A fresh, original twist on familiar mechanics from a talented Dutch team
Hello PlayStation Blog, we are WeirdBeard Games, a five-man indie studio from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We’re happy to finally introduce ourselves, though we’ve been around for almost seven years now.
When we started our studio we had a dream of making games people want to play and bringing those games to consoles, but we didn’t want to be a starve-up. So we spent our time making all kinds of games for all kinds of clients while working on our own concepts. We’re very proud to be able to pay our three full time employees a good salary and still have a roof over our own head ☺
Doing it our own way for almost seven years may seem like a long time, but that makes it even sweeter that our dream is coming to reality. We’re super excited to announce that we’re bringing 99 Bricks Wizard Academy to PS Vita!
99 Bricks Wizard Academy is a magical physics tower building game. The tetromino bricks are not used to create and clear lines, but as building blocks. You have to stack them with care otherwise your construction will crumble.
We love using a twist on a well-known concept to create new experiences. Luckily people who have played 99 Bricks Wizard Academy also love the playful way they have to re-wire their brain to use the tetrominos in an all-new way.
99 Bricks has been with us since we released the original flash game in 2008. In Wizard Academy, we’ve taken the 99 Bricks concept into a magical and colourful world. As a wizard apprentice you will develop tower building skills and learn special magic powers needed to complete the challenging classes on your way to become a true wizard.
Originally released on iOS and Android in a portrait orientation, the largest challenge has been making sure it plays just as well or even better on the Vita’s screen. We think we’ve met this challenge head on and are going to deliver an experience that’s right at home on PS Vita. We’re hard at work improving the UI, tweaking the gameplay where necessary and giving the game some extra polish, to bring you a version worthy of the Vita platform.