Explodemon! Announced for PSN, SNES-era Japanese Influence
Curve Studios, developers of Buzz! Master Quiz for the PSP, has announced a very interesting upcoming title for the PlayStation Network today – which will also release on the PC and WiiWare at a later time. This one is very explosive.
Explodemon! is a 2.5D platform action game influenced by classic Japanese games from the golden era of the SNES. Explodemon is an exploding hero who uses his powers to combat enemies, propel himself through the air, destroy anything in his path, and solve puzzles using the game’s solid physics system. The game’s described as a mix between Yoshi’s Island and Half Life 2. The game is a parody of badly translated action games and everything they embody.
Curve Studios will release Explodemon! on the PlayStation Network in Q4 2009. You can take a look at the debut trailer (with gameplay) right here.
CURVE ANNOUNCES EXPLODEMON! FOR PSN, PC AND WIIWARE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Curve Announces Explodemon! For PSN, PC and WiiWareExplosive self-published, multi-platform, original IP set for release in Q4 2009
London, UK â€“ 3rd April 2009 â€“ Independent developer Curve Studios today announced Explodemon!, the developerâ€™s first self-published original title for digital download.
Explodemon! is a 2.5D platform action game influenced by classic Japanese games from the golden era of the SNES. The game is based around Explodemon, an exploding hero that uses his explosive ability to combat enemies, propel himself through the air, destroy anything in his path and solve puzzles using the gameâ€™s solid physics system. Explodemon! is packaged up as a loving parody of badly translated action games and everything that they embody.
The game came into being after Curveâ€™s Design Director, Jonathan Biddle, decided to try making his own games. â€œIâ€™d been a games designer for many years, but had always wanted the ability to prototype ideas myself. I decided to learn Game Maker and started making a platform game about an exploding man. After working silently away for a few months in my spare time, I let a few people at Curve play Explodemon! and it became obvious that Iâ€™d managed to create something very fun.â€
Jason Perkins, Managing Director of Curve, is enthusiastic about the title. â€œDue to the prototype, weâ€™ve been in the fortunate position of having been able to play Explodemon! for a long time now. The gameplay has been honed through iterative playtesting so many times, that we are effectively now releasing Explodemon II. Weâ€™re excited to now be able to marry this solid gameplay with cutting edge 3D visuals and effects and release it via digital distribution for others to enjoy.â€
Biddle continues, â€œExplodemon! is best described as what Treasure would create if they mixed Yoshiâ€™s Island with Half Life 2. It includes many elements from games as diverse as Street Fighter II, Halo, Super Metroid and Bangai-O. As lifelong gamers, weâ€™re huge fans of these titles and feel weâ€™ve managed to bring together something that captures something from all of them. We think that there are many gamers out there like us who feel that there arenâ€™t enough absolutely amazing action platform games on the current download services and we really canâ€™t wait for people to see that weâ€™ve managed to create exactly that with Explodemon!â€
Explodemon! is planned for release in Q4 2009 on the PlayStationÂ®3 via the PlayStationÂ®Network. Subsequent versions will be released on the PC through various online portals, and for the Wii on Nintendoâ€™s WiiWare service. Visit www.explodemon.com for a trailer of the game.