Monthly Archives July 2012

The ripple of P-3 Biotic

It’s been a fun few days since we released P-3 Biotic, fun in a hectic way. A lot of people have talked about the game and we thought it would be cool to collect all that info in one handy place. I think this list is not complete yet but we’ll be updating, also if you see something that is not here about p-3 biotic, let us know and we will update.

Cheers

Biological Warfare: P-3 Biotic Is A Twin Stick Fun Time | Rock, Paper
By John Walker
And so it was that seeing BatCat Games‘ P-3 Biotic has come from consoles to PC, via IndieCity and IndieVania for $4/£2.50, I once again demonstrated my own trouserless uselessness to myself and no one else. It’s a game about defending a
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Game Developers Ireland – View topic – P-3 Biotic release by
Post Posted: 19th July 2012 10:49 AM Post subject: P-3 Biotic release by BatCat Games. Hi Irish Game devs: We are very happy to announce the release of our
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Irish start-up BatCat Games launches P-3 Biotic twin-stick shooter for
New Dublin-based indie developer BatCat Games has unleashed its twin-stick bacterial shooter P-3 Biotic on IndieCity and IndieVania. P-3 Biotic was released
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BatCat Games | Video Game News, Rumors & Reviews | Dealspwn
Video game news, deals & reviews tagged ‘BatCat Games‘. We help you compare to find the cheapest video game price in the UK – Dealspwn.com.
www.dealspwn.com/tag/batcat-games IndieCity infected by P-3 Biotic

IndieCity Infected by P-3 Biotic | Clickonline.com
By Mark O’Beirne Irish Indie developer BatCat Games has released its twin-stick PC shooter, P-3 Biotic on IndieCity for €2.99 or $3.99.www.clickonline.com/games/indiecity-infected-by-p-3-biotic/11749/ 

Batcat Games | DIYGamer
BatCat Games‘ twin-stick shooter, P-3 Biotic, has been approved and added for sale on IndieCity. P-3 Biotic challenges players with protecting a Nucleus at the
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Gamasutra – Press Releases – P-3 Biotic release – BatCat Games
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.] Dublin, Ireland
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P-3 Biotic | Game development | Press release
BatCat Games are excited to announce the immediate release of a potentially lethal, but extremely addictive, bacterial mutation in the form of their twin-stick
www.develop-online.net/press-releases/88829/P-3-Biotic

batcat-games | TheGeekHole
Whenever I see the phrase “twin-stick shooter” I can be sure of two things. One – I want to play it. Two – I will suck so badly at it that if anyone I knew saw me
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GameDev / Release trailer for P-3 Biotic by BatCat Games
Release trailer for P-3 Biotic by BatCat Games. P-3 Biotic Release Trailer by BatCatGames on YouTube. Pinned via web. Login to Comment
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BatCat Games – Starplus.ie – Ireland’s new entertainment site with
Prepare your visual senses for the onslaught of particles. Irish Indie developer BatCat Games has released its twin-stick PC shooter, P-3 Biotic on IndieCity for
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IndieGames.com – The Weblog Release: P-3 Biotic (BatCat Games)
BatCat Games has released an enhanced Windows version of P-3 Biotic, a microbiology
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Moore BatCat news

It’s been a busy month here at BatCat Games, what with building up to the release of P-3 Biotic (get it on IndieCity or IndieVania) and heading across the stream to Develop in Brighton (which is a blog post in itself). By far our most important and awesome piece of news though is that we have a new face in the office. A face attached to the body of Tom Moore of Tom Moore fame, artist extraordinaire and all round incredible person. Lets see what he has to say for himself:

“Tom is an artist and illustrator, specialising in media ranging from crayons to rocket ships. He lives in Dublin, where he graduated from the National College of Art and Design and is a member of the Black Church Print Studio. He plays games like a completionist and can talk about himself in the third person if required.”

Great stuff! Check out some of the work he’s being doing for our next game:

Lets give that a little bit of context. Jiro (working title) is a visually stunning 2D side-scrolling beat ‘em up set in a fantasy version of feudal Japan, and features a unique combination of constant runner and traditional combo-based fighting game mechanics. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Sorry to use your intro space for some game plugging Tom. Good with the bad mate.

He’s also putting together this little work of art called The Bright Yellow Giraffe. You should really check it out.

Good news everyone. P-3 Biotic has been released.

Our twin-stick bacterial shooter has finally been released on IndieCity, Desura and IndieVania for €2.99 and $3.99 respectively.

Which version should I buy? That depends. IndieCity has global leaderboards and achievements but you need to install the IndieCity client (which you really should. Its quite unobtrusive and nice). The IndieVania version has global leaderboards via the awesome Scoreoid platform, but no achievements. The upside is there’s no client to install.

Here’s what you have to look forward to in the game:

P-3 Biotic is an intense twin-stick shooter featuring advanced real-time lighting and gorgeous particle effects. Pilot the MK4s nano-ship inside a petri dish against 14 waves of infectious bacteria as they attempt to destroy the Nucleus, a bio-engineered organism growing at the center of the dish. Use mines and weapon power ups to defeat increasingly tough bacteria, and collect energy dropped by vanquished enemies to keep the Nucleus healthy. Or walk a finer line and use the energy stored in the Nucleus to charge up your weapons, turn your entire ship into a projectile, or unleash a devastating shockwave to wipe out all bacteria. The choice is yours, but the Nucleus must survive.

And here’s that paragraph in visual form (watch your eyes):

If you’re looking for some more screenies, or logos and banners and what not, we have a press kit available here.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped with the game, from the fantastic playtesters, to the awesome people at IndieCity who helped push the game through, to the just kick ass game developers in Ireland who helped us drink many beers and stay sane, if not sober.

Oh my! Great times at Q-Con

Last Saturday and Sunday (23rd and 24th of June) we were at the wonderful Q-Con in Belfast. This is a gamers heaven. There were card game competitions and table top games, tournaments and merchandise, and cosplay. All that with a really fantastic atmosphere, everyone really seemed to be having a great time.

I have been to tonnes of trade shows and developer conferences before, both free and paid, and I have to say I am so impressed with the organization of this one. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Big kudos to everyone involved in the organization and thanks to Matt at Bloc 54 for the invite.

It was an early start on Saturday. We arrived at Q-Con at about 9.30, but coming from Dublin, this meant a 6am start. This is what 6am looks like in game developer land. I didn’t want to scare anyone so I stayed behind the camera. My face was even scarier than that Open-mouthed smile.

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As we arrived, everything was starting to happen. These are all the tables that only a few hours later were filled with people playing card games.

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As we set up, Paddy was one of the first people to have a go at P-3 Biotic. “Better than geometry wars”, that’s what he said Open-mouthed smile

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We were part of the stand for Bloc54 along with the awesome people at Zombiesaurus (thanks for all the sweets), with the addictive Soul Grinder that I didn’t get to play because every time I went to play it there was someone else playing (including the Dev in the Red Hat! Smile).

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They not only had an awesome game to show, they had also captured two of the rare Zombiesaurus’s, and had them parading around the conference center handing out free sweets. Ever the secretive beast, photos of the Zombiesaurus are hard to come by, but you can just about make them out in this action shot. Free sweets being what they are, I ran ran right up to them. Turns out they’re not very dangerous at all, and are in fact super nice.

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There were also the awesome people at Dugong Games with their enchanting game Wizard Wars. Some of them were in hiding on Saturday to finish up some code. They were so wise. I wish I’d found a spot to hide Open-mouthed smile.

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The awesome Paddy from 2 Paper Dolls (we had a nice chat on the way to Belfast). He was showing Mind of Man, their recently released game, to people.

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…and the awesome Peter Moorhead with his gorgeous looking game Incursion.

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I know I called everyone in here awesome, and you know what, I think it’s the right way to describe them, because they truly are. We met so many other cool folk that I just don’t have space to write about them all, but in passing, Glenn Davidson, one of the main organisers of Q-Con, Brendan, showing off an incredible looking space sim called Predestination, and Derm from the writing panel, a man of many stories.

Of course, we were showing off P-3 Biotic, the most awesome shooter ever in the whole world maybe. Some interesting stats, there was just under 2000 people at Q-Con, approximately 90 people played P-3 and the top score was just above 49 million.

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Congrats to Sam who blasted through the 48 million mark (you can see his score in the picture below). You, sir, have thumbs of steel!!!

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These were the people we spent most of the time with, however there was a wide range of things to do and see.

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And there was a pretty cool Quiz + party on Saturday night.

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Thanks again to everyone involved. You stay classy Belfast.