4w ago - Sony's Jenny Murphy posted up a video showcasing the art and design of Diggs Nightcrawler on PlayStation 3 below today.
To quote: Hello again everyone! In this latest development diary we're taking a look at some of the art and design in Diggs Nightcrawler.
Our starting point for the game was Wonderbook itself, and it was from here that we arrived at a bookworm hero, a city made of books and cast of characters from fiction.
We also knew from day one that we wanted Wonderbook to be the key method of interaction, and so the physical nature of the book was intrinsic to the design of the game.
We wanted the experience to be intuitive, so we imagined every scene as if it were a real physical object on the book that would respond in the way the player would expect.
Early on, we have a scene where Diggs is looking for clues, but it's dark and he needs light. Overhead is a lamp on a chain which will swing if the player picks up the book and tilts it.
All scenes, including this one, were initially prototyped as foam models. Using these we could test interactions, experiment with scale and move scenery around. Given that the player is in full control of the book, we took inspiration from theatre in the round.
4w ago - Following up on their previous update, PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk have updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.45 with the changes outlined below.
To quote, roughly translated: What's New in version 2.45:
1) Added German as a language (thanks toto67)
2) New update Simplified and Traditional Chinese (thanks Liqianyu)
3) Fixed a bug that disallowed games bigfile external USB disk to internal (in cache). We have included a small correction for those games that do not have more than one cached bigfile. Also added warning if it comes to launching the game with BD Emu ON (exite cache inconsistency between games and BD Emu)
4) Added a number of improvements to the FTP server: now warns if you exit the application (attention, if it comes with PS button will not tell)...
4w ago - Gameshastra Creative Director and Producer Vijay Ragahavan announced today that Kite Fight takes to the skies on PlayStation 3 next week.
To quote: Reliving your childhood experiences can become quite cumbersome at times, what with all those pesky troubles and annoyances adulthood has to offer. You can hardly find the time to indulge in, say, for instance - some kite flying. Sounds like a bit of work doesn't it?
But there's an easy way out. On 29th May, we'll be releasing Kite Fight. Developed here at Gameshastra - host to titles like Dare to Fly, Don 2 and many others - it brings you the ultimate casual experience on PlayStation Move. So why don't you kick back, ease into that comfy chair, arm yourself with a Move controller and get ready to fly a kite!
Priced at €4.99/£3.99, Kite Fight was developed to introduce today's gamers to the fine art of flying kites. A sport that was only recognised and played in festivals is now being bought to the world.
Kite Fight simulates kite flying using simple gestures and movements aided by the Move controller. Fly kites around the world and partake in the championships for the ultimate title of Kite Maestro!
Fly kites in serene locations and soothing atmosphere like...
4w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks PSN Game Store updates below. To quote:
Remember Me ($59.99)
Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people's minds and steal or even alter their memories.
PS3 Full Game
Resident Evil Revelations ($49.99)
The story is set at a time before the Kijuju and Lanshiang bioterror incidents when the BSAA was still a young organization. Join Jill Valentine aboard a ghost ship in the Mediterranean Sea searching for her old partner, Chris Redfield. Learn the hidden truth behind the destruction of a floating city. Or play in Raid Mode for a co-op killing-spree with friends over the Internet.
Fast & Furious: Showdown ($39.99)
BECOME A PART OF THE CREW! Strap in and get ready for an intense ride as you team up to take down a dangerous international gang that can only be stopped by you and the rest of the Fast & Furious crew.
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce ($19.99)
Step into a Dynasty Warriors experience unlike any other. Up to four friends can team‐up for a wide range of heroic action‐packed quests. Become one...