Joe Danger Jumps to PSN Today!

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Hello! I can’t describe what this feels like: Joe Danger is released exclusively to PlayStation 3 today. This is both the most exciting and nerve wracking day of my life.

Two years ago, three friends and I decided to make a game together. Hello Games formed and sat around playing with a box of toys. One stunt cycle in particular. Firing it out windows and imagining a game featuring that hapless rider.

The truth is, back then we didn’t really know what we were doing. We didn’t know if we could make the game we wanted with just four people. We had worked on some big titles before, games like Burnout and Black, and those were huge teams of hundreds. All of us had been dreaming of making our own games, probably since we could play them. In the end it was just something we had to do.

Last Friday night we all sat up waiting for our first review. It turned out to be a 9.5 on IGN, their highest ever rated PSN game. Then we got a 9 in GameInformer, their Game of the Month (the first ever for PSN). Amazing! Check out some more awesome reviews here and here.

We’ve literally poured everything we have into Joe Danger. It’s been an incredibly difficult two years, but to see people enjoying what we’ve done is the most rewarding feeling in the world. It’s why we’re so excited for the release. This is the game we’ve always wanted to make, for each of us it’s every game we’ve loved crammed into one innovative and tight package. I thought I’d let the others members of Hello Games describe what they love about the game.

Grant: “I’m the sole Artist and I designed most of the levels for Joe Danger. Christmas ‘92 I got Sonic, and played it straight ‘til Christmas ‘93. I wanted to create levels with that crazy feeling of speed, those sudden leaps of faith and the fluid feeling when you are in the zone. You might be on a Bike, but for me Joe is a platformer at heart. Just one at 200mph.”

David: “I’m the Gameplay guy on Joe Danger. Before I had my C64 and California Games, I was Pinball obsessed. I’ll basically do anything for a multiplier. Tony Hawks Pro Skater and Jet Set Radio were huge for me at Uni when I was learning to skate. It’s all about that extreme tension when you’ve built up some huge score Combo, and just one mistake will wipe it all out in an instant. Joe Danger is fast and frantic, but really it’s all about highscores for me.”

Ryan: “I’m the main technical dude at Hello Games. I’m that guy who loves nothing but racing games, speed-runs, time attacks. Excitebike, Trackmania, Crazy Taxi and Burnout have been big games to me and I guess that’s rubbed off. Joe Danger is never anything but fast, whether you’re trying to grab every coin in Coin Dash, or neck and neck racing for the finish line. It’s all about Boost. Stunts feeds your boost, allowing for even bigger air and crazier Stunts. Boost is that glue between racing, comboing and platforming.”

Once again, Joe Danger is on the PlayStation Store in America later today and we really hope you enjoy it! Spread the word.

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  • sitting here on my ps3 waiting for the store update lol ima be the first to buy it haha

  • SOLD, need I say more??? 8)

  • Just topped up with 50$ credit :) I am going to buy this + MGS, at what times does PSN usually update?

  • last week it was 2:45

  • no i’ll be the 1st

  • Looks pretty sweet I think im going to get it :)….. But i have a question and i know ur not the Devs of another game im waiting for…. But Where’s Blade Kitten :P Late April Early May is far gone now lol I got to get me a PSN card for this game though and i’ll just keep watching for Blade Kitten too.

    Joe Danger looks like a fun game Btw good job!

  • My God this update is taking forever!! This game looks like sooo much fun! Great job guys…I hope it’s as fun to play as it looks =)

  • Will be purchasing tonight when I get home. Looks fantastic guys!

  • This game looks great and consider another one sold. I always root for you little guys and anything I can do to support you guys to keep making awesome games than I will do. I wish you guys the best of luck and congrats on what seems to be an awesome game.
    I’ll be keeping my eye out for you guys in the future…

  • You and your team are an inspiration to future designers and small teams everywhere.

    Once the game goes live you can expect to see me on your roster. Thanks for your dedication to making a great product and your ability to fight the odds.

  • Is Joe Danger a PS3 exclusive? because I don;t to share with the enemy.. XD

  • wtf psn !! update !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • As soon as the PSN updates I will be buying this along with Peace Walker.

    Waiting for the PSN to update is so frustrating when you are anticipating a release. The PSN needs a preorder system where the game becomes available at 12:01a.m. on Tuesday.

  • guys im heading out to buy a PSN card just for this. Good Job.

  • I’m buying it for sure.

  • This is the first PSN title I’ve really looked forward to since BC: Rearmed.

    Just seeing how much love these guys poured into it makes me happy to plunk down my 15 bucks! Work is almost over… come on 5:00! Here I come Joe Danger!

  • I have never waited on an update for nothing!..till now. It’s taking forever!

  • 5pm and still no update!! This is driving me nuts!!

  • Work might be over but it’s still not up on PSN :(

  • if i didn’t want this game they would have updated already !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #119 That is so true.

    PSN I order you to update NOW! Well at least before 11Pm like you did last time I was waiting for a PSN game be released.

  • The guys who did this are stuck back in 2006. No online multiplayer, no custom soundtracks. WAKE UP and get with the times!

  • Federer: “Comeee oooon”!

  • Downloading now!!

  • Update is live!

  • 68% and counting!!

  • 72%!! Come on lets goooo!!!!!

  • 80% almost there!!

  • Finally!

  • 90% bitting my nails!!!!!!!

  • 100% later guys time to play

  • psn updated!!! this is my first psn purchase. looks great. looking forward to playing this game. :)

  • Just downloaded and now installing my copy. Looks great guys! Cant wait to play it! Congrats on all the success!

  • I am a little put down by the 15 dollars price tag, but i will bite the bullet and go for it. Looks like a great game, and coming from a team of just four guys is inspirational for an inspiring game designer myself. Keep up the great work guys!

  • OscarSeymourEsq

    Good luck to you and the lads Sean! I’ll get it tomorrow as I’m in the UK – can’t wait : D

    Regarding the patch, I heard on the Eurogamer podcast that you’re including a replay feature – is this the youtube uploader or something similar to Trial HD’s replay system?

  • Is this coming to 360 or not? There is a lot of confusion on the boards.

  • @135 Who the F**K cares if it coming on the 360 or not! This is a PS3 blog!

  • Joe Danger ($14.99)
    Download and play the death-defying thrill-ride starring Joe Danger, the Master of Disaster! Race, ride and defy death to thrill the crowd and break world records! Combo, boost and pull ludicrous stunts to fill Stadiums and put Joe back on the podium. Race against your friends or take on your rivals. Play in the sandbox to make and share your own Stunt Spectaculars. Exclusively on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
    ESRB Rated E
    File size: 261 MB

  • Congratulations Sean on the great feedback and the great game.

  • Boy this game is fun , ,first game i purchased above the $10 price point. Very Nice…. High 5 HelloGames, I lika you,Yes ?

  • I just got 11 millions points on the first level! I’m going to be playing this game a LONG time trying to get top scores.

  • Bravo….this game rocks my socks off. My wife let me jump on it after watching a video and she love watching me play……double benefit!

    Super good game!

  • Looks very fun!

  • I won’t lie, I really dislike paying more then $9.99 for network games, not necessarily because I’m really that cheap, but more so due to the sheer amount of amazing games that are on the network for under that price point.

    However I’m impressed from what I’ve seen of the game so far, and am amazed that it only took 4 of you guys to make this gem of a game. I bought a psn card today to redeem, and purchased this game, strictly for that fact it’s just 4 of you guys. I love supporting the smaller guys, and hope that you guys are able to get another great game out in the near future.

  • I bought it and its awesome!

  • Ok, I absolutely love this game. I will buy anything you guys put out, such a fantastic and fun filled game. If you made some thing like this with say, Pick up Trucks, Off Road, or Radio Controlled cars I would buy each of those twice.

    I need more games like this, get to it please.

  • This game is amazing FUN!! Thank you HELLO GAMES, and Welcome to Playstation!!

  • Hey guys, one critique…on the intro the 1976 we see… you need to fix the kerning of both characters between the 7 and the 6 its far too open. Regardless…the game is awesome! Best $15 I’ve spent this month.

  • This game is pure crack! Incredible! The only complaint I have is I would like to download/share levels with everyone, not just friends.

  • Love the game, but please patch in custom XMB music!!

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