60w ago - Giant Sparrow Game Designer Ben Esposito has shared a video today spotlighting the art and design as part of their The Unfinished Swan developer diary.
To quote: Like a lot of folks, I first saw the tech demo for The Unfinished Swan when it made the rounds online in 2008. The idea stuck in the back of my head but it wasn't until later when Giant Sparrow put up a job posting that I decided: I had to make that game.
I had just graduated from college without much professional experience, so I did what I do best and made a game for them. You can check it out here if you'd like. The video cuts off because the end of the game says "Call me" and has my phone number on it.
It got the attention of the Giant Sparrow team, and I ended up flying out to Los Angeles to work on the game. I was elated and a little shocked, but I came to learn that at Giant Sparrow, the player experience always comes first - and my little game was designed to create a very specific experience.
Now, in October 2012, The Unfinished Swan is out in the wild (well, to PlayStation Plus members) and we're proud that we were able to make a truly experiential game.
To quote: This is an update/remake of Maze Generator for PS3. For anyone that doesn’t know Maze Generator was actually the first thing I ever made for PS3. It was originally made with the leaked SDK but has been redone using PSL1GHT and will now work on CFW.
It now also has a lot more in common with it’s Wii version and features a title screen, textured background, multiple maze sizes and the option to watch the maze being randomly generated. It also keeps track of how many times you have finished mazes.
Just use the left analog stick to navigate the maze.
To quote: I don't remember by whom but I'm reasonably certain I've been asked for this before and I suspect there is probably a handful of people that would find this useful. So here it is.
I've uploaded a compressed file that contains the (admittedly outdated) compiled copy of PSL1GHT that I've been using (and continue to use) for all of my recent PS3 homebrew.
The archive also includes the source code for They Do Not Die 2, We Are Nowhere, The Unmapped Forest, Slime Roll, Sketch Fight, Goodbye World, Don't Get Crushed, Cascade Beneath and Avoidance. Along with the source code is all of the related media.
How to use it (well running Ubuntu):
Just add the following text at the bottom of your bashrc file.
119w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has posted up a PS3 developer diary video today showcasing the Chimera enemy munitions below.
To quote: It's hard to believe that Resistance 3 is coming out next week! It's been an amazing journey for those of us at Insomniac Games, we've spent the last three years ensuring this is our most polished, focused, and consistent entry in the Resistance franchise.
We're very excited to share it with you. As we get close to release, it's time to show you our very last Dev Diary - this one focused on the high-tech weapons created or influenced by the Chimeran invaders.
As you may know by now, the Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta is winding down on September 4th, but we wanted to get one last blast of testing on our servers, so we've made the beta available to all on the PlayStation Store. We also wanted to acknowledge that while the R3 beta wasn't always smooth sailing, we totally appreciated those of you who helped us test the game and stuck with us through the rough patches.
We've announced a Beta Player Appreciation program - if you download and play a few rounds of the Resistance 3 Beta before it ends on September 4th, you'll receive a couple of cool rewards for the final game....