Introducing 101 Ways To Die!

August 11, 2014 2 comments

We are absolutely delighted to be announcing 101 Ways To Die – an original Four Door Lemon IP that we’re very excited about.

In the coming weeks we’ll be releasing loads of information about the game here on our website and also via our social media channels. You can look forward to screenshots, videos, concept art and much, much more – so make sure you’re following our Four Door Lemon and 101 Ways To Die Facebook and Twitter pages at the links below!

@fourdoorlemon
@101waystodie

facebook.com/fourdoorlemon
facebook.com/101waystodie

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Here’s our official press release announcement:

Aug 11th 2014 – Bradford, UK – Four Door Lemon Ltd reveals their gory platform puzzler game ‘101 Ways To Die’ on the UKIE stand at Gamescom, Cologne.

It’s not about killing… it’s about killing with style!

101 Ways To Die is a puzzle platformer with a twist – it’s full of dark humour and cartoon gore.
As the assistant of an eccentric (and slightly evil) scientist, Professor Splatunfuder, it’s
your job to help him in restoring a damaged Recipe book. These aren’t any old cooking Recipes,
but Recipes for dispatching your enemies in the most stylish ways possible. The name of the
book is 101 Ways To Die!

Shattered Screams

Key Features

  • Manipulate the environment to kill the characters
  • Create mutilation, mayhem and destruction by laying brutal combinations of tools
  • A series of bone crunching animations showing your creatures being maimed, sliced, burned, exploded, ripped and impaled
  • 101 delightfully gory Death Recipes to unlock
  • Over 30 blood soaked levels

Gain points for killing lab created creatures – the Fodder – by using the arsenal of lethal tools. Gain more points for killing them with hilarious recipes; combining multiple deadly tools to achieve the most outlandishly cruel deaths possible for the hapless Fodder. Do you have what it takes to restore the book with all 101 Recipes?

Our gameplay revolves around using tools and physics to trap and punish the Fodder before ripping them apart. It combines strategy, reactions and a twisted mind-set to make the most deadly combinations. The reward? Finishing a level and completing challenges is one side, sitting back and watching as the characters are grotesquely eviscerated is another. The post round replay system means you never miss your bloodiest efforts.

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101 Ways To Die is scheduled to be released on Steam in 2015 (TBC) with other versions to follow.

Four Door Lemon Ltd is an independent developer based in Yorkshire, England.

Starting out as a work-for-hire and middleware developer in 2005 we have continued to expand our hugely experienced team to develop games of all genres and scales for every released (and some not released!) gaming platform.

Recent projects include the PlayStation Vita’s AR titles Table Football, Table Ice Hockey and Table Mini Golf. We have since collaborated with other games developers on projects such as New Star Games’ New Star Soccer, Hello Games’ Joe Danger for PSVita / Android, and Mediatonic’s Foul Play for PS4 / PSVita.

In late 2012 we began work on our original IP ‘101 Ways To Die’ as part of our gradual shift from work-for-hire to own IP development.

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If you are interested in finding out more information about the game or doing a preview of 101 Ways To Die we are happy to provide a pre-release Steam key.

Press Contact:
Contact: Amanda Jones
Phone: +44 (0) 1274 737820
Email: press@fourdoorlemon.com
Website: www.fourdoorlemon.com or www.101waystodiegame.com
Twitter: @fourdoorlemon or @101waystodie
Facebook: facebook.com/fourdoorlemon or facebook.com/101waystodie

Hello Games and Four Door Lemon bringing Joe Danger to PS VITA

December 18, 2013 No comments yet

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.

For further information, contact press@fourdoorlemon.com

Game Republic Student Showcase co-sponsor / Game Technology judging

May 20, 2013 No comments yet

 

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.”

 

For information and a video of last year’s Student Showcase, visit http://gamerepublic.net/networking-events/student-showcase-2012/

 

Media Enquiries

Jamie Sefton

jamie@gamerepublic.net

Twitter: @gamerepublic

+44 (0)7776 121 605

 

Game Republic

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.

www.gamerepublic.net

 

Leeds College of Art

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.

www.leeds-art.ac.uk

 

 

Four Door Lemon to sponsor the Game Republic Student Showcase (29th May, University of Bradford)

May 8, 2012 No comments yet

 

A little bit of news from us, we’re looking forward to meeting some of the upcoming talent in the area!

 

Game Republic Student Showcase returns on 29th May to the University of Bradford

 

Yorkshire and northern UK games network Game Republic to hold the fifth annual Student Showcase at the University of Bradford, with student projects sponsored and judged by companies including Sumo Digital, Just Add Water and Four Door Lemon

 

Tuesday 8th May 2012: Game Republic has announced details of the fifth annual Student Showcase 2012, which is to be held at the University of Bradford on Tuesday 29th May 2012 – the second time the Showcase has taken place at the university in its five-year history. The Student Showcase allows final-year and postgraduate games course students from Educational Partners of the Game Republic network, to display their best work to the biggest games developers in the region including Sumo Digital, Just Add Water and Four Door Lemon, who are also sponsoring the privately-run event.

 

Last year’s Student Showcase featured more than 85 students and 23 projects, and in 2012 this is set to increase as the network now has five Educational Partners – the University of Bradford, Leeds Metropolitan University, the University of Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam University and the Leeds College of Art.

 

“The University of Bradford is proud to once again host the Game Republic Student Showcase,” says Ian Palmer, Dean of Computing, Informatics and Media at the University of Bradford. “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming our local game development communities from universities and from industry to our campus for this lively event. With the recent announcement of tax breaks for the UK games industry, this is an especially exciting time to bring the local industry and future talent together to help build a strong future for Yorkshire’s development community.”

 

Game Republic companies continue to sponsor and show incredible support for the Student Showcase since its inception five years ago, including Sheffield-based Sumo Digital, one of the UK’s largest independent games developers employing nearly 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 graduates in the north. After the Student Showcase award presentations, there will also be a special industry talk session followed by an evening networking event sponsored by Four Door Lemon.

 

“Four Door Lemon is proud to be sponsoring the Game Republic Student Showcase awards at the University of Bradford and supporting local talent,” added Managing Director of Four Door Lemon, Simon Barratt. “The competition is a great opportunity for us to check out the best games graduates in the north, as well as give constructive industry feedback to the students and universities on their work.”

 

For information and a video of last year’s Student Showcase, visit http://gamerepublic.net/networking-events/student-showcase-2011/


You Are The Ref!

May 12, 2010 2 comments

We’re pleased to announce one of the projects we’ve been busy working on – please see the press release below for further information with much more information coming soon!

The website will be coming soon at http://www.youarethereferee.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Four Door Lemon announce football trivia game “You Are The Ref”

Four Door Lemon are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of You Are The Ref on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The ‘You Are The Ref’ cult football art strip, which has been hugely popular with fans and players since 1957, features a series of awkward football refereeing decisions to challenge your knowledge of the football rules. This exciting new trivia game will bring the series to interactive platforms for the first time.

Keith Hackett said “We’re very pleased to be announcing the game version of You Are The Ref which will bring the great artwork and puzzling questions to a whole new audience as well as our long established fan base.”

The game will provide a great challenge to football fans young and old just weeks before the World Cup kicks off.

Simon Barratt of Four Door Lemon added “Working closely with Paul Trevillion and Keith Hackett during development has been great fun. I have been a football supporter from a very young age and having learned quite a bit while playing the game, I was staggered at just how little I did know about the rules of the beautiful game!”

The games launch date and further details will be released shortly.

For the latest information please go to http://www.youaretheref.co.uk and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@youaretheref) and Facebook.

For further information, please contact:

Simon Barratt, Four Door Lemon, simon@fourdoorlemon.com
www.fourdoorlemon.com

Four Door Lemon Limited develops, provides and supports cutting edge game and interactive media technology services. Since formation in early 2005 this multi-platform development studio has worked on over 30 titles across all major platforms as well as providing high-quality middleware to many other projects.
Paul Trevillion is a legendary illustrator with a career as a comic/sports artist spanning 50 years. He has met and drawn some of football’s biggest names including Pelé, Bobby Moore, George Best and Franz Beckenbauer.

Keith Hackett is a former Premier League and International referee. As well as playing his part on the pitch Keith has been involved in publications around the rules of the Beautiful Game since 1986 and has worked with Paul since the 1970s.

You Are The Ref Announcement