157w ago - Fluffy Logic Designer James Parker has detailed the controls for Eat Them! controls on PSN today.
To quote: I'm working on Eat Them!, which Ana has been telling you about recently, and I'm here to say a few more extra in-depthy words about how making a game like Eat Them! actually happens on a day to day basis. Today - CONTROLS!
A game can have the greatest technology in the world, the most incredible art assets, and USPs that would have marketing people salivating into their espressos, but if the controls feel wrong - if the player isn't properly connected with the game - then everything else will be wasted.
One of the first things you do when designing any game is download a picture of the DUALSHOCK 3, cribbed from Google images, fire up your favorite drawing package, and put little lines all over it connecting buttons to boxes that describe their functions.
At this stage, as an experienced designer, you make an educated guess at what's going to work for your game. The reality is, until you get the game on the Test Kit, the controller in your hands and you actually try the thing, you may as well have been drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Because customisation is a big factor in Eat Them!, each monster's capabilities are going to be slightly...
160w ago - Today Fluffy Logic Producer Ana Kronschnabl has announced that Eat Them is coming soon to PSN for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: We're here to blog about our new title every two weeks, with a developer diary charting progress of the game from now until you're sick of hearing from us
You may, or may not, know that we demo-ed our new exclusive PlayStation 3 game for the PlayStation Network, 'Eat Them!' at E3 in June. In Eat Them! the player gets to create their own giant monster which they then use to smash, crash and munch their way though the city.
The monster is people-powered, so eating folk is a prerequisite of keeping your monster in full-on destruction mode. The game features eye-catching 'comic-style' graphics, fully customisable monster creation and lots and lots of smashing things.
The player has the option of single-player and split-screen multiplayer, head-to-head and co-operative missions. Eat Them! promises action, mayhem, destruction, humour and, did I mention?... eating people! The game is scheduled for release this winter.
So where do the ideas behind Eat Them! come from? I am a big fan of monster...