Words cannot describe how excited we are to be working on Runner3! We'll be sharing more information over the course of development, but here's what I can tell you for now:
- It's coming in 2017
- It's far and away our biggest and most ambitious game yet
- We’ve put together this cool website for you, where we plan to offer up weekly blog posts with more information about the game. We’re going to be very open about the development of Runner3, including all the nitty-gritty details you never knew you wanted
- You can expect friends both old and new to show up
- Charles Martinet is returning to the role that made him famous: The Narrator
- BIT.TRIP RUNNER and Runner2 are 50% off on PS4, Vita, Wii U, and Steam for the next week to celebrate today’s announcement
We can't wait to make this game for you!
Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 5:13pm
Hey, remember that Tharsis contest we announced back in January? The one where we asked people to submit funny Tharsis images of their own creation? Well it was a thing and it happened, regardless of whether you remember it or not.
We gave people total freedom to make any kind of image they wanted, which led to us receiving a nice variety of submissions. The one thing they all had in common, however, was goodness.
This, of course, made choosing a winner really hard.
After mulling it over for several days and nights, we finally managed to choose the winning submissions. Are you ready for this?
The winners are…
That’s right. Everyone who submitted an image will be taking home a Tharsis mission patch. The only way to lose was by not playing at all!
With that addressed, it’s time to bask in the glory of all the submissions we received:
Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:01am
Although we’ve been pretty proactive about announcing all our upcoming stuff on Twitter and Facebook, I thought it might be a good idea to write everything up in a blog post. There’s just too much going on right now and having it all in one place seems like a good idea.
Let’s start with Tharsis. Many of you have been asking us when the “Missions” mode would be coming. A fair question, to be sure, and I’m excited to say that it’s coming to Steam this Friday! There will be five missions at first, with the plan to add more as time goes on. We hope you like it!
And then there’s Shutshimi, a game that could not be any more different from Tharsis. It’s been out on PS4, Vita and Steam since August, and now it’s making its way to Wii U! Better yet, it’s arriving there tomorrow (2/4)!
If you didn’t know, Shutshimi was developed by an awesome studio called Neon Deity Games. They make really great games (as evidenced by Shutshimi) and we’re honored they let us publish one of them!
We have another announcement to make, but unfortunately it will have to wait until tomorrow! I’ll say this about it, though: it’s something people have been asking us about for a long time. Stay tuned!