Go ahead, Mech my day
PlayStation VR really is a treasure trove of new ideas, and FuturLab’s latest is certainly just that. The developer of the excellent Velocity 2X has brought multiplayer turn-based strategy to the platform, and while it isn’t without its issues, it offers something wholly unique. Mini-Mech Mayhem begins with customising an...
Mech it a night to remember
Velocity 2X developer FuturLab’s finally revealed its next project: a deeply social, comedic tabletop combat title for PlayStation VR named Mini-Mech Mayhem. The game – which can be enjoyed with up to four people online – sees you commandeering miniature robots in a highly customisable board game-esque experience...
The FuturLab is now
The talented development studio FuturLab made its name with the Velocity series, but it's recently been focusing on VR titles. Its first virtual reality title, Tiny Trax, is a short but sweet racing game for PSVR that we rather liked. The next game from the developer is Mini-Mech Mayhem, which was quietly announced last year, but...
Velocity Supernova in trouble
Velocity 2X is a very well liked platformer/shooter that, thanks to PlayStation Plus, reached a huge audience on PS4 and PS Vita. Its developer, FuturLab, has been dabbling in other projects since, such as PSVR titles Tiny Trax and the upcoming Mini-Mech Mayhem, alongside porting 2X to other platforms. However, it...
The minds behind Velocity 2X have taken to the PlayStation Blog today to unveil their latest game, Mini-Mech Mayhem. This follows hot on the heels of Tiny Trax, which only launched a few months ago for PlayStation VR. It seems that FuturLab is keen on Sony's headset, as this latest title is another virtual reality exclusive. There isn't a...
Tiny Trax is one of those games that’s just really good, y’know? Velocity 2X developer FuturLab rarely ever disappoints, and its PlayStation VR debut is predictably spot-on. A vibrant Scalextric-style slot racer, this arcade delight places you inside 12 fantasy dioramas and hands you control of one of several miniature vehicles,...
Three years ago, Futurlab released the excellent Velocity 2X on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, wowing us with its unique rhythmic take on action platforming and shooting. Since then, the studio’s gone relatively quiet and hasn’t released any games, due to a myriad of reasons. Imagine, then, the excitement when Futurlab revealed Tiny Trax...
Round the bend
Sometimes the simplest ideas for PlayStation VR are the best ones, and Tiny Trax really looks like a smart implementation of the technology. The game essentially builds a slot car track around you, so you need to follow your car by physically looking around the track, but as developer FuturLab points out, it’s not going to cause...
Micro Manchines meets Scalextric
Award-winning Brighton-based developer FuturLab – and the recipient of a rare 10/10 here at Push Square – is readying its next game for release this summer: Tiny Trax for PlayStation VR. The virtual reality slot racer aims to build the dream Scalextric around your head, allowing you to immerse yourself in 12...
Velocity 2X – the recipient of a rare 10/10 award on Push Square, apparently – will receive a retail release on the PlayStation 4 and Vita in the near future. The console set – named the Critical Mass Edition – will include a soundtrack CD, a studio booklet, a Making Of documentary, and a bunch of bonus content. Meanwhile, t
Engage your hype thrusters
Well, here's an exciting headline: FuturLab – the Brighton-based outfit behind Velocity, Velocity 2X, Surge, and the agonisingly underrated Coconut Dodge – is busy beavering away on a PlayStation VR game. The title – which won't be ready for launch – was
We thoroughly enjoyed Velocity 2X here at Push Square. In fact, we liked the shmup so much that we awarded it the rare and coveted 10/10. One of our favourite things about the title was the way that it kept its gameplay fresh right until the very last level. In the interest of not spoiling things, we won't explain what happens at the...
Since the very beginning of video game history, developers have strived to give us new and exciting ways of blowing stuff up in space. Whether it’s deadly invaders from planets unknown or chunks of asteroids, it’s all been in preparation for Velocity 2X. Strap yourself in, grab yourself a glass of tang, attempt to figure out what the...
FuturLab's latest in a galaxy not so far away
FuturLab’s long awaited PlayStation 4 and Vita shmup sequel Velocity 2X is set to soar onto Sony’s suite of systems on 2nd September in North America and 3rd September in Europe. The popular Brighton-based developer confirmed the date as part of a particularly emphatic post on the PlayStation Blog,...
At this point, we’re convinced that the fine folks at FuturLab scoff a special brand of Corn Flakes for breakfast. This eager editor has energy in abundance, but even he can’t match the output of the award-winning Brighton-based studio. It should come as no surprise, then, that mere days after Surge Deluxe’s release, the team...
Brighton-based developer FuturLab may just be the most consistent studio working on the PlayStation Vita right now. Having made its name in the PlayStation Minis space, the award-winning outfit has made the jump to native portable production with the kind of poise that you’d expect from a more experienced team. And with the brilliant...
There’s something deadly about the combination of addictive gameplay and online leaderboards. It’s something that we sampled in Rock Band, where grown men would blast out Hannah Montana songs in the hopes of nailing those few extra notes. Surge Deluxe is equally moreish, without ever serving as a gateway to twerking. As such, if...
Trip the light fantastic
We understand that there's plenty of pent up demand for big blockbuster games on the PlayStation Vita, but sometimes you just need a nice little timewaster. Fortunately, FuturLab's sensational Surge Deluxe aims to reinvigorate your toilet gaming sessions with supercharged match-three action from next week, as the...
During its short spell at the forefront of PlayStation production, FuturLab has profited from its ability to surprise. Straightforward concepts are at the core of the company’s ethos, but the award-winning developer always manages to marry them with clever twists. That commitment to reinvention resulted in the firm refreshing the entire...
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One of the PlayStation Vita’s very best games is strapping itself up and teleporting onto the PlayStation 3. Velocity Ultra, the sublime vertical shooter from award-winning Brighton-based developer FuturLab, is set to fire onto the current generation console later this year, alongside all of the features that made the handheld...
We’re not quite sure where the folks over at FuturLab get their energy, but we’d love to add a little drop of whatever it is that the studio’s supping to our tea. Not content with the upcoming shoot-‘em-up sequel Velocity 2X, the Brighton-based indie is also hard at work on Surge Deluxe – a native PlayStation Vita version...
Neutrino speed is too slow
It was only a matter of time before FuturLab hit the big time. The brilliant Brighton-based studio has been gradually growing in stature over the past couple of years, and it seriously amplified its street cred by revealing Velocity 2X during Sony’s globally broadcast GamesCom press conference yesterday
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Velocity Ultra already flirts with perfection on the PlayStation Vita, but Brighton-based developer FuturLab is hoping to take things to the next level with Velocity 2X on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. Announced mere moments ago during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference, the sequel promises plenty more o
Designs for Hotline Miami, Farming Simulator, and more also showcased
Want to know an oddly specific secret? This author hates painted nails. There’s something creepy about the act of colouring your fingers different hues – and don’t even mention toe nails. Still, for this particular story, we’re making an exception, because this is just too...
One year ago, FuturLab's Velocity was released on the PlayStation Minis label and flew right into a meteor shower of praise. At a glance a vertical shoot 'em up, it excelled above this label, wonderfully welding smart puzzle elements to speedy, frantic laser-play. If you were foolish enough to ignore it when it was originally...
Crab it while you can
Coconut Dodge may not be the best way to spend company with a crab – we prefer the blighters when they’re dressed in batter and accompanied with sweet chilli sauce – but it certainly ranks pretty high on the list. As such, we’re pumped to learn that Brighton-based developer FuturLab is mere weeks away from setting...
The people behind PlayStation are fired up
We apologise for continually bleating on about it, but Sony has changed. There’s a marked adjustment in attitude exuding the company that was once deemed anachronistic and arrogant, and that bodes well for the PlayStation 4 as last week’s Games Developers Conference proved. The firm’s positive...
Death by numbers
It seems that our reluctance to go one digit further with our review for FuturLab's almost perfect PlayStation Minis shooter Velocity may have pushed one employee close to the brink. This silly Velocity Ultra video depicts the plight of one developer after a trickle of 9/10 review scores stream in. Thank goodness for our friends...
Shooting for the stars
The fine folks at Eurogamer.net have finally managed to lure some footage of the upcoming Velocity Ultra out of developer FuturLab’s secret lair. The embedded video features a wealth of action from the full PlayStation Vita re-release, and even includes input from managing director James Marsden. The title’s set to take...
Like fireworks, only better
As an award winner and an all-around high-flier, FuturLab must have faced a few headaches when it decided to remake the excellent Velocity for PlayStation Vita. “How can we possibly improve upon perfection?” is a question that we imagine got tossed about a lot during early brainstorming sessions. Thankfully, it...
Fan powered remake
Just like Smarties and Cheese & Onion crisps, YouTube user Evert84 has fused two of our favourite things. The budding creator curator has taken to the video sharing site to show off his latest LittleBigPlanet Vita level: an almost exact reimagining of FuturLab’s excellent PlayStation Mobile hit,
FuturLab’s upcoming PlayStation Vita re-release Velocity Ultra is turning into quite the slice of fan service. Not only does the title exist because people asked for it, but it’s also getting a Platinum Trophy because, well, people asked for it. The award winning Brighton-based developer confirmed the news in a relatively simple blog post...
We chat to FuturLab to find out more
Velocity, the undisputed king of the PlayStation Minis catalogue, is getting a full PlayStation Vita overhaul later this year. After a solid month of teasing, Brighton-based developer FuturLab has warped through the stratosphere to confirm the existence of
We can't wait to crab a copy
Coconut Dodge, the time sapping PlayStation Mini from Velocity developer FuturLab, is following in its successor’s footsteps and getting a full PlayStation Vita re-release. “Special Christacean Message: Clawrence is also coming to Vita natively in 2013 with online scores, PSN Trophies, and HD coconuts,” the...
You definitely asked for it
We thought Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima was the master of the countdown clock, but he may just need to renounce his crown. It turns out that there’s a new contender to the teaser throne, and it belongs to Coconut Dodge developer FuturLab. Not content with dropping hints in press releases, launching s
You asked for it
Brighton-based developer FuturLab sure loves its quirky promotional schemes. Earlier today, the outfit issued a press release with a hidden message: “Fan powered flight”. We thought that the company was merely being cheeky, but it turns out that there’s a lot more to the developer’s tease than three little words. A teaser...
Fan powered flight
We have to admit, we’ve been expecting this. FuturLab, the award winning studio behind Velocity and Coconut Dodge, has signed a “groundbreaking” deal with Sony that will see the Brighton-based outfit focus on PlayStation Vita titles throughout 2013. The arrangement – which sounds a lot like an expansion of Sony’s popular...
Not content with reinventing the scrolling shoot ‘em up and slide puzzle, award winning Brighton-based developer Futurlab has announced its intent to electrify the classic Match 3 puzzle genre with Surge. The upcoming PlayStation Mobile title – due out on 12th December worldwide – sees you connecting similarly coloured blocks by...
Velocity developer FuturLab has finally raised the curtain on its super secret PlayStation Mobile launch title, Fuel Tiracas. The title – which the studio teased with an irritating trailer yesterday – is the summation of eight weeks' work, and subsequently represents the Brighton-based studio’s simplest game to date. But what is it...
Teaser trailers are the bane of the video game industry – but FuturLab appears to be in on the joke. The Velocity developer has released a devious video dedicated to its other PlayStation Mobile launch title. The trailer shows gaffer James Marsden frantically tapping his PlayStation Vita’s touch-screen. But what does it all mean?...
Trophies sell games, of that there is very little doubt. Licensed pap such as Hannah Montana: The Movie and Trivial Pursuit have enjoyed cynically long retail legs due to their mind-numbingly easy platinum trophies. That ability to drive sales should not be discredited, and FuturLab’s James Marsden believes the lack of digital...
Futurlab’s promising PlayStation Minis space shooter Velocity is headed to Sony’s digital storefront in May, the developer has announced. North American gamers will get to sample the teleporting blaster from 1st May, while Europeans will have to wait an extra day until 2nd May. Futurlab’s managing director James Marsden said:...
If our interview and exclusive wallpapers didn’t get you hyped for FuturLab’s upcoming PlayStation Mini, Velocity, then this lengthy gameplay trailer should. The game’s hook – aside from its retro arcade art-style and Joris de Man soundtrack – is the ability to teleport, which brings a brand new challenge to the traditional...
Suits you, sir
In order to celebrate the announcement of FuturLab’s new PlayStation Mini, Velocity, this afternoon, we’ve teamed up with the Brighton based developer to produce an exclusive batch of snazzy wallpapers for you to decorate your desktop with. Managing director James Marsden said: We've had the pleasure of working with one of the...
Jet set future
Coconut Dodge is easily one of the strongest titles on the PlayStation Minis platform. FuturLab’s cunning combination of puzzle and arcade gameplay culminated in one of the most additive games of 2010. Naturally, we’re pretty excited about the studio’s next project: Velocity. On the back of today’s announcement, we sat down...
Neutrino speed is too slow
We wished we could teleport. Seriously, just think of the advantages: easily escaping the dull English weather for a day in the sun; never having to wait on a dingy train platform again; avoiding attacks from an intergalactic fleet of fierce foragers... Wait a minute. While teleportation might not be a reality in...
Futurlab's Coconut Dodge follow-up may have been in development since before the stone ages, but unfortunately the Brighton based developer still hasn't had chance to come up with a name for its game's evil antagonist race yet
Worry not, though, valued readers — you can help push game's development progress along just that little bit by coming up...
The PlayStation Minis platform was designed to house smaller gameplay experiences
But with its latest announcement, Brighton-based indie studio Futurlab has blown the doors off our expectations — announcing that its latest unannounced Mini will be scored by award-winning Killzone composer Joris De Man. The team has developed some very innovative...
If you're in the US, you might be aware a little game called Coconut Dodge just launched in your region
Here in Europe we've been going a little bit bonkers for the crab 'em up since its release earlier in the year. Needless to say, we think you guys over the pond will dig it. Which is why we're here to tell you about a neat little competition our...
Fact: Coconut Dodge is one of the best PlayStation Minis available
Don't just take our word for it; check out MetaCritic, where the game currently holds an average score of 81. Needless to say, British-based developers Futurlab know a thing or two about game design. Which is why we're so excited for their next project. We've been working closely...
Whassup American readers
We're hear to inform you about a game us Europeans have been playing for a while, Coconut Dodge. You might have heard about it, we've posted about it quite a bit over the past few months. That's becuase it's basically amazing. Seriously, prepare to kiss your social lives goodbye. Just ask this guy about that. "We're...
FuturLab's Coconut Dodge is one of the best games currently available on Sony's PlayStation Minis service
Seriously, if you haven't played it yet — go read our review and then pick it up. Naturally, we're rather excited about their next project. While an announcement still appears to be some way off, FuturLab's got to teasing their new project...
This guy's trying to beat Maze 9 of Futurlab's excellent Coconut Dodge
He looks about like us trying to beat it... except we haven't got the same facial hair this dude's got. By the way, we checked out Coconut Dodge's new features and they're pretty rad. The new lives system helps you to get further than ever before, but it still maintains the...
We know what you've been thinking
You've been wandering if you could listen to the deliciously addictive sounds of the excellent PlayStation Mini, Coconut Dodge, even when you're not playing it. Haven't you? Go on, admit it. Well thankfully, now you can. Futurlab's just released the Coconut Dodge soundtrack for free on their official website. You...
Futurlab's Coconut Dodge is without a doubt one of the best PlayStation Minis out there
The joy comes from its unbridled simplicity. It's not trying to do anything but be fun. Today's free update will only extend that fun. New features, based on community feedback, include: a new three lives system, Quit and Restart from the pause menu, updated...
Seasoned Flash developers, FuturLab, have announced that they're to make the jump from Adobe to Sony Playstation with the launch of their upcoming Mini Coconut Dodge
The game, as featured in more detail over on the Playstation Blog, puts you in the shoes of a crab. Gah - why crabs? We really hate crabs. The objective of the game is to guide the crab away from falling coconuts in order to..
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