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Blues And Bullets it’s on Steam!

Yes! A bit sooner that expected we have launched our game Blues And Bullets. You can acquire the first chapter, all the season at once or a deluxe digital version that includes a comic book and the soundtrack here.

We have worked A LOT since 2009, when a group of students began a project called The Last Dance. This project ended being an “Honorable Mention” at IGF 2010. You can check it here. With this project this team started the long process of creating their own company and meanwhile they earnt experience working in several other companies, like Digital Legends, for projects like EA Battlefield 2 or Disney’s Split Second.

This team never let the idea to make a commercial release of this game go, and for that reason in 2011 they became A Crowd of Monsters, and there is a hidden video that demonstrates that they tried to make a new version of the game. After developing Sugar Kid and when Funk of Titans was close to the end, we made a prototype of what we wanted to make with the evolution of The Last Dance, now called “Blues And Bullets”. You can take an exclusive look here :) . There is even an Ouya version of this game, never released!

In September 2014 we were able to begin the real development of Blues And Bullets. We hired a team of very nice developers (and better people :D), and with them, OMUK, Mocap Bcn, Sonotrigger , Universally Speaking and a lot of effort and help from other people, we have developed the first chapter of the game of our dreams. We hope you like it, and we will be very glad to listen your feedback. Enjoy it!


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The first chapter of Blues And Bullets launches July 23 on Steam!

 

After the emotions of finishing the Bit Summit at Kyoto…

Starting July 23, 2015, PC Windows users will be able to play the first chapter of Blues And Bullets on Steam for $4.99!

Blues And Bullets is one of the most awaited games in the world-wide gaming community. Its story allows you take the role of the famous Eliot Ness, 20 years after he arrested the notorious criminal Al Capone.

The action takes place in the fictional city of Santa Esperanza, where a retired Ness runs a diner where police and other law agents frequent. Aesthetically, Blues And Bullets touts an impressive graphic style based in classic American comics and noir fiction style. The script has been written by Josué Monchán, the same writer that created the script from Runaway and Yesterday, among other great graphical adventures.

The music has been written by the multi awarded compositor Damian Sánchez, from the music studio Sonotrigger, and the main theme has been composed and interpreted by the Spanish singer Izä. For the voicing talent, the title has used Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 2,3) as Elliot Ness, and Jules de Jongh (Faith from Mirrors Edge), an important character that will appear later in the chapter. This title is our most ambitious game yet, and through storytelling and music, it will take you to the deepest and darkest parts of a tortured soul. Visually it will immerse you in a realistic comic world with a taste of German Expressionism.

We began the project in 2009 at our university, and it received an honorable mention in the student category at IGF 2010. We want that our game to be a title that all the players of the world can play, and for that reason the first chapter will be at the reasonable price of $4.99, 10% cheaper the first week on Steam. Players that would like to play the entire game can pick up the entire season for $19.99, which includes 5 chapters.

You can find some more info at the Game Website, or you can go to the Steam webpage.


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Funk of Titans everywhere!

 

Hello Mortals!

After this human event that it is the E3, we have really good news for you, our loyal players that believe that Funk is the only music from the gods. My (bastard) son Perseus has a sacred mission, and this mission has to be carried all around the world, the Olympus, and the rest of the universe (including other planes, dimensions and parallel spaces). This is why he will be dancing one platform floor after the other during this summer, so you can join him and do your best in confronting and defeating the champions of pagan rythms like Pop, Rock and Rap in these selected machines:

  • Nintendo Wii U: Funk of Titans appeared in America a few weeks ago thanks to Enjoy Up, and from the 9th of July you will be able to play it in Europe too!
  • Nvidia Shield Android Tv: Yes, the ultra modern machine from Nvidia has our game testing its circuits since the 30th of June! You can download it from here.
  • PC – Steam: We can’t say much because some of the announcements are still a secret, but it seems that at the end of July you will be able to play it in your PC, thanks to an still unknown publisher.
  • Playstation 4 – Playstation Vita: Yes! In the near future the game will appear in your Sony platform… even in China, thanks to the chinese company Another Indie Studio.

And that’s all. We wanted to port Funk of Titans to Game Gear, because it’s a perfect game for a portable device, but it seems that its powerful Z80 has some problems with Perseus’ polygons. We will continue trying port it, don’t worry!

 


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Blues And Bullets at E3!

Ohh yes! This Tuesday begins the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. It’s the biggest videogame event in EEUU, and a lot of developers and publishers of all around the world are there. And we, for the first time in our short history, will be there too!.

If you want to meet us… it will be a pleasure!

How? You can see and play Blues And Bullets at Media Indie Exchange, a really nice indie event that takes place on Wednesday 17th from 6pm to 11pm at L.A. Live Target Terrace rooftop. I really suggest you to go there and see our game (and the games from other developers too of course!)

If you are inside the E3, on Tuesday at 12-2pm you can see us inside the Indiecade section. Be fast, that’s a great opportunity to see Blues and Bullets.

And finally, if you use the E3 Connect System, you can contact us whenever you want :). It will be a pleasure to show you the game, speak with you, or take tea in any place of LA.

That’s all for now. We’ll try to update the blog during this week and tell you about what is happening at LA Convention Center, and… maybe you could see our new trailer soon! Stay tunned!

HYPE!


Izä singing Blues And Bullets main theme

The sad blues of Blues And Bullets

Music is crucial when your game is called Blues And Bullets that’s why we tried to think about the music as one of the most important aspects of our game. In our new video diary the team behind Blues And Bullets talks about the composition of the main theme, a sad blues composed by Jerry Goldsmith International Awards nominee Damián Sánchez and performed by Spanish singer Izä.

The music of Blues And Bullets has a cinematic nature that reminds us of the James Bond’s movies soundtrack but with the unique sensitivity and the nuances provided by Izä’s special voice. “She is not the usual Blues singer and this is her main strength because she can sing a Blues with a fresh style”, says Damián Sánchez, composer at Sonotrigger.

Blues And Bullets’ main theme is about a person who has lost everything in the same way as Eliot Ness, the main character of the game, has left his life behind and only wishes to spend the rest of his life working in his diner. Of course things rarely go as planned and Ness is forced right back into the field to investigate strange murders that have been occurring.

At last, but not at least, here you can hear the main theme with more detail and high quality at Soundcloud. Enjoy!