Bring on the red carpet

By chrism March 27th, 2012, under Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time for the Canadian Video Game Awards, and About a Blob has been nominated! High-fives to all those who nominated us. Just like the Oscars, feel free to make a CVGA pool among your friends to bet on who the winners will be. My advice, if you’re looking to cash in, is probably bet your life savings for AaB to win (don’t do this). What are we nominated for you may ask? Let me tell you:

Best Downloadable Game

Best Indie Game

Best New Character

w00t! The awards take place during Fan Expo Vancouver, so if you’re in the area, make sure to attend with a giant sign for AaB. Thanks in advance!

It’s a FIRE SALE! About a Blob for $5.99

By chrism October 7th, 2011, under Uncategorized

Ok, this is a bit misleading. We had neither a fire, nor are we selling cows. BUT, you do get to EAT cows in Tales from Space: About a Blob, our original title for PSN. Most importantly it’s on sale for $5.99 and some ridiculously cheaper price for PSN Plus users. Now you have no excuse not to buy it.

Mutant Blobs Attack – New Blog

By Graham Smith August 24th, 2011, under Uncategorized

Hey all this is Graham.

Just wanted to update anyone who is watching this site that we have a new development blog up for our new game Mutant Blobs Attack at www.mutantblobsattack.com

Check it out and make sure to follow the blob on twitter at @MutantBlob and the developer at @DrinkBoxStudio

Hope to see you all at PAX!

About a Blob on sale TODAY

By Graham Smith July 12th, 2011, under News

Hi friends,

Just a reminder to those who have not picked up the game yet, that Tales from Space: About a Blob will be on sale for one week starting today on PSN in North America. The sale price is $10.49 for non-PS+ members, and $7.34 for PS+ members. (Regular price is$14.99)

Grab it now if you haven’t already!

Tales from Space: About a Blob – On sale next week in North America!

By Graham Smith July 7th, 2011, under News

Hey everyone, Graham here with exciting news.

Sony has invited us to be part of their Summer Sale this year. This means that you’ll be able to pick up the game for half price if you are a PS+ member, and 33% off if you are not. Hopefully you are all taking advantage of your free PS+ period.

Read more about it here:

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/07/07/psn-summer-sale-2011-30-off-11-games/

Tell your friends!

New Co-operative DLC levels available next week!

By Graham Smith July 1st, 2011, under News

Hey all, Graham here to let you know that we’re releasing two new DLC levels for About a Blob next week on the PlayStation Network!

The levels are set in a new “alien planet” environment. While playing through the levels, you will come across puzzles that require two players to solve.

Best Friends Forever

The levels will be available on Tuesday July 5th in the Americas, and on Wednesday July 6th in Europe.

AaB in top 25 list!

By chrism June 23rd, 2011, under News

Hi all! Just a little update from us. Drinkbox is furiously working away on some exciting stuff as the summer is ramping up here in the office – literally – I wish we had AC. Perhaps the strategy is that we work better at high temperatures? My mouse melted yesterday.

But on to even hotter news – our dear friends at PSNStores wisely decided to include us in their top 25 PSN Stores list! Now, I probably would of given us the #1 position, but everyone to their own. :)

Keep that freezer packed with popsicles kids.

You can dress ‘em up but can’t take them out…

By chrism March 9th, 2011, under News

Our first DLC is officially out. And yes – it is finally possible to dress your Blob up as a baby pirate (personal fav).

That’s right – now there is finally an answer to the much pondered question “why the hell are there blue points to collect?”. To improve your speed run times. Yes, true, but NOW you can also use those blue points as currency to buy wicked skins for your Blob’s head, eye, nose, ears and body.

Perhaps you’re feeling a bit super trooper?

Or perhaps a bit humphrey bogart?

 

How do you get in on this awesomeness? Basically log onto the TfS:AaB, get the automatic update, and you too will have access to the Skin editor in the main menu. Customizations and Accessories! w00t

D-BOX CAMEOS!?

By Augusto February 25th, 2011, under News

Yes you read right! Everyone knows about the awesome puzzles, cool art style and internet meme references across the game, but only a few people know that the DrinkBox team is also scattered across the levels!

Ryan MacLean A.K.A "The Dude"

Alex Smithers - The 'Goop' Factor

Graham Smith, Gaming Virtuoso

Chris "HarveyTime" Harvey

with Chris Stewart as the Lumberjack

Mayuran Thurairatnam is the "Sri Lankan Stud"

Chris "What are you guys up to?" McQuinn

(Blue)Shel-don Laframboise

Steph "Omelet" Goulet

and yours truly, Augusto Quijano

I had soooo much fun doing art for this game (the art style rocks!), especially when the art department is 2 people (Steph and me) because you get to do a lot of (stressful) exhilirating things. One of such tasks was designing odd-looking characters to populate the levels, and I didn’t need to look far for those…
The characters are built and animated in Flash. First I did a couple of generic templates with the animations and then started to do variations on that design (mainly color and face shape) so a couple of pulls & pushes to the vectors and boom! you get a DrinkBox Dev… or a random hill billy (it’s a fine line).

Tales From Space: About a Blob Launch Party

By Graham Smith February 15th, 2011, under News

Hey all, Graham here. On Friday Feb 11, we held a launch party in my building’s party room.

Despite the building losing power for about an hour, and eventually getting kicked out by an angry security guard, the party was quite a success! Or maybe it was a success because of these things?

Thanks to Fiona for Organizing everything! Also thanks to Sam who provided the Tunes and the Blob Cake, and most of these photos!