Curve announces first self-published title

Curve announces first self-published title

By Ed Fear

April 3rd 2009 at 5:49PM

Explodemon! heading for PSN, PC and WiiWare later this year

London-based independent studio Curve has lifted the lid on its first self-published game, Explodemon.

The game, which will be hitting PSN, PC and WiiWare in 'Q4 2009', is a retro-inspired 2.5D platformer featuring a robotic hero with a self-destructive streak.

The idea came from the firm's design director Jonathan Biddle, who prototyped the idea himself using Game Maker. "After a working silently away for a few months in my spare time, I let a few people at Curve play Explodemon! and it became obvious that I’d managed to create something very fun,” he said.

“Explodemon! is best described as what Treasure would create if they mixed Yoshi’s Island with Half Life 2. It includes many elements from games as diverse as Street Fighter II, Halo, Super Metroid and Bangai-O. We think that there are many gamers out there like us who feel that there aren’t enough absolutely amazing action platform games on the current download services, and we really can’t wait for people to see that we’ve managed to create exactly that with Explodemon!”

Jason Perkins, managing director of Curve, added: “Due to the prototype, we’ve been in the fortunate position of having been able to play Explodemon! for a long time now. The gameplay has been honed through iterative playtesting so many times, that we are effectively now releasing Explodemon II. We’re excited to now be able to marry this solid gameplay with cutting edge 3D visuals and effects and release it via digital distribution for others to enjoy.”