TurnOn is out - check the first 35 press reviews

TurnOn was recently launched on Xbox One, PC and Mac and we would like to share with you the first reviews and impression from bloggers and press.

Review sorted as they appeared:
Xbox Sector (ENG) - Review - 8.1/10
Geekmode (ENG) - Review - 8.1/10
Xbox-mag (FR) - Review - 4/5
PixlBot (ENG) - Review - Highly recommended!
We got this covered (ENG) - Review3,5 / 5 Good
Blot Gaming (ENG) - Review - 8/10
Czech Gamer (CZ) - Review - 65%
Areajugones (SPA) - Review - 6,5
Gamingnerd (GER) - Review78%
Xbox Gamer Reviews (ENG) - Review - 7/10
Gameit (SPA) - Review - Positive
Life is Xbox (ENG) - Review - 86%
Actugaming (FR) - Review - 6/10
Xboxgameon (ENG) - Review - 7,5/10
1080players (ENG) - Review - 80/100
Destructoid (ENG) - Review - 55/100
Games (CH-ENG) - Review - 81%
Everyeye (IT) - Review - 70/100
Xboxoneuk (ENG) - Review - 8/10
Xboxenthusiast (ENG) - Review - 8/10
Spaziogames (IT) - Review - 6,5/10
ResetMX (SPA) - Review - 8,8/10
Gamebrain (IT) - Review - 4/5
Xboxweb (CZ) - Review - 8/10
VGTimes (RUS) - Review - 6,6/10
Accesoxbox (SPA) - Review - 7,5/10
Xboxgameon (ENG) - Review - 7,5/10
Inside Xbox (GER) - Review - 7,7/10
Pure Xbox (ENG) - Review - 6/10
Busted (GRE) - Review - 7/10
Xbox Live (FR) - Review - Positive
Player2reviews (ENG) - Review - 8,5/10
Stratege (RUS) - Review - 70/100
TheGamerholis (ENG) - Review - Positive
Video Chums (ENG) - Review - 7.9/10

We would like to say thanks to all reviewers for fair feedback. We appreciate that most of reviewers highlighted our pros: gameplay, achievement system, graphic style and atmosphere.

But we didn't stop on that - now we have a lot of work with all our cons to make our game even better in the next updates.

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TurnOn coming to Steam and Xbox One on June 1st 2016!

Finally it's happened! TurnOn coming to Xbox One and Steam on June 1st 2016!

Well! After more than 2 years of hard work we're very proud to announce that TurnOn got an official release date. In this electric sidescroller puzzle-platformer without platforms we tried to tell what can happen if the electricity suddenly dissapears. We mean at all. Electrical appliances will stop working, it will no lights on the streets, no Internet, mobile communications, and people will take to the street to see what was going on. Can you conceive it?!

Being small indie team-of-4, we tried to make TurnOn as good as it was possible, and we hope you'll appreciate our debut game on Xbox One, PC and Mac.

The game will be available on 19 languages with ESRB:10 and PEGI:3 age ratings.

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TurnOn Teaser for WWF's Earth Hour

Many years people could not imagine their life without electricity and light. The Humanity built many power stations and invented a big number of the ways to make the world bright. But what if the night will come suddenly?

Dear friends! A little over 2 years ago our game designer Ilia Antonov told us about a global environmental movement Earth Hour, which is held by WWF. To be honest we were really hooked and inspired by the main idea of this event - to use your power to #ChangeClimateChange. And then we thought: can we create a game with a similar setting? Firstly we tried to imagine sudden tripping the light. Next – never having electricity. And finally darkness – everywhere. Can you conceive it?

In such a simple manner TurnOn was born.

Today, when the next Earth Hour is coming, we are ready to tell you our own small story in hope that the world will become the way it was before but a little better and kinder. The game will be available soon this spring for Xbox One, PC and Mac on 19 languages, right now it's in the QA process and gets game age ratings (ESRB, PEGI and others).

Thanks for being with us and your support.

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Interesting games from Imagine Cup 2015 Russian Final

17-18 April 2015 has been held the Russian Final of the world's largest technology competition Imagine Cup, which was attended by 21 student teams from all over Russia. These guys are traditionally presented their projects in three categories: "World Citizenship", "Innovations" and "Games", participation in the last of which ended with victory for our studio last year.

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Sure we decided to take part in this significant event for us, we could not miss this event for several reasons: here are the unique atmosphere and the spirit of competition, huge number of talented and ambitious young people come from the whole country, and also around the competition was formed a professional and competent community during last years. Evgenii Romin was invited as a jury member in our favorite nomination "Games", we had participated as spectators, met a lot of new friends and got new connections and just had a good time.

It is worth noting that over the years the level and quality of projects consistently growing and winners were really the best. For more information of all the winners you can read, for example, here https://hi-tech.mail.ru/news/imagine-cup-2015-russia-goes-final.html or watch good report here http://lifenews.ru/mobile/news/152865 (caution: Russian!), but we want to share with you the projects from "Games".

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TurnOn has been Greenlit!

Once again we have good news!

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TurnOn has been Greenlit by the Community! It took us 12 days to collect nearly 2,000 votes "for" and get to the place 94 in the top 100 among more than 1800 games that are currently trying to get on Steam.

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Given that Steam Greenlight constantly evolved, and besides Valve announced its processing, numbers and results that we have can be a cause for pride. It turned out that getting Greenlit was a little easier than we expected. A week later, we have already collected 1,852 votes and were in the top 100, but to suppose that the cherished goal is close, we did not dare.

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Journey to Steam Greenlight

TurnOn development goes at full tilt and we prepared several news for you:

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Week ago we had started Steam Greenlight campaign - we would be more than grateful for your vote here:

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In case you have Steam profile - add us to friends play together:http://steamcommunity.com/id/brainystudio/

If you're game developer send us link to your Greenlight project, we'll add it in our collection and will vote for it:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=416034363

Also we made our team & projects page on IndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/company/brainystudio. Will be great if you check it out and plus it.


We decided to make the dev process more open and transparent. That's why we'll stream it every Saturday to show development from different angles. Join conversation and follow us in Twitch to be noticed when we'll start the streams:http://twitch.tv/brainystudio

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Tnx for previous and current support, let's keep in touch =)

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Participation in AppCampus program

Hello everyone, my name is Dmitrii Ogorodnikov, I'm working in Brainy Studio LLC from March 2014, and in July 2014 we were able to conquer the world's largest technology competition Imagine Cup 2014 with a prototype of our game. How it was you can see here. In addition to this victory, then we learned that we finally passed into the program AppCampus and in September we had to go through a two-week training program at the University of Aalto in Finland. This meant that our game TurnOn will live thanks to help of one of the world's largest mobile applications accelerator, organized by the Microsoft jointly with Nokia. But let's go in order.

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История Imagine Cup 2014 глазами Brainy Studio

В начале марта 2015 мы опубликовали в блоге Microsoft на Хабре статью с нашими видео-впечателниями от поездки на Imagine Cup под названием "История Imagine Cup 2014 глазами Brainy Studio". Пришло время опубликовать ее в нашем блоге, чтобы она сохранилась и никуда не делась=)
Всем привет! Летом 2014 года наша команда Brainy Studio оказалась в финале международного конкурса Imagine Cup, где мы представляли Россию в номинации «Игры» со своим проектом TurnOn. Нам удалось занять первое место, выиграть главный приз в размере 50 000 долларов, а также получить 20 000 евро на развитие своего стартапа в дополнительном конкурсе AppCampus Award.
Если интересно — заходите в статью! 
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"Советы бывалых" для участников Imagine Cup

Всем привет, меня зовут Евгений Ромин, я один из участников команды Brainy Studio, и в прошлом году мы победили на международном финале Imagine Cup в США, г. Сиэтл с нашей игрой TurnOn (которая ещё находится в разработке).

Совсем скоро 15 февраля 2015 года завершится регистрация на участие в Imagine Cup 2015, поэтому если вы на Новый год загадали сделать что-то крутое и интересное, то самое время начинать и Imagine Cup вам в этом поможет!

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В этой статье я хочу поделиться с вами некоторыми материалами, которые в какой-то момент оказывались полезными для нашей команды и проекта.

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Международный финал Imagine Cup в Сиэтле, день 3

Рассказывая о том, как прошел второй день Imagine Cup, я забыл упомянуть, что поздно вечером все команды получили по email список вопросов от членов жюри – это то, что заинтересовало каждого из них и они хотели бы подробнее узнать в ходе демонстрации проектов на выставочном стенде. Кому принадлежал какой вопрос в письме не разглашалось. Самый дискуссионный вопрос был связан с образовательной составляющей нашей игры. В обсуждении этого и других вопросов закончился второй день и начался третий.

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Обсуждение вопросов

Рано утром автобусы отвезли нас в Редмонд и команды расположились рядом со своими стендами на закрытой от посетителей, журналистов и даже менторов, территории.

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