We’ve started looking for people to come to our office to playtest our games. We hope to get feedback and fresh perspective on our games before their official release. A new section on our website called Playtest is now up. If you’re interested, and live close by or are visiting the Helsinki area, we encourage you to sign up. What’s the catch? You get to play our games that are not yet published, perhaps not even revealed! You get to visit our office, but you need to arrange your trip to Kuusisaari yourself You get to criticize our work You [...]
Sound design in games is crucial to creating an immersive experience. However, many of the sounds we need for our games don’t actually exist yet, so we need to record them ourselves. This is called Foley. We have our own in-house audio studio, where our audio team records all of the sound effects for our games. They’re always asking for random items such as old microwaves or anything else they could break in the name of sound science. Here they are smashing different types of fruit and noodles, and beating some rocks with a hammer. Sound Quiz We have [...]
Now is a great chance to grab our games from Steam for a bargain of a price. We’ve got a massive sale on all our titles on Steam! Trine, Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds Survivor are -90% and Trine 2:Complete Story is -85% for a limited time! Check out the prices below:
It’s alien hunting season again! Thanks to all the positive feedback on Steam Trading Cards from our other games, we’ve now added them to Shadowgrounds Survivor as well, and this means that all of our games now have trading cards. The Survivor cards look amazing and feature some unseen new art, so now’s a good time to restart, re-install or get the game and see which cards you’ll get. Let us know what you think! -Kai
Who would have guessed? Steam trading cards for our debut game Shadowgrounds have now been made available for all you trading card collectors out there! We received such positive feedback for the Trine and Trine 2 cards, that we decided to give something to our Shadowgrounds fans as well. Here’s a look at a few of the cards: So time to fire up the good ol’ Shadowgrounds once again to get your cards – gotta catch ‘em all! -Jukka
Trine 2 is now officially released for the Nintendo Wii U in Japan, and is available through the Japanese Wii U eShop as a digital download. TRINE 2 三つの力と不可思議の – or Trine 2: Mittsu no Chikara to Fukashigi no Mori is priced at ¥1,800. You can check out the official site at: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/wbdj/index.html The Japanese version is the same as Trine 2: Director’s Cut content-wise, but the game has been fully localized (Voices and text) and it sounds very cool in Japanese! -Kai
The Humble Weekly Sale this week is themed Frozenbyte and includes our game selection: Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Jack Claw, Trine and Trine 2: Complete Story! The Soundtracks for the Shadowgrounds and Trine series games are also included. All the games are available DRM free for Windows, Mac and Linux, and also redeemable on Steam, with the exception of Jack Claw. As usually with Humble Bundle, part of the money goes to Charity (Child’s Play Foundation and Electronic Frontier Foundation), and you can freely choose how it is divided between us the developer, Humble and the charity.
NVIDIA announced its new mobile processor, the Tegra K1 at this year’s CES a few days ago. In the presentation by NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, you might have seen a short bit of Trine 2 You can see the Trine 2 part shown the event at around 17:44 into this video: We’ve had our thoughts on bringing the Trine series to mobile platforms for quite some time now, but so far the technology hasn’t been powerful enough, until now! The Tegra K1 is something we’ve had the pleasure of working with, and we’re happy to say that it packs quite [...]
Last month we concluded Huge Seal, a Steam discount coupon giveaway featuring over 30 indie games that ran from November 18th until November 25th. During the Huge Seal, users could pick 5 Steam coupons from a list of 35 games, and for every 3 games purchased, they got one random Steam key, from the list of games, for free. The aim of Huge Seal was to bring great indie games together for people to obtain at discounted prices. The campaign itself was a great experience and a success for us but the process of it coming together was a challenge [...]
Trine 2: Complete Story is now available from GOG.com. As a special release promotion, Trine and Trine 2: Complete Story have a fantastic deal over at GOG.com! Both games in the series are 75% off, but if you’ve got one of the two already or buy both, you get 85% off the price. The games are available DRM-free. Visit GOG.com for more information.
We at Frozenbyte are proud to present Huge Seal! A build-your-own indie sale featuring over 30 awesome indie games ranging from puzzle platformers to strategy games. Includes titles such as Mark of the Ninja, Antichamber, Awesomenauts, FTL, Monaco, Terraria, Trine 2: Complete Story, and many more! Huge Seal is a Steam Discount Coupon giveaway where you can claim Coupons by logging on to www.hugeseal.com with your Steam Account. You can choose up to 5 Coupons, and for every purchase you make , you can pick a new Coupon. Also, for every 3 games you purchase with the Coupons you get [...]
Trine 2: Complete Story is out now for the PS4 in the US and Europe! Here’s our launch trailer for your viewing pleasure: We’re very pleased to have Trine 2: Complete Story as a PS4 launch title, and for the first time on console, it’s running at a beautiful 1080p at 60fps. It looks absolutely gorgeous on the PS4! On top of all that the game supports stereoscopic 3D, so if you have a 3D TV, be sure to try it out. In the trailer above, you’ll see some of the new skills that are available in the Complete Story [...]