STCE out on Steam Aug. 21!

By matthewj August 18th, 2014, under News

Hello Guacameleons!

This is it! Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is coming out on Steam on August 21st!

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If you already own Guacamelee! Gold Edition, you’ll receive a 66% loyalty discount. That works out to just under 5$ for 2 new levels, a buttload of new enemies, and the new Intenso ability… plus a whole lot more visual upgrades, jokes, and EGG BOMBS.

See you Thursday!


 

Intenso + the Alebrije skin lets you 2-hit Giant Skeletons

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Guacamelee STCE Twitter Giveaway

By matthewj July 2nd, 2014, under News

‘Sup y’all!

If you retweet any part of the Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition logo we tweeted yesterday, you have a chance to win the game for free on the console of your choice (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, or Wii U). We’ll be giving away 2 codes per logo piece; RT as many logo pieces as you like for more chances to win! We’ll be DM’ing the codes, so you can give it to a friend if you like.

Thanks for spreading the word about GuacSTCE!

Update: Gave away all 14 codes. Thanks everyone :D

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INTENSOOOOOO

By matthewj June 30th, 2014, under News

Here’s a sneak peek at the new Intenso power in Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.

First, take a look at the .swf that plays after you bust up yet another of Uachivo’s Choozo statues to unlock the Intenso power:

We had to abandon the rapidly flashing .swf style before releasing Guacamelee in Japan because the Japanese are much more strict about rapidly flashing lights than we North Americans are. We liked the style and applied it to all the .swfs when you unlock a new power.

Activating the Intenso ability summons a bolt of lightning that strikes Juan and Tostada, setting their bodies on fire, allowing them to move faster, and hit enemies harder. You’ll also unleash a soccer-announcer-style Intenso yell.

Ever wanted to 2-hit a giant skeleton? (gfy link)

Normally you’d have to wail on these dudes for a good ten seconds before they’d go down.

Can you use Intenso whenever you want? No! We make you work for it. You can only trigger Intenso once you get your Intenso meter (that meter below the yellow stamina squares in the HUD) above a certain threshold. You increase your meter by running up your combo count, or by destroying bright barrels scattered about the Guacamelee world. Once activated, your meter will drain, but not if you keep attacking enemies. It’s kind of like that movie Crank.

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When you break chests that look like the one below, your meter will get bigger, giving you more Intenso time.

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Intenso Chest

Like stamina and health chests, you’ll need to find 3 before you see any changes to your stats.

You’ll also be able to buy upgrades to Intenso. With Shield Breaker, for example, you can perform any supermove and it will break any coloured shield barrier surrounding any enemy, even for bosses. Checkmate Javier.

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We’ll share more news with you about Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition and reveal some more stuff we’ve crammed in.

PS: You can use Intenso while you’re a chicken too.

 

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is out on PS4 July 1! Wii U, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on July 2!

Super Turbo Release Info Edition

By matthewj June 19th, 2014, under News

Hello friends!

First, I’m going to need you to remove your Power Hats so I can have your complete attention. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is launching for PS4 July 1st, Xbox One + Xbox 360 + Wii U July 2nd at an SRP of $14.99 for North America and £11.99 / €13.99 for Europe.

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For those not in the know, we released the original Guacamelee last April for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. As it turns out, a lot of you enjoyed playing as luchadors Juan and Tostada, punching skeletons and platforming through a magical Mexican-inspired world to save El Presidente’s Daughter from Carlos Calaca and his gang of minions.

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Just to remind you, here’s a list of some new features for Guac STCE:

  • more words to the title
  • an extra save slot
  • new costumes
  • creepy hanging dolls
  • two extra levels
  • some new tunes
  • another save slot
  • a new dimension-switching ability called ‘Shadow Swap’
  • pollo egg bombs
  • an NPC with an impossibly large head
  • a new power called INTENSO

We’re super excited to be bringing Guac to the next generation of platforms.

Talk to us about #GuacSTCE in the comments or here on Twitter. We hope you like it!

Mutant Blobs Attack on PS3 & X360 | Power Hat

By matthewj June 17th, 2014, under News

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Two years ago, we released Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack for the PlayStation Vita to great critical and fan acclaim. Last year, we did nothing Blob-related and shipped some wrestling game. This year, we’ve been working on ways to make the experience bigger and better for customers who want Mutant Blobs Attack in the living-room. Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of how Mutant Blobs do their Attacking.

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A powerful new category of actual reality headheld controllers is on the horizon for the previous generation of next-gen platforms.

The Power Hat prototype, developed under the codename ‘Project DrinkBoculus‘, is a DualShock 3 controller lashed to the top of a bike helmet with little bungee cords. Today, we are happy to announce the Power Hat offers full compatibility with 18% of Mutant Blobs Attack and 100% partial compatibility. (We’re still working on a Power Hat for the 360, but we’re unable to get the motion sensor in the 360 controller to work for some reason.)

We have also created a prototype commercial for our prototype, filmed under the codename: Project DrinkBoculus Commercial.

Follow these links for more key Power Hat features: link1, link2link3

Join the #PowerHat Revolution

There is no hat that fits all heads. We want you to make a headheld controller that fits your skull, so we need you to make it yourself. Join our Power Hat hardware beta and help us shape a new generation of Mutant Blobs Attack players.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Get a DualShock 3 controller

2. Find a way to stick it onto your head.

3. Tweet us your results @DrinkBoxStudios #powerhat

Winner will receive a prize of 10 MBA codes to giveaway to their friends and enemies.

We love the Power Hat, it’s so good. We hope you love it too.

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Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is $7.99 on PS3/Vita/Xbox 360. Already own the game on the Vita? You can get the PS3 version for $3.99. Also, check out the Delicious Bundle on PSN if you wanna snag the soundtrack and graphical themes for $11.49. The soundtrack was done by Peter Chapman who also worked with us on Guacamelee! All prices are discounted 10% for PS+ subs for one week.

<3 DrinkBox Studios

Guacame3! Super Turbo Championship Edition

By matthewj June 10th, 2014, under News

You can’t spell Guacamelee without three Es. You’ll need a few more to spell Super Turbo Championship Edition. Incidentally, Chris McQuinn and Augusto Quijano from DrinkBox will be showing off the Guacamelee! Super Edition demo in two ways:

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1. If you’re at E3, come say hi to us and try out the STCE demo on one of our two Xbox One stations.

2. If you’re not at E3, Chris and Augusto will be streaming the STCE demo on Nintendo’s Treehouse: Live @ E3 on Wednesday. We’ll be sure to tweet just before we go on.

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Also, next week is going to be a super big week for us (hint hint). We’ll be tweeting out secret codes to unlock a secret thing all this week. Stay tuned!

 

Guacamelee Steam Workshop Awesomeness

By matthewj June 6th, 2014, under News

We often look through Guacamelee! Gold Edition’s Steam Workshop to see if anything new has popped up. One user, Mujizik, has been blowing us away with his skins drawn from pop culture, and the custom animations made for each one.

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Not only does Mujizik do a fantastic job recreating the likenesses of the characters, the animations are altered to actually mimic what the characters actually do in their own setting, be it a video game or cartoon.

Bayonetta sprouts butterfly wings when doing a Goat Fly or Double Jump. Lara Croft uses her climbing axe when doing a Rooster Uppercut. Punisher uses an assortment of guns. He-Hombre uses his sword. 

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What really made our mouths drop was the Cormano skin uploaded yesterday. Inspired by the classic Sunset Riders video game for the SNES, the Cormano skin copies the dodge animation and gun particle effects from the original game. Also Cormano mounts his horse whenever he performs a Dashing DerpDerp.

So dust off Guacamelee! Gold Edition from your Steam Library and try out these skins!

 

 

Mighty Warrior Piñatas

By matthewj June 4th, 2014, under News

Yo all!

The upcoming Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will feature two new costumes: the Piñata and the Mighty Warrior.

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While wearing the Piñata costume, defeating enemies and busting chests open yields double the normal amount of pesos and silver you’d usually get. Pesos allow you to buy upgrades, while silver buys you costumes. 

You’re even rewarded with 2x pesos  and silver when you smash open your fellow pinatas that spawn after every arena. You’d think after walking a few miles in a pinata’s shoes you’d gain some sympathy for their plight.

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Where’s Waldo meets Guacamelee

Unfortunately, wearing the piñata costume makes it as if your body is made of papier mache and frilly paper. Enemies in STCE have stepped up their game, and none of them are wearing blindfolds.

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Next is ‘Warrior’s Might’, a costume inspired by Mayan warriors. This costume works with Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition’s new power, Intenso. We’ll talk more about Intenso another time. For now, let’s just say that the Warrior’s Might skin and Intenso are like nachos and salsa… no wait, guacamole.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will be out SOON for Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Guacamelee! Gold Edition in Humble Indie Bundle 11!

By Graham Smith February 18th, 2014, under News

Hi everyone!

We’re super exited to be part of Humble Indie Bundle 11 (aka Humble Indie Bundle X-2) that was released RIGHT HERE only minutes ago.

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In addition to Guacamelee!, you’ll also receive these amazing games:

Dust: An Elysian Tail by Humble Hearts

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams by Black Forest Games

The Swapper by Facepalm Games

Antichamber by Demruth (Alexander Bruce)

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine by Pocketwatch Games

Stay Toasty!

<3 DrinkBox Studios

DrinkBox @ Bit Bazaar

By matthewj December 11th, 2013, under News

This past weekend the DrinkBox team, Mutant Blobs Attack, and a buttload of merch, went to the second installment of Bit Bazaar. It’s an event where Toronto-based game developers, artists, and various other craftspeople come together for one day to sell small crafts, prints and collectibles at Bento Miso, a local collaborative workspace.

On Friday was the Bit Bazaar party, a party to celebrate both the Bit Bazaar and Bento’s 2nd anniversary. We were honoured we were asked to bring Mutant Blobs Attack with a super secret peripheral we’re experimenting with.

The Cybertronic Spree were also there, and did a cover of ‘Dare To Be Stupid’ with a special guest singer.

Bit Bazaar itself was a blast. We sold our merch, met a whole bunch of wonderful people, and connected with other local game makers <cough> possible DrinkBox/Capy collab <cough>.

If you weren’t able to make it to Bit Bazaar, have no fear for there’s another Bit Bazaar in the spring.

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