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Posts tagged “viva-pinata”

High Stakes for the Medium: Rare

Powering up the Electric Internet in my new place in the Smoke - yes, I'm now RPS' official Man In London - I see that Wired has published the results of my recent trip off to see Rare. While neither the new Banjo Kazooie or Viva Pinata have been confirmed for PC, I do interview Justin Cook, who's lead designer on the latter and had…

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Evolution Of Viva Piñata

With delightful gardening/breeding game Viva Piñata having recently turned up on PC, I thought it appropriate to link to this rather interesting design article over at Gamasutra. In it developers Rare discuss the unique visual design of the game from initial conceptual art to commercial product. They discuss things such as the problems of stuff a game with quite so much cuteness: In the original…

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You Hit Them With A Stick And Candy Falls Out

Papier-mache animal breeding game Viva Piñata is set to be released on the PC. If you missed this one in console land, it's a sandbox creature-caring scenario, where you breed living piñatas, giving them names and building a garden for them to live in – that sort of thing. Hideously, my instinctual prejudices came out when I read about this: “hardly a PC game”, I…

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