Press release


Bears in Space launches today with “live action” trailer

Sydney, Australia – 23rd March 2024 (Munich, Germany - 22nd March 2024) – Captains log: time to boldly launch what no man (or bear) has launched before. Giving a high-paw to World Bear Day in Australia, Broadside Games and Ravenscourt are delighted to announce Bears In Space is now available on PC, across Steam and Epic. To celebrate, the team are revealing an un-bear-lievable launch trailer inspired by action-packed 90’s toy commercials. Watch Beartana’s silver screen debut here: 

Bears In Space is an over-the-top bullet-hell FPS, with inspiration from old-school shooters and infused with satirical humour and pop culture references pulled from the minds of Broadside Games’ core three-man team. Over the last 7 years, what started as an after-work passion project between friends, has given rise to a must-play absurdly fun action-packed adventure.   

Whether you're a seasoned gamer looking for a blast from the past or a casual player seeking a fun-filled adventure, Bears In Space is available now on PC via Steam and Epic for $29.95 AUD. Get your paws on Bears In Space before 28th March and enjoy a 10% discount on Steam.  


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 that'll 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!  

Join Broadside on Discord to share your beary favourite in-game puns and adventures at  

For more information about Bears In Space, please visit: 


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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 dynamic and diversified business in the global entertainment sector, masterfully crafting franchises that captivate audiences worldwide. Boasting a vast network of eight game development studios, sixteen regional publishing offices, three game publishing labels including Deep Silver, and PLAION PICTURES as an independent film publisher and distributor, the company extends its influence with merchandise production and expansive distribution capabilities across the globe.
Founded nearly three decades ago, PLAION has firmly established itself within the entertainment arena. With a diverse range of services and solutions, PLAION stands as the premier publishing partner for console and PC games across both physical and digital channels. Moreover, its strong foothold in the Virtual Reality (VR) domain highlights the company's commitment to varied gaming experiences.
PLAION is an Embracer Group company.