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Recent Articles: Transistor
Ashley Barrett, the soulful singer behind many of Bastion‘s great tunes (and the voice of Zia) has revealed, via Twitter, that the soundtrack for Supergiant’s next game, Transistor, has been completed:
— ashbarrett (@ashbarrett) March 6, 2014
Transistor, like Bastion before it, was composed by Supergiant’s Darren Korb. Barrett will, once again, provide the vocals for almost all of the songs as well as voice the game’s main character, Red. We still don’t have a release date for Transistor, but after the completion of the soundtrack, it shouldn’t be too far off now.
Supergiant plans to bring the game, which is in development for the PC and PS4, to this year’s PAX East expo.
Supergiant Games has confirmed that Transistor will be playable at this year’s PAX East expo:
@StrifeCross We're planning to go to PAX East and have Transistor playable there.
— Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames) February 18, 2014
Transistor made its public debut during last year’s PAX East show. In addition to touting one of the longest lines of the entire expo, the game’s booth featured visits from Logan Cunningham (the voice behind the titular Transistor), Darren Korb (Supergiant’s in-house music man), and lead developer Greg Kasavin during the weekend. In June, Sony revealed that Transistor would exclusively launch on the PC and PS4 in early 2014.
While we know that Transistor will be playable at PAX East 2014, whoever is behind Supergiant’s Twitter feed has so far ignored tweets asking if the game will be released before or after April 11, the first day of the convention.
Any fan of the hit indie game Bastion already knows the name Supergiant Games, and is probably already following their latest work of art, Transistor. In fact, Warp Zoned’s very own John Scalzo played Transistor at PAX East, and he had nothing but wonderful things to say about it. I played it at PAX Prime, after the game had been announced for the PlayStation 4, and I was ecstatic at the gameplay (and at getting my hands on a DualShock 4). I loved Transistor so much that I went straight home from Seattle and immediately began playing Bastion, from start to finish, over the course of three days. All it did was make me wish it was 2014 already so I could play the rest of Transistor. (more…)
Respawn’s TitanFall is a big winner in this year’s E3 2013 Game Critics Awards. The mech shooter, which will be available for the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in Spring 2014, won all six awards it was nominated for, including the coveted “Best of Show” award.
TitanFall was the only game to win in multiple categories this year, but Watch Dogs (“Best Action/Adventure Game”), Tearaway (“Best Handheld/Mobile Game”), The Elder Scrolls Online (“Best Role Playing Game”), and a few others split the nine remaining awards. And a virtual high five to the developers at Supergiant Games for Transistor, which was selected as the “Best Downloadable Game.” We liked it quite a bit at PAX East 2013 too.
You can find the complete list of selections from this year’s Game Critics Awards after the break. (more…)
Transistor will make its console debut on the PS4 in 2014, but Supergiant has confirmed it will also be released simultaneously for the PC through Steam. After that, the developer plans to bring the game to Linux and Mac. And after that? According to Creative Director Greg Kasavin, Supergiant “[hasn’t] ruled anything out beyond that.”
Bastion, Supergiant’s first game, originally appeared on the Xbox Live Arcade and over the course of a year was eventually released on several additional platforms including PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and a version playable in Google Chrome.
Kasavin has similar plans for Transistor, saying: “The main reason Bastion ended up in so many places, of course, is because a lot of people liked the game. And the main reason a lot of people liked it is because we were able to create the game we wanted to make in the first place, by not spreading our focus too thin and making sure Bastion ran great on XBLA, then on Steam, and so on. So, in short: Our strategy of focusing on a console/PC launch worked well on Bastion so we’re doing it again on Transistor.”
We definitely liked Transistor when we played it at this year’s PAX East show.
The first indie game announced for the PS4 is Supergiant’s Transistor. The game made its debut at PAX East 2013 in playable form, for then unknown platforms. But now we know at least one of the platforms where the very futuristic and Tron-esque isometric title will land.
More on Transistor as it becomes available.
Supergiant’s first game, Bastion, was an action RPG in the Legend of Zelda mold that didn’t tread on any new gameplay ground. But its narrative voiceover (provided by actor Logan Cunningham), and the way it integrated music into the story, moved Bastion beyond being just an enjoyable XBLA title and pushed it into Game of the Year contender territory back in 2011.
The developer’s second game, the sci-fi action RPG Transistor, made its worldwide debut at last month’s PAX East show. Using a similar isometric view, it’s clear that Transistor shares a fair bit of Bastion’s DNA, but it is also so much more. It’s almost like Bastion turned up to 11. (more…)
We don’t have the PAX pox, but what if the entire convention center was put under quarantine because of some mystery illness? What would you do? What would you see? We’d endure the PAXpocalypse by spending all of our time with the 13 games (nine playable, three developer-guided demos, and one board game) below. Though it would have to be after pushing the hordes of undead off our doorstep. Because any pox affecting PAXgoers would almost certainly have to lead to a zombie uprising. (more…)