Factsheet

Developer:
DrinkBox Studios
Based in Toronto, Canada

Release date:
February, 2011

Platforms:
PlayStation 3

Website:
aboutablob.com

Regular Price:

Description

Tales from Space: About a Blob is a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about a race of insatiable alien Blobs. Looking for their next meal, the blobs end up on a distant Earth-like planet that didn’t invite them for dinner! The game features a retro-inspired art style, local co-op gameplay, a monster-movie theme and a healthy dose of humor.

History

Tales from Space: About a Blob was the studio's first original game. This game was definitely a learning experience for the team, and also a lesson on how not to name a game. About a Blob is seen as a rough gem by the studio, and it can be found on the PS3.

Features

  • 1-2 players
  • Online Leaderboards

Videos

Official Trailer Tales from Space: About a Blob YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Canadian Video Game Awards Finalist." CVGA. Tales from Space: About a Blob. 2012


Selected Articles

  • "Pulling off both nostalgic and fresh is hard, but that’s exactly what About a Blob does."
    - Matt Helgeson. 2011. Tales from Space: About a Blob Review [8.5/10], GameInformer
  • "With a loveable art style and knockabout humour adding gloss to its warmly familiar gameplay, Tales From Space: About A Blob is the perfect platform s"
    - Kristan Reed. 2011. Tales from Space: About a Blob Review [8/10], Eurogamer
  • "DrinkBox has created an addictive 2D puzzle platformer starring a liquid mass without any jarring motion controls."
    - John Polson. 2011. Tales from Space: About a Blob Review [4/5], GameRant

DrinkBox Blog
A blog containing all our game updates. drinkboxstudios.com.


About DrinkBox Studios

Boilerplate
DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. We’re a pretty small team who makes the sort of games that we want to play, and, hopefully, a few other people like what we do.

More information
More information on DrinkBox Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Tales from Space: About A Blob Credits

Stephane Goulet
Art

Augusto Quijano
Art

Nitai Bessette
Design

Chris Harvey
Design

Sheldon Laframboise
Design

Chris McQuinn
Design

Peter Chapman
Music

Ryan MacLean
Production

Chris Harvey
Programming

Alex Smithers
Programming

Chris Stewart
Programming

Mayuran Thurairatam
Programming

Michelle Frey
Sound Design


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