DEVELOPER: D-CELL GAMES
Based across North America
RELEASE DATE: TBD
LOSE YOUR WAY. FIND YOUR VOICE.
UNBEATABLE is a rhythm-adventure game where music is illegal and you do crimes. Talk your way through trouble as you explore vibrant locales. Fight your way through exciting arcade-perfect rhythm setpieces, featuring an original soundtrack by Peak Divide.
UNBEATABLE came to Kickstarter on April 6th, 2021, and hit it's funding goal in under 15 hours. It was a smash hit on Kickstarter, raising a total of $267,402 by the end of the campaign. ( 5 times it's minimum goal! )
A free episodic companion-piece, UNBEATABLE [white label] , was released alongside the Kickstarter, and will be receiving new content, songs, and episodes throughout the coming months. It has received nearly 200,000 downloads to date across Steam and Itch.io.
BUSINESS INQUIRIES / PRESS REQUESTS:
In late 2017, Andrew Tsai and Jeffrey Chiao worked together on a video game prototype – which eventually developed into D-CELL GAMES’ debut work. At the start of the following year, the duo began to work with troublemakers across the United States, when the rest of the “core” team jumped onto the project.
UNBEATABLE was publicly announced on December 25th, 2018. The game’s first official trailer was released in early 2020, with the team later winning the GDC Pitch 2020 Award that summer. In 2021, with the success of the Kickstarter, UNBEATABLE has finally begun development proper, and has begun to be shown off at various events.
* Visually stunning, heart-pumping, anime-inspired combat – all set to the rhythm of Peak Divide’s original soundtrack.
* Explore a strange world full of terrible people, advancing a day -night cycle by doing whatever you please – whether that be helping others, practicing with your band, or sleeping in.
* A gorgeous aesthetic inspired by summer days full of watching bootleg 90s’ anime on CRTs.
* Battle to the beat however (and whenever you want) in the ARCADE MODE, available to play separately from the game’s story mode.
* A suite of accessibility options to allow anybody, even those intimidated by rhythm games, to enjoy our heartfelt, multi- chapter narrative.
UNBEATABLE KICKSTARTER TRAILER
UNBEATABLE [white label] TRAILER
MONETIZATION AND STREAMING
D-CELL GAMES / PEAK DIVIDE allows for the contents of UNBEATABLE, including it's original soundtrack, to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes.
You do not need to mute or replace audio for any and all recordings of the game, and can freely use UNBEATABLE's footage and music for edited content.
For clarification: streamed/recorded footage from the game may be used for commentated and non-commentated playthroughs, reviews, editorial content, streams, etc.
The soundtrack can be used for all content relating to the game, and can be used as background music in livestreams/role-playing sessions/podcasts. No other uses of the game's soundtrack are explicitly permitted.
Both the game and it's soundtrack must be properly attributed in the content itself. Remixes and third-party songs (such as those found in [white label]: BONUS TRACKS and songs from other games) are stream-safe, but are not up to our jurisdiction regarding any other commercial/non-commercial usage.
For streamers playing the game, you may access the "stream-safe" branch on Steam by entering [white label]'s properties, and heading to BETAS > opt-in stream-safe > entering the password "streamunbeatable".
"Have you ever gotten so into a song you literally can't stop playing it on repeat? One that hits a nerve so hard you catch yourself listening to it five, ten, twenty times in a row, slamming replay each time the final notes play? For me, that's Unbeatable."
– Natalie Clayton, PC Gamer
"Based on what we’ve seen of Unbeatable so far, we’re hooked."
– Morgan Shaver, Prima Games
"With its striking, pastel-colored anime visuals, loud rock guitar riffs, and energetic vocals, Unbeatable looks and sounds incredible."
– Alan Wen, The Verge
"Unbeatable’s “[white label]” demo is a masterpiece; it’s the kind of thing that leaves me in awe as to how human beings can be so creative and brilliant."
– Natalie Flores, Fanbyte
– ミル☆吉村, FAMITSU
ABOUT D-CELL GAMES | PEAK DIVIDE
D-CELL GAMES is a remotely operated studio that believes the best way to make a crowd-pleaser is to make the crowd hate you before winning them back. They don't seek to only imitate the things they love; they want to understand them. UNBEATABLE, a narratively-driven rhythm game, is their first project.
PEAK DIVIDE, the audio team at D-CELL GAMES, is an anime-inspired rock band. UNBEATABLE is their first major project.
Download logos for D-CELL GAMES / PEAK DIVIDE here.
UNBEATABLE - CREDITS
Andrew Tsai (he/him)
Director, Programmer, Lead Artist/Animator
RJ Lake (he/him)
Director, Narrative Designer, Music Supervisor
Jeffrey Chiao (they/them)
Producer, Beatmap Designer, Administration
Rachel Lake (she/her)
Producer, Vocalist, Voice Actress
TJ Maddux (he/him)
Soundtrack Composition, Musician, Audio Design
Vasily Nikolaev (he/him)
Soundtrack Composition, Audio Design, Audio Engineering
Mireille Arseneault (she/they)
Yumna Taqiyyah (she/her)
Moxie Riles (they/them)
Contract Coloring Artist