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Co-op Platformer “Bread & Fred” Gets the Band Back Together with “Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape” DLC and Album

“Apogee Music” label launches today alongside publisher-wide game sale



Barcelona, Spain — Sept. 18, 2023 — After amassing more than 300,000 units sold, Bread & Fred, the co-op platformer developed by Sand Castles Studio and published by Apogee Entertainment, climbs to catchy tunes in the music-filled “Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape” content update today alongside the debut of Apogee’s new music label “Apogee Music” with three groovy new Bread & Fred albums.

The Backstreet Moles are coming to town, but have lost their way on the path to Beakville! Dig in and embark on an all-new mission to get the band back together and reunite Bread & Fred’s new furry friends! Unlock new tunes with each rescued bandmate, including the lo-fi hip hop single “We Had a Blast” by Mason Lieberman (composer, Apex Legends Mobile, RWBY) x Substantial (original music, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang). Check out the official “We Had a Blast” music video here.

Jump, cling and swing as penguin pals Bread and Fred sling to the top of slippery slopes. Execute a perfectly-timed tandem jump across massive gaps, and clamber around cliffside obstacles while holding on for dear life! Scale unprecedented heights with a friend in a co-op adventure, or swap out Fred with Jeff the trusty rock as a climbing partner in single player mode.

Jam to more than an hour of new music in the “Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape” soundtrack, and locate a hidden 8-bit penguin to unlock a chiptune-powered “8-bit Music Mode” transforming original composer Tomás Palazzi’s sublime melodies into 8-bit bangers, arranged and programmed by Brent Houston. Change the vibe of every climb with the new Jukebox inside Bread & Fred’s house, also available via the pause menu.

Dive into the talents of behind the “Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape”, including a diverse selection tracks from legendary game composers and community talents Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007), Big Giant Circles (Mass Effect 2), Jeff Ball (Steven Universe), Dale North (Wizard of Legend, Disney Wish), FamilyJules (Crypt of the Necrodancer: AMPLIFIED), Chipper Hammond and Tim Stoney (Turbo Overkill), Wayne Strange (The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses), Ari Fisher (Seven Lions’ OPUS), and Tim de Man (Hyrule Highlands II, Open Air II).

The release of all three Bread & Fred albums (“The Original Video Game Soundtrack”, “Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape”, and “The 8-Bit Editions” coincides with the launch of Apogee’s new label, “Apogee Music”, dedicated to showcasing the talent behind the soundtracks spanning the legendary publisher’s gaming portfolio, including the OST release of celebrated FPS Turbo Overkill, with even more releases on the horizon. Enjoy discounts on Apogee fan-favorite titles including both Bread & Fred and Turbo Overkill during the 20%-off publisher sale from Sept. 18th to Oct. 2nd.

"This update has been an incredibly special project for both the Apogee and Sand Castles teams, born out of a desire to celebrate all of the fun and hilarity players are having climbing to the top with Bread & Fred" said Jeron Moore, Executive Producer at Apogee. "And what better way to throw a party than through the universal language of music? It's a magical, musical event spanning over 10 thoughtfully-blended genres, from Electronic Dance, Lo-fi Hip Hop, and Synthwave, all the way to Irish Folk, Smooth Jazz, and Heavy Metal – there's literally something for everyone, which is what Bread & Fred is all about."

Bread & Fred is on sale for $11.99 on Steam for PC and GOG until October 2nd, with the official albums available for purchase and/or pre-add + pre-save on all major music streaming services:

Bread & Fred (Original Video Game Soundtrack)

Bread & Fred: Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape (Album)

Bread & Fred: The 8-Bit Editions (Album)

To learn more about Bread & Fred and SandCastle Studios, visit the official website, and keep up with Apogee Entertainment by following their Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Discord.


Trailer: "Bread & Fred's Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape"

Music Video: "We Had a Blast" (Mason Lieberman x Substantial)

About Sand Castles Studio

Sand Castles Studios is a group of three indie developer friends based out of Barcelona, Spain. With a deep love for multiplayer games of all types, Sand Castles Studios’ goal is to innovate within the cooperative gaming genre and create brand-new experiences for everyone to enjoy.

For more information, please visit the official website.

About Apogee Entertainment

The "Apogee Model," as described in the new book, Shareware Heroes (Aug. 2022 release), was the starting point for talented indie developers to bypass retail and sell their games using online distribution in 1990. Apogee founder Scott Miller created this new model and soon funded, mentored, and published many indie upstarts and released a legendary string of global success stories, like Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D, Rise of the Triad, Shadow Warrior, Max Payne and Prey, earning over a billion dollars commercially. Miller also created the 3D Realms label for Apogee, which was sold to Embracer Group in 2021.

The new Apogee Entertainment, with founder Scott Miller and longtime partner Terry Nagy at the helm, will empower today’s incredibly talented indie developers, paving the way for their global success with innovative ideas, cutting-edge marketing, and the same fearlessness that changed the industry.

About Materia Music and Apogee Music

Materia Music is the leading independent soundtrack music group, record label, music publisher, and rights administrator of game music.

For nearly a decade, Materia has enriched the game music ecosystem via investments, sponsorships, and innovative opportunities to strengthen the longevity of game music. Our brands cultivate lifelong fandoms and build the next generations of modern classics. 

Materia’s diverse roster of composers, recording artists, and game companies includes some of the most impactful, and most-listened-to video game music in gaming history.

Materia in partnership with Apogee Entertainment is proud to debut Apogee’s premiere soundtrack label: Apogee Music, which identifies kindredly with Materia’s values while aiming to deliver on its own long standing promise of incredible talent behind memorable experiences, not just in its games, but also the musical identity behind its games.

For more information, please visit Apogee Music.