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Carolina Games Summit 2021 will be hosting the game developer for the game Calorie Defenders at this year's event. The game will be on display from August 6th-8th at Raleigh Convention Center.

Calorie Defenders is an action defense platformer where you adventure as veggies inside the body helping defend the Hunger against adorable candy. You will be building up your defenses with helpful veggies and fruits. So bring along a friend for co-op action or take on the battle alone.

There will be an alpha demo of Calorie Defenders available for anyone to play. This demo is still a work in progress so you will be getting to play the game before it's released. We are very excited to show off the game and hoping to hear your feedback.

Calorie Defenders is being developed by a small indie team of 3 people across North America. We aim to make cute, fun, and family-friendly games! Come join our discord server to find out more about the development of the game

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at for more information on attending, exhibiting, or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

About Calorie Defenders

Calorie Defenders was an idea first conceived in 2017 while Lead Developer/Creator Barret Vasilchik was working at a job in Raleigh NC that had a break room full of candy. The struggle to resist the candy sparked the core concept of Calorie Defenders, a game about fighting the urges to eat all the delicious candy. Barret's love for 2D games and pixel art took this idea to life using a game engine called Game Maker Studio 2. While developing an early prototype he had enlisted a pixel artist named Kerrie Lake from Ontario Canada who would come to bring all the charm and cuteness into the world of Calorie Defenders. Shortly after a composer from Georgia by the name of Failpositive was brought onto the team to create the game's fun, energetic, and atmospheric soundtrack. Over the years they have been working together to create Calorie Defenders and hope to release the game sometime in the future.Official website:

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