1d ago - Roll7 Creative Director John Ribbins announced today that the ice-cool skate 'em up OlliOlli video game kickflips onto PS Vita later this year.
Below are the details, to quote: Hello. I'm John. I'm the game designer at Roll7! We started in 2008, when I teamed up with two entrepreneurs Simon and Tom. The company's initial mission was to try and combine Simon and Tom's passion for training disengaged youth in video game design, with my love of making games.
The dream from day one was to make our own games, but as a business it seemed impossible to make it work, so for the next four years we worked for various clients, making everything from websites, to apps, to games controlled by your brain.
In the meantime I spent countless hours in the evenings making the games we really wanted to make, while Simon and Tom looked for viable ways to transition from an agency to an actual game developer.
By early 2012 we'd scraped enough cash together to take some time off from client work and we set about making a game for iOS called Gets to the Exit.
We got some nice reviews (an 8/10 in Edge), but not everyone liked it (Slide to Play):
2d ago - Sony Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa announced today that Epic Mickey 2 hits PlayStation Vita this June with enhanced features as outlined below.
To quote: We're always looking for new experiences to bring to PS Vita owners, and many times it's as easy as looking at the extensive catalog of games that make up the PS3 library.
The powerful hardware included in PS Vita has no problem handling PS3-quality experiences on the go, and we're excited to bring another PS3 title to your favorite handheld.
Today we're announcing that PS Vita owners will be able to check out Disney Interactive's Epic Mickey 2 on PS Vita next month, on June 18th.
Epic Mickey 2 comes to PS Vita with a number of new features that are only made possible with PS Vita's unique touch capabilities. On the backend, we've added things like ad hoc network functionality, but we've also implemented new ways to control the game.
You'll be able to control paint, thinner and Oswald's electric beam using the touch screen, as well as use orientation-based controls for both the camera and while driving.
You'll find added touch screen functionality elsewhere; use it to give instructions to AI, select/drag/drop sketches, burst bubbles and projectiles, and navigate...
4d ago - Ripstone Creative Director Phil Gaskell posted up a video announcing that Men's Room Mayhem queues up on PlayStation Vita today.
To quote: I've been bursting for this moment - Men's Room Mayhem is finally launching on PlayStation Vita today!
For anyone unfamiliar with the game: you're hired as the janitor of your very own chaotic men's room. You're responsible for directing patrons, keeping everywhere sparkling clean and steering patrons away from trouble!
You need to get your customers safely to the urinals and stalls in time - otherwise there'll be a few nasty accidents for you to clean up!
You can get bonus points for guiding patrons close to each other, but don't collide or there'll be fisticuffs; maintaining proper men's room etiquette (always leave a gap), as well as for demonstrating good personal hygiene and making sure patrons wash their hands. All this is done using simple line drawing touch gestures on PS Vita's front screen.
Since my earlier post, people have been asking me about what else to expect from Men's Room Mayhem. The game begins in the Country Pub location where you learn the basics, and are eased nicely into the action.
The gameplay is broken into waves of customers that you have to attend to against the clock,...
4d ago - Lucid Games Founder Nick Davies shared four tips below for exploring Camp Eagle Feather in Jacob Jones on PS Vita today.
To quote: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is a 3D puzzle adventure game for PS Vita, following the adventures of Jacob Jones and his mythical Bigfoot friend as they try to solve the mystery of Camp Eagle Feather.
The game is full of ingenious puzzles to test even the smartest among you, so the team at Lucid Games have provided some helpful hints to make sure you don't get stuck!
Don't forget to tilt!
As Mr. Grimmel will tell you, there's a reward for picking up all of the litter around Camp Eagle Feather. For every soda can you find, he'll give you a credit so you can phone in for some help. The more credits you spend, the better the hint you'll get.
Some soda cans might be out in the open, but if you tilt your PS Vita you may find some hidden on top, or behind other items. There are 130 soda cans hidden around the world, and finding them all won't be easy.
Make a note.
A pen and paper is always handy for taking notes, but in Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery we've given you a memo function so you can take notes as you play. Your memo can be a very handy tool indeed for solving the...
5d ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new Sony PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
On PS3, Resident Evil Revelations is redefined complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. The survival horror title takes players back to the events that took place between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus.
Resident Evil Revelations features series favorites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, plus their respective BSAA partners - Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of Resident Evil Revelations. Enjoy this week's The Drop.
Resident Evil Revelations
Revealing a brand new storyline in this horror franchise, Resident Evil: Revelations has players investigating a deadly threat on board a stranded cruise liner in the Mediterranean. You will need to fight for survival while exploring the dark and claustrophobic environments both at sea and as the action moves to dry land.
Taking place in 2005, between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the action centers on BSAA member Jill Valentine and introduces her new partner Parker Luciani....