6 posts tagged wizorb
I can’t believe how many platforms Tiny has now appeared on because of Wizorb — Xbox Live Indie Games, Windows/Mac, PlayStation Network, and now iPhones!
It’s a fantastic game that combines brick breaking with a fantasy RPG. And it has a charming retro look from Paul Robertson, maker of rad pixelart and animations.
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Mercenary Kings, the latest from Wizorb developer Tribute Games, featuring animations from Paul Robertson (if it’s not immediately evident from the puppy tank).
I suspect this will ship for XBLA or XBLIG, as well as PC, but it still deserves mention here because these are cool dudes, and we’re always down for whatever they’re working on. Plus, I would be totally into a sprite-based run’n gun with a weapon crafting system.
The project is still in its early prototype stage, and is expected to release some time in 2013.
Buy: Wizorb for Windows/Mac/Linux, PS Vita See also: More Wizorb posts
Wow, PS Vita had a pretty great week — first with Sega’s announcement of an HD Jet Set Radio coming to the handheld this summer, and now Tribute’s XBLIG/PC title releasing for PS Vita, PSP, and PS3 via PS Minis in June.
The RPG/Breakout hybrid, which happens to feature a Tiny cameo that does not at all affect our opinion of this first-class game, will be priced at $3.99. Ukranian developer Beatshapers, which also handled Canabalt’s PS Minis conversion, helped with the port.
Wizorb is out today on Xbox Live Indie Games! The work of Tribute Games, a new company founded by some of the staff from Scott Pilgrim: The Game, including Jonathan Lavigne, Justin Cyr, and animator Paul Robertson, combines 16-bit JRPG imagery and Arkanoid-style block breaking.
Just wanted to let you know, in case you happened to feel like picking it up today for 240 Microsoft Points (that’s $3 in US Treasury Points). Not that we have a special interest in the game or anything.
I’ve played just a few minutes before the death of two separate sets of Xbox controller batteries, but I already know it’s super beautiful. I’m looking forward to trying more when those batteries charge.
Debut trailer for Wizorb, the 16-bit-style RPG/Breakout hybrid from Jonathan Lavigne (Ninja Senki), Jean-François Major (Extra Heroes), Justin Cyr, Jean Chan, and Paul Robertson — most of these names also appeared in the credits for the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World game.
While this will be an Xbox Live Indie Games and PC release, there’s a bit of DS in here, in the form of a special cameo that you’ll see around the 00:38 mark. We are tremendously honored that anything of ours could appear in the work of these exceptionally talented people.
Just this one time, we’re thrilled to see our work destroyed by a magical ball. We <3 all you dudes.
[Thanks to our many readers who sent this in!]
Wizorb title screen (click for larger image). Remember that fantasy-themed breakout game with retro-ish graphics? Ubisoft Montreal’s Jonathan Lavigne was working on it as a personal side project (along with GBC-style action platformer Ninja Senki), but he hasn’t said much about it since he showed off the PC title back in July 2009.
Apparently, he’s still working on it when he finds time(presumably, the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World game has kept him busy this past year), and he showed off this screenshot and new title to prove it. God, I can’t wait for these to release. The world needs Wizorb and Ninja Senki.
See also: Ignored DSiWare gem: AlphaBounce