32w ago - Fallen Tree Games Art Director Lewis Boadle revealed today that Quell Memento is sliding to PS Vita soon!
To quote: In developing Quell Memento for PS Vita, we realized that the project was first started 20 years ago!
You see, the game prototype was originally created on an Amstrad CPC computer, way back in 1993! Having said that, it was very different back then - it was called "Last of the Smileys" and was a lot more 8-bit in style.
As we set about improving the game for a modern release, we knew that we wanted to have a much more unique visual style. After much discussion, we decided upon a gentle old-fashioned look, in part because we read that the human brain is more intelligent when it is relaxed.
Quell Memento is intended to feel familiar, and to evoke feelings of nostalgia. After all, a game called Memento is always going to be about memories!
For this reason, we wanted all the elements to be recognizable from the real world (water droplets, pearls and roses, for example). This would mean, we felt, that the player is able to establish the rules of play quickly, because they know that a pearl is valuable, or that a thorn will likely burst a droplet.
We also decided that the puzzles would be set within an old abandoned house. What could...
32w ago - Lucid Games Founder Nick Davies announced today alongside a video trailer that Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is coming soon to PS Vita.
Below are the details, to quote: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is an episodic PS Vita adventure brimming with weird and wonderful characters and a host of brain teasing puzzles.
We're delighted to show you some screens from the game, and give you some insight into the world of Jacob Jones.
So firstly, the polite thing to do would be to introduce you to our hero, although he's a slightly younger hero than you may be used to. Without further ado, meet Jacob Jones, the latest arrival at Camp Eagle Feather, the newest and best Summer Camp.
Now Jacob isn't one to mix with other kids - he prefers the great outdoors and the company of his parents, so spending his summer with a load of weird kids at Summer Camp isn't exactly his idea of fun. However, when he stumbles upon the mysterious Bigfoot, his summer takes on a whole new twist.
Developed using the powerful Unreal Engine 3, it has a charming visual style and a artistically unique world which is inhabited by vinyl toy characters. Coupled with this we have all of the technical bells and whistles...
33w ago - Project Coordinator Takeshi Yamanaka announced today that Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R arrives on PS Vita tomorrow!
Below are the details, to quote: It was love at first sight. This is my story of how the PS Vita version of Guilty Gear game to life, and why I thought PS Vita and Guilty Gear were a match made in heaven.
When I first opened the the dev unit for the PS Vita, I was seduced by the screen's beauty: high resolution, saturated colors, and the quick response time all contributed to my next thought: "I'm sure 2D fighting games would look beautiful on this baby."
That was when it all began. At the time I was the coordinator and director of BlazBlue, if only by title, so I wasn't directly involved in the development of the PS Vita version; nevertheless, I heard stories from our dev teams and needless to say, they, too were impressed with Vita's performance.
The idea of bringing Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus to the Vita was tossed around during meetings and in the office, but the general consensus of our top brass was that it wouldn't have much of an impact, and the idea was shelved.
I think it was in Spring of 2012, a little while after Guilty Gear on the Vita was shelved. Our Arcade release of the game underwent major balance changes, (+R) at which...
33w ago - Sony Associate Producer Victor Harris announced today that Jak and Daxter Collection goes portable on PS Vita this June.
Below are the details, as follows: In February 2012, Naughty Dog's beloved Jak and Daxter franchise got a faithful HD remake on PS3 in the form of Jak and Daxter Collection, satiating series fans and introducing newcomers to the duo.
This June, we're expanding the collection to the portable audience. Jak and Daxter Collection (comprised of three of Jak and Daxter's legendary adventures - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3) is coming to PS Vita for just $29.99.
The power of PS Vita means Jak and Daxter Collection will feature authentically reproduced graphics from the original games. Longtime fans will instantly feel at home, and new players will experience the world of Jak and Daxter for the first time, along with new touch-based applications of certain mini games throughout the collection.
Jak and Daxter Collection on PS Vita has full Trophy support, but fear not Trophy hunters - the list isn't shared with the PS3 version, so go for the Platinum!
We've been hard at work on this addition to the Jak and Daxter lineage, and we can't wait to hear your hover board triumph stories as well as your trials and tribulations...
34w ago - Following up on the recent PS Vita Firmware 2.10 update, today Sony Online Support Coordinator RabidWalker has announced that PS Vita System Software update v2.11 is now available and improves system stability.
Below are the details, to quote: System Software 2.11 is now available for the PS Vita.
The software improves system stability and the playback of some titles.
If you have any queries, let me know.
Finally, from PlayStation Vita hacker The Z (via wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?p=259688#p259688): Sony released the FW 2.11 this night, which seems to be a "hot-fix" Update, like the usual +0.01 updates.