VoH at the Miami Book Fair November 18-20

Check out Void of Heroes ​comics at the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party from November 13th – 20th. Cosmic Times will be joining the event on Friday the 18th with the start of the Street Fair. CT will be featured in the Comics and Graphic Novels area along with CT partners from PaperLab. Come out and join us Friday, Saturday and Sunday (November 18th, 19th & 20th) from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM each day. Admission on Friday is FREE! ​

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Topi Koivisto, Tunnel Ground Comics director


Tunnel Ground enters into agreement with a publishing giant Panini

Finland, Espoo, 25th of July 2016. Finnish comic books on the rise! -Tunnel Ground enters into agreement with a publishing giant Panini.

Void of Heroes Comic

Tunnel Ground enters into agreement with one of the leading publishers both in Latin America and Europe, Panini. The publishing collaboration will be started in Spain and Andorra in 2016 with the company’s current comic series called Void of Heroes.

Void of Heroes Subterranean Dawn is the first part of a sci-fi adventure comic, which in its category represents a blend of action and horror. The protagonist in the first part of the series is a large sentient machine (KV1-n), which also serves as the storyteller. The machine is in conflict with its own thoughts and the dangerous environment. The story is set in a forlorn post apocalyptic dystopian future world, deep underground, with apparently nothing left but ruins and lethal machines. Overall, the story is about the protagonist’s ability to master his fear and retain his sanity while tenaciously hanging on in the face of insurmountable obstacles. Darkness is one of the elements present throughout the story, a backdrop for the protagonist’s search for light, his re-emerging humanity and his awakening as a human are central to the plot and the way the protagonist acts and feels. The elements of the comic are based on action and the comic is made almost completely digitally. The comic series also functions in unison with its counterpart game, which offers the players a chance to experience the world of Void of Heroes.

“As Panini is one of the world’s leading publishers and with their strong track record in comics and collectibles, Panini truly is a dream partner for us. We are an agile, technology- and content driven studio and reaching these large audiences would have been difficult for us alone. We are happy about the agreement and excited to start the collaboration with one of the greatest companies in the publishing industry!” Topi Koivisto – Tunnel Ground Co-Founder & Comics Director

Espoo based Tunnel Ground was founded in 2012 and consists of second generation comic illustrators, experienced set of game developers and serial entrepreneurs. The company creates episodic content for different media channels. Previously Tunnel Grounds comics have been published in Finland and the United States. The company also has leading publisher- and channel partners in China, Taiwan and the MENA region for its games. The games and digital comics are also available on the traditional mobile App- and eBook stores.

The Panini Group was founded in 1961 by the Panini family in Modena, Italy, where it’s still headquartered. It is the world leader in the published collectable sector and one of the leading publishers of children’s magazines and books, comics, manga and graphic novels, in both Europe and Latin America. In 2014 the Panini Group sales exceeded 751 million Euros (998 million USD) with sales in over 120 countries, supported by 12 subsidiaries and over 1000 employees worldwide.

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Topi Koivisto, Tunnel Ground Comics director


Void of Heroes comics available at the Emerald City Comic Con!

Void of Heroes comics available at the Emerald City Comicon in Cosmic Times booth 2703, April 7-10!! Collect the whole VoH Subterranean Dawn mini-series! Check more info about Emerald City Comicon from here

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Topi Koivisto, Tunnel Ground Comics director


Void of Heroes forums now up and running!

Happy to announce that we have opened up the Void of Heroes forums! Take part to the discussions at: Void of Heroes Forums

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Jukka Planman, Tunnel Ground – CEO


Void of Heroes available on Google Play!

Hello Pilots!

Happy to announce that Void of Heroes is now also available from Google Play. The most recent patch release notes below.

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Kimmo Muurinen, Game Designer and Producer.
Kimmo is a passionate gamer and participates in e-sports. He takes care of game production, game design, 3D art and animation.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S NEW

* All mech healths, upgrades and weapon damages have been rebalanced and all prices have been tweaked.
* Various improvements to all levels including better lighting, new props, texture and geometry improvements, new sounds and ambient noise.
* Improved player respawn experience and increased AI patrol respawn times.
* New ragdoll dissolve effects.
* AI Bots have learned to shoot up and down.
* Various small UI changes and improvements and bug fixes.


Tunnel Ground announces its new funding and collaboration with Telefonica

Tunnel Ground announces its funding by a Finnish venture capital firm IPR VC and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Tekes. The company enters into collaboration with the world’s fourth biggest telecommunications company, Telefonica. The funding negotiations were started at Slush 2015 in Helsinki and the collaboration with Telefonica has been started in January 2016. The collaboration aims at scaling the company’s business to Spain and Latin America.

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Tunnel Ground combines comics and games. The linking of the two products is done with redeem codes that are delivered with the comics unlocking in-game content. The products have a collectible angle, as the physical paperback comics are used as vehicles for the code delivery. The game is a competitive, multiplayer, first person shooter for mobile.

“We are a strong team, and are able to create amazing stories in which users come
through comics and games. We are extremely happy to have IPR VC with us with their focus to media content, that is also the foundation of our company. Both, Tekes and Telefonica have been supportive on starting this collaboration. We now can rapidly advance on these markets that would be difficult to penetrate without the support of a strong local partner.”
Jukka Planman -CEO Tunnel Ground Inc

Established in Helsinki, October 2012, Tunnel Ground consists of comic artists, game developers and serial entrepreneurs. In addition to forming a talented team, building infrastructure and technology, the company has established an international publishing network with a significant channel reach.

Founded in 2015 IPR VC specialises in investing in media content. The company has been founded by experienced Finnish investors. More information about IPR VC: http://ipr.vc/


Jaime Gine joins Tunnel Ground advisory board!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Jaime Gine joins the Tunnel Ground advisory board. Jaime brings 20 years of experience in the software and gaming industry, the last decade as VP International Development Services at Electronic Arts (EA). He has been involved in the development and successful launch of more than a hundred titles across all platforms, such as FIFA, Battlefield, Plants vs Zombies, Star Wars Battlefront, Titanfall, The Sims, Need for Speed, Real Racing, Simpsons Tapped Out and many others.

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Jukka Planman, Tunnel Ground – CEO


Void of Heroes – New arena – The Deep

We have released a new patch for Void of Heroes! Included is a brand new PvP arena “The Deep” so why not take your mechs for a spin? You can view the full release notes at the bottom.

Release Notes:

  • New level “The Deep”!
  • Match time increased to 7 minutes
  • Adjusted match
  • Added “Waiting for other players to join.” text label if only one player is in the match.
  • Adjustment to mech ammo capacity
  • Fixed mech health pools
  • Fixed a weapon issue after respawn
  • Fixed camera issue after player death
  • Minor bug fixes

 

Get Void of Heroes at the Apple App Store and Amazon App Store for Android.

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About the Author:
Kimmo Muurinen, Game Designer and Producer.
Kimmo is a passionate gamer and participates in e-sports. He takes care of game production, game design, 3D art and animation.


Signe Viimsalu joins Tunnel Ground advisory board

Extremely happy to announce that Signe Viimsalu, active connector, lawyer-preneur in venture capital, ex-CEO of EstBAN (Estonian Business Angels Network) joins Tunnel Ground advisory board. Signe has 15+ years experience in finance, law and corporate management in different biz sectors.

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Jukka Planman, Tunnel Ground – CEO


Void of Heroes Comic # 2 in stores!

Void of Heroes comic issue 2 was selected as part of InvestComics Hot Picks for the week!!

Read a review of the Album 2 by Reading With A Flight Ring from Here “(The) interior artwork (in Void of Heroes) is seriously amazing.” -Reading with a Flight Ring

Get your copy at your local comic book retailer before they sell out. More info about the Void of Heroes comic series can be found from our publisher Cosmic Times

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About the Author:
Topi Koivisto, Tunnel Ground Comics director