Posts Tagged ‘Rock Of Ages’

Downhill Battle: Rock Of Ages Free All Weekend

By Nathan Grayson on October 27th, 2012.

This is delightful, but can we please, please, please, please, please see more of Zeno Clash 2 now?

I sometimes wonder what life would be like if I was a rock. What would I do if someone stepped on me? How would I wear my moss? Which historical art period would I most enjoy bulldozing if it were tastefully reimagined with a few extra elephants running amok? To its credit, ACE Team’s Rock of Ages does its best to simulate all concerns relevant to aspiring modern/post-modern rocks of all ages. It’s also very, very silly. No, the first (and to my knowledge, only) entry in the slowly-wear-down-artistically-themed-fortresses-with-upgradeable-boulders genre isn’t perfect, but its charms are undeniable. Plus, ACE Team’s still supporting it, and this weekend, you can try out the fruits of their labor for free.

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Rock Of Ages Develops Christmas Cheer

By John Walker on December 20th, 2011.

Aw!

Father Christmas is a very lazy man. He works one day a year, and spends the rest of his time just sitting there, judging children. What a prick. His elves are the real heroes, and are woefully undersung. For instance, they’re zooming around everywhere, adding Christmas cheer wherever they can. Even reaching the obscurity of ACE Team’s Rock Of Ages. Now featuring snowballs. You can see some lovely pics of that below.

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Roll With It: Rock Of Ages Is Out Now

By John Walker on September 12th, 2011.

Inclusion of a dragon automatically generates an extra 10 RPS points.

ACE Team’s bonkers rock-rolling action game, Rock Of Ages, is out now. You can buy it! Even play it! Do you want to? Well, a helpful route to such knowledge comes by reading Jim’s verdict on the game. It’s available via Steam, and only costs a weeny £7.

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Wot I Think: Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on September 9th, 2011.

All tied up with a bow.
What would Chilean crazy-maestros Ace Team do after their mind-curdling FPS melee game, Zeno Clash? Well, it should have been obvious: they set about creating, Rock Of Ages, a competitive boulder-rolling comedy action-puzzle-strategy game set within several centuries of art history. Yep, it was an open niche, and they rolled right in there. It’s out now, and I’m going to have to tell you Wot I Think.
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On A Roll: Rock Of Ages Final Trailer

By Lewie Procter on September 2nd, 2011.


It’s the dawn of the age of the Rock of Ages, or it will be come next Wednesday when it releases via Steam. It’s out on the Xbox already but Ace Team have said that this release date disparity was not because of any exclusivity agreements, “it is just about a small team with a lot of work.” To make up for the minor PC delay, they’re including a complete OST with the PC release, and the PC version even has an exclusive playable “Troll Face” boulder, which is a beautiful thing. Here’s the release trailer, and it is looking like something special: Read the rest of this entry »

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Rock Beats Everything: Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2011.


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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Not Waiting Ages For Rock Of Ages

By Alec Meer on June 13th, 2011.

That's exactly the opposite of what my face looked like this morning

Rock of Ages is a game RPS has been terribly excited about for quite some time. Why? Well, because it’s about rolling a giant, apparently sentient and sadistic boulder through art, history and the history of art, with graphics by someone doing a very convincing Terry Gilliam impression. VIDEOGAMES!

Our desperate anticipation for this next game from the Zeno Clash madmen should soon be over – Rock of Ages lands in August. Well, August 31, which is basically September, but the important thing is it’s only ten weeks until I can fire a massive rock out of a cannon at the groin of Michelangelo’s David. Joystiq reckons it should cost between $10 and $15.

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Rock Of Ages Rolls Over Art, Wizards

By Jim Rossignol on June 9th, 2011.


Ace dev team ACE Team have released a new trailer for their boulder-rolling history-of-art puzzle game, Rock Of Ages, and it shows the ball in action, doing funnies. Previously we saw power ups which embue your happy rolling rock with temporary powers, such as being tough, or being on fire, and there’s some of these here, too. If only life had temporary power ups beyond “mild stimulant drink” and “illegal nose treat”. I want to absorb a glowy thing and be able to double-jump.

The game should arrive this summer.
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Super Clunky Ball: Rock Of Ages Videos

By John Walker on March 28th, 2011.

Imagine what this team's office must look like.

It really is about time we caught up on Rock Of Ages trailers, don’t you think. The next game from the mad geniuses behind Zeno Clash, ACE Team, is a combination of tower defence and Marble Madness, because that’s the way those people think. And there’s lots of bits of the Pythonesque madness to look at below, including a ten minute walkthrough of how it all works.

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Smashing! Rock Of Ages Powerups Trailer

By Quintin Smith on December 16th, 2010.

Beauty is in the eye of the boulder.

Now we’ve gotten to the bottom of why the boulder is smiling, we at RPS haven’t a single reservation about Rock of Ages. Just look at it! It is literally rock and roll. This is going to be an amazing game. And if you watch the following trailer, you’ll discover that even the powerups are going to be pretty good. We’ve got Iron Bands, Fireball, Wings and, uh, Petroleum.
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Ace Team Talk Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on October 21st, 2010.


Ace Team, the Chilean studio behind the fantastically unusual first person beat ‘em up Zeno Clash, are now making a game that combines bowling with art history. It’s called Rock Of Ages, and it’s a game of two halves. One half is that of a boulder crashing around destroying stuff, the other is about defending things from that errant ball of rock. Sounds suitably strange, but what of the details? We talked to Ace Team’s Andres Bordeu to find out more.
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Lost Marbles: Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on October 18th, 2010.


The next game from Zeno Clash creators Ace Team, which will be coming out on the PC as well as the TV fun extenders in early 2011, is Rock Of Ages. It looks delightfully batshit awesome, as you can see from the most recent trailer, which I’ve totally gone and embedded right below these words. Said trailer shows a selection of things that the rock will smash, as well as some of the special powers you can expect to use. It also reveals more of the fantastic art style from the game’s Renaissance period. (Intriguingly, each level has its own historical art style.) Go take a look. It’s not a bad way to start a week.
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Ace!: Ace Team Announce Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on June 18th, 2010.


Also looking awesome this week: the next game from the Chilean team who gave us weirdo biff ‘em up Zeno Clash. It’s called Rock Of Ages and it appears to be a mixture of strategy game and, er, bowling? Two opposing castles attempt to crush each other in surrealistic rock-rolling warfare with defences constructed turn by turn to defend against the heinous stone attack. If that wasn’t enough, Ace Team explain: “your boulder will crash through different periods of classical art, introducing the player to a variety of authentic art styles and music from throughout much of human history.” Response from RPS Hivemind? “Oh Wow.” “VIDEOGAMES! VIDEOGAMES!” “Yay!” Yeah, that’s the stuff. It’s out next year via digi download outlets.

And you are going to want to watch this particular trailer…
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