Tag: Curve Studios
News Stealth Inc 2 Infiltrates PS4, PS3, and Vita in April
A game of clones
Curve Studios' kooky arcade espionage escapade Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones will give the Wii U the slip next month, as it infiltrates the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Previously released as an exclusive for Nintendo's current flagship format, the sequel will join its predecessor on Sony's suite of systems. Expanding...
Review Thomas Was Alone (PlayStation 4)
Lonely loner on the lonely road
Thomas Was Alone is the lovely little puzzle platformer by Mike Bithell, which was later ported by Curve Studios. While not a terribly long or challenging game, it released early last year on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, and was well received. In fact, it earned additional attention from us, landing a place in our Top...
Review Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (PlayStation 4)
No longer alone
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is the latest indie title to make the jump from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4, and with great seasonal timing to boot. The question is: is the game’s special brand of horror still capable of sending shivers down your spice on Sony’s next-gen machine? In short, of course it is. The...
Review The Swapper (PlayStation 4)
The clone wars
The world of human cloning is a scientific nightmare, and in The Swapper you'll tackle that minefield head on. Curve Studios' latest indie conversion attempts to use a clever puzzle mechanic to examine and answer complex metaphysical questions. But does this charming indie solve the problem, or is it just a load of philosophical...
Review MouseCraft (PlayStation 4)
Feta than you might think
Taking two loved classics and splicing them together is no mean feat, but the cheese obsessed minds at Crunching Koalas have done just that with their debut title MouseCraft. Taking strong whiffs from both Tetris and Lemmings, this title certainly has a solid premise – but does it do enough to differentiate itself from...
News The Swapper Will Be Invading All of Your Sony Consoles This Summer
Clones 'R' Us
Our wallets love cross-buy titles. Not only can you play them on the go, but if you have yet to make the transition to the PlayStation 4, you won't find yourself having to shell out a few months later. We suppose that there's always a worry that the next-gen version may have been downgraded to meet its less powerful siblings, but the...
First Impressions PS4 Puzzler The Swapper Is a Ridley Scott Meets Metroid Masterclass
Do the old switcheroo
Games are the perfect medium for escapism, transporting us anywhere from the depths of the ocean to the furthest reaches of the universe. The Swapper depicts an unnerving return to the desolate realm of space, as you’re whisked away to the apparently abandoned Theseus Space Station. Using an experimental device, can you...
First Impressions PS4 Puzzler MouseCraft Whiffs of Tetris, Lemmings, and Mature Cheddar
Freed from the shackles of financially motivated businessmen, the indie space is awash with bonkers ideas, and Crunching Koala’s upcoming MouseCraft is no exception. The lovechild of Tetris and Lemmings, the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita titles puts you in the steampunk shoes of a crazy cat scientist – aptly named...
Review Titan Attacks (PlayStation 4)
Attack on Titan
When it hit arcades, Space Invaders revolutionised video games, making what was viewed by many as a novelty into a global industry. At that same time, it also provided inspiration for a legion of today’s game developers, and this influence is abundantly clear in Titan Attacks from British developer Puppygames. Coming to the...
News Forget Minecraft, Indie Puzzler MouseCraft Hits PS4, PS3, and Vita on 8th July
We know that Sony said that it would be putting a bigger focus on indies, but we didn't think that it'd deliver on that promise in such a big way. Indeed, it seems that we can't go a day without another announcement of a new title making its way to the Japanese giant's hardware. And while we certainly appreciate the flood of content,...
Feature Curve Studios: There May Still Be More PlayStation Exclusives from Us This Year
Stealth Inc 2 throws a curve ball
Curve Studios has quickly become one of the many faces of PlayStation’s indie initiative. An industrious London-based developer, the company has been quietly porting big-time PC titles and creating its own roster of content for Sony’s suite of systems for some time now. In fact, so prolific has the developer’s...
Review Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)
In the PlayStation 4 version of Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition, over 100 levels await, designed to punish bad decisions with deadly consequences. Fortunately, you have an infinite number of twins with which to throw at the obstacles ahead of you, allowing you to learn from mistakes in order to conquer the title’s...
News First Mover's Advantage Key to Sony's Indie Lead, Says Curve Studios
A curve that sets things straight
The list of Curve Studios games available on PlayStation hardware is really quite impressive. So impressive, that we're about to demonstrate it to you in list form: Velocity Ultra PS3, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, Thomas Was Alone, Lone Survivor: Director's Cut, and
News Curve Studios Celebrating February with Weekly PlayStation Reveals
PS4 port of Stealth Inc sneaks out first
We’re convinced that the friendly folks at London-based indie outfit Curve Studios don’t sleep. Fresh from converting a cavalcade of content to the PlayStation 3 and Vita last year, the company has now revealed that it has plans to announce four fresh projects throughout February. It’s currently unclear...
Review Proteus (PlayStation 3)
On our journey through Proteus, we witnessed history, mythology, nature, industry, death, ascension, and enlightenment. We experienced all of these things, but there's a chance that you may not, because part of the appeal of the release is that it's entirely subjective. As such, this is one of the most thought-provoking titles on...
News Velocity Ultra Boosts onto PS3 Courtesy of Curve Studios
Show thumb respect
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...
Review Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (PlayStation 3)
The only thing scarier than dying alone is surviving alone
Lone Survivor manages to concoct a tier of fear that many contemporary horror titles have been struggling to achieve. Through exceptional use of sound and visuals, this indie title creates a tense and uncomfortable atmosphere, and furthers its psychological minefield with compelling...
Review Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PlayStation 3)
Out of sight
Fresh from a successful period on the PC – with a name too crude to be published here – Curve Studios has transposed its undercover espionage excursion to the PlayStation 3 and Vita. However, while its title may be slightly less colourful, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark retains the assets that made its computer counterpart great:...
News Stealth Inc Steps Out of the Shadows on 23rd July
Hide and seek
Curve Studios’ intriguing PlayStation 3 and Vita sneak-‘em-up Stealth Inc will no longer be a clone in the dark come 23rd July, as that’s when the sly title’s set to deploy on Sony’s systems in North America. Europeans will have to remain hidden for an extra day, as the title’s not due out until 24th July overseas...
News Curve Studios Converts Proteus for PlayStation 3 and Vita
Aren’t you a crafty bunch, Curve Studios? In an interview published over the weekend, the London-based outfit’s managing director Jason Perkins teased an indie project that it was working on behind-the-scenes, but it failed to give us the scoop. Now it’s confirmed on the PlayStation Blog that the title in question is...
Interview Straight Talking with Curve Studios
The team that's got its finger in a lot of pies
Ever since bursting onto the PlayStation Network podium with its volatile platformer Explodemon in 2011, talented London-based outfit Curve Studios has been taking a break from Sony’s systems. The developer – which cut its teeth creating Buzz! spin-offs for the PlayStation Portable – filled the...
News Rename Curve Studios' Latest Game So We Can Actually Talk About It
Developer admits current name is a bit rude
Explodemon developer Curve Studios must not get time to breathe these days. Not content with porting indie hits Thomas Was Alone and Lone Survivor to the PlayStation 3 and Vita, the British-based developer has now confirmed that it’s beavering away on a cross-platform smash of its own named, er, Stealth...
News Explodemon! Launch Trailer Is All Like, "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Y'know when you're proper pumped and you can like tense all your muscles and shake with enthusiasm? Explodemon
's</a> launch trailer is a bit like that. It's all like, "DRAMA! PUZZLES! DILEMMAS! PHASE SMASH! FLOOR SLIDE! DEFLECT! BRUTISH! KITCHEN SINK!" Thankfully for British studio Curve, it looks proper AMAZING! It's out this week...
News Promising PSN Exclusive Explodemon Detonates (Sorry) The PlayStation 3 On February 8th
We could fill this post with egrigious explosion puns
We'll save your sanity and get to more pressing matters: Curve Studios' brilliant looking Explodemon finally has a release date. The PlayStation Network exclusive title (that's totally not a rip off of Splosion Man) has been brandished with a February 8th (9th in Europe) release date. Sony really...
News Explodemon Does Its Best Buh-Bomb Impression This Winter
Curve Studios has dropped a little tease regarding the state of the upcoming PSN platformer, Explodemon
According to the developer, the game will hit the PSN sometime this Fall. It's been a long time since we last made a post about the quirky little platformer, but it's a game that's very much still on our radar. Hopefully we'll start to hear more...
News Explodemon! Coming To The PSP, Still Just As Explosive
Curve Studios developed the PSP version of Buzz
Master Quiz</a>. Now they're back working on the platform to bring their upcoming action-platformer to the system. Explodemon! has already been announced for PC, PS3 and WiiWare, but will arrive as a downloadable title for the PSP sometime in 2010. Alongside Explodemon!, Curve Studios confirmed...
News Explodemon! Coming To The PSN, Inspired By Yoshi's Island
2D platformers are a rare thing these days and we're not entirely sure why
We don't think the genre is "worn out" so to speak, and we'd happily welcome a bunch of new platformers are on our super HD box (new 2D Sonic game SEGA?). Imagine our delight when we saw the debut trailer for Explodemon! (above). Being developed by Curve Studios...