We had a fantastic time at Games Britannia over the weekend and we were blown away by all the nice things people said about the Vita games we brought with us.
Joe Danger: The Movie was particularly popular with our younger visitors – for one 3 year old there was nothing more fun than watching Joe do the loop-the-loop and then be thrown from his bike when he hit a low beam (making Joe duck to ride safely under the beam just wasn’t as amusing).
Our more experienced gamers were thrilled with Foul Play, beating up every foe that crossed the Baron’s path kept them fully entertained.
And people of all ages and gaming levels (from beginner to pro) enjoyed using the PSVita’s rear camera and augmented reality features to play Table Mini Golf and Table Ice Hockey.
We really enjoyed meeting everyone – gamers and devs alike – particularly our neighbours Utopian world of Sandwiches, who invited us to play some 9-player Chompy Chomp Chomp .
We even made a new friend!
Last but not least, well done to our mailing list and social media competition winners!
We managed to drag our level designers away from their work for a little while to pick the winners names out of these boxes and the lucky winners are …
… Jon Buchan and James Butterfield!
Jon will receive a £50 Amazon voucher and James gets a £10 Amazon Voucher – we’ll be emailing you guys in the next few weeks with your prizes.
Come and say hello to us this weekend at the Games Britannia Live Festival in Sheffield. Games Britannia is a celebration of Britain’s colourful videogame industry featuring a variety of workshops, activities and events for all ages.
Games Britannia is a free event with multiple venues spread across the centre of Sheffield, including mini-buses parked around Tudor Square containing consoles available for anyone to play.
“There’s something that everyone can get involved in and for those looking for something other than electronic gaming, there’s papercraft, a careers clinic and a boardgame micro-festival, which will have some quirky and interesting games to try.”
You can find us in the Millennium Gallery where we’ll have some PSVitas set up with a selection of awesome games we’ve been working on recently:
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
We’re collaborating with our friends at Hello Games to bring the much loved Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie to the PSVita. We’ll have JD2 set up on our Vitas for you to play before anyone else! The Vita version of JD2 has some amazing additional features, including LittleBigPlanet’s Sackboy and Tearaway’s Atoi and Lota as playable characters!
Conquer Hollywood as the world’s most determined stuntman.
• Join Joe Danger for a death-defying thrill ride across the set of the greatest blockbuster movie ever made.
• Use tricks and combos to rule the leader boards.
• Gain Pro Medals for each scene to prove your awesome skill and the most daringly dangerous stuntman of all.
We’ve been working closely with Mediatonic to bring the smash-hit side-scrolling brawler, Foul Play, to the Playstation Vita. This weekend we’re thrilled to give you the opportunity to be one of the first to get your hands on the Vita version of Foul Play.
• Play as the daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth in a side-scrolling co-op brawler set entirely on the grand spectacle of a theatre stage that rewards performance over pummelling.
• Have a friend join you as sidekick Scampwick and use every stage-trick you know to bring the house down!
• Play out the most spectacular moments of the Baron’s life; improbable beasts, astounding villainy and, at the heart of it all, the mysterious Foul Play!
Table Mini Golf
A Four Door Lemon developed game which follows on from our successful augmented reality PSVita launch titles, Table Football and Table Ice Hockey.
Tee off in style on amazing courses that spring into life on any flat surface.
• Use a single AR Play Card and your PS Vita system’s rear camera to transform the world around you into a series of themed mini-golf courses.
• Choose your player, grab your putter and head out onto the course to show off your flair as a mini golfer.
• Win one-off games in style and triumph in multiplayer tournaments with a touch of panache to earn skill points, complete various challenges and level up your player.
We’ve been super quiet again (and super busy), so lets break the silence with some super news!
The Guardian has compiled a list of Britain’s greatest video games, and we’re thrilled to see New Star Soccer in the list as we’ve been collaborating with New Star Games in recent updates and maintenance. Read the article here.
New Star Soccer is an award winning football game unlike any other. In NSS not only do you get to play in matches and hone your skills as a player, but you also get to live the lifestyle of a rising football star. Gain fans, build relationships and blow you salary on a fancy new sports car, the more successful you become as a footballer the more lavish your purchases.
One of the things that has been keeping us busy lately is handling the updates for New Star Soccer, as well as porting the game to Android devices. We are also currently working on some exciting new updates for NSS, so stay tuned for news on this in the future!
Simon Barratt, head of team Four Door (and avid Hull City AFC fan) says, “We’re really pleased that a game we contributed to has got the recognition it deserves. It’s an awesome feeling when something you put a lot of effort into gets appreciated like this.”
We’re hopeful that our own IP game, due for release later this year, will get some love from the critics too.
Simon says “It’s shaping up to be a really high quality game that we’ll be proud to put our name on, and we think that this is something people will see when they play it.”
Make sure to keep an eye out for more updates on our new game in the coming months, but until then, New Star Soccer is now free to play and is available to download right now for Android and iOS devices.
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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