6d ago - Omni Systems Limited Creative Director Rudolf Kremers shared a video today confirming that Eufloria HD is coming to PS Vita on December 17th, 2013.
To quote: Hello friends! Eufloria HD is coming out on December 17th for PS Vita!
This makes me happy, indeed. As an indie game developer, I remain amazed at the journey this game is taking, and the superb response it gets from fans. And as a proud Vita owner, it's fantastic to be able to announce this release.
Having launched a few different iterations of Eufloria over the years, I've come to appreciate that each one poses a new challenge. How do we adapt the controls? Does the game speed work nicely?
Are the visuals "right?" Generally there are real problems to overcome before you can settle on a solution that's right for everybody. Well, this Vita version is quite different, but in a very positive way. Here's why...
Eufloria is a funny thing. It may be "just" 2D, but you end up controlling thousands of seedlings across dozens of asteroids, zooming in to the level of individual blades of grass, or zooming out to see a bird's eye view of an entire asteroid belt - all within the space of seconds.
This works really well, and is very pretty, but admittedly can be a bit of...
114w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with the 10/4 edition of Pulse, featuring Only On PSN titles including Eufloria, Rochard and Batman: Arkham City in the video below.
To quote: The October 4th edition of PULSE is available in HD later today when the PlayStation Store updates. Join Christina Lee as the "Only On PSN" event kicks off with Eufloria and Rochard.
There's also a sneak peek of the upcoming upgrade to PlayStation Home and don't miss a Top 10 that's all about PlayStation Exclusives. In new video releases Johnny Depp returns in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Cameron Diaz is a really Bad Teacher.
Watch the full episode of PULSE right here, and in PlayStation Home, or download in HD to your PS3 (SD to your PSP) when the PlayStation Store updates later today.
116w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America Product Evaluator Nick Suttner has shared a new video today confirming that users should make space in their intergalactic gardens on October 4th for Eufloria which hits PlayStation Network then.
To quote: I know it's been a while since we last spoke, but the Pub Fund group at SCEA has been hard at work on bringing interesting, exclusive content to PSN. Okabu, Papo & Yo, and more clandestine projects are still on the horizon, but today I'm here to drop the launch details for Eufloria - a very different, very special sort of strategy game.
It's tough to distill the concept down to a couple of sentences without doing the experience a huge injustice, but this excellent trailer should give you an idea of the mood and visual direction:
Now take that ethereal aesthetic, and the tingling that you're feeling in your temples, and fold a layer of smartly accessible strategy elements over it. You'll be exploring, conquering and colonizing enemy asteroids without the need for messy tech trees or arcane controls.
It's a rare game that satisfies both ends of the art game/strategy game spectrum, but I think that Eufloria nails it. It's also tunable in either direction - play on the less hectic Chilled...
137w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America's Product Evaluator Nick Suttner has announced today that Eufloria will be pollinating PSN in June, showcasing the evolution of ambient RTS action!
To quote: Myself and a group of other SCEA folk are busy ramping up our Pub Fund program, helping independent developers to bring their games to PSN without the restraints of a traditional publisher.
There are no specific criteria, outside of selecting games that we think are interesting and that we're dying to play ourselves: Joe Danger, Hoard, Explodemon! and Tales From Space: About a Blob are recent examples that came to fruition with the aid of our program.
We have a RIDICULOUSLY KILLER slate of titles lined up for the future, and we're going to try and do a better job of giving you guys a heads-up about them so that you can share in our excitement, and hopefully help support the developers who are trying to do things a little differently.
And that brings us to Eufloria, which we're thrilled to announce as our next Pub Fund title! Omni Systems are hard at work wrapping up a gorgeous new PS3 iteration of their ambient real-time strategy game, scheduled to hit the PlayStation Store in the latter half of June...