Developer Interview: Oliver & Spike: Dimension Jumpers

#1P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 5/3/2013 9:53:54 AM
Recently, Aussie-Gamercaught up with Rock Pocket Games who are working hard to deliver the revolutionary Oliver & Spike: Dimension Jumpers to the gaming masses.


http://aussie-gamer.com/news/developer-interview-oliver-spike-dimension-jumpers-wii-u/


Details regarding the game
Described as "Ratchet & Clank meets Zelda meets Uncharted", Oliver & Spike: Dimension Jumpers is an upcoming indie platform adventure game that has high aspirations. Some new details have recently been released about the game,emphasizing its unique story-driven content, dimension jumping abilities,and family-friendly gameplay.

Co-op in Oliver & Spike is being developed from a parents playing with their kids perspective. Certain areas in the game will require two players to work together to make it through in one piece. These sections won't be solvable if you're going solo,but it will be an easy affair to switch back and forth between single player and co-op modes.

A demo of Oliver & Spike will be playable at GDC later this month. Some of the features it will include:

Action and combat mechanics: weapons and gadgets with special attacks Boss Fight with integrated puzzle and dimension jumping mechanics Classic adventure mechanics such as combining of items,questing and NPC interaction Command Spike to help you solve puzzles: Spike can be sent to specific locations to help you overcome obstacles and defeat enemies Dimension Jumping which enables the player to change the game mechanics dynamically Entertaining and fun dialogs and cut-scenes Fun,unconventional Platform and Puzzle game-play by manipulating the available dimensions Oliver can swim,run,jump,climb and interact with game-play elements such as picking up,throwing or manipulating objects either directly or with the help of weapons. Parallel Dimensions: Explore the first three Terra,Firma and Aqual each with their own fauna,flora,quests and story-lines. Quick Time Events Quirky and Fun environments and characters to explore and engage with

A firm release date hasn't bet set for Oliver & Spike: Dimension Jumpers. The game will hit multiple platforms, with PS3,WiiU and Xbox360 targeted as the primaries with PC/Mac coming in second.

http://m.co-optimus.com/article/9889/more-oliver-amp-spike-details-emerge.html
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#2fon1988Posted 5/3/2013 10:04:47 AM
This game looks amazing, the wait for it is tough to go through man! Thanks for posting this.
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#3DTY3Posted 5/3/2013 10:07:24 AM
No new video? I found this game kinda interesting and very unique. looking forward to it.
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#4TerotrousPosted 5/3/2013 10:08:30 AM
Oh yeah, I kinda forgot about this game, but it looks cool.


This is the kind of thing I wish could get a retail release. It likely won't, so probably steam for me.
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#5nonexistingheroPosted 5/3/2013 10:43:50 AM
Looks nice, but once more no retail game.
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#6P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N(Topic Creator)Posted 5/4/2013 2:25:44 AM
Bump
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#7TalentedMPosted 5/4/2013 2:34:13 AM
Wow, I didn't know about this here. Looks like a gem, kinda wish it were a real game and not going to be some download only game :(.
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#8P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N(Topic Creator)Posted 5/5/2013 11:07:47 AM
I found a new video

youtube.com/watch?v=q2Xr8RijMjU
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#9muffinmasherPosted 5/5/2013 11:30:58 AM
Wow that game looks amazing. I love the style of graphics, it reminds me exactly of playing ratchet and clank back in the day.

Watching the second video you posted, I noticed they had those gem things scattered around the village in places off the beaten path, indicating that there is some focus on exploratory gameplay as well. I'll be keeping an eye on this one for sure, will likely buy it.
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#10Kyena4Posted 5/5/2013 11:21:53 PM
Hi guys :)

Tascha from Rock Pocket Games here. First, super glad you guys like what we are doing!

If you are interested, here is another small teaser with some of the GDC Demo gameplay:
http://youtu.be/Xm4--2DGHQw

Secondly, on the retail issue:
We would of course love to see a boxed copy but since we do not really have a track record on console, potential partners are most likely too afraid to spend the additional budget for a retail version.

Who knows though, depending on the reception a retail box might be an option later. First we have to convince publishers that we are worth investing in though. So spreading the word would definitely help :)