Guildford, England– August 17th 2010– Hello Games, the bright young indie start-up, announce a Trial version and Patch for their stunt-em-up Joe Danger.
Speaking earlier today Sean Murray, Managing Director said;“Since Joe Danger has been released, we've been hard at work just trying to cater for as many requests from the community as we can. We're starting by putting together a huge Trial, with hours of gameplay, for those people who still can't decide if Joe Danger is awesome or not.”
The Joe Danger Trial releases today in America and on the 25th of August in the rest of the world.
Sean explains:“The Demo comes out a week later in Europe. Dave, who is one quarter of Hello Games, translated the new German text for the Trial himself. Unfortunately it turns out he didn't know nearly as many words as we had all hoped, as Sony testing found. 'Buy Now' had become something really quite offensive, for instance, luckily that's all sorted now."
A patch bringing a "feature upgrade" is set to follow soon after the demo.“We're calling it 'The People's Patch', because it answers pretty much every piece of feedback we've had from the community. Even the ones that contradicted each other. In fact, we keep delaying it just to cram one more thing in, and some are huge too. If you think you've completed the game... well, you haven't. For fans, it's something to get really excited about.”
Joe Danger is a flagship title for PlayStation ® Network and has already received many critical plaudits. Achieving a Gold rating from the world’s largest gaming magazine, GameInformer, and Editors choice on one of the world’s largest gaming websites, IGN. It was also nominated for three awards at GDC 2010, including the D2D Vision award and IGF Grand Prize. As well as being nominated for Best New Download IP at the 2010 Develop Awards, where Hello Games walked away with Best New Studio and Best Micro Studio.
For more information about Hello Games and Joe Danger, please visit http://www.joe-danger.com, or follow them on twitter.
ABOUT JOE DANGER
Joe Danger recreates that childish joy of the first time you took a toy motorbike, doused it in lighter fluid, lit it, and launched it at high speed over your carefully constructed ramp out a second story window. In this fast, fun and frantic title players will wear the cape of down-and-out daredevil Joe Danger. From humble but dangerous beginnings old-school Stunt hero Joe, publicly humiliated by the reckless Team Nasty at the start of the game, competes to regain his reputation as the Master of Disaster.
Race against your rivals, out-thrill your friends and defy death to defeat the dastardly Team Nasty. Across over 50 eye-poppingly gorgeous and eye-wateringly dangerous levels take Joe on the ride of his life and go from zero to hero.
Easy to pick up and hard to put down Joe Danger gives arcade classics a nitro boost up the exhaust pipe, and puts the Evil in Evel Knievel. Get ready for a burst of sugar-rush excitement for today’s jaded gamers.
Play, Create and Share! Freeze the game at any point to enter edit-mode and change your world any way you want. Put a ramp down just before you land or place a ring of fire just before you go through it. Create the most ridiculous stunts you can think of, then use them to smash some World Records! Share your creations with all your friends and torment them with your devious creations.
Physics with Cartoon Timing!“Joe Danger” Uses advanced cartoon physics to create a world ripe with slapstick humor. Laugh in the face of Danger, but it laughs back when you crash, as you bounce from boulder to boulder, on fire, towards a pile of giant mousetraps. Flung from your bike at high speed, make a last ditch attempt to please the crowd, by pulling poses mid-air and nudging yourself into the directly into path of Danger.
Battle your Friends! Take on your friends to compete in outrageous Split Screen face-offs. Tricks earn boost which gives player’s the ability to gain ridiculous speeds and pull even bigger tricks. Master your motorbike, then take on the World with your high-scoring Combos.