Rock Beats Everything: Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2011 at 11:10 am.


Atlus have released a trailer (below) for ACE Team’s bonkers rolling destruction puzzle game, Rock Of Ages, which demonstrates, via a tour of gaming history, why rock beats everything. We’d argue that shotgun trumps even that, but we don’t have a video to prove it.

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43 Comments »

  1. sneetch says:

    Brilliant! I concur, rock truly is the master of all.

  2. Trillby says:

    Now that is some truly first class Wacky Music. Plus the fart noises….

    Consider yourself bought, Rock of Ages!

  3. Sian says:

    The video’s great. The game doesn’t really interest me at all. It just seems a little bit… boring. It’s just rolling around. Maybe there’s more to it, but the gameplay videos so far haven’t really shown anything that pulls me in.

    • Buttless Boy says:

      Rolling around is half the game. The other half is setting up a defense against the OTHER giant rock. It’s kind of half bowling, half tower defense.

    • Sian says:

      Mm… I still don’t think this is the game for me. Anyway, there are so many games coming out soon that interest me, I can’t really afford another. ;)

    • Buttless Boy says:

      Fair enough. I’m mostly looking forward to it for the art-history-geek factor anyway.

    • unlimitedgiants says:

      I watched some of the trailers or demos or whatever they were on Steam a few weeks back. It looks pretty dumb. Marble Madness was 1000x better than this.

  4. Premium User Badge Fede says:

    Summer 2011 is almost over, I hope they’ll release on time :)

    • PiP999 says:

      My U.S. Steam page says the release date is set for August 31, 2011 at $8.99 with preorder. (I’m guessing this game might release worldwide on the same date)

    • Strangineer says:

      well, it is being developed in the southern hemisphere!

  5. Evil Otto says:

    It’s a game about a rock that progresses, therefore it is the first game about progressive rock.

    • Tatourmi says:

      I don’t know, the rolling stones aren’t all that progressive are they?

    • BAshment says:

      Its also a game about a stone of doom. Therefore it is the first game about stoner doom.

    • magnus says:

      Stoner Doom? Duuuuude, I concur! :)

  6. Angel Dust says:

    That was ace!

    I’m so very, very sorry.

    Very much looking forward to this though.

  7. manveruppd says:

    Been looking forward to this, the delays are killing me! Soon over though! :p

  8. Mirqy says:

    I have a video that proves shotgun beats rock, but my lawyer advises that I don’t release it.

  9. Bodminzer says:

    Rock, Rockr, Rockgun

  10. Baboonanza says:

    Already pre-ordered. I’m chert-ainly very excited!

  11. Premium User Badge MonkeyMonster says:

    lovely, just lovely :D
    Rock, Rocking Chair, Rocket Firing Shotgun (alla Borderlands)

  12. Raiyan 1.0 says:

    Atlus is lovely.

    • michaelar says:

      Remember, the developer is Ace Team (of Zeno Clash fame); Atlus is the publisher.

  13. Joe Duck says:

    I preordered as soon as it turned up on Steam, it is one of my most anticipated games of 2011

  14. eclipse mattaru says:

    So I take it they weren’t working in upgrading the PC version of Zeno Clash with all the fancy crap they gave to the Xbox then =(

  15. kuran says:

    These guys’ have such a knack for off-beat art direction. I wish Zeno Clash supported the 360 joypad though.. this and Zeno just seem so suited for that.

    • magnus says:

      I got really stuck with Zeno Clash, gawd I feel dirty ‘cos of that.

  16. LintMan says:

    Awesome trailer. I love the quick tour through the history of video games. I spotted look-alikes for:
    - Oscilloscope PONG
    - Atari Adventure
    - Asteroids
    - ? (Looks familiar but can’t remember the name)
    - Frogger
    - Moon Patrol
    - Pitfall
    - ? (again familiar, but not sure of name)
    - one of the Mario games
    - Street Fighter?

  17. Casimir's Blake says:

    The same Atlus that publishes Persona, Catherine etc. ? Does this mean they’re publishing PC games now? That would be interesting… (How about some of the earlier Shin Megami Tensei games, Atlus? Remake them into hi-res dungeon crawlers and you’ll get my money!)

    • Buttless Boy says:

      Yeah, I’m ecstatic at the possibilities of Atlus as a PC publisher. Especially if they’re no longer just publishing Japanese games (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Demon’s Souls and 3D Dot Game Heroes would fit perfectly on the PC, and I’d kill for a port of Steambot Chronicles.

      By the way, they’re actually the developers of SMT, Persona, and Catherine; so if anyone’s gonna port that stuff to PC it’ll be them.

    • Kaira- says:

      It’d be really neat having Atlus on PC also. Apparently they are trying the waters a bit (having published two games on PC previously, Droplitz and Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine). And what finer way to do that than publishing three games in a short period, and quite interesting ones at that: Rock of Ages, Trine 2 and The Cursed Crusade. [source: Wikipedia]

  18. Premium User Badge BathroomCitizen says:

    Love Atlus. Love ACE Team.

  19. Bret says:

    True. But it applies double in Megaman.