Hi all, sorry we’ve been a little quiet again – we’ve been very busy ahead of what will hopefully be an exciting 2014!
See an awesome bit of news on one of our own projects in the press release below!
HELLO GAMES AND FOUR DOOR LEMON BRINGING JOE DANGER TO PS VITA
Yorkshire studio working on development of handheld port coming in Q2 2014.
18th December 2013 – Yorkshire, UK/… Leading British independent developer Four Door Lemon is proud to announce that it is handling the development of the upcoming PlayStation Vita editions of Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2 : The Movie. The games will include all the content from both the 2010 IGF award nominated original, and its critically acclaimed 2012 sequel.
Founded in 2005, Four Door Lemon is one of Britain’s most respected development studios, having contributed to hits such as New Star Soccer and the HD remake of Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee for PlayStation 3.
Four Door Lemon is collaborating closely with Hello Games and Sony to ensure that the long awaited handheld editions offer the full and unabridged Joe Danger experience, with all the manic motorbike mayhem, painful pratfalls and stupendous stunts that fans will expect, along with a few fresh surprises.
“Joe Danger is incredibly precious to us, and there are very few people we’d trust with our baby, Simon and his team at Four Door Lemon have a well proven track record, especially on the PlayStation platform.” said Hello Games founder Sean Murray. “This is a great example of UK indie developers working together, helping each other to build something fantastic. It’s an ideal fit!”
“We’re big fans of Joe Danger and Hello Games and having the opportunity to bring our favourite daredevil to the Vita was a dream come true for us,” says Four Door Lemon’s founder Simon Barratt. “I have been hoping Sean would ask us to bring Joe to the Vita for a long time now as the blend of classic skill-based gameplay and humour is a perfect fit for the device. We can’t wait for fans to be able to experience the Danger on the go!”
Joe Danger will be released for PlayStation Vita in Q2 2014.
About Joe Danger
Joe Danger was first released in 2009 and has an Metacritic average of 88. Official Xbox Magazine called it “a true XBLA classic,” awarding it 10/10, while IGN called it “incredible,” rating it 95/100. Joe Danger 2 was first released in 2012 and has a Metacritic average of 82. Videogamer.com said it “always puts a smile on my face,” and awarded it 9/10, while Official PlayStation Magazine called it “exhilarating” and awarded it 8/10.
About Four Door Lemon
Four Door Lemon has a long history of developing for the PlayStation Vita, having developed the augmented reality Vita launch title Table Football, plus follow ups Table Mini Golf and Table Ice Hockey. As well as Joe Danger, the studio is currently preparing a new own IP for release in 2014.
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We’re proud to be yet again supporting the Game Republic Student Showcase, please see the press release below for further information and hopefully see some of you there!
Biggest-ever Game Republic Student Showcase graduate talent expo returns on 30th May 2013 at Leeds College of Art
Yorkshire and northern England games network Game Republic to hold its largest-ever annual Student Showcase at the Leeds College of Art, with student projects from six universities and colleges sponsored and judged by games companies Sumo Digital, Revolution Software, Just Add Water and Four Door Lemon
Tuesday 7th May 2013: Game Republic has announced details of the sixth annual Student Showcase, which is to be held at the Leeds College of Art on Thursday 30th May. This year’s Game Republic Student Showcase 2013 is the biggest-ever event for the Yorkshire and northern England games network, celebrating its tenth birthday this year, with six universities and colleges and four Yorkshire games companies taking part. The Showcase allows final-year and postgraduate games course students to display their best work to some of the most successful games developers in the region, which this year features Sumo Digital, Just Add Water, Revolution Software and Four Door Lemon, who are also all sponsoring and judging the privately-run event.
Last year’s Student Showcase featured more than 80 students and 25 projects, and in 2013 this is set to increase as the Game Republic network now has six Educational Partners – the University of Bradford, Leeds Metropolitan University, the University of Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of York and Leeds College of Art.
Mike Smith Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Animation at Leeds College of Art said, “We are thrilled and excited to host this year’s event. The Student Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for students to speak directly to professionals in the games industry and gain valuable feedback about their work.”
Game Republic companies continue to sponsor and show incredible support for the Student Showcase since its inception six years ago, including Sheffield-based Sumo Digital, one of the UK’s largest independent games developers employing more than 200 staff.
Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in four categories – Game Design, Game Art, Game Technology and Best Team – and previous awards have led to work placements and full-time employment for dozens of games graduates in the north of England.
“Just Add Water is delighted to be involved in the Game Republic Student Showcase again this year, “ said Stewart Gilray, CEO of Just Add Water. “It’s a great way for students to meet prospective companies and for studios to see what talent Yorkshire and the north has to offer. We’ve even hired two of the finalists straight out of university for our Oddworld projects!”
“We’re looking forward to seeing the results of all the hard work that is put into the projects by the students,” said Simon Barratt, Managing Director of Four Door Lemon. “In recent years we’ve been able to take on graduates we discovered at the events as full-time employees so it has proven to be a very important event for us.”
Now in its tenth year, Game Republic is an industry-led games network that supports and promotes the Yorkshire and northern England games industry, with members including Rockstar Leeds, Sumo Digital, Leeds Metropolitan University, Double Eleven, Just Add Water, Revolution Software, Autodesk, Four Door Lemon, and the University of York. Our mission statement is simply: “More business for Game Republic members.” Game Republic is evolving to become even more relevant and essential to businesses and universities looking for support, contacts and business development in the north, north-east and north-west of England.
Founded in 1842, Leeds College of Art is an innovative institution that has changed the way art qualifications are taught and structured in Britain today. We combine academic and vocational excellence in all our undergraduate programmes. Our focus is to put student’s talents to practical use, so their creativity is channelled towards a successful career or postgraduate study. Our students and staff create a unique community of vibrant, ambitious and deeply creative artists and designers. We are based in Leeds, an internationally acclaimed centre for teaching and learning, in addition to being a leading hub for creative and digital industries.
We hope everyone is having a good holiday and have had chance to enjoy some quality gaming time!
Here at Four Door Lemon we’re very excited about 2013 and the projects we’ll be working on, we’ve updated our jobs section stating the need we have for Senior/Lead Artists and Designers plus as always we’re looking out for experienced programmers looking to join our team. We’re now 16 full-time people in-house in our expanding office.
We wish all of our friends and followers a great rest of 2012 and look forward to telling you more about our new projects in 2013!
PlayStation Mobile has been in the news a lot recently and Four Door Lemon are pleased to be able to announce three titles making their Sony-related debuts. The ever popular QuizQuizQuiz is joining You are the Ref and You are the Umpire to make up the mighty trio of trivia that will keep PSM users perplexed and puzzled over the coming months, as all these titles see continued support in the form of updates and expansions after their recent launch. Download them now for the ultimate trivia experience.
Our friends at Sony posted about the launch of QuizQuizQuiz on their blog here. It’s an updated version of our iPhone classic featuring thousands of questions in hundreds of categories available in five languages. Whether it’s a quick five minute trivia blast you are after or a more intense multiplayer brain busting session QQQ will cater for all your needs.
If you are one of those football fans who is regularly found screaming at the TV over that unbelievable decision by the ref, you can now step up and show the world just how good your knowledge of the rules of the game is. You are the Ref will push your far beyond knowing the offside rule or the recent ball crossed the line debates. You can make real footballing life and death decisions without running the gauntlet of abuse from players or a vitriolic Italian manager. Featuring art from world famous artist Paul Trevillion and questions set by none other than infamous Premier League referee Keith Hackett, You are the Ref is the ultimate football rules knowledge quiz, whether you’re arguing with mate sin the pub or showing off to your dad at home. The PSM version also features an all new Name the Player mode.
You are the Umpire takes the essential decisions that an umpire has to make during a match and puts them in your hands. Three game modes will test your knowledge of the well-known and more unusual situations that an umpiring legend and YATU resident expert John Holder has faced. Artwork provided by Paul Trevillion and an ever expanding range of questions make this a must for all cricket fans whether you’re an armchair Ashes follower or a more hardcore fan of leather on willow.
All three titles are available for download now on a Playstation Mobile device including Xperia handsets as well as the PlayStation Vita. There is a list of compatible devices here.