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Super Indie Connection Sale 2!

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Hey all,

We’ve been cooking up something special with our super cool Wii U indie (Nindie?) friends. It’s the Super Indie Connection Sale 2!

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If you own one of these games on Wii U, you can get any other participating game for 60% off! This offer ends January 29th!

Participating games:

Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien 

A rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality.

Chasing Aurora

An asymmetric multiplayer game about the dream of flight. Ride the wind from peak to peak. Fight for Aurora’s Gem. Fly your bird to victory in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps.

SteamWorld Dig

In this platform mining adventure, take the role of Rusty, a lone steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

Swords & Soldiers

Command an army of Vikings in their quest to create the ultimate BBQ sauce, lead the Aztecs in defense of the Holy Pepper and build an array of explosive Chinese toys! Build your own forces and defeat your foes using berserkers, dart blowers, giant boulders, ninja monkeys (yes, – ninja monkeys!) and many more!

Teslagrad

A 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new abilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Enter a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore in this adventure brawler game. Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the strength and courage to become the Hero he’s always dreamed of being and put a stop to the evil Carlos Calaca.

 

 

#YearOfUayChivo

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Update:

We have a winner! Congrats @SnrTaco!

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Update 2:

We’re extending the giveaway deadline until the 22nd, and are adding a 1″ Severed button to the swag bundle.

Update 3:

We’re giving away an actual goat, via Oxfam! You won’t get a goat, but someone will in your name.

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We’re celebrating going over 10k followers by giving away a one of a kind Guacamelee swag bundle! We’re offering a Guac t-shirt, postcards, and buttons. PLUS the winner will get the luchador mask we brought to PAX in 2012!

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Close up of the goods

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Severed 1″ button

2015 is the year of the goat in the Chinese calendar, and Guacamelee has a goat (magic goat man) in it named Uay Chivo (chivo is Spanish for goat). This contest makes total, complete sense.

A big thank you to everyone who is interested in what we do, especially those of you from the Tales from Space days! We can’t wait to share more news about Severed with you. <3

TO WIN:

1) Find a real LIVING goat (no lamb chops, goat cheese, goat simulator screenshots, etc…)

2) Take a picture of you (your hand) giving the goat a thumbs up

3) Send the picture to @DrinkBoxStudios on Twitter with the hashtag #YearOfUayChivo

We will select one entrant at random next week, January 22th, and mail them their prize. Anyone can enter. Go find a goat now!

Btw, here’s a map for every goat in the USA. You’re on your own, rest of the world. Good luck!

tl; dr – we’re not giving away a goat

Guacamelee! Snagged 2 CVAwards!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

This past Friday night will go down as a memorable moment for us at DrinkBox Studios as Guacamelee! won awards for Best Indie Game and Best Downloadable Game at the 5th annual Canadian Videogame Awards!

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The Carlu is swanky!

Guacamelee was up against a bunch of awesome Canadian-made games. We knew we had a good chance to win something but wouldn’t have been shocked if someone else’s name was called for any category we were nominated.

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Graham saying thank-yous after Guacamelee! won Best Downloadable Game of 2013

The wins were extra special since the ceremony was held in our hometown of Toronto for the first time ever, meaning we were able to celebrate with our local game developer peers as well as our own friends and loved ones.

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Accepting the Best Indie Game of 2013 award!

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Chris and Graham posing with the hardware

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Graham: “Why cant I hold all these… no wait, I got it.”

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Jason and Ben with the awards

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Thank you Canadian Videogame Awards!

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Photo c/o Jorge Figueiredo

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Photo c/o Jorge Figueiredo

Super Turbo Fan Art

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

It’s been over a year since our last fan-art-dedicated blog post. All art is linked to their original creators, so click on something if you like it and check out more of that artist’s work. Thanks to everyone who shared!


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Super Turbo out on Steam today! Invisibility challenge!

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Hooray! We’ve launched Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition on Steam. Grab it now for 10% off, or if you already own Gold Edition, 66% off. There are also new badges, steam cards, emoticons, and backgrounds to collect/trade/sell in the Steam Marketplace. We built this city on guac and roll, indeed.

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Invisibility Challenge

We’ve opened up the Steam Workshop, so users can once again share their unique luchador creations for others to enjoy.

One skin in particular provides a unique challenge. You see, we get a surprising amount of users telling us that Guacamelee is not difficult enough. For those users, we suggest playing the game as a completely invisible luchador.

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Subscribe to the skin in the Steam Workshop:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=303256066&searchtext=

Give it a try! Share your experience! We’re pretty sure it’s impossible to 100% the game using it. We tried to use it in the Tule Tree Tops and didn’t get very far, but still had fun:

The invisible skin is also in the Gold Edition workshop.

Lates!

STCE out on Steam Aug. 21!

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

‘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

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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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