March 27th, 2012, under
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!
October 7th, 2011, under
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.
August 24th, 2011, under
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!
July 12th, 2011, under
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!
July 7th, 2011, under
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:
Tell your friends!
July 1st, 2011, under
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.
June 23rd, 2011, under
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.
March 9th, 2011, under
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
February 25th, 2011, under
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
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).
February 15th, 2011, under