Monday, March 18, 2013

Unveiling new game at PAX East!

With PAX East just days away NinjaBee is excited to announce that it will be unveiling its next new game, Nutjitsu, at the show! An in-development build of the title will be on display at the indie developer’s booth (#599). 

In addition to Nutjistu, NinjaBee will also be showing an early build of the recently announced Wii U version of A World of Keflings, as well as the Windows 8 version of the same game, which released last Wednesday.
Check out the full list of goings-on at NinjaBee’s PAX East booth:

Playable demos
A World of Keflings (Wii U)
A World of Keflings (Windows 8)

Win cool stuff
Play any demo and get a free copy of A Kingdom for Keflings on PC (While supplies last)
Nutjitsu High Score Contest: Win 1600 Microsoft Points (Winners picked twice daily)
Indie Passport: A chance to win a bundle of amazing indie games from Tribute Games, NinjaBee, Run Jump Dev, Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness 4, Signal Studios, Devolver Digital, and Nine Dots.

NinjaBee and Keflings Shirts
Beanie-style Kefling Plushies

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A World of Keflings Comes to Win 8 Today, Wii U Later This Year

OREM, Utah – March 13, 2013 – The Keflings are spreading like rabbits. A World of Keflings, the popular city-building game that first made a splash on Xbox Live Arcade, arrived on the Windows 8 Games Store today, becoming the latest of a handful of XBLA titles to release on Microsoft’s new operating system.

“With the current generation of consoles coming to an end, we saw opportunities to bring what is perhaps our studio’s most well-loved game to many, many more players,” said Brent Fox, Art Director at NinjaBee. “With that said, we’re proud to announce that in addition to today’s release on Windows 8, A World of Keflings will be coming to the Wii U later this year.”

“Both of these new platforms offered us huge advantages and were ideal marketplaces for a light-hearted city-builder,” Fox said. “Windows 8 gave us the chance to make the game mobile and add in very smooth, natural touch controls. The Wii U has allowed us to significantly enhance the game’s visuals and, with the Wii U GamePad, explore new ways to interact with the game and its characters.”

As an Xbox game on Windows 8, A World of Keflings makes use of the power of Xbox Live to enhance the gaming experience. By signing into Xbox Live, gamers can play as their individualized Xbox Avatar, compete for high scores on Xbox Live Leaderboards, and unlock 20 all-new Achievements. Even gamers who have already earned full Gamerscore from the Xbox 360 version of A World of Keflings will be able to earn an additional 200 Achievement Points when playing on Windows 8.

A World of Keflings on Windows 8 also provides intuitive touch controls and a new picture-in-picture feature allowing players to quickly explore the map while keeping an eye their avatar’s progress.

The game is now available for purchase in the Windows Games Store for 6.99 USD and supports both Windows 8 and Windows RT. The DLC offerings for A World of Keflings are not yet available on Windows 8. A World of Keflings on Windows 8 does not include multiplayer or Avatar FameStar functionality.

A World of Keflings for the Wii U will release later this year.

About A World of Keflings

The sequel to the hit XBLA title A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings is a city-building game featuring tiny, obnoxiously cute characters called Keflings who need help building their kingdoms. Players play as a giant and take a journey to three kingdoms (Ice, Forest and Desert) making friends with Kefling characters along the way, helping them complete tasks, and building and customizing elaborate kingdoms for the Keflings. Players teach Keflings to harvest resources like wood, stone, magic crystals and wool, and build up a booming economy of production, resource refining and building construction. The game contains no antagonist or conflict, resulting in a pleasant, play-at-your-own-pace city-building adventure.

A World of Keflings first released in December 2010 on XBLA. Since that time the game has added three new themed kingdoms (Alien, Candy and Graveyard) as DLC titled “It Came From Outer Space,” “Sugar, Spice and Not So Nice,” and “The Curse of the Zombiesaurus.” The XBLA version is also one of a select group of games to support Microsoft’s Avatar FameStar program.