Hydrophobia had a shaky launch, it was riddled with bugs and clunky game mechanics. Developers of the game, Dark Energy Digital listened to critics and fans complaints however. This led to the launch of Hydrophobia Pure a significant (and free) update to the game which vastly improved the game in almost every way.
Due to the overwhelming acceptance of the newly remodeled game Dark Energy Digital wanted to make public and developer interaction much easier. And so they have launched Hydrophobia Listening Post. What is it you ask? The ‘listening post’ is a way for you to rate every aspect of Hydrophobia Pure, give your own suggestions and comments as well as request new aspects to be available for rating. The results of these ratings will directly impact the development of future games in the Hydrophobia series.
Hopefully this will become a new trend among more developers both small and big as it would change the way games are updated drastically in the future. You can read the full press release about the listening post, including a quote from Dark Energy Digital’s Creative Director Pete Jones, after the jump.
Twisted Pixel, developers of ‘Splosion Man, Comic Jumper and the upcoming Ms ‘Splosion Man are looking for extras for a video shoot, according to a posting on Craigs List. Anyone who has played ‘Splosion Man or Comic Jumper will know Twisted Pixel love themselves some crazy FMV, so it’s a somewhat safe assumption that this video shoot is for something along those lines.
The posting mentions that the shoot is for a game that has yet to be announced, so while one might assume it’s for Ms ‘Splosion Man it could be for something new. Perhaps a Comic Jumper sequel, that game had quite a bit of FMV after all, or could this be another new IP?
If you’d like to join in on the fun you can find the details and link to the posting below. The main details you should know however; the shoot will be at 10:45am this Saturday January 29th at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. If you can get there then you’ve got a chance of being in the game!
This Wednesday is full of explosions and destruction with DLC from both Raskulls (160 Microsoft points) and Bomberman (240 MP) and XBLA game Breach (1200 MP) all colliding with the Xbox Live marketplace. Each game is jam-packed with its own brand of destruction: take bricks apart in true action-puzzle-platform (or, what I refer to as, “platfuzzaction“) as you race your friends or the A.I. in Raskulls; blow your friends to bits with all sorts of power ups on a whole slew of inventive maps in Bomberman; or approach each combat situation tactically, complete the objective and blow up some walls in Breach. No matter what your style of gaming is, guaranteed this XBLA Wednesday has a destruction-infused game to suit your needs.
New details have emerged today from 5th Cell regarding their upcoming XBLA shooter Hybrid along with a time frame of it’s official reveal.
Hybrid will be set in a world devastated by an extinction level asteroid that takes out a large number of Earth’s population. To make matters worse, an organism hidden in the planet destroyer infects half of the survivors and genetically alters them, bringing about a new race known as the Variant. Those who were immune to the infection, the Paladin, are pitted against the Variant in a post-apocalyptic world war.