It’s time for our very first Kitty Disastrous game development update! We’ve been crazy-busy working on Kitty Disastrous and a few other things since we showed Kitty at PAX Prime. We had a long crunch leading up to PAX and went through a bunch of gameplay prototypes, testing various art styles (including a 2D version of the game) before we finally hit on a look that we loved.
We finished the PAX demo the night before we flew out to Seattle and I (Tim) didn’t even have a final build until after we arrived. In fact, I was fixing bugs and making adjustments to areas where people were getting stuck right on the show floor. This was the first time that anyone (including us) had played the game with puzzles and cinematics and art and everything all together so naturally there were some issues.
In the end, the response was positive and we came out of the show feeling like we were on the right track. Turns out people like games about cats! Who knew?
We saw a lot of people struggling with the first puzzle and not really understanding the relationship between the main characters, Kitty and Ferris. After returning home to Toronto, I started to rework the layout and puzzles in the opening act. We took a short break to bring The Phantom PI to Apple TV (yay!) and returned to Kitty with a lot of fresh ideas about how we wanted the game to work.
In one of the new puzzles, the old “miser” dude who lives in the town has kidnapped Ferris and so Kitty gets to have a bit of fun tricking him in order to get into his house.
In re-configuring the level layout, we added a bunch of new exterior buildings and interior spaces. The game starts at night instead of day time, and we really are enjoying playing with night lighting for the environments.
Kitty needs to be pretty clever if she’s going to avoid getting in trouble with the law.
That’s all for this update. We’re hoping to do more frequent updates as we continue to work on Kitty in 2016. Keep and eye on our twitter feeds @rocket5studios and @kittydisastrous for lots more!
Tim, Cathy & Rocket
We’re super excited to announce that The Phantom PI Mission Apparition is now available on the brand new Apple TV!
You can grab Phantom PI Mission Apparition from the Apple App Store. It’s a universal app so if you already own the game on your iPhone or iPad, then you already have it on your Apple TV.
As Apple says “the future of television is apps”, and we couldn’t agree with them more. We’re thrilled to be one of the first games on the Apple TV and it’s awesome to finally see the Phantom PI at home on the big screen.
For press inquires, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you can keep up to date with all our projects on Twitter @rocket5studios or on Facebook facebook.com/rocket5studios
Hello friends, it’s time for another PAX Prime and Rocket 5 will be there with our so-new-it’s-not-even-done-yet game, Kitty Disastrous! Come by Booth 6903 on the 6th floor to say ‘hi’, check out Kitty Disastrous and grab some killer Kitty magnets and tattoos!
Plus we’re hosing recent Steam release Planet of the Eyes by our friends Cococucumber and soon-to-be-released Fate Tectonics by our friends at Golden Gear!
Here we are on the map!
One more thing – and this is a BIG ONE! Join us and our friends Toy Temp for Toy Temp & Friends Toronto Community Showcase 2015! Friday night August 28th at 7:30PM. RSVP for the event RIGHT HERE
We hope to see you there!
-Tim & Cathy
Our latest game Wheels Of Rage, is now available to play on the Cartoon Network’s website! Based on The Amazing World of Gumball, Wheels of Rage is a pedal to the metal, sandbox style driving game that we designed and developed for the Cartoon Network.
In Wheels Of Rage, you take on the role of Gumball’s mom Nicole Watterson as she attempts to avert family disaster while racing around town to get the last minute items she needs for Gumball’s surprise birthday party. Money is tight, so if you want to get Gumball the perfect birthday gift you’ll need to start up a taxi service, win street races and deliver pizzas for tip money. All while making sure that Gumball doesn’t find out about the party and that Richard doesn’t burn the house down.
If you’re located in the USA, you can play Wheels Of Rage right here on CartoonNetwork.com! We’ll keep you posted as the game becomes available here in Canada and on more Cartoon Network sites around the world.