8w ago - FuturLab's Dave Gabriel announced today that Surge Deluxe is heading to the PlayStation Vita video gaming portable console.
To quote: Hello, readers! I'm delighted to announce Surge Deluxe for PS Vita!
Surge was originally released on PlayStation Mobile and was well received by press and gamers, who took to the leaderboards (and NeoGAF) to show off their skills.
Surge Deluxe is FuturLab's response to feedback received from top players on those leaderboards (and from the NeoGAF community). They demonstrated a deep understanding and appreciation for Surge that was way beyond anything we could have anticipated!
If you're new to Surge, check out this trailer for the original game. The simple, block-chaining and screen clearing mechanics gradually reveal their tactical depth as special blocks get added to the mix.
Advanced players won't just vent pressure to stay in the game, they'll utilize the vents at critical times to multiply their scores and create massive clearance combos.
So what can you expect from Surge Deluxe?
New Combiner Block
Our research has shown that Multiplier blocks are the most sought after for achieving big scores, but they rarely dropped...
52w ago - FuturLab Junior Programmer Jack Lang has announced today that Surge electrifies PS-Certified devices via PlayStation Mobile tomorrow with a new video below!
To quote: Hello! My name is Jack Lang, Junior Programmer at FuturLab. I'm responsible for the programming on our new game, Surge, and I'm here today to talk briefly about how the PlayStation Mobile SDK has made the process of developing our game for PS Vita really easy!
I started out as a Flash developer because I wanted to make games. This experience, along with some prior knowledge of C#, meant that I was able to use the PSM cross-platform SDK to focus on the game rather than the specifics of each platform it supports.
As you can see from the trailer above, Surge uses nice visual effects, and thanks to PSM I was able to pick and choose between high and low level programming libraries, making it possible to get visual features like the 'awesomizer' line style, particles and the attractive color blurring glow effects running efficiently and in a short space of time.
I'd recommend learning the PlayStation Mobile SDK if any readers want to get started making games, so if you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them; don't be shy!
70w ago - Tragnarion Studios Lead Game Designer Omar Salleh has announced today that Outbreak will be infecting PlayStation Network soon.
Below are the details, to quote: Since our announcement in May about the upcoming release of our third-person shooter Scourge: Outbreak, we've been hard at work wrapping things up and getting the game ready for launch in a couple of months' time.
We're especially keen to see players get a kick out of the co-op narrative style that we've developed, whereby each of the game's four playable characters experiences their own unique flashbacks throughout the game.
These memories are designed to fit together as a kind of jig-saw puzzle, so the best way to get the full picture is to discuss them with your buddies. Some show dubious details about yourself, while others cast doubt on your squad-mates.
Who's the real enemy? What's going on? What did you see? Don't worry... single-player is a complete experience in and of itself, but co-op is where this style of narrative really shines.
We've also worked hard on bringing a polished, fluid and action-packed third person shooter to the PlayStation community. Scourge: Outbreak is often compared to other well-established third person shooters, but we've tried to capture a faster-paced,...
87w ago - BioWare Assistant Product Manager Nick Clifford has announced today that the Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack will be arriving on April 10th and will bring with it new maps, weapons and characters!
To quote: The first expansion to Mass Effect 3's critically acclaimed multiplayer experience is almost here! The Resurgence Pack is coming to PSN on April 10th and with it, a host of new weapons, characters, maps and more.
With over 75 perfect review scores, Mass Effect 3 has been heralded as "The first true blockbuster game of the year," by USA Today. This week the Resurgence Pack will dial up the action, and the best part? You can download it for no additional cost!
If you haven't had a chance yet, check out all the action in our latest trailer.
This new multiplayer pack will include two new maps, available immediately for play after downloading the pack: Firebase Condor and Firebase Hydra. Condor is a Turian warzone outpost and a crucial asset in the defense of their homeworld, Palaven.
The cool thing about Condor is you can actually see the galactic war happen all around you. Ships are taking off, Reapers are looming in the background, and...
108w ago - MonkeyPaw Games Marketing Manager Ray Almeda has announced today that BurgerTime World Tour will be serving up retro evolution on PSN tomorrow.
To quote: It's been 29 years since BurgerTime hit arcades, but there's still there's a legion of fans waiting for a modern revival of one of the tastiest puzzle games ever.
BurgerTime World Tour isn't just BurgerTime with HD graphics; it's a maturation of the arcade classic with evolved elements and platform features that make for a whole new game. BurgerTime World Tour has been re-built from the ground up on a rotating cylindrical 3D world upon which you build your burgers from top to bottom.
Follow famed burger chef Peter Pepper as he traverses four different culinary countries (New York, Paris, Mexico, and Tokyo) and creates giant burgers while dodging zany condiments and frenetic foods like Frank Furter, the splenetic sausage or Sonny, the indelible edible egg.
Peter Pepper will have his way with these ingredients as he drops burger pieces onto them to include them in the burger (bonus points and custom burgers!), flips them off the screen with a tornado spatula attack, or engulfs them with flames...