New Beatnik Games Forums are up… it’s taken us a while to get them running but thanks to Vanilla – (the new kid on the block in terms of forums), we have a streamlined forum running, which still needs some pretty-fying. Go take a look.
It’s been a while since we have talked about or mentioned Plain Sight, well we are pleased to announce… we are in pre-production on Plain Sight 2.. feels good to say that finally.
If you have any ideas please head to the Forumsand tell us about them.
Lastly Indie Royal is having a Mayhem Bundle Deal featuring some excellent games, including Plain Sight and Burn Zombie Burn. Like bundle deals ? check this out out!
So, holidays are over, it’s absolutely freezing (here in the UK at least), and we’ve all got the January blues. But fear not, as we have a late Christmas present for you (insert other religious/cultural celebration as appropriate). Samurai Beatdown is currently free on PlayStation Mobile.
Yes, that’s right, completely and utterly free, until next Tuesday. It’s part of PlayStation’s ‘six weeks, six free games’ promo – check out their blog for more info.
Need help on installing it on your device? Want to download the soundtrack (also free!)? Check out our Samurai Beatdown page for all the latest information.
I know we’ve said it before, but this time we’re serious: we’re going to start updating this blog regularly.
No, really, stop laughing. We realise that we’ve not been very good (OK, we’ve been pretty rubbish) at keeping everyone in the loop about what’s been going on and what we’re working on here at Beatnik, but we’re going to try to change all of that. So check back here regularly (or add us to your feed reader or whatever it is the cool kids use these days) for posts about us, games we’re working on, games we’re playing, and even what we ate for breakfast (OK, maybe not that one). This also seems like a good time to mention our twitter feed @BeatnikGamesand also our facebook page. Come talk to us, we like hearing from you!
So, what have we been up to recently? Our PlayStation Mobile game Samurai Beatdown came out at the beginning of October – it’s a ‘rhythm-action slash-em-up’ for PlayStation Vita and assorted Android devices. If you missed the original posts you can find all the important information here, along with screenshots, trailers, soundtracks, and even wallpapers. Last week we did an interview with PS3 Attitude, and shared some of our impressions of PlayStation Mobile as a platform, and also details of some updates we’re currently working on.
In other news, we’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming for new games – some great ideas, some…. not so great. But that’s how the process works! We’re now prototyping a few, so I’ll leave you with a sneak preview of some super secret artwork from one of them.
Hi everyone! Just a quick update to let you know that we’ve uploaded in-game videos from some of the Samurai Beatdown levels. These were all played on ‘Master’ difficulty – anyone think they can do better?
We’ve been getting some great responses to Samurai Beatdown – cheers guys! As a thank you, we thought you might like some desktop wallpapers. Available in a variety of resolutions (including for PlayStation Vita), these are sure to unleash your … Continue reading →
UPDATE: Instructions on installing PlayStation Mobile can be found here
We’re all very excited in the office today – PlayStation Mobile is now live, and with it our launch title, the rhythm-action slash-’em-up Samurai Beatdown. It’s currently available for an introductory price of just £0.79 ($0.99), so no excuse not to try it out! There’s now a separate ‘PlayStation Mobile’ tab in the PlayStation Store (Android devices may need to update their PlayStation Store app to see this).
Obviously one of the most important aspects to any rhythm action game is the music, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have the very talented Michiel van den Bos create five tracks just for us. Michiel has previously worked on a wide variety of games including Unreal and Deus Ex.
So, as a taster for what you have to look forward to, we’ve made the complete Samurai Beatdown Soundtrack available. If you like what you hear, make sure to check out the game when it’s released on PlayStation Mobile tomorrow!
Just a quick post to say that it’s official, Samurai Beatdown will be being released with the launch of PlayStation Mobile on 3rd October – that’s tomorrow people! As you can imagine, we’re all very excited, and hope you are too. Stay tuned for more updates, and maybe even some sneak previews (*wink*).
FAQ – Playstation Mobile
We’re getting lots of questions about PlayStation Mobile – basically, you buy a game once, and it’s available on PlayStation Vita, and any other PlayStation Certified Devices you own (including HTC One Series phones, and Xperia phones/tablets).
Beatnik Games is very proud to announce our upcoming PlayStation Mobile launch title – Samurai Beatdown!
This rhythm-action side-scrolling beat-em-up is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Hack and slash your way with deadly rhythmic accuracy through this first chapter in what will be a constantly updated and expanding musical brawler!