Audio Developer Diary: Channeling the Awesomeness of the Eighties

dtp entertainment – Press Release 02/16/2012:

Hamburg, 02/16/2012 – Awesome games require awesome songs and since Awesomenauts is, well, pretty awesome, it needed the awesomestest song ever! The game-audio guys at Sonic Picnic have been acutely aware of this after they played early builds of the game at Ronimo HQ, back in '09. After toiling away for weeks in their own audio-recording lair they came up with a song that blew us away in its 80's awesomeness. This song has been part of every Awesomenauts video, but especially the intro cinematic:

Since then we've been getting requests from fans to please make the theme song longer and turn it into an actual song. But we at Ronimo have been way ahead of you, because we've been begging for the same thing ever since we heard it. And finally, they've listened to our pleas! It will be unleashed as soon as the sound has been tuned to perfection and all dials have been set to 11. Until then, Sonic Picnic has been kind enough to supply us with a development diary that delves deep into the bowels of Awesomenauts' audio production.

This dev diary, including a short preview of the extended theme song can be found here:

All the trailers, screenshots and artworks can be found on our press server:

Awesomenauts is currently in the final stages of development, and will be released on Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade in a few weeks’ time. A definitive release date will be announced as soon as possible.

About Awesomenauts:

The year is 3587, conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. At the centre is a team of elite mercenaries fighting for the spoils of war: The Awesomenauts.

Combining the gameplay of classic 2D-platforming titles with that of modern, fast-paced MOBA-games, Awesomenauts allows up to six players to battle against one-another across multiple alien worlds. Featuring a playable roster of six unique heroes, Awesomenauts brings ferocious team play and angry, lightsaber-wielding aliens together.

Awesomenauts will soon be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network.

Gameplay Features:

·         For the first time in galactic history, Awesomenauts will bring the popular MOBA genre to the 2D plane with rich, detailed environments!

·         Adrenaline-pumping action with up to 3 players staining your couch, or 6 players online!

·         A roster of six unique playable mercenaries, each featuring their own set of skills and upgrades!

·         Advanced matchmaking options, which allow you to queue up for online matches without forcing you to wait in a matchmaking lobby!

·         Unlock over 100 unique items to beef up your abilities and customize your personal playing style for each match!

·         Face melting battles across multiple exotic planets and alien spaceships!

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About dtp entertainment

dtp entertainment AG is one of Germany’s largest independent games publishers and has been in the industry since 1995. The company employs more than 150 people with headquarters in Hamburg/Germany and subsidiary in Singapore. dtp entertainment develops games for all entertainment platforms and publishes these internationally. In addition, the company is a well-established distributor for software, DVDs and Blu-rays in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

About Ronimo Games

Ronimo Games is a development studio based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Staffed by the team that created the original incarnation of de Blob, Ronimo Games is focused on creating innovative, high-quality games that appeal to a wide audience. In 2009, the studio released its critically-acclaimed debut title Swords & Soldiers, for Nintendo Wii, PSN, and Steam. For more information on Ronimo Games and its games visit  

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