Super Indie Connection Sale #2

By matthewj January 15th, 2015, under News

Hey all,

We’ve been cooking up something special with our super cool Wii U indie (Nindie?) friends. It’s the Super Indie Connection Sale 2!

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If you own one of these games on Wii U, you can get any other participating game for 60% off! This offer ends January 29th!

Participating games:

Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien 

A rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality.

Chasing Aurora

An asymmetric multiplayer game about the dream of flight. Ride the wind from peak to peak. Fight for Aurora’s Gem. Fly your bird to victory in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps.

SteamWorld Dig

In this platform mining adventure, take the role of Rusty, a lone steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

Swords & Soldiers

Command an army of Vikings in their quest to create the ultimate BBQ sauce, lead the Aztecs in defense of the Holy Pepper and build an array of explosive Chinese toys! Build your own forces and defeat your foes using berserkers, dart blowers, giant boulders, ninja monkeys (yes, – ninja monkeys!) and many more!

Teslagrad

A 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new abilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Enter a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore in this adventure brawler game. Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the strength and courage to become the Hero he’s always dreamed of being and put a stop to the evil Carlos Calaca.

 

 

#YearOfUayChivo

By matthewj January 7th, 2015, under News

great goat giveaway

We’re celebrating going over 10k followers by giving away a one of a kind Guacamelee swag bundle! We’re offering a Guac t-shirt, postcards, and buttons. PLUS the winner will get the luchador mask we brought to PAX in 2012!

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Close up of the goods

2015 is the year of the goat in the Chinese calendar, and Guacamelee has a goat (magic goat man) in it named Uay Chivo (chivo is Spanish for goat). This contest makes total, complete sense.

A big thank you to everyone who is interested in what we do, especially those of you from the Tales from Space days! We can’t wait to share more news about Severed with you. <3

TO WIN:

1) Find a real LIVING goat (no lamb chops, goat cheese, goat simulator screenshots, etc…)

2) Take a picture of you (your hand) giving the goat a thumbs up

3) Send the picture to @DrinkBoxStudios on Twitter with the hashtag #YearOfUayChivo

We will select one entrant at random next week, January 15th, and mail them their prize. Anyone can enter. Go find a goat now!

tl; dr – we’re not giving away a goat

Guacamelee won 2 Canadian Videogame Awards!

By matthewj November 25th, 2014, under News

This past Friday night will go down as a memorable moment for us at DrinkBox Studios as Guacamelee! won awards for Best Indie Game and Best Downloadable Game at the 5th annual Canadian Videogame Awards!

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The Carlu is swanky!

Guacamelee was up against a bunch of awesome Canadian-made games. We knew we had a good chance to win something but wouldn’t have been shocked if someone else’s name was called for any category we were nominated.

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Graham saying thank-yous after Guacamelee! won Best Downloadable Game of 2013

The wins were extra special since the ceremony was held in our hometown of Toronto for the first time ever, meaning we were able to celebrate with our local game developer peers as well as our own friends and loved ones.

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Accepting the Best Indie Game of 2013 award!

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Chris and Graham posing with the hardware

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Graham: “Why cant I hold all these… no wait, I got it.”

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Jason and Ben with the awards

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Thank you Canadian Videogame Awards!

Super Turbo Fan Art

By matthewj September 3rd, 2014, under News

It’s been over a year since our last fan-art-dedicated blog post. All art is linked to their original creators, so click on something if you like it and check out more of that artist’s work. Thanks to everyone who shared!


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Get STCE on Steam August 21st!

By matthewj August 18th, 2014, under News

Hello Guacameleons!

This is it! Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is coming out on Steam on August 21st!

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If you already own Guacamelee! Gold Edition, you’ll receive a 66% loyalty discount. That works out to just under 5$ for 2 new levels, a buttload of new enemies, and the new Intenso ability… plus a whole lot more visual upgrades, jokes, and EGG BOMBS.

See you Thursday!


Intenso + the Alebrije skin lets you 2-hit Giant Skeletons

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INTENSOOOOO

By matthewj June 30th, 2014, under News

Here’s a sneak peek at the new Intenso power in Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.

First, have a look at the .swf that plays after you bust up yet another of Uachivo’s Choozo statues to unlock the Intenso power:

We had to abandon the rapidly flashing .swf style before releasing Guacamelee in Japan because the Japanese are much more strict about rapidly flashing lights than we North Americans are. We liked the style and applied it to all the .swfs when you unlock a new power.

Activating the Intenso ability summons a bolt of lightning that strikes Juan and Tostada, setting their bodies on fire, allowing them to move faster, and hit enemies harder. You’ll also unleash a soccer-announcer-style Intenso yell.

Ever wanted to 2-hit a giant skeleton? (gfy link)

Normally you’d have to wail on these dudes for a good ten seconds before they’d go down.

Can you use Intenso whenever you want? No! We make you work for it. You can only trigger Intenso once you get your Intenso meter (that meter below the yellow stamina squares in the HUD) above a certain threshold. You increase your meter by running up your combo count, or by destroying bright barrels scattered about the Guacamelee world. Once activated, your meter will drain, but not if you keep attacking enemies. It’s kind of like that movie Crank.

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When you break chests that look like the one below, your meter will get bigger, giving you more Intenso time.

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Intenso Chest

Like stamina and health chests, you’ll need to find 3 before you see any changes to your stats.

You’ll also be able to buy upgrades to Intenso. With Shield Breaker, for example, you can perform any supermove and it will break any coloured shield barrier surrounding any enemy, even for bosses. Checkmate Javier.

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We’ll share more news with you about Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition and reveal some more stuff we’ve crammed in.

PS: You can use Intenso while you’re a chicken too.

Super Turbo Release Dates Edition

By matthewj June 19th, 2014, under News

Hello friends!

First, I’m going to need you to remove your Power Hats so I can have your complete attention. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is launching for PS4 July 1st, Xbox One + Xbox 360 + Wii U July 2nd at an SRP of $14.99 for North America and £11.99 / €13.99 for Europe.

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For those not in the know, we released the original Guacamelee last April for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. As it turns out, a lot of you enjoyed playing as luchadors Juan and Tostada, punching skeletons and platforming through a magical Mexican-inspired world to save El Presidente’s Daughter from Carlos Calaca and his gang of minions.

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Just to remind you, here’s a list of some new features for Guac STCE:

  • more words to the title
  • an extra save slot
  • new costumes
  • creepy hanging dolls
  • two extra levels
  • some new tunes
  • another save slot
  • a new dimension-switching ability called ‘Shadow Swap’
  • pollo egg bombs
  • an NPC with an impossibly large head
  • a new power called INTENSO

We’re super excited to be bringing Guac to the next generation of platforms.

Talk to us about #GuacSTCE in the comments or here on Twitter. We hope you like it!

Guacame3! Super Turbo Championship Edition

By matthewj June 10th, 2014, under News

You can’t spell Guacamelee without three Es. You’ll need a few more to spell Super Turbo Championship Edition. Incidentally, Chris McQuinn and Augusto Quijano from DrinkBox will be showing off the Guacamelee! Super Edition demo in two ways:

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1. If you’re at E3, come say hi to us and try out the STCE demo on one of our two Xbox One stations.

2. If you’re not at E3, Chris and Augusto will be streaming the STCE demo on Nintendo’s Treehouse: Live @ E3 on Wednesday. We’ll be sure to tweet just before we go on.

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Also, next week is going to be a super big week for us (hint hint). We’ll be tweeting out secret codes to unlock a secret thing all this week. Stay tuned!

 

Mighty Warrior Piñatas

By matthewj June 4th, 2014, under News

Yo all!

The upcoming Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will feature two new costumes: the Piñata and the Mighty Warrior.

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While wearing the Piñata costume, defeating enemies and busting chests open yields double the normal amount of pesos and silver you’d usually get. Pesos allow you to buy upgrades, while silver buys you costumes.

You’re even rewarded with 2x pesos  and silver when you smash open your fellow pinatas that spawn after every arena. You’d think after walking a few miles in a pinata’s shoes you’d gain some sympathy for their plight.

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Where’s Waldo meets Guacamelee

Unfortunately, wearing the piñata costume makes it as if your body is made of papier mache and frilly paper. Enemies in STCE have stepped up their game, and none of them are wearing blindfolds.

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Next is ‘Warrior’s Might’, a costume inspired by Mayan warriors. This costume works with Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition’s new power, Intenso. We’ll talk more about Intenso another time. For now, let’s just say that the Warrior’s Might skin and Intenso are like nachos and salsa… no wait, guacamole.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will be out SOON for Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition!!!

By chrism March 6th, 2014, under News

Hey All – just wanted to say how excited we are to announce Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition for XBox1, PS4, X360 and WiiU. Whatttt, did that just happen? Uh-huh. Ya, get ready, because we’re adding a ton of new content that includes expanded main storyline, new powers, new enemies, new bosses from the original. Check out the spiffy trailer.

 

And here are some pretty rad screenshots:

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