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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Guacamelee Steam Sale, Skins, Sounds

By matthewj November 4th, 2013, under News

Another Day of the Dead has come and gone, but you’ve only just whet your appetite for sugar skulls. Well GOOD NEWS, you can scratch that itch in a video game because Guacamelee is now 50% off for 48 hours as part of Steam’s Daily Deal!

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As an added bonus, you’ll get new Portal and Team Fortress Valve-themed skins for Juan and Tostada for free! You can also turn into Wheatley or a Headcrab instead of a turning into a chicken.

Everyone who owns Guacamelee gets the Valve skins, not just people just buying it today. Thanks to the Steam Workshop and our talented community, anyone playing Guacamelee on Steam has more than 20 custom skins to choose from.

Lastly, the Guacamelee official soundtrack is now available directly through Steam. It can be purchased on its own or as part of a package with the full game.

 

Guacamelee OST is LIVE, 7$, #Soundtrackamelee!

By matthewj September 4th, 2013, under News

The Deal

The Guacamelee OST is out NOW on Bandcamp for 7$! You can also find it in a bunch of other online music stores like iTunes, Amazon, etc… Sample a few songs and just let the Guacamelee soundtrack go co-op on your ears.

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The Talent

Rom Di Prisco and Peter Chapman composed all the songs on the OST. So if you like what you’ve heard so far, why not check out what they’re up to now? *nudge, nudge* I know that Rom will be performing at a video game music themed concert in Mexico called VCONCERT. Looks p. cool!

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The Contest

Enter our #soundtrackamelee contest on Twitter to win a free copy of the Guacamelee soundtrack. All you have to do is tweet the title of a  Guacamelee-themed song (Guac You like a Hurricane, Who Let the Pollos Out, Luchadors Delight) and use the hashtag #soundtrackamelee. We will randomly draw 10 winners later today (9/4). Make sure to follow us at @drinkboxstudios so we can DM you a code.

#FoodeoGames Twitter Contest + Livestream

By matthewj August 9th, 2013, under News

We’re giving away Guacamelee! Gold Edition Steam codes. What do you have to do to win one? It’s easy! Combine the name of a video game with a food, tweet it with the hashtag #FoodeoGames.

For example: Guacamelee is part food (guacamole) and part awesome video game.

Here are a few more: Soup Mario Bros, Phokemon, Endivekick.


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Use any video game! Use any food! Enter as many times as you want. Just make sure to follow us @drinkboxstudios so we can DM you a Steam code.

We’ll be announcing a few winners during our world record Guacamelee speed run attempt on twitch.tv/drinkbox from around 2pm – 6pm EDT on Friday, August 9th.

Thanks and good luck!

Guacamelee! Gold Edition – Today on Steam – Shiny New Trailer

By matthewj August 8th, 2013, under News

Buy Guacamelee on Steam today!

Guacamelee Key Features

  • Use combat moves for both fighting enemies and platforming challenges
  • Swap between multiple overlapping dimensions (World of the Living and the World of the Dead)
  • “El Infierno” level expansion. Brave the fires of El Infierno and prove yourself in a series of challenges to unlock powerful new costumes for Juan and Tostada
  • Player costumes! Swap costumes to change the attributes of your Hero, and obtain new achievements
  • Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, Cloud Save, and Big Picture Mode
  • Trading Cards
  • Create new custom costumes and share these with others via Steam Workshop
  • Drop in/out 2-Player local Co-operative play for the entire story
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of Chickens

While quantities last.

Speed Running Guacamelee

By matthewj August 6th, 2013, under News

TIPS N’ TRICKS

If you are reading this blog, you might be thinking “I’m smart and good-looking. Do I really need tips to speed-run Guacamelee after I purchase it on August 8th?” The answer, of course, is no. While speed running isn’t for everyone, completion time is how we rank ability via in-game leaderboards. So for those who want to be in the top-100, or top-10, or even top-1, we’d like to give a few tips as to how to improve your time and be the envy of the list of friends in your Steam friends list on Steam.

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It’s possible that a few of these tips are obvious to the Guacamelee vet. With this first video, we hope that we can level the playing field a bit, giving new players an idea of what it takes to get a low time, and maybe giving experienced players new ideas about how to plan their runs.

 

 

Even if speed runs aren’t your thing, this video can give you ideas on how to be a better Guacamelee player, reducing the chance you will tweet to us with requests to punch our level designers. They’re nice people!

P.S. Tip #6: Play with a friend – some platforming may be more challenging, but combat is much faster and easier. It’s kind of a double-edged sword sometimes, with one edge being way sharper among players who know what they’re doing.

P.P.S. Do you have a speed run tip to share? Share it with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Mutant Blob Steam Trading Cards are LIVE

By matthewj July 25th, 2013, under News

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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Steam Update, Trading Cards, 75% off Sale

By matthewj July 19th, 2013, under News

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.
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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.

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If you buy the game on sale now, and then sell cards you earn later, you might even be able to turn a profit!