Posted by Al
Fri, 23rd Jan 2015
It’s been a really exciting week here at Laughing Jackal. Flame Over is well into submission now in both Europe and the US, and hopefully we’ll be getting an approval really soon. (Fingers crossed!)
The biggest news this week was on Wednesday when our first ever extended gameplay video of Flame Over went live on the PlayStation.Blog website on Wednesday 21st January. The video features 10 minutes of gameplay from Flame Over’s first level, with a voice over courtesy of my good self as I play through the level and explain some of the game features, controls, etc.
The reaction to the Let’s Play video has been overwhelmingly positive (we’re still on a high!)
Here are some of my favourite comments from the PlayStation.Blog post and the sonyplaystation Youtube channel:
“This game looks hot!” – Flying_Pig, PlayStation.Blog
“Looks flaming good! Having flashbacks of Human Softwares “The Firemen” from the SNES days. Will definitely pick this up!” – Steve_Of_The_O, PlayStation.Blog
“This game looks amazing! My Vita is going to be on fire!” – dark_angel69, PlayStation.Blog
“It looks fantastically charming, you guys have done a brilliant job. I just hope fellow Vita owners support this wonderful game.” – Alex-1124, PlayStation.Blog
“Been desperate for this since I played the build at EGX. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. ” – PMurphy1978, PlayStation.Blog
“I'll be there day one, keep up the good work :)” – , Youtube – ‘sonyplaystation’ channel)
“Wow, that game looks like fun. Great job to the whole development team. Love the games look too.” – , Youtube – ‘sonyplaystation’ channel)
“Lol cat is a neat touch my wife will be all over it now” – , Youtube – ‘sonyplaystation’ channel)
“Wow im only 2 mins in and already itchy to download it. Looks exactly what Vita was missing.” – , Youtube – ‘sonyplaystation’ channel)
“looks like fun , perfect vita game” – , Youtube – ‘sonyplaystation’ channel)
We’re really excited to be so close to releasing Flame Over. We’ve already started work on the PS4 and Steam versions of the game, with PS4 being released just as soon as we can manage. The game looks pretty awesome on a big screen in full 1080p / 60fps, and we’ll share some of that stuff just as soon as we have it! ^_^
That’s all for this week. Remember, you can stay up-to-date on all things Flame Over related by checking back here regularly and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Cheers for now,
Posted by Al
Fri, 16th Jan 2015
First up, a belated Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you all had a great Christmas holiday. ^_^
I have some great news regarding Flame Over! Now that the Vita version is content complete and in submission with Sony Europe we’ve created a Let’s Play video showing the entirety of the game’s first stage, complete with a live voice over by me! :)
During this first Flame Over ‘Let’s Play’ video I work my way through Stage 1, spending some time explaining the controls, the basic gameplay, the game’s randomly generated levels, some of the more important GUI elements, our awesome dynamic fire system and a little about the game’s side missions and persistent upgrades.
So, when can you see this AWESOME video? That’s easy! Just visit the SCEE PlayStation Blog on Wednesday 21st January at 16:00 GMT, where the video will gets it first airing.
So, what else has been happening? Well the PS4 version of the game is now being worked on, with changes to GUI, the menu system and a few other things to take advantage of our 1080p resolution and larger display size.
We can’t wait for you to get your hands on Flame Over! It’s been the product of nearly two years of really hard work and has had an incredibly positive reception both from Sony and the gaming press.
We’re confident we’ve created what’s certainly the best fire fighting game ever made (yes, even better than Burning Rangers, Roscoe McQueen: Firefighter Extreme and even my own childhood favourite, The Firemen on SNES) and something that has the potential to be a real hit on Vita and other formats.
I guess all that remains is for me to remind you to check out the SCEE PlayStation Blog next Wednesday 21st Jan at 16:00 GMT.
Remember, you can stay up-to-date on all things Flame Over related by checking back here regularly and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Let me know what you think about the gameplay video once it goes live next Wednesday. We’ll be doing a second Let’s Play, showing more about the Upgrades system and the in-game Shop (where you can buy powerups!) very soon.
Thanks for now.
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Posted by Al
Fri, 19th Dec 2014
First of all, I’m sorry the blog has gone so quiet lately. We’ve been up to our necks in Flame Over since EGX finished up, but I have great news… Flame Over on Vita has now been submitted to SCEE and SCEA for testing!
A typically dangerous fire fighting scenario, lifted from Flame Over’s Title screen background.
This gives me more joy than you can possibly understand. We’ve worked on Flame Over for almost two years now, FAR longer than any other project we’ve done previously. We’ve never had so long to bring a product to fruition before and I’m confident it’ll bear fruit when the game is released in early 2015. It really is a special game and randomly generated fire fighting is a total blast!
After player feedback at EGX we’ve integrated tutorial-style messages directly into gameplay.
Everyone’s worked so hard - over the last few weeks in particular – and I can’t wait for you guys to be able to play the game on Vita early in 2015.
We’ve also simplified the fire Exit. Only one way in or out and a single ‘FIRE’machine to resupply!
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That’s it for 2015. Have a great Christmas and we’ll be back in the New Year.