- 10tons Ltd PR Coordinator Jaakko Maaniemi
announced that King Oddball conquers PlayStation 4 on April 1st, 2014.
To quote: Hi PS4 gamers! I'm Jaakko from the Finnish game developer 10tons, and I've got some great news: Our fair studio is about to debut on PS4!
Our first PS4 title is a strange, skill-based physics puzzle called King Oddball. Some of you may know the game from its PS Vita version released in January. We have more great games for PS4 in production too, and we'll share more on those soon.
As far as physics-based puzzles go, King Oddball stands out quite distinctly. Few games feature a floating rock head with a ginormously long tongue as the main character. As eccentric as the theme may be, the game is decidedly straightforward. King Oddball is ending the world, and you're going to help him.
The gameplay is based on pressing a button at precisely the right moment. The King picks up a rock with his tongue and swings it back and forth like a pendulum. The rock is released when you hit X. It's not just a simple test of timing though: After the first few levels, you'll need to crush more enemies than you have rocks for.
That, in turn, requires careful strategy and anticipation of how the chain reactions will unfold. We've tuned the physics model to...