Preview for DrinkBox Studios’ Upcoming Tales from Space: About a Blob (PS3 DLC)
Tuesday February 1st, 2011 is a noteworthy day for those of us in the Toronto video game community, as local independent startup DrinkBox Studios is set to release its first original console game Tales from Space: About a Blob - a monster-movie-inspired puzzle-platformer. The February 1st release will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus members, while the general release takes place the following Tuesday.
In development for over 2 years, Tales from Space: About a Blob will be released as part of Sony’s “Pub Fund” program. The game features a monster movie setting, retro inspired art style and puzzle-focused platforming gameplay, as well as prescribed daily doses of humor.
2 player co-op
1080p HD format
Online Leader boards
“Players will interact with the game environment using unique growth and absorption control mechanics, experiencing the world at vastly different scales as they progress. Both single-player and co-op play will be supported.” said Ryan MacLean, CEO of DrinkBox Studios. He continued: “We’re extremely excited to be releasing the game on the PlayStation®3 system.”
About Sony’s “Pub Fund” Program
Developers looking to release a game through the Pub Fund initiative must be prepared to build it to completion and commit to a period of console platform exclusivity. In return, approved developers receive a development-budget-matching royalty guarantee from SCEA. A number of popular PlayStation®Network games, including Burn Zombie Burn by DoubleSix and Joe Danger by Hello Games, have already been released through the program.
Ryan MacLean had this to say about the initiative:
“Pub Fund has been a good fit for us. The royalty guarantee and other Pub Fund terms have allowed us to confidently focus on finishing our game while retaining ownership and artistic control over the project. Working with SCEA has been a great experience in general: The advice they have given us over the course of development has helped us build a better game. We’re excited to be working with them on this project!”.
For more information about the game please visit the official Tales from Space: About a Blob blog at www.aboutablob.com.
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