inFAMOUS – Trophies and Stunts

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Hi all, I’m Chris Heidorn, Software Engineer at Sucker Punch Productions. With inFAMOUS shipping in less than a month, you guys are probably starting to wonder about what types of trophies and stunts (yes, there will be stunts) will be in the game. Well, I’m here today to give you a brief inFAMOUS trophy and stunt lowdown.

inFamous Hero screen

So, we know you all love stunts and so do we at Sucker Punch. The testing team here had the super fun job of coming up with some cool ways Cole could take down and kill enemies by doing a combination or sequence of events. To do this, the team relied upon their experiences playing the game everyday and noting where there were enemy setups and likely systemic behavior in the story missions and mini-missions that allowed them to pull off these cool stunts.

They created a list of 40 or more such combos, as we called them. We also enlisted the Sony test team for their list. Between the two teams we had a candidate list that totaled more than 80 stunts. To choose the best stunts for inFAMOUS, I created what I called an experience monitor. The experience monitor basically “listened” for raw attack events, such as an electromagnetic blast attack, and would record these events in a ring buffer. As enemies got damaged, the details of their damage would be associated with the raw attack event. In the end, we ended up with over 20 pretty cool stunts that we can’t wait for you guys to experience.

inFamous Hero screen

One of my favorite stunts is the environment kill. This involves making clever use of the environment to take down or kill enemies. If there’s a propane tank or a vehicle near some enemies, shoot at them until they blow up. If the blast takes down the enemy, you score this stunt. What’s fun about this is luring the enemies near the exploding device and using it to your advantage. What fun! You would think the enemies would catch on to this, but they just keep coming back for more! One of the harder stunts to pull off is the melee finisher. With this one, you must take down or kill at least 3 enemies in a row with Cole’s melee attack. You must do this quickly, since you only have ½ second between each kill in order for it to count.

So, for trophies, we have a number of different categories which are:

  • Game, story and mini-mission completion
  • Collect all dead drops and shards
  • Traversal
  • Stunts
  • Power-Based
  • Karmic decisions

The “Get Off My Cloud” trophy is probably one of the easiest trophies to unlock. The idea here is to use one of Cole’s powers to knock an enemy off a high location, such as a rooftop, and deal him damage that kills him when he hits the ground. Perform 100 of these and you unlock the trophy. Another fun trophy is the “Red Baron.” Blast enemies into the air and kill or take them down while they’re in-air. Do 100 of these and you’ve unlocked this trophy.

Anyway, we’ll leave the rest for you to uncover on your journey with Cole through Empire City. Enjoy and stay tuned for more inFAMOUS news!

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94 Comments

  • I agree, an in-game counter of your statistics as you work towards your trophies would be nice.

  • Will the euopeans be able to play the demo before the 21st like the americans preordering and having acces on the 8th?

  • i am slowly getting hyped for this game, might end up trading in my bioshock and killzone2 for inFAMOUS!

  • I can’t wait for this one. Looks absolutely ace.

  • Can’t wait guys. It’s great to see what hard work from a quality studio produces.

  • Great!

  • “You would think the enemies would catch on to this, but they just keep coming back for more!”

    Are you kidding me? You developed a stupid AI and you’re trying to cover it as a “surprise”? Come on, you can do better than that.

  • “No trophies no buy” wont apply to this gem…………nice!!

  • yeah this game is going to be great! i cant wait!

  • Hey Chris,

    I don’t know if this has already been talked about. But once the game is beaten, is the world still available to roam around and unlock more trophies? That’s what I hated most about FarCry 2. Ubisoft made a beautiful environment and essentially ruined the game for me by not letting it be a free roam “mission” afterwards.

    Regardless of that, I still can’t wait to get this game on launch day!

  • Thank you for such a great looking super hero game. I am looking forward to blasting some baddies off of some roofs.

    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
    we don’t need no water, let that bad guy burn

    Can’t wait.

  • The latest trailer had me conpletley sold…and this news completed the transaction…

    Please Sony…advertise the hell out of this game…

  • I’ll be sure to get this game day 1. Looking good Sucker, I trust you guys to deliver on this game :)

  • “You would think the enemies would catch on to this, but they just keep coming back for more!”

    That’s a clever way of covering up a poor enemy AI, haha.

    I’m really excited for this game and I can’t wait for it to release. The stunts seem pretty cool and I will enjoy going after all the trophies.

    Thanks Sucker Punch!

  • Can’t wait!

  • The game looks great! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • May 26th….too….far…off. Can’t….wait….that…..long!!!

  • Is Get Off My Cloud a “This Week in Tech” reference?

  • Sounds like fun. It’ll make the road to the Platinum Trophy much more enjoyable.

  • NICE !!!!!!!!!! I CANT DECIDE TO GET THIS OR UFC I NEED SOME HELP?????????????????????

  • I’m going to love getting platinum in this one! And I can’t wait to see how it looks like! =D

  • Can you tell me the release date of the Hong Kong version? :)

  • cool cant w8 for this!

  • hey what was the name of the song in the last trailer?

    I cant get it out fo my head

  • im going for the platinum on this (h)

  • I CANNOT wait to get this game… I’m gonna be struggling to beat it before the Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta starts ;)

  • I am so excited!

  • i just want the game already lol

  • This is awesome i cant wait to pick this up

  • Hey Jeff, I guess you have played the game already. Could you tell us if inFamous trophies are going to be easier than Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune?

  • sweet stuff. btw i had a demo card but it got destroyed, is there anyway possible for you guys to send me another one or am i out of luck. Still picking this up day one, tell SP that they are doing a great job.

  • OK
    This is great.
    1st thing is “You would think the enemies would catch on to this, but they just keep coming back for more!” is just a not-so-clever way of covering up your bad AI system.
    2nd thing, don’t get me wrong, I love the this game, and therefore want an earlier release date. Hurry it up, I know you can.
    3rd thing is that I love trophies. I’m addicted. So please, either give us a list of them or give us a list of them.
    3rd thing is I just can’t wait for the demo. When will it be out again.
    4th thing is the is a must-buy for, just consider the things above

    PS The game looks great. Can’t wait!

  • Good that the collectibles are worth trophies and in game stuff. Please make a radar or something to help us find them :D

  • can you really jump off 1000 story buildings and just roll when you hit the ground without being hurt?

  • this game, Uncharted, MAG, sony is trying to make me go broke.

  • Can’t wait
    I have loved this game from the start and it is getting better and better
    I love the stunts idea

  • man i cant wait for this its getting better and better every day.
    but why is the demo so late may 21st ive been told.
    why so late?
    i just dont see the point in using up 1GB of my download usage to play a verry small part of the game a week early.
    all demos should be out minimum 1 month before release.

  • Awesome! I was a fan of Sly Cooper, and I think I’ll like this. I hope there’ll be a Sly 4 soon.

  • i am definately buying this game!!!!….its just like the show “Static Shock” without the dreads and the garbage lid!!

  • this game turns me on lmao!

  • TERMINATORvsMTRX

    I can’t wait for this game it looks absolutely nuts!!!

  • Sucker Punch, ONE WORD ABOUT YOUR CREATION!!!
    WOW! this is what the PS3 needed from the beginning!!! a game like this should and has to be the game of the year!!!! i was going to pre-order this game but i got my money stolen at school so doing everything possible to get it again so i can play that demo that we want so badly!!! one question though, the demo will be available earlier for people who pre-ordered right? where do we have to buy infamous to get that code? or is it that the code will get sent to us via psn or email?

  • 100 times seems a little harsh and to repetitive it should be more like 50. How did you mess that up real noob of you guys.

  • I can’t wait to get this game it’s so freaking awesome!

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