Well we’re a few months into our new venture and we’ve put out a lot of gaming in that time. Dezaemon Plus! and Blockids will mark the 13th and 14th additions to the MonkeyPaw classic game portfolio. And we have a lot more surprises planned for our retro-gaming fans.
But we’d like to ask your assistance – Tell your friends about what we’re doing and get the word out. We know our core fans are dedicated gamers and that you’ve picked up titles aplenty. But we need to have more people in our kitchen if we’re going to make a better soup. We need a bigger response so that we can influence more Japanese companies. We need to show them there is a viable market and that it is worth their effort. It is like voting with dollars. Spend more on the candidates of your choice!
Here’s a good choice for shooting fans. Dezaemon Plus! is a chance to play game god. You get to create a game using a robust game editor that allows you to create sprites, level designs, boss characters, music and more. Use parallax scrolling and other game design techniques to create a completely original game. Then play or trade with friends using a memory stick on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
It is hard to put a premium on a game mechanic that keeps on giving but surely the Breakout mechanic (to give it a name) is one of the most enduring in all gaming. There is something so retro to sliding your paddle along that horizontal plane that it just feels like anyone could pick up a joystick and play.
So how can you improve on the mechanic? Gather some great game minds, throw in a little Japanese spice and you can actually pull it off. The Japanese have a penchant for copying (does your Lexus look like a BMW?). But they manage to make improvements so that the copy becomes better than the original. So two games might look similar but the play of the new and improved version is quite remarkable when you sit down and play. And that is what you get when you play Blockids.