Posted by Helen - Saturday 2nd August 2014
This week was a big week. For, this week, Steam pre-orders (Early-bird discount! Buy now!) opened on our very own love letter: a premium, souped-up, expanded, HD remake of messed-up avian mystery romance Hatoful Boyfriend.
The ridiculous romance in which you play a human with a penchant for pigeons captured our hearts some months ago – primarily when we realised how hilarious, beautiful and occasionally straight-up sinister it is. Basically, everything we stand for.
Working closely with series creator Hato Moa to remake the game, we are gearing up for launch on the 21st August.
Shiny new features include:
• Luscious, hi-res pigeons and all-new art
• Shocking new endings
• 1080p pigeons; 60 fps (flaps per second)
Along with all the violence, murder, apocalypse, intrigue, eroticism and heart-trembling romance of the original.
For the classiest birds at the top of the pecking order, there’s a collector’s edition jam-packed with additional goodies!
• Dive deeper into the madness with an Exclusive digital manga
• Take the music of love wherever you go with a downloadable Soundtrack
• Relive the memories over again with the St Pigeonation’s Class of 2014 Yearbook
• Impress your friends with Wallpapers featuring real-life star, Okosan
• Go retro with the Original Hatoful Boyfriend
Posted by Ben - Thursday 31st July 2014
That’s a perfectly acceptable way to start a blog post… right?
Things get pretty competitive here at Tonic Towers, giving us an excellent reason to hold several video game tournaments during our lunchtimes. The question is, do we have tournaments because we’re competitive, or are we competitive because we have tournaments?
What’s great about our lunchtime battles is the camaraderie. Email chains become a veritable melting pot of gamesmanship (in jest, of course) as each player attempts to find an edge on their opponent. That being said, all the smack talk in the world can only take you so far when hadoukens are unleashed and sonic booms fly through the office with (amateur) surgeon-like precision.
The Street Fighter Tournament has been the talk of the office in recent weeks with the drama reaching a pinnacle at our summer party. It was on this joyous occasion that Tommy managed to snatch victory in a highly anticipated and close 'battle of the animators' against Hiren. This was early in the night though, and as the wars waged on our very own David & Goliath tale took place. To everyone’s surprise, James, not known for his street fighting skills, defeated Tommy using the only tools he had in his arsenal; courage and heart. This display of intestinal fortitude drew first gasps then cheers from a raucous crowd as the slain Tommy raised his conquerors hand, gracious in defeat.
In short, it’s been a lot of fun and a great way to unwind in our free time and prepare for an afternoon of game development.
As the tournament careers towards its final battle all that’s left to say is “Go for it man!
Posted by Ben - Thursday 10th July 2014
Ever wanted to know what happens when you crash your race-car into the courthouse without the fear of actual devastating real life repercussions?
Wonder no more, as Delivery Outlaw is OUT NOW on Android devices!
Here at Tonic Towers we’ve been working hard to bring you the finest slice of courier-based illegality our fevered minds can offer.
Already out on iOS, we've listened to your feedback and added some awesome new features to Jack Gunnit’s world. It's SPEEDIER (we requested our code team add 110% more 'oomph'... they love/hate that). There are collectable COINS (following the coins MIGHT suggest the best route through the level). We've SEPARATED tilt, acceleration and break controls, which we agreed would be a cool option for those crazy diamonds that want it that way.
If you're already playing Delivery Outlaw on iOS, we haven’t forgotten about you. Just jump to the options menu and select the new controls. Tilt/pitch on the left, accelerate and brake on the right. To make your playing experience even more thrilling, why not ride the lightning on the back of a Robot Unicorn, available exclusively from Lily's Loot in the Garage!
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