Blowfish Studios outlines how it refined the adventure for PlayStation audiences
Hey it’s Ben from Blowfish Studios and we are happy to finally bring Crescent Moon/Cinopt Studios The Deer God to PS4 and PS Vita on 25th April 2017!
The Deer God is a breathtakingly gorgeous pixel art game, but in a 3d pixelized world. It has an amazing soundtrack, brought to you by Evan Gipson. You will platform your way across various landscapes, do story related quests, battle huge animal bosses, and find various powers for your magical antlers to unleash on enemies.
The game is very much inspired by things that we loved growing up (not just video games). Being outside in the woods, building forts, seeing deer standing motionless in the forest and chasing after them. Building bows and arrows, pretending to hunt. We miss those days, but the feeling is here, inside of this game.
So how did it come about that Blowfish are able to publish the game on PlayStation 4 and Vita?
Blowfish Studios and Crescent Moon Games have had a long standing friendship that started with CM Games publishing Siegecraft (with Blowfish as developer) on iOS back in 2011. Since that time Blowfish Studios has branched out into self publishing games on the PlayStation 4.
The Deer God caught our attention when it first launched on Kickstarter and PC, and we have been able to convince CM and the other developers to let us bring the game to Sony devices. Now Blowfish and Crescent Moon definitely have a strange publisher/developer/publisher relationship!
Using our previous experiences when releasing Gunscape and Siegecraft Commander on PS4, we were able to plug in a lot of our console specific modules to help make the port go faster.
Also knowing the certification process allowed us to quickly get the PlayStation 4 version approved with the minimum of fuss. We have used that time to make the PlayStation version of The Deer God the most refined version to date, with extra polish and fixes since its original launch.
Another great thing about this project was that it was a great fit the PlayStation Vita and we dearly wanted to release our first game on that platform. It took us a bit longer to get the game running on our Dev Kit and to get the game approved, but we really think fans of that platform will love this version of the game! Certainly this is only the first of many PS Vita games to come from Blowfish.
We believe you’ll love the game, and we’re super excited to finally get The Deer God out on 25th April for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. We really hope you all enjoy it!