November 24, 2009 // 7:19 pm
- SCEA's Santa Monica Studio Associate Producer Mike Graham
has announced that Gravity Crash is coming to PlayStation Network today, as follows:
Earlier this year at E3, we had the opportunity to introduce everyone to a brand-new old-school arcade style shooter, Gravity Crash.
Well, I'm here to let you know that Gravity Crash will be available on PlayStation Store today for $9.99!
Just to give you a little background info, Gravity Crash combines vintage arcade shooter gameplay with striking HD vector graphics running in 1080p at 60 frames per second.
Piloting a small craft armed with an arsenal of main and special weapons, a rechargeable shield and a carefully watched fuel gauge, players battle gravity and inertia through 35 levels that each feature environmental dangers, enemies and other obstacles. Along the way, players will encounter volcanic eruptions, winding caverns and bodies of water in their pursuit to complete their mission.
But wait, there's more. You can create your own levels and share them with friends! Here to talk to you more about it is my colleague, Stewart Gilray
, CEO of the development studio, Just Add Water
, to give you the low-down.
Hi everyone, how are you guys doing?
What started for us as an idea almost three years ago is now about to invade your lives. Gravity Crash for PlayStation 3 will launch on the PlayStation Store today!
When we started working with Sony on this project we were certain we had a great idea for a game, and I have to say we are incredibly proud of what we've created and we can't wait to see what you guys think when you get hold of it.
When you download the Trial edition of Gravity Crash you will get access to 4 levels from the 35 single-player and 12 multiplayer planets. You will also get full access to the game editor, where you will be able to design and create your own levels straight away, however only when you buy the game will you be able to challenge the world by publishing your creations on PlayStation Network.
Actually, I'd like to geek out for a moment and tell you about one of the little things we included in the Trial edition which, as far as we are aware, no one else has done before: at the end of the demo we have a dynamic "Published Levels" counter that tells you how many custom-made levels have been published to PSN. Personally I can't wait to watch that number get bigger and bigger over the coming months!
I suppose that you'd also like to know how much all of this will cost.
$9.99 of your Earth money, will buy you:
• 35 Single-player levels, including hidden and boss levels
â€¢ 12 Multiplayer levels
â€¢ 3 Multiplayer modes
â€¢ Different player ships
â€¢ Special weapons
â€¢ Weapon power-ups
â€¢ 20 devious Trophies
â€¢ Over 200 editor items
Speaking of the editor, just to reiterate what I said in my previous update, EVERY level in the game has been built with the same game editor, and you will have full access to it in the game. Here's a little development diary from us at Just Add Water showing a bit of the editor in action!
And finally, during December we will be releasing a few extras to the PlayStation Store, so keep a look out for Gravity Crash wallpapers and themes. So all I've got left to say is thanks to everyone for your support since the game was announced. We hope you enjoy it and we can't wait to see what you guys can create with the Editor!