Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Akimi Village Party

To celebrate the launch of Akimi Village we held a little party in the park, NinjaBee style.

The dragon from the game came to life in cupcake form ... and then was devoured by his creators.

NinjaBee in the news

When a video game topic came up in the local  news they turned to the real experts for an opinion.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Video Game Developer Softball Tournament

It comes as no surprise that, generally speaking, we who work in the video game industry aren't the most athletically gifted bunch. But that doesn't stopped us from trying.

Last weekend NinjaBee was invited to a Utah video game developer softball tournament. There's a decent community of game devs located around Salt Lake City, and we get together from time to time for stuff like this.

We finished the tournament with a respectable 2-2 record. We lost to EA and Disney Interactive but picked up wins against Epic's local studio Chair Entertainment (Shadow Complex, Infinity Blade) and Smartbomb Interactive (Snoopy Flying Ace). Therefore: Keflings > Shadow Complex :) Yes? No? I guess we'll let you figure that one out. Hope you like the pics.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Akimi Village Releases on PSN!

NinjaBee is officially on the PS3! Our newest game, Akimi Village is now available to download on the PSN! Check out the trailer and press release below.


OREM, UTAH and SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - June 15, 2011 – Akimi Village, the city-building simulation game from NinjaBee, published by Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), is now available exclusively on the PlayStation®Network for USD $9.99.

Those familiar with NinjaBee's previous city-building titles, A Kingdom for Keflings and A World of Keflings, will assuredly enjoy the gameplay of Akimi Village. Set on a mysterious floating island in the sky where the tiny Akimi villagers are trapped in the tight grip of the Gloom's thick shadow. Players must help the Akimi by putting the villagers to work harvesting and refining resources, unlocking a huge set of blueprints in order to rebuild their village, spread the light and purify the island from the Gloom's dark power.

"We are extremely excited to release our first game on the PlayStation®Network as we’ve definitely made something special just for PlayStation®3 gamers," said Brent Fox, Art Director at NinjaBee. “Akimi Village is about much more than just building a city; it's about freeing a people and their island from darkness by closely managing resources and securing blueprints to construct buildings, developing land and building a beautiful living city!”

“At SOE we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver immersive play experiences for a diversity of gamers,” said Christopher Sturr, Executive Director of Business Development, SOE. “Akimi Village absolutely accentuates our portfolio and features unique and fun non-combat centric gameplay that engages players regardless of their age or gaming background.”
Akimi Village is rated E for Everyone and is now available exclusively on the PlayStation Network for USD $9.99. Akimi Village is scheduled to be available in European territories on June 22.

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