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SmuggleCraft Launch Date

May 3, 2017 11:00 a.m. – Two short stories released with announcement of SmuggleCraft launch date!

Happy Badger Studio announces May 23rd, 2017 as the official launch date for SmuggleCraft on PS4 and Steam. The studio also announces SmuggleCraft: Stories from the Sideways, short stories from the world of SmuggleCraft, by narrative designer Caleb Sawyer, available now!

SmuggleCraft is a quest-based, hovercraft racing game placing gamers in the role of Ferre Astraea, a lone Smuggler surviving in the torn world of Dirahl. Players will encounter several factions and accept missions to increase their reputation as a Smuggler. Every track is randomly generated using over 200 track pieces, so whether you’re on a delivery run or racing against friends online, no two adventures are ever the same. Players can also customize their hovercraft, fitting it to their specific needs.

Experience epic stories from Dirahl in SmuggleCraft: Stories from the Sideways, a collection of twin-tales following Dirahlians on their daily struggles. Laborers, Rebels, and many others risk their lives everyday in hopes of a better tomorrow. Get a closer look at life in Dirahl before the game comes out, pickup SmuggleCraft: Stories from the Sideways, free on iBooks and Kindle.


PS4 and Steam gamers will be able to pilot their hovercrafts by purchasing SmuggleCraft for $14.99. Players can visit or on or after May 23rd, 2017 to purchase. SmuggleCraft will come with a full single-player campaign, local multiplayer, and online matchmaking.

SmuggleCraft: Stories from the Sideways can be downloaded now for free on Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle Reader.

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About Happy Badger Studio
Happy Badger Studio is an independent St. Louis-based game design team that has published several titles since 2011, including “Strange Donuts vs. The World,” “The Flip,” “Cosmic Kitty Pop,” and the award-winning “Stodgy Gents.” SmuggleCraft is the studio’s first console release.

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