Gunslugs on PlayStation Vita: Developer Q and A is Detailed

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8w ago - Abstraction Games Creative Director Tj'ien Twijnstra shared a Gunslugs PlayStation Vita Developer Q and A with PS Vita fans below today!

To quote: Hey everyone! I'm extremely excited that Gunslugs is finally coming to its natural home, PS Vita, on February 18th. To celebrate the launch, we're offering a 20% discount for all PlayStation Plus members during the first week, so don't miss out!

For the occasion, I figured I'd give you guys a sneak peek at the porting process of Gunslugs; or as we like to call it, an "adaptation" process.

As I have no technical skills whatsoever, I interviewed Rutger Janssen, one of our elite programmers, and Ralph Egas, CEO and Abstraction Games Mastermind. Both developers were involved with the Gunslugs adaptation.

Tj'ien Twijnstra: Rutger, could you tell us a bit about the adaptation process? How does something like that work?

Rutger Janssen: After we determined the base version, the first step is to strip the game code of all the platform specific functions; only the game code remains. Then we take it through our in-house developed tool chain so the basic language is converted from Objective C to C++. Unfortunately, tools are never perfect, so here and there I needed to manually...
 

Orangepixel Games Coming to PS Vita, Starting with Gunslugs

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10w ago - Orangepixel's Pascal Bestebroer announced today that their videogames are coming to PS Vita starting with Gunslugs.

Below are the details, to quote: I'm Pascal Bestebroer, the indie developer known as Orangepixel.

I've been developing games since 2004, which have appeared on older mobile platforms like J2ME, as well as newer ones like Android and iOS. That said, it's likely you don't know Orangepixel... yet!

With the help of the guys at Abstraction games, I hope to change that and make my games more known to new audiences, starting with PlayStation gamers. So, Gunslugs will be the first of the Orangepixel titles to hopefully land a spot on your PS Vita this month!

As I mentioned above, I've been creating games since 2004, and all the Orangepixel games have a few key elements in common:

First, they feel, look and sound "retro." This is a very commonly used term these days, but don't judge the games because they looks retro - I also try to imbue my games with newer tricks, gameplay concepts and even some triple-A ideas, bringing old-school style games to a more modern audience.

The final element that all Orangepixel games share, is that they are hard. Not brutal, and...
 

Necrosoft Games: How to Kick Butt in Gunhouse on PlayStation Vita

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13w ago - Necrosoft Games Director Brandon Sheffield reveals how to kick butt in Gunhouse on PS Vita today!

To quote: Hey pals! I'm happy to announce that Gunhouse is available now on PlayStation Mobile! We've got music by Disasterpeace of Fez fame, code by the guy that made Frog Fractions, and design by yours truly.

I'm here to give you some Hot Tips to excel at Gunhouse, which is a pseudo-turn-based, puzzle game/tower defense sort of hybrid. The aim of Gunhouse is to protect your precious orphans from these mechanical alien invaders, who want to eat your dang orphans. Why!? Who would do such a thing?

What you have to do in a nutshell, is make big ammo blocks within the puzzle grid inside the house. Slide smaller blocks to the left and right - you can slide as many or as few smaller blocks as you like, and use the power of gravity to fuse four similar blocks into a 2X2 big block! Or 2X3! Or if you're a super pro, 6X3!

Then you have to slide blocks to the left to load the guns on the front of your house. You can also slide blocks to the right to load special attacks on the back of your house. Once the door shuts on your puzzle grid, it's time for action.

Enemies will come from the left side of the screen, and you tap your...
 

PlayStation Mobile Update: Crystal Ice and Gun House Land This Week

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13w ago - Sony Brand Marketing Manager of Emerging Platforms Jamaal Moore is here with this weeks PlayStation Mobile update, which includes Crystal Ice and Gun House landing on PlayStation Mobile.

To quote: Hey PlayStation community, we are back after an exciting CES last week. PlayStation Mobile was on the show floor in the Play area of the Sony booth. We showed games off on a shiny new Xperia Z1S, which is launching soon on T-Mobile here in the US.

We also allowed mobile gamers to experience what having a portable and wearable home theatre was like, by hooking up the HMZ-T3W to the Z1S.

This week is the last week of our Festive Giveaway promotion that began over Thanksgiving. We are sending this promotion out with a bang by giving you Monster Hotel and Quiet Please.

We have some amazing games launching this week, so be sure to check them out. This week, we have Gun House and Crystal Ice launching. We also have updates to Chromatic Aberration and Shooting Star Featured.

Last week, Tiki Rush: Escape from Lava Island...
 

Videos: Housemarque: Resogun Out Now on PS4 / PlayStation 4

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22w ago - Housemarque Community Manager Tommaso De Benetti announced today that Resogun is out now on PS4 / PlayStation 4 with details below.

To quote: To celebrate the official release of RESOGUN and PS4 in North America, I am delighted to to share yet more details about the game, from the team at Housemarque, and of course, some more great explosions!

I know a lot of readers skip right ahead to the videos, but I am going to start with a piece of concept art, depicting a whole bunch of initial enemy designs.

A few of these may not have made the cut for the final game but most of them lie in wait for you to blast them to pieces.

Did I mention blasting? Ok, it's definitely time for some explosions then and the most epic RESOGUN video yet!





The best thing about RESOGUN of course is that the gameplay is just as epic as the explosions and so the last video I will share here today is all about the gameplay.





RESOGUN has lots of subtle tricks to master in order to achieve the best score possible and as you can see in the video, it's possible to play with a lot of style that is sure to amaze people watching over your...
 







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