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Guymelef
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(09-14-2017, 02:42 PM)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IABIbyBm3IE

Wired Productions partners with Danish development studio Flashbulb Games to secure global retail distribution rights on PS4
Watford, United Kingdom, September 12, 2017: Wired Productions, a leading independent videogames publisher and developer, is today pleased to announce a new partnership with Danish developer Flashbulb Games to bring the much-loved, and critically acclaimed, physics-based puzzle/platformer, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood to PlayStation 4.

RPGamer92
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(09-14-2017, 02:43 PM)
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Huh, I though MS owned the IP.
Savantcore
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(09-14-2017, 02:43 PM)
Odd one. Sequel incoming?
Bits N Pieces
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(09-14-2017, 02:44 PM)
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Great little game, PS4 players should pick it up for sure.
DriftingSpirit
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(09-14-2017, 02:44 PM)
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Neat.
purseowner
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(09-14-2017, 02:44 PM)
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Surprising. Better very late than never?

Anyway, this and Kalimba are fantastic games.
LewieP
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(09-14-2017, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGamer92

Huh, I though MS owned the IP.

Isn't this one of the studios that they acquired, but then let go and returned the rights to the ip to the studio? Like with Twisted Pixel.
Keinning
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(09-14-2017, 02:45 PM)
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Be wary playstation users, this will be your new "game is not avaliable in some regions, put Max TCoB there" for PS+

But it's pretty fun and definitely worth a try.
eFKac
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(09-14-2017, 02:45 PM)
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Thought it was MS first party?

That's pretty random after so many years, doubt it will do well.
Banjo-Kazooie
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(09-14-2017, 02:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by LewieP

Isn't this one of the studios that they acquired, but then let go and returned the rights to the ip to the studio? Like with Twisted Pixel.

Yep!

Hope PS4 owners give it a shot, it's a nice little game
Jarod McChicken
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(09-14-2017, 02:46 PM)
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If I remember correctly, that game was actually going to be released on PS3 before Microsoft bought the studio.
Vinterbird
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(09-14-2017, 02:47 PM)
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It's a fun little game. Hopefully this means that Kalimba can get a wider release as well. By far their best game
dancrane212
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(09-14-2017, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGamer92

Huh, I though MS owned the IP.

It's still listed as such on their trademark page. Weird.

Page is out of date. MS transferred the rights to Flashbulb last year.

Cool game though; I hope more folk give it a shot.
ffvorax
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(09-14-2017, 02:49 PM)
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I don't like the artstyle and the protagonist design... maybe it's a masterpiece but for now i'll pass
LewieP
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(09-14-2017, 02:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jarod McChicken

If I remember correctly, that game was actually going to be released on PS3 before Microsoft bought the studio.

And the first game was on the Wii.
Shil Pencer
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(09-14-2017, 02:55 PM)
This was a great game glad to see it's not dead
blakep267
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(09-14-2017, 02:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGamer92

Huh, I though MS owned the IP.

They let Flashbulb have the IP after MS shut down the OG studio
RPGCrazied
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(09-14-2017, 03:05 PM)
Surprised they didn't give him a cap. These people have to love this show.

pr0cs
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(09-14-2017, 03:08 PM)
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Really enjoyed the game having access to a bigger audience is a good think
Steverulez
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(09-14-2017, 03:09 PM)
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I really enjoyed this game on Xbox, well worth playing
irrotational
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(09-14-2017, 03:09 PM)
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It's a good little game - I hope it does well there!
Dinjooh
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(09-14-2017, 03:13 PM)
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Can't wait to see how it turns out :)
RPGCrazied
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(09-14-2017, 03:16 PM)
Any other similarities to the 90's cartoon in this other then his M shirt and being called Max?
Greigor The Fellhand
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(09-14-2017, 03:17 PM)
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Game is amazing, and it looked phenomenal on xbox, so on a pro the thing is gonna look like a pixar movie
SlipperyFishes
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(09-14-2017, 03:19 PM)

Originally Posted by Dinjooh

Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

Pretty sure that it'll be no different than the Steam version.
Freeman76
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(09-14-2017, 03:19 PM)
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This was 49p on cdkeys for Xbox a while ago lol
GeoramA
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(09-14-2017, 03:21 PM)
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Pretty surprised. Looks like a neat little game.
Bits N Pieces
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(09-14-2017, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vinterbird

It's a fun little game. Hopefully this means that Kalimba can get a wider release as well. By far their best game

Preach it. One of the best hidden gems of this gen for me, perfectly simplistic head scratching puzzling. Great in couch co op as well.
Dinjooh
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(09-14-2017, 03:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by SlipperyFishes

Pretty sure that it'll be no different than the Steam version.

I've been following the game since its early days on PS4 so I meant that I'm excited to see how it's progressed since then.
Gestault
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(09-14-2017, 03:55 PM)
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This game is really neat
RPGCrazied
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(09-14-2017, 03:55 PM)
Is there an owl sidekick in the game?
Toadthemushroom
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(09-14-2017, 03:56 PM)

Originally Posted by RPGamer92

Huh, I though MS owned the IP.

Flashbulb Games, who are ex-Press Play devs, managed to attain rights to the IP from Microsoft (Kalimba got released on iOS for example. I'm surprised it hasn't made it to Switch given the co-op focus).
m23
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(09-14-2017, 04:18 PM)
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Fun game, people should give it a try.
Infernostew
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(09-14-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Cool. This game looked pretty great.

Originally Posted by LewieP

And the first game was on the Wii.

It was also on PS3, I think.
LukasTaves
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(09-14-2017, 04:45 PM)
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Very nice of Ms to give the IP back to these guys. Can't wait to see Max 3.
Father_Brain
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(09-14-2017, 05:08 PM)
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Played it on PC a year or so ago. If you're a fan of puzzle-platformers, I recommend it.
Jiguryo
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(09-14-2017, 05:10 PM)
I'm glad to see that the IP remained with the authors. I liked the Wii game and the XB1 sequel was quite charming.
SlipperyFishes
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(09-14-2017, 11:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Dinjooh

I've been following the game since its early days on PS4 so I meant that I'm excited to see how it's progressed since then.

What do you mean early days - all 8 hours since it was released?

I don't understand what you mean by its "early days on PS4"
Jrs3000
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(09-14-2017, 11:27 PM)
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Good title, hopefully we see a sequel. I enjoyed it my play through of it.
ThatGuyJangle
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(09-15-2017, 09:26 AM)

Originally Posted by SlipperyFishes

What do you mean early days - all 8 hours since it was released?

I don't understand what you mean by its "early days on PS4"

Dinjooh saw the game in it's super early state when we first made a build for PS4 to see just how much work would need to be done. He's good at keeping secrets. ;)
gogosox82
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(09-15-2017, 09:28 AM)
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I thought MS owned the ip?
ThatGuyJangle
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(09-15-2017, 10:19 AM)

Originally Posted by gogosox82

I thought MS owned the ip?

Nope, they let us keep it when they closed Press Play. Alongside Kalimba, Tentacles and Knoxville.
silva1991
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(09-15-2017, 10:22 AM)
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Was this on 360? I seem to remember seeing my sister playing it.
kurahador
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(09-15-2017, 10:24 AM)
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Hope this does well. I would love a sequel.
Vinterbird
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(09-15-2017, 10:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Is there an owl sidekick in the game?

No sidekicks, and has nothing to do with the cartoon. It's at best a nod, but I highly doubt even that considering the original game had a much different look.

Sad they never got the chance to make the third one, the prototypes I heard about sounded cool.
gogosox82
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(09-16-2017, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThatGuyJangle

Nope, they let us keep it when they closed Press Play. Alongside Kalimba, Tentacles and Knoxville.

Good to hear :) I'm definitely excited to play this.
Neith
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(09-16-2017, 06:21 AM)

Originally Posted by eFKac

Thought it was MS first party?

That's pretty random after so many years, doubt it will do well.

That is SUPER DUPER random lol. It still plays great on PC in 4K! I'm about half way through right now.

Great release for PS4 players.
malfcn
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(09-16-2017, 06:25 AM)
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Fun game. Be sure to check it out.
moltonasty
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(09-16-2017, 06:28 AM)
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Was pleasantly surprised by this one on the XB1. Great game!
Megatron
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(09-16-2017, 06:39 AM)
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This was really fun! Definitely give it a shot if you haven't played it!

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