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Ships Ahoy - RoboBlitz

Naked Sky Entertainment announces the availability of RoboBlitz for the PC, with the Xbox 360 edition of the Unreal 3 engine game to come later this year:

Los Angeles -- Nov. 06, 2006 - Naked Sky Entertainment, an independent game development studio specializing in physics driven games for the PC and next-gen consoles, launched the worldwide PC version of RoboBlitz, the first Unreal Engine 3 game to market.

RoboBlitz is a humorous single-player action, platformer full of inventive gizmos, weapons and characters. Players take on the role of Blitz, a multi-talented robot who must activate an aging space cannon to save his world from a band of maladjusted space pirates. Set in seven distinct environments, RoboBlitz features 19 levels of puzzle-solving and high-intensity action.

The unique, physics-driven gameplay in RoboBlitz empowers players to use creative solutions in a world rife with emergent behaviors.

"In the past, games have been limited to hand-animation driven gameplay where the players' actions are bound by the designer's own imagination. With physics, the only limitations are rules based on the game world," said Joshua Glazer, Chief Technology Officer, Naked Sky Entertainment, Inc. "In our game, almost every puzzle can be solved in multiple ways. If the player comes up with a solution for which we didn't plan, it will still work because everything is driven by physics."

To support the modding community, the PC release will include the same custom build of the Unreal Engine 3 Editor that the Naked Sky team uses in-house.

RoboBlitz will be available in 8 languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. RoboBlitz is rated E10+ (Everyone Ages 10+) by the ESRB.

At launch, the game will be available for download through the RoboBlitz website www.roboblitz.com, Valve's Steam platform at www.steamgames.com, www.LiquidGeneration.com and www.DISCoverMyGames.com for $14.99. A free three-level trial version of RoboBlitz will also be available.

The Xbox 360 version of RoboBlitz will launch later this year on the Xbox Live Arcade.

For more information on RoboBlitz, please visit www.roboblitz.com.

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20. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2006, 05:25 Carver
 
Is Unreal 3 even in development?

Lets hope not, please, please, please don't let the world suffer another Unreal game, wasn't UPoo, I mean, Poo2, I mean... , well, you know what I mean, (U2 for the slow, Unreal2 for the even slower) wasn't that enough pain and mysery to inflict on the world, that and the seemingly endless rehashes of UT, which it self was an absolute dog, UT2003 (lol, say no more), then UT2004 (do they ever learn) and now soon to be UT2007, the same tired old crap, just with newer graphics, and a few new useless game modes, and a pile of crap maps, thats what they keep shoving down peoples throats every couple of years, hellooooooo, we are sooooo over UT Epic, it wasn't that good to start with.

And as for the Unreal engine, be it 1,2, or 3, it's crap, every game that is made with it fells like crap, the graphics aren't even that good, look at UT2007, crapolla!!

pheww, next please...

 
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19. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 20:14 Lorcin
 

hmm just had a quick go and kinda like it. Seems I need to upgrade for unreal 3 though as I was only getting 20-30fps on a x64 3500+ with 2gb ram and a 7800GT.

Really impressed with the install - it uncompressed to 445mb so near trippled in size. Would much have something that takes 5 mins to install then spend hours searching for a mirror which isn't capped or full.



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18. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 19:11 Riley Pizt
 
What does that have to do with the XBox 360 version?
Squirmer implied that the game looked crappy because it was only 50MB so that it could fit on XBOX Live Arcade. My point is that the PC version is actually over 3 times that size (and likely more since 178MB is the size of the compressed installer).

So, if the game looks crappy in the trailer, the size is not really the problem.

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17. Re: Unreal 3 Nov 7, 2006, 18:57 Squirmer
 
Maybe you'll change your misguided opinion when you realize that the PC version is ~178MB.

Not really, no. Considering most new games are multiple gigabytes, a 178MB Unreal Engine 3 game is an impressive achievement I think. There's some really interesting technology in this game.

 
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16. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 18:52 Elf Shot The Food
 
"Maybe you'll change your misguided opinion when you realize that the PC version is ~178MB."

What does that have to do with the XBox 360 version?

 
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15. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 18:43 Riley Pizt
 
Or maybe it's just the fact that it's through Steam?
Actually the game is available through several delivery services not just Steam

Although, then, who exactly funded the development?
I believe Intel bankrolled at least some of it since this game was originally a tech demo for Intel's hyperthreading and dual-core CPU's.

http://www.fileplanet.com/159419/150000/fileinfo/RoboHordes-Tech-Demo-%5BUnreal-3.0-Engine%5D

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14. Re: Unreal 3 Nov 7, 2006, 18:40 Riley Pizt
 
Maybe you'll change your opinion when you realise the game is under 50MB in total.
Maybe you'll change your misguided opinion when you realize that the PC version is ~178MB.


 
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13. Re: Unreal 3 Nov 7, 2006, 18:26 Elf Shot The Food
 
Demo at Gamer's Hell: http://www.gametab.com/news/732892/

 
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12. Re: Unreal 3 Nov 7, 2006, 17:09 Squirmer
 
Really? So tell me why it looks like 5 year old graphics at best.

Maybe you'll change your opinion when you realise the game is under 50MB in total. The textures are procedurally generated and they changed a number of things to make it under 50MB because they're releasing it over Xbox Live Arcade.

I think this game looks really fun.

 
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11. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 16:35 Elf Shot The Food
 
Cute video.

 
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10. No subject Nov 7, 2006, 16:09 xXBatmanXx
 
heh, looks kinda fun. (probably same video as their site - but that site layout sucks.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyzqR0fCQrI

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9. Unreal 3 Nov 7, 2006, 15:40 Cheese
 
Really? So tell me why it looks like 5 year old graphics at best.

Damn im so not getting this.

 
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8. No subject Nov 7, 2006, 15:17 FourPak
 
watching the demo video on www.roboblitz.com it seems like a tech-demo-game ie. they first experimentally programmed a bunch of physics effects to see what could be done with the engine, and then only later said "hm, ok, now how can we make a game out of these". Some of the stuff reminds me of the "Garry’s Mod" sandbox mode for HL2, glueing objects together, etc.

 
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7. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 14:32 Lorcin
 
ok I'm confused. According to the firt 2 lines it was launched yesterday but according tot he rest of the badly written press release it will be launched.

Wtf??

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6. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 14:14 Bhruic
 
Considering how little it's selling for, you have to wonder how much they paid for the license. Or maybe it's just the fact that it's through Steam? Although, then, who exactly funded the development?

 
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5. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 13:37 Masa
 
Is Unreal 3 even in development?

 
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4. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 12:52 Choachy
 
Perhaps Naked Sky should proofread their URLs.

"At launch, the game will be available for download through the RoboBlitz website www.robobliz.com"

There should be a t in there.

 
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3. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 12:21 Undead Scottsman
 
It's not "Unreal 3 Engine" it's "Unreal Engine 3" as in the third iteration of the Unreal Engine.

Gears of War is the first Epic game to come out on UE3.

 
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2. Re: No subject Nov 7, 2006, 11:50 Fion
 
Wait an Unreal 3 engine game out before Unreal 3? Thats a first.

 
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1. No subject Nov 7, 2006, 10:54 Elf Shot The Food
 
Aka "Today's OTHER Unreal Engine 3 game."

Looks like it could be amusing enough, but I'll wait for a demo.

 
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