We’re happy to announce Mutant Blobs Attack Trading Cards are now live on Steam! Check out this nifty infographic for more detail around the cards and rewards.
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Hello again, internet.
Mutant Blobs Attack is 75% off on Steam RIGHT NOW as part of the Steam Summer Sale!! If you haven’t tried the game out yet, now would be a good time.
Also: Since our last post, we’ve put some work into upgrading the way Telekinesis works on a gamepad. Many of these changes were motivated by feedback received over the past few months from playtesters (e.g. at the GDC Play event mentioned in our last blog post).
Some specific updates:
- A new highlighting system that shows players which Telekinesis control point is currently in focus.
- Changes to allow players to cycle through visible control points using the gamepad’s shoulder buttons (instead of a face button).
- A new green arrow indicator to show how telekinesis-platforms are being pulled around/manipulated.
Finally: We recently announced that Steam Trading Cards are coming soon to Mutant Blobs! Earn these virtual collectibles just by playing Mutant Blobs Attack on Steam. Collect 8 cards to unlock Blob-related emoticons and backgrounds … because sometimes a crushed hipster juice beer can emoticon says more than words ever could.
If you buy the game on sale now, and then sell cards you earn later, you might even be able to turn a profit!
Ryan MacLean will be showing Mutant Blobs at GDC in San Francisco as a part of GDC Play from 1pm to 4pm on Tuesday, March 26th in the OMDC area. Try the new control scheme we’ve implemented for the PC version, say hi to Ryan (he’s a nice guy), then check out the rest of the amazing talent Ontario, Canada has to offer.
We’re also excited to be showing off Guacamelee! at the Independent Games Festival Pavilion in Moscone South from 10am to 6pm Wednesday to Thursday and 10am to 3pm on Friday of GDC week. For those not in the know, Guacamelee! was selected as a finalist for Excellence in Visual Art at this year’s IGF.
And in past blob news, Matt McKnight, a.k.a. LethalFrag, played Mutant Blobs Attack during day 382 of his 2 year livestream challenge. We’re honoured to be a part of your journey, Frag. Best of luck the rest of the way!
Fun Fact: LethalFrag has elected to not shave his beard for the duration of the challenge.
Not-so-fun Fact: Rosie, LethalFrag’s ferret pictured below, is not horse-sized.
Throw your mouse out the window right now because Mutant Blobs Attack is now has FULL CONTROLLER SUPPORT on PC. A lot of Steam players have asked for the ability to play through the whole game with just a gamepad (no mouse), and we’ve been listening… so, enjoy!
Incidentally, if you’re in the Toronto area you can check out DJ Finish Him, a.k.a. MegaShaun, play some tunes at this event on Friday. He wrote the awesome credits song for our game and did the soundtrack for They Bleed Pixels. Unconfirmed sources on twitter report a high probability of melted faces.
Greetings fellow doomsday survivors!
Wow! What a year it has been! Way back in February, we pushed Mutant Blobs Attack out of our office and into your Playstation Vita. It received a tremendous reception as a console launch title. The metacritic gods were kind to us as we were consistently number two on the list for best games on the system early on in the year. The game also got consistently positive user reviews, so thanks guys!
All your community support and love made people stop and notice these Toronto indie devs. Thanks to you, we won IGN’s People’s Choice for Best Playstation Vita Network Game and gave the Besties Podcast over at Polygon a solid run for their ‘Sweet Sixteen‘ (we wound up doing better than Diablo 3). We were also nominated for GamesRadar’s Handheld of the Year, wound up on Game Informer’s Top 50 Games Of 2012, and won Best Handheld Game over at Digital Trends.
So thanks for buying, playing, and expressing how much you enjoyed Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack! It really means a lot to us! Aaaand if you don’t have a Vita, you can get it on Steam for $1.99 during the winter sale.
Here’s to an even better 2013!
Hello from the future!
I’m on a special top secret assignment from Drinkbox Studios that requires me to live 5 days ahead of everyone else. So for me, right now the date is Monday, November 19th, and, man, do I have great news. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was amazing! Well worth the wait. I can’t believe that thing with Edward though, what a bummer.
So, by now you’ve probably heard that PlayStation Plus is coming to the Vita. I can confirm that this is true, time travelers honour. In case you missed out on the details, PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America will be able add Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack to their Playstation Vita game library for free on the 19th, European subscribers will be able to do so on the 21st. Not only will PS+ subscribers get Mutant Blobs Attack, you’ll also get a whackload of other cool games and discounts and exclusives. You should check PlayStation Plus out for yourself if you haven’t already.
As for me, I’ve got to hop on my hoverboard and get to Jodie Foster’s birthday party. Peace out!
Oh my Gooooooooooooooooooood, you guys!
This year during the Steam Hallowe’en Sale, you can get Mutant Blobs Attack for half off the usual price. That’s amounts to pennies – three hundred and ninety nine pennies to be exact. The sale starts TODAY and ends on November the 1st. That isn’t much time!
Good evening </dracula>,
Tonight, for one night only, you can play Mutant Blobs Attack at the opening night of the inaugural Toronto After Darkcade at Pauper’s Pub as a part of the Toronto After Dark Film Fest! Conveniently located across the street from The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, you can join other sci-fi/horror/monster movie fans and filmmakers at the festival’s first of many pub nights this Hallowe’en season. The festivities start at 6:45pm with the screening of Grabbers and then American Mary. After the films, starting at 11:30 pm, the Darkcade gets underway on the second floor of the bar.
And we’re not the only game being shown tonight. You can also check out Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime by Matt Hammill and Jamie Tucker. The Darkcade takes place every night of the festival and will showcase two amazing games each night from indie developers. See all the selections here!
We would like to thank the people at Toronto After Darkcade, especially Alex Bethke, for putting this all together and including Mutant Blobs Attack! We’re excited to be a part of it, and hope to see you there!
People of Earth,
The Playstation Vita version of Mutant Blobs Attack is now on sale for $5.59 during the ‘Caravan of the Dead – PlayStation Store Halloween Sale’. AND if you’re a PS+ member, can get Mutant Blobs Attack on your Vita for a less-than-some-slices-of-pizza price of $3.91.
The sale starts today and ends on October 30th. Check out the PlayStation Store for more info about other spooky steals!
Hola and Bienvenue!
We’re happy to announce that the North American patch for Mutant Blobs Attack on the Playstation Vita was released on Friday (finally!). The European Vita patch went out a while ago, so now both regions have their blobs up to date.
What’s new? Well sir, for one thing, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack now offers full in-game support for French and Spanish (or is that two things?). So feel free to throw away your French-English and Spanish-English dictionaries as they have outgrown their usefulness.
Also, we made a bunch of little art, design, and code tweaks. There were issues with the blob shrinking when backtracking in certain areas, friend tokens getting stuck in walls, and countries displaying incorrectly in leaderboards. Now the blob only gets bigger, friend tokens are unstickable, and the leaderboard is gussied up, among a bunch of other minor fixes.
Thanks for playing Mutant Blobs Attack! And for those who still haven’t tried it, enjoy!