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Video: Where Is My Heart Comes to PSN on November 16, 2011

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153w ago - PS3 Game Designer Bernie Schulenburg at Die Gute Fabrik has announced today alongside a video trailer that Where Is My Heart is coming to PSN on November 16, 2011.

To quote: I'm a game designer at [Register or Login to view links], a small Indie Studio based in Denmark. We are just about to release our debut on PlayStation Network minis (PS3 and PSP).

It's called "Where is my Heart?", and it's about a family of monsters lost in the woods. In the game you have help them find a way back to their home - a mysterious tree with a heart in its branches. The whole story is set in an 8-bit style environment made up of woods, mushroom caves, crystal rock pools, fern fringed creeks and waterfalls.

Nils, our artist, is going to talk more about the concept art and environment design of the game below. As for the game mechanics: the basics play just like a usual platform game, but the world is visually sliced into rectangular fragments (or panels) which are placed on the screen at unexpected locations.





With this game mechanic - the messed up way of representation - I attempted to evoke the sensation of being lost. On top of that, the visual slicing also allowed us to add further...
 

Videos: Tokyo Game Show 2011 Comes to PlayStation Home

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162w ago - Today PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has shared some videos announcing that the Tokyo Game Show 2011 has arrived in PlayStation Home alongside some fresh mall updates below.

To quote: This Thursday, September 15th will see the release of one of the most luxurious personal spaces to ever be published in PlayStation Home.

The ultra-modern Tycoon Penthouse sits atop a towering skyscraper, overlooking a world-class city teeming with action. Releasing alongside a suite of sleek and chic furnishings and amenities (my personal fave being the Jacuzzi), the Tycoon Penthouse is the perfect addition to your collection of rare and exotic properties around the world.

Those of you who enjoy the finer things in life can pick this premium locale up this Thursday from the Estates store in the PlayStation Home Mall.

The 2011 Tokyo Game Show is coming to PlayStation Home this week. Visit this space on Thursday, September 15th and pick up exclusive rewards based upon some of the most highly anticipated games that will be coming soon to your PS3 - such as the The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection and UNCHARTED 3!





As a show of thanks to the entire PlayStation Home Community for your valiant efforts in slaying...
 

Video: Q-Games Reveals PixelJunk Lifelike Becomes PixelJunk 4am

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162w ago - Q-Games President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert has revealed today alongside a video from TGS 2011 that PixelJunk Lifelike is now becoming PixelJunk 4am.

To quote: So here we are creeping up onto yet another [Register or Login to view links] and we have a big announcement to make... and an unusual one at that!

We are announcing a name change - I'm sure many of you have seen information about PixelJunk Lifelike over the past year or so, including some live demo performances we did during E3, and a few of you might have noticed how much the core concept of Lifelike expanded and shifted since it was first announced as we explored more and more ideas.

Well, after long deliberation we are changing the name to "PixelJunk 4am" to better match the atmosphere we are trying to create. And for more information about that, I have asked some questions and translated [Register or Login to view links]'s answers for you:





Why the name change?

Baiyon: PixelJunk Lifelike was originally conceived as an extension of the PixelJunk Eden world. Our idea was to create a kind of living speaker for people to play their music through, using natural imagery and taking strong visual...
 

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon Comes to PlayStation Network

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164w ago - Today 345 Games Creative Director Carlos Giffoni has announced that Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon is now live on PlayStation Network with details below.

To quote: Our new game, Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, is live now on PSN and well worth checking out. It's got everything you could possibly want: co-op, zombies, demons, tons of weapons, RPG elements, hilariously rude and crude humor, and enough action to keep you going longer than a cockroach could survive a true apocalypse!

For those of you that haven't been following our development, Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon is a four-player, co-op, dual-analog arcade shooter (think Robotron on crack... with plenty of raving zombies and delinquent man-birds, of course).

What's really fantastic about the game is that we've been lucky enough to work extremely closely with the über-talented staff over at the [Register or Login to view links].

All of the voice actors from the show lent their talents to their characters, the writers created a completely new story for the game, and Devin Clark (animator and series creator) came up with all the character design including some insanely twisted end-level bosses.

As a result it really feels like you are playing...
 

Video: Limbo Comes to PlayStation Network on July 19, 2011

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172w ago - Playdead CEO and Co-founder Dino Patti has announced today that Limbo is coming to PlayStation Network on July 19 alongside sharing a new video trailer for the PSN title today.

To quote: It has been one year since LIMBO originally launched, and that year has been an incredible time for everyone at Playdead. We've gotten feedback from many people around the world, and it's been amazing to hear about the experiences people have had with the game.

So we are happy, on the mark of LIMBO's birthday, to bring the experience further and share it with even more people. We will be releasing the game on the PS3 through the PlayStation Network on the following dates:

•US - July 19th
•Europe - July 20th
•Japan/Asia - to be announced soon





Since we have gotten a lot of requests for the LIMBO Soundtrack, we are also making that available starting this Monday, July 11th on iTunes. If you are interested in more infrequent updates about the game, please feel free to sign up for the newsletter on our Web site [Register or Login to view links].

So, with less than two weeks to wait to get LIMBO on PSN, we hope everyone will enjoy the game and the little extra secret we have in...
 
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