Indie game developer Frozenbyte, well-known for the critically-acclaimed Trine series, is finishing up development on their next project: a cute, cartoony game called Splot. Though little about the game has been revealed, aside from what can be found on the official website, purchasers of the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle have been waiting for it since April 2011. Those who partook in said bundle were given a free pre-order of the game, along with a short demo. Unfortunately the demo has now been taken down, but it has been replaced by a message from the developer.
Independent developer Two Tribes has been handing out Steam keys for their upcoming title Toki Tori 2 to people willing to play through and record tests that could help with the game’s development. In the past, the included test had been quite bland and contained very little final visuals—to the point where the ground tileset had not even been implemented. This all changed with the latest update to the application file.
Collin van Ginkel, one of the game’s head developers, released an article on the Two Tribes website, explaining what they had been able to improve from observing the first test. It’s not specifically mentioned anywhere, but the demo itself has been updated to include a brand-new test, which is recommended by signs in the game to be played by somebody who hasn’t previously played the first test. Continue reading for more details.
We recently sat down with Collin van Ginkel, co-founder of Two Tribes B.V., and had a nice little interview over metaphorical coffee. Two Tribes is the indie company responsible for the critically-acclaimed Toki Tori series of games. Their latest creation, Toki Tori 2, is well on its way to digital release on Steam, the Wii U eShop, and perhaps some other consoles as well.
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With a week left in The Humble Indie Bundle 6, four more games and their soundtracks have been added for those who pay above the average price (or have already purchased the bundle). Three of the games, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Gratuitous Space Battles, and Jamestown, have already appeared in previous bundles. Wizorb, however, has not.
If you want these games, along with Rochard, Shatter, Space Pirates and Zombies, Torchlight, and Vessel, head over to the Humble Bundle website now.
The premise of Paper Mario: Sticker Star was revealed in the latest issue of Nintendo Power. As TheGamingPixelShow summarizes, “[T]he story begins on the night of the Sticker Fest where the citizens come to witness the Sticker Comet fly by in the sky. It is said that the Sticker Comet will actually make wishes come true. Out of want for the comet Bowser decides to jump for it to take it as his own, but in the process breaks the Sticker Comet into pieces sprawling them across the Mushroom Kingdom. A crown happens to fall on Bowser’s head making him more powerful and he decides to kidnap Princess Peach.“
It’s hard to tell at this point whether or not the story will get better as the game progresses, but from this summary it doesn’t sound like something to be very excited about. Nintendo has gotten a little lazy with their stories in recent years, and while story has never been a key element in the Mario franchise, it has been a very prominent part of the Mario RPGs. Let’s hope that Sticker Star is a worthy successor to the previous games in the series.
Yet another Humble Indie Bundle has launched, little more than a month after the last. This bundle allows you to acquire the renowned indie titles Rochard, Shatter, Space Pirates and Zombies (“S.P.A.Z.”), Torchlight, and Vessel for whatever price you feel like paying. If you pay above the average (currently $5.34, but it’s sure to go up), you also get Dustforce. Steam keys are available when you purchase your bundle for over a dollar, and all of the games are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The soundtracks are also included.
To purchase this bundle, go here. Be warned, though; it’s only open for two weeks.
Check out the trailer after the break.
Yesterday was a big day with Wii U news, and one game that was barely mentioned was Trine 2: Director’s Cut. Nintendo of Europe highlighted it more as one of the first eShop games coming to the console, and also mentioned some of the new features. There will be a new game mode called “Magic Mayhem,” along with a brand-new level called “Dwarven Caverns,” exclusively for the Director’s Cut.
A new trailer was also revealed featuring the new level. This trailer, along with the official Trine 2: Director’s Cut fact sheet from Nintendo’s press website, are available after the break.
It was reported many months back that Team Meat, the developer behind Super Meat Boy, wanted to release their 2D action RPG, The Binding of Isaac, for the 3DS. It was later reported that Nintendo rejected the game, due to “questionable religious content.”
Several days ago, someone asked Edmund McMillon, co-creator of the game, about the chances of Team Meat’s games appearing on the 3DS eShop. McMillon surprisingly replied that there is a 50% chance that The Binding of Isaac could grace the system after all. He also mentioned a 0% chance of Super Meat Boy coming to the 3DS, but there’s a 25% chance that the upcoming mobile spin-off, Super Meat Boy: The Game, could appear instead.
Four more games have been added to The Humble Bundle for Android 3 (which is also for PC, Mac and Linux). The games are World of Goo, Osmos, Anomaly: Warzone Earth, and EDGE. These are all games that have appeared in previous Humble Indie Bundles, but it’s a treat for those who haven’t participated in those bundles.
Be sure to get your bundle if you haven’t already—pay whatever price you want to get Fieldrunners, BIT.TRIP BEAT, SpaceChem, and Uplink, and if you pay above the average you will also receive Spirits and the four games mentioned above. This deal only lasts another week, so go spend some money.
The previously-untitled Trine 2 expansion now not only has a name, but also a trailer. “Trine 2: Goblin Menace is an all new campaign spanning six unique levels, further improving the award-winning visuals of the original Trine 2. In addition, Goblin Menace features new revolutionary skills that are also playable in the original game.”
All of the content in this expansion will also be included in Trine 2: Director’s Cut for the Wii U eShop. Check out the brand-new trailer, featuring alluring new levels, after the break.
Another Humble Indie Bundle has hit the internet. For whatever price you wish to pay, you can get Fieldrunners, BIT.TRIP BEAT, SpaceChem, and Uplink (and their soundtracks) for Android, Mac, PC or Linux. If you pay above the average price (currently $6.05), you can also get Spirits. Steam keys are also available in any bundle purchased for over $1.
Check out the new bundle here. Do it soon—it’s only available for two weeks!
Toki Tori 2 is a puzzle platformer game being developed by Two Tribes as a downloadable title for Wii U and Steam. The very first actual trailer was released today, officially announcing that the game will be available on Wii U. This was known before, but never officially announced.
There will be additional features in the Wii U version of the game, including something called the Tokidex. Two Tribes released a short explanation of the Tokidex, stating, “The Tokidex feature allows you to scan the area around Toki Tori for creatures and objects by using the Wii U Gamepad as a virtual camera with a viewfinder. Any creatures photographed will be added to the Tokidex. It’s quite fun to do, especially with creatures that move quite a bit!”
Make the jump to see the new trailer.