Presskit: http://www.randompotion.com/presskit

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Random_Potion
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RandomPotion/

Press Release 7th March 2017

Meet Random Potion: The Game Studio To Transform Digital Roleplaying

FINLAND, March 7th 2017The newly founded Random Potion brings the tabletop roleplaying experience to digital games.

With millions of players inhabiting online spaces such as the World of Warcraft, it is obvious that roleplaying games are one of the more prevalent genres in the gaming world. Others ranging from sports titles to first person shooters borrow elements introduced in the original Dungeons & Dragons. These were not the elements that made the games of fantasy and imagination so compelling in the first place, though – it was social collaboration, problem solving and stepping into another person’s shoes that made it so.

Random Potion, a team from the burgeoning games incubator that is Finland, sets out to change all that. The company, with gaming nights part of its weekly curriculum, is comprised of game industry veterans who have worked on a plethora of titles: Urban Empire, a recent city building success; the award-winning mobile roleplaying game Rimelands: The Hammer of Thor; the tabletop roleplaying satire Knights of Pen and Paper 2, as well as global franchises ranging from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Pixar movies.

“We’re currently looking for a publisher who shares our vision of transforming digital roleplaying games”, says the company CEO Arto Koistinen. “We have received seed investment and are currently working on a proof of concept for our first game, Project Scoundrel.” This project is described as a “tabletop-inspired roleplaying game which draws a lot of inspiration from titles such as Baldur’s Gate, with a focus on co-operative multiplayer and procedurally created adventures where unique factors such as individual story choices are mixed in.”

If you’d like to know more about the game or the company making it, you can check out their website at http://www.randompotion.com or follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Random_Potion) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RandomPotion).

About Random Potion

Random Potion is a game company specialised in multiplayer games with a strong emphasis on interaction between the players and player-driven storytelling. The company is based in Finland and is currently working on their first game, Project Scoundrel.

Contact Info

Name: Arto Koistinen
Mobile: +358 40 833 45 33
Email: arto.koistinen@randompotion.com
Presskit: http://www.randompotion.com/presskit