Archive | May, 2010

LARGER THAN LIFE interview with BIT.TRIP creator ALEX NEUSE

17 May

LARGER THAN LIFE interview with BIT.TRIP creator ALEX NEUSE

LTL PRINTS has launched an exclusive collection of BIT.TRIP RUNNER premium wall graphics, featuring artwork and giant character cut-outs from the revolutionary video game that was released earlier today by GAIJIN GAMES .

http://www.LTLprints.com/BitTrip


BIT.TRIP premium wall graphics from LTL PRINTS are available in a range of customer-selected sizes (from laptop-size up to seven feet tall), are self-adhesive and will stick to almost any surface (walls, windows, even ceilings!), and can be removed and re-hung 100 times without leaving a mark or damaging your walls.

Prices start at $14.95 for laptop-sized graphics (NEW!), to LTL PRINTS’ signature 7 foot tall ‘larger-than-lifesize’ wall graphics, for $149.95.

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BIT.TRIP RUNNER, which was released earlier today, marks the first fully character-based adventure for CommanderVideo, featuring:

  • Rhythm-based Action Platforming
  • Boss Battles Against Robotic Terrors
  • 50+ Challenges
  • Classic NES-Style Controls
  • A Pounding Chiptune-Inspired Soundtrack
  • Special Chiptune Guest Star Anamanaguchi
  • New Friends for CommanderVideo

http://www.gaijingames.com

THIS JUST IN: In conjunction with today’s launch, Gaijin Games and Precise Hero created the following video:

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LARGER THAN LIFE INTERVIEW:

ALEX NEUSE

Title:

CEO/Designer, Gaijin Games

Background:

I have always been a big fan of video games, and as a child kind of perceived them as “magic”.  The creativity and imagination portrayed in games has always been incredibly inspiring.  I have always loved telling stories and I got my degree in Theatre and Film with a desire to be a film director.  After discovering that video games spoke more to me than film ever did, I shifted focus and decided to tell my stories through games.
Editor’s Note: Take that, Roger Ebert!

The Story of BIT.TRIP RUNNER:

BIT.TRIP RUNNER furthers the story of CommanderVideo as he pursues the part of his soul-quest that teaches him that there is no such thing as failure–only progress.

Inspiration:

We were inspired by several games as we embarked upon creating the BIT.TRIP series.  Namely, Pong, Pitfall!, Cosmic Ark, Fast Food, Vib Ribbon, and Rez.  The chipmusic genre has also inspired us a great deal, and we’re proud to have been able to collaborate with chipmusic superstars Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, Nullsleep, Anamanaguchi, and Minusbaby.

What’s Next:

In the thrilling conclusion to the BIT.TRIP series, we’ll bring CommanderVideo’s story full-circle through familiar gameplay and a return to the basics as our hero finishes his own personal BIT.TRIP.

Bit.Trip Wall Graphics:

We’re so excited to release these BIT.TRIP premium wall graphics, which will be a necessary addition to ANY video game room in ALL houses WORLDWIDE.  We’ve already bought several for the office.  Everyone should!  Giant repositionable self-adhesive wall graphics are so much better than posters.  I only wish that there were more.  Imagine all of your favorite game characters surrounding you as you play your favorite games.  IMAGINE IT!

Parappa the Rapper:

Parappa the Rapper changed my life.  I remember seeing an advertisement for the game and thinking “man, video games have gotten rotten.”  Because I thought it was so absurd, I decided to buy it and see just how lame it was.  In short, it blew my mind.  My mantra changed overnight to “I gotta believe” and I couldn’t stop humming the infectious tunes.  Parappa the Rapper is probably the biggest reason that I have wanted to make music/rhythm games.  It affected me on such a deep level and touched my heart.  I can’t believe that I almost wrote it off.

Precise Hero:

Precise Hero is one of our wonderful fans.  One day, he emailed us out of the blue and asked if it’d be cool to do the Only a Man tribute song.  Being amazing people ourselves, we encouraged him to go nuts and surprise us.  His professionalism and obvious love of the BIT.TRIP series has blown us away.  I only hope we get to collaborate on something again.

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In conjunction with today’s launch of  BIT.TRIP RUNNER, you can also brush up on your BIT.TRIP lore with this collection of cutscenes from BIT.TRIP BEAT, BIT.TRIP CORE, and BIT.TRIP VOID:

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And finally, for all the chipmusic fans out there,  the BIT.TRIP VOID soundtrack is now available on CD Baby – and will go GREAT with your new wall graphics!

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BTV OST

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http://www.LTLprints.com/BitTrip

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MOSHI MONSTERS premium wall graphics!

15 May

MOSHI MONSTERS premium wall graphics!

LTL PRINTS has launched an exclusive collection of MOSHI MONSTERS premium wall graphics, featuring giant MOSHI MONSTERS and MOSHLINGS from the online game that is currently one of the fastest growing children’s sites in the world:

http://www.LTLprints.com/MoshiMonsters

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Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: Gurgle

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LTL PRINTS Launches Moshi Monsters Wall Graphics…
– Virtual Worlds News
Moshi Monsters – Off of the PC, Onto the Wall…
– GamePron
New Business Model: Sell 7 Foot High, Self-Adhesive Graphics of Your Characters…
– Games Brief
LTL PRINTS Launches Moshi Monsters Wall Graphics…
– Second Times (Japan)
Exclusive Moshi Monsters Seven Feet Tall Wall Graphics…
– GAMEZPLAY
Moshi Monsters Now Available as Larger Than Life Wall Graphics…
– Gamasutra
Moshi Monsters Now Available As ‘Larger Than Life’ Wall Graphics…
– RealWire
Moshi Monsters Seven Foot Tall Self-Adhesive Wall Prints Now Available…
– GamesIndustry.biz


Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: Monstro City Map

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Moshi Monsters, which launched its subscription service just over a year ago, allows children to adopt their own free pet monster to play mini-games, customize their homes, explore the in-game world, and solve educational style puzzles.

Mind Candy, the UK-based developer of the children’s free-to-play social online game Moshi Monsters, recently announced that it had exceeded 15 million registered players at http://www.MoshiMonsters.com.

Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: Burnie

“We are excited to be launching this range of themed premium wall graphics in partnership with LTL PRINTS”, commented Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy. “LTL PRINTS offer something unique which we feel brings the world of Moshi Monsters to life”.

“Children around the world LOVE Moshi Monsters in the virtual world, and with the launch of Moshi Monster Wall Graphics, now they can bring their favorite characters to their own walls in the real world”, according to John Doffing, VP Marketing at LTL PRINTS.

Moshlings Launch Special: Birdies Set


Moshi Monsters premium wall graphics from LTL PRINTS are available in a range of customer-selected sizes (from laptop-sized up to seven feet tall), are self-adhesive and will stick to almost any surface (walls, windows, even ceilings!), and can be removed and re-hung 100 times without leaving a mark or damaging walls.

Prices start at $14.95 for laptop-sized graphics (NEW!), to LTL PRINTS’ signature 7 foot tall ‘larger-than-lifesize’ wall graphics, for $149.95.

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Moshlings Launch Special: Ninjas Set

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MOSHLING SETS LAUNCH SPECIAL:

In conjunction with the launch of MOSHI MONSTERS premium wall graphics, LTL PRINTS has created a dozen special MOSHLING SETS, each featuring FOUR one-foot Moshling premium wall graphics.

ALL of these MOSHLING SETS are available for a limited time only for $35, plus $1.95 shipping (anywhere in the world!).

Normal retail price: $75 – Save over 50%!

Moshlings Launch Special: Spookies Set

Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: DJ Quack

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http://www.LTLprints.com/MoshiMonsters


Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: Furi Waving

Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: Shishi

Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: Monstro City Map

Moshlings Launch Special: Foodies Set

Moshi Monsters Premium Wall Graphics: Snookums

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Additional information is available via the full LTL PRINTS press release on PitchEngine:

http://pitch.pe/53952

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