Johann Sebastian Joust, the PlayStation Move-enabled motion game played without a screen, will include new features like invincibility mode as part of the Sportsfriends compilation, according to a post today by developer Doug Wilson on the PlayStation Blog.
The new mode allows players to become invincible for a few seconds at the press of a button. Wilson explains that knowing when to press offers a tactical advantage in situations like surprise attacks. He also plans to add other features that he's not yet revealed.
"I want to add a whole bunch of new features..."
"I want to add a whole bunch of new features, so that each group of players can mix and match rules to find their own preferred version of the game," he writes. "Like any good playground game, [Johann Sebastian] Joust is...
Hokra creator Ramiro Corbetta took to the PlayStation Blog today to describe his "minimalist sports game," one of four games in the Sportsfriends compilation on Kickstarter.
Hokra pits two teams of two against each other as they vie for control of a ball and attempt to hold it within their respective goals. The premise is simple, but the mechanic of passing the ball between teammates, and the fact that your avatar can only sprint when you're not holding the ball, both add a significant layer of strategy to the frenetic local multiplayer experience.
"I wanted to make a game that is fun both for people who are into sports games and for gamers who tend to look down on sports games," Corbetta said.
If the Sportsfriends Kickstarter gets funded, Corbetta plans to further tweak the...
BaraBariBall, developer Noah Sasso's quirky take on a fighting game, is headed to PlayStation Network as part of the Sportsfriends compilation, and the developer detailed its features today on the PlayStation Blog.
The game tasks players with defeating each other, but offers a few twists to standard fighting game mechanics. Rather than scoring points by fighting each other directly, two to four players jostle for control of balls, which they can dunk for points on each side of the screen. Players are also limited to a certain number of jumps, as conveyed by floating balls that surround each. You can read detailed rules of the game alongside some amazing animated GIFs on the game's official website.
The retro-styled fighter will join Johann Sebastian Joust, Hokra and Super Pole...