Posts Tagged ‘Zeboyd Games’

Zeboyd’s Cosmic Star Heroine Blasting Off In Summer

Zeboyd Games, the folks who redeemed one of the world’s greatest monsters in Cthulhu Saves The World and revived the Penny Arcade Adventures, have announced that their next retro-styled RPG is coming this summer. Cosmic Star Heroine [official site] is an intergalactic RPG about a space-super-spy on the lam, and Zeboyd namechecked inspirations like Chrono Trigger and Phantasy Star when they Kickstarted it in 2013. It won’t be long until we see how it’s worked out but, for now, we can have a peek in a new trailer:

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Cosmic Star Heroine Alpha Already Shows Star Quality

Gunmancy. Froggoths. Pop-culture cheekiness. Sentient snot. Yes, my friends, Cosmic Star Heroine is already looking like a star. If you’re wondering what I’m blathering about, Zeboyd Games recently released half an hour’s worth of gameplay footage, all from the alpha version of the upcoming turn-based RPG, which draws inspiration from the likes of Chrono Trigger.

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Zeboyd’s Cosmic Star Heroine Is On Kickstarter


Zeboyd, veterans of the lo-fi RPG, have set their sights on a sci-fi espionage RPG called Cosmic Star Heroine, and to make it they’re hoping to raise $100,000. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem, as they’ve already raised over $40k. Why so popular? Well, the team are promising a game “inspired by Chrono Trigger, Phantasy Star & Suikoden.” They explain: “Alyssa L’Salle is one of the galactic government’s top agents and always manages to save the day! But when she accidentally uncovers a dark conspiracy, her own government outs her as a legendary spy and the people’s champion!” Something very similar happened to me, I have to say.

Needless to type, you can see the pitch video below and make up your own mind.
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Guardian Of The Galaxy: Zeboyd’s Cosmic Star Heroine

Zeboyd played guit-ah-arrrrrr

The story of Zeboyd is a strange one, but perhaps a slightly familiar one. Creating a bit of buzz around their Lovecraftian RPG Cthulhu Saves The World on Xbox, only to find that to be a cold and uncaring land, things were a lot rosier for the subsequent PC release. That in turn led to the opportunity to tackle a new game for the even-tempered and all-embracing fellows over on Penny Arcade, which in turn led to a sequel, and now they’re at the point where the announcement of their new game creates headlines. As well as having a most excellent title, Cosmic Star Heroine will include “turn-based RPG gameplay that takes the best elements from our past games while adding a few new ideas.”
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Game Over: Penny Arcade Episode Four Out Now

Weird place for a statue of... ooooh, I see what they did there.

I haven’t played a Penny Arcade: Otter Spod (thank you, Adam, for opening my eyes to the wonders of this acronym’s pronunciation possibilities) game since the first, rather lukewarm episode by Hothead games, but I’m quite keen to try out the latter half of the series, as Zeboyd are devastatingly handsome kings of comedy. So I guess I have some catching up to do, because Episode Four is officially out today, thus concluding the quadrilogy once and four all. But maybe you’re worried. Does this one have graphics? Sound? Is it even a game at all? I mean, for all we know, it could just be another poorly conceived Kickstarter in a videogame costume. Put your fears to rest with a trailer after the break.

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Finale: Penny Arcade – OTR-SPOD Episode Four

The fourth episode of Penny Arcade: Otter Spod will be the final chapter in the comic saga. There’s a good chance anyone who played the game, or followed development, already knew that number four was the finale, but I’ve been under a rock playing strategy games instead. I really should emerge from time to time, not only because it’d be good for my posture, but because I actually enjoyed Zeboyd’s previous games. In conversation with IGN, Zeboyd say that the sequel will be less linear and will encourage a variety of strategies. They also talked about their plans for the future, more of which below.

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Penny Arcade: Prohibitively Long Title 3 Trail Is Very Silly

Oh sna-- aw, they beat me to it.
That thing right there? I do believe it’s some form of Moroccan crab man, and its virtual existence forces me to face a very profound dilemma. See, I am immediately curious about every facet of its existence – context within the story, capabilities, linguistic background, favorite food, blood type, opinion on jazz music’s current place in society, what crabomancy actually entails, etc – but, on second thought, maybe I don’t want answers to any of those things. Maybe the truth can’t live up to the lofty legend I’ve already fished out of my imagination’s briniest depths. I must ponder. While I do that, why don’t you watch the entire Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 trailer that produced this delightful specimen of meaty clawed magic?

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