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Demo available now during Steam Next Fest ​​​​​​​

Sydney, Australia – 5th February 2024 – Captains log: time to boldly countdown to our voyage into the unknown. Broadside Games and Ravenscourt are pleased to reveal Bears in Space will be launching 22nd March 2024, on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. For a glimpse into the nuts and bolts of the game check out the brand-new gameplay trailer.


In Bears in Space, dive headfirst into hordes of oil-thirsty robots as you embody Maxwell Atoms, a Spacetronaut turned extra-terrestrial castaway, whose DNA has been merged with Beartana, the She-Bear.

Embark on a zany and humorous out-of-this-world adventure, created by a team of three Australian friends, that will have you blasting your way across exciting and varied locations, from wastelands and space carnivals to ancient hidden temples and more, as you quest to find your way back to earth and if there’s time, save your crew. Let the chaos unfold and the bullets fly; it’s Bear vs. Robot time!
Players can get their paws on the new demo for Bears in Space now, during Steam Nest Fest (from 10am PT 5th February to 10am PT 12th February). The demo isn’t just facing off against hordes of your robo-foes. Players will be able to bite into; a boss fight with the Kraken, seven side missions and minigames BasketCube and Bearjira. It will also allow players to get their paws on a plethora of in-game weapons from the SFG to Propeller Hat, and more!
Join Broadside on Discord to share your beary favourite in-game puns and demo adventures at
Steam Next Fest: February 2024 Edition is a multi-day celebration where fans can try out demos, chat with developers, watch live streams, and learn about upcoming games on Steam, and will be running from 10am PT 5th February to 10am PT 12th February.
Bears in Space is an action-packed, bullet-hell First Person Shooter Adventure, coming to PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on March 22nd, 2024 for $29.95 AUD. 

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About Broadside Games
Broadside Games was founded in Brisbane, Australia in 2021 and for a majority of the production, the team was made up of a modest 3 developers, John, Garth and Dan. With the release of Bears in Space they hope to grow their studio even further and become a well-known name in the Australian game development scene. Bears In Space will be Broadside Games’ debut release, although co-owner John Eyre has previous industry experience having worked on Hand of Fate 2 and the award winning The Forgotten City. For the first few years of development, Bears In Space was a passion project being worked on by studio leads Garth and John in their spare time. With the help of an Epic Mega Grant they were able to give the game more time and eventually entered into a partnership with PLAION, allowing Bears In Space to go into full production and expanding the studio by bringing on Dan, the third core member of the studio.
PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with nine development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.

PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

PLAION owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.

PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.

PLAION is an Embracer Group company.