Video: Studio Head Reveals Rocketbirds: Couch PSN Co-Op Mode

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132w ago - Today Producer and Studio Head Sian Yue Tan has shared a video reveal of the new Rocketbirds: Couch Co-Op Mode for PlayStation Network.

To quote: After its triple nomination at the 2010 Independent Games Festival, the Rocketbirds universe is finally approaching release - and only on PSN.

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken takes you on a cinematic platform adventure through Albatropolis.

In the single-player mode, you're Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, on a mission to hunt down the Penguin's corrupt leader, Putzki. Along the way you'll have to kill many Penguins, solve puzzles, incite revolution, and maybe possibly pilot a few jetpacks.

Today I'd like to share a bit about the game's two-player couch co-op mode, since we are particularly happy with the way it's turned out. But first, check out some gameplay in our new Rocketbirds co-op video.





We had always wanted a couch co-op mode for the game ever since we started development on the PS3 (because, well, co-op is fun), but didn't know how and if it would work for our non-scrolling platformer. Simple questions needed answering, such as; "What should happen when one player leaves the current screen the other one is still on it?"

After...
 

Video: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Hits PSN on October 18th

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133w ago - Today Producer/Studio Head Sian Yue Tan has confirmed alongside sharing a video trailer that Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken will be hitting PSN on October 18, 2011.

To quote: With our first post in July, we introduced you to our upcoming title Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, and for our second post in September, we touched a bit on the genesis and character design of the Rocketbirds. In this third post, we wanted to talk a bit about the cutscenes and music videos we created for the game.

But first, here is the preview trailer of the game!

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken takes you on a cinematic platform adventure through Albatropolis, as you hunt down the Penguin's corrupt leader, Putzki. Along the way you'll have to kill many penguins, solve puzzles, incite revolution, and maybe pilot a few jetpacks.





Originally, for Rocketbirds: Revolution! (the Independent Games Festival 2010 triple finalist browser game) we created the first opening sequence ('Robot' music video) as a way to keep people interested while the first game assets were being streamed to people's computers.

When we'd completed it, it worked well to bridge the waiting time (it's a lot more entertaining than watching a download status bar), but...
 

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Hits PS3 on PSN This October

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134w ago - Producer and Studio Head Sian Yue Tan has announced today that Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken hits PS3 on PSN this October, with details as follows:

In July I had the pleasure of announcing that our game, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, was coming exclusively to PSN. We've gone and polished the heck out of it and will be shipping these fine feathered friends to you soon!

The game was in production for the PS3 for just over a year, but the Rocketbirds have been with me much longer. It started in the 80s with those anthropomorphic animal comics, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Using only birds gave the stories a satirical edge I could play with.

It wasn't until 2000, when I'd co-founded Ratloop Inc., and had decided to go back to complete my studies that I started to use the birds as a way to vent my creative energy.

I spent a week putting together a clip called "Pilot." It had sneaky penguins infiltrating a chicken base on what looked like the North Pole. It got good attention at the time, so the simple formula stuck with me.

Eventually I spent a week at an art event called Trustus. Artists had seen and liked "Pilot," that year a bunch of us created a movie (with Penguins and Chickens) during the week- it played non-stop,...
 

Video: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is Coming to PSN

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144w ago - Today Rocketbirds Producer and Studio Head Sian Yue Tan has confirmed that Hardboiled Chicken is coming to PS3 on PSN alongside sharing a video trailer below.

To quote: After its triple nomination at the 2010 Independent Games Festival, the Rocketbirds universe is finally coming to PS3.

The totalitarian Penguin regime has oppressed Albatropolis for too long, but who can bring it down? Maybe Hardboiled Chicken? Oh Please... Of course, Hardboiled Chicken!

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken takes you on a cinematic platform adventure through Albatropolis as you hunt down the Penguin's corrupt leader, Putzki. Along the way, you'll have to kill many penguins, solve puzzles, incite revolution, and maybe possibly pilot a few jetpacks.





We've had a lot of fun putting Rocketbirds on the PS3. The available power has allowed us to vastly improve on the controls, visuals, and gameplay over the first game. For the visuals, you can look forward to expressive characters and rich, detailed environments. All running at 60fps and 720p.

There's even an optional stereoscopic 3D mode that also runs at the full 60fps, 720p. This may sound pretty pointless for...
 

Rockstar Games and Sony on L.A. Noire and PS3's Overheating

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152w ago - Shortly following the PS3 Firmware 3.61 update, reports came in that users running L.A. Noire may be causing PS3 consoles to be overheating.

Today Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has addressed concerns on the issue below with an official statement on behalf of Sony and Rockstar Games, as follows:

We have received a very small number of customer support questions about PS3s overheating or shutting down while playing L.A. Noire. At this time, Rockstar Games and Sony can confirm that neither L.A. Noire or firmware update 3.61 are causing the PS3 hardware to overheat.

We are both committed to working hard to find solutions to this and any issues that may arise. If you are experiencing any issues with L.A. Noire or your PS3 hardware, please contact technical support using any of the means provided below:

• Rockstar Support: www.rockstargames.com/support
• Rockstar Support on Twitter: twitter.com/RockstarSupport...
 







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