Ronimo Games, probably best known for their 2009 WiiWare title Swords & Soldiers and dtp entertainment, developers of Summer Challenge – Athletics Tournament and Winter Sports 2011 – Go for Gold for Playstation 3, are teaming up to bring XBLA and PSN users Awesomenauts. The game will apparently be a “Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)” game, a term I hope catches on. I guess that means it will play like Smash Bros.? One thing is for sure, it will be full of awesome.
Techno Kitten Adventure was originally exclusive to the "Xbox Indies" marketplace, but can no longer be contained on one platform alone. Developer Elite Gudz hopes to find a larger fan base by releasing an updated version of the game for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Windows 7 Mobile. The game will be available on June 7, 2011, with Android following shortly after. The Xbox version will also be upgraded with the new levels, graphics, music and features available in the mobile versions.
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Super Meat Boy just got a bit more super, if you have the PC version that is. The level editor is now available for the general populace as a free update on Steam. You can access the editor by right-clicking on Super Meat Boy in your Steam library, selecting Properties and adding "-devmode" to Super Meat Boy's Launch Options. I can't wait to see what kind of deadly labyrinths people put together. I will probably be making a level myself soon enough, stay tuned for more info!
Gaijin Games and publisher Aksys have unveiled Bit.Trip Saga, a collection of the six Bit.Trip games found on WiiWare, for Nintendo's 3DS. I can't wait to see these games in 3D, particularly Bit.Trip Runner. The collection will be found at retail, so now everyone who requires a physical copy of their games can feel free to dive in. Interestingly enough, just a few months ago I asked Gaijin Games for just such a collection on twitter, only for the Wii. While it may not be on the system I asked for I am still glad it is on its way, more people need to experience these excellent games.
Indie game developer 2D Boy is releasing their amazing physics based puzzler, World of Goo, on the iPhone tomorrow. For 24 hours after its release the game will be on sale for $0.99, an incredible steal considering I gladly paid $15 for it on WiiWare when it came out. It is a stylish, fun, and unique puzzler that will keep you entertained for hours and hours. Angry Birds who? Get World of Goo quick, after the first day the price jumps to $2.99... which is still an insane deal.
No, this isn't a Reddit post. It is an actual screen grab from the new Super Meat Boy update available on Steam today. Super Meat World, featuring levels created by users and other developers is now available by pressing left on the chapter select screen. I can't wait to have my spirit destroyed by these levels- should take about ten minutes.
Gaijin Games, creators of the Bit.Trip games that are popular on WiiWare and iOS, are sending this picture around to press today. It is Commander Video, the Bit.Trip series mascot, with an old school red/blue 3D filter placed over him. Are they hinting at 3DS ports of the Bit.Trip series or is this just some cruel April Fools Day joke?
I hope this is true- the Bit.Trip games were a psychedelic good time on WiiWare and 3D would only add to the trippiness that those games exuded.
The long awaited Super Meat Boy user created hub, Super Meat World, is only "days away" according to developer Team Meat's twitter account.
This free update will allow Steam users to create and share levels with other fans, eventually leading to new chapters created from hand picked user created content. I can't wait to see what twisted designs people cook up. Luckily you actually have to beat the level yourself before you submit it, alleviating some of the potential torture. Look for news on my own creation soon!
Amazon has recently listed a software bundle that includes Limbo, Trials HD and 'Splosion Man in a single box for $30. That is quite a deal considering the trio would cost $40 if purchased separately. Michael Wilford, CEO and co-founder of Twisted Pixel Games,creators of 'Splosion Man, confirmed this bundle on twitter by linking to the Amazon page and saying that the bundle would be coming to North America. Look for this excellent bundle featuring former Summer of Arcade hits in stores April 12th.
In what might be one of the funniest press releases I have seen, Gaijin Games, creators of the hit Bit.Trip series on WiiWare and iOS, has announced their acquisition of Robotube games.
"In what can only be called an “extremely hostile takeover”, Gaijin has followed in the footsteps of other legendary game studios like Activision and EA and has gone on a company acquisition rampage this year.
Our first victim:
Robotube Games may best be known for the Bit Museum series of “educational” videos, but they’re also known for some fun puzzle games on the web! In particular, Bloktonik and Zyrx.
Together with Robotube, Gaijin is poised to fulfill this year’s theme of dominance. Watch the Robotube Twitter for more information over the coming month as we zero in on Robotube’s first new release!
Continue rocking on. Over and out."
Robotube's blog suggests that more info is to come at next week's GDC. Gaijin Games CEO Alex Neuse said this about their next project in an interview with ExtraGuy last October, “I think after the Bit.Trip series is complete you’re going to see something totally different from us. We definitely aren’t a retro studio, we don’t only make retro games, we don’t only make rhythm/music games. It just so happens that’s the first thing we did.” I can't wait to see what they are getting in to next!