Posts Tagged ‘Happion Labs’

Fear Not: Energy Hook ‘PS4/Vita First,’ But Only On Console

By Nathan Grayson on January 10th, 2014.

Energy Hook is kind of an awful game title. Personally, I would've called it 'WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE: I Can Swing Everywhere On This Rope Thing And Be On Top Of Buildings And There Are Missions In This Game Eh I Don't Really Care More Swinging WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE'

A series of troubling headlines emerged recently, claiming that airborne acrobatic fanatic (and distant Spider-Man 2 relative) Energy Hook would be coming to PlayStation first – in other words, before PC. If true, this would’ve been especially upsetting given that the game’s $41,000 Kickstarter tethered its neon beam rope to PC, Mac, and Linux. “You funded this for your platform of choice,” developer Happion would’ve been saying, “but Sony kicked us a few extra bucks so yeaaaaaaaaaah.” That, however, is absolutely not the case. Confusing wording nearly left us stranded high and dry, but Happion’s Jamie Fristrom was all too happy to swing in and save the day.

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Spider-Man Too: Energy Hook Launches $1 Kickstarter

By John Walker on May 10th, 2013.

When you mention web-spinning games, there’s one distinct cry: Spider-Man 2! Lauded for its swooshing through the streets, it’s the game to which all others fall short in this respect. As we reported a few months back, the man responsible for that well-loved slinging is working on Energy Hook, that intends to take the mechanic and go further with it. That’s Jamie Fristrom, the technical director and designer on Spidey 2, who was the one who ensured that the webs had to attach to buildings, rather than the sky. And now he’s after your cash. All $1 of it.

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Spider-Man 2 Devs Are Making: Energy Hook

By John Walker on November 29th, 2012.

I know how to make you want to spend money. Imagine if I told you the guy who wrote the rope-swinging for Spider-Man 2 was making a new game using the same mechanic. See! You want to spend money right now! You’ll have to wait, however, as the Kickstarter for Energy Hook has not yet started – that’s December 8th. But in the meantime, you can watch footage of the game in its prototype stage below, and start planning budgets to see how much of your bank can be pledged.

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