Christmas eve today and I wanted to wish all the blog readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Last year was a sad time for the Ensemble crew but this year things are looking up. Studios like Robot, Bonfire, Windstorm, NewToy and Fuzzycube amoung other ventures seem to be going very well with the latter two already performing exceptionally well on the iPhone platform. Will 2010 reveal any teasers for Robot, Bonfire and Windstorm projects? We hope so! Stay tuned for updates over 2010. Meanwhile, here’s a little greeting from your friendly Robots:
Great news for all you Twitter and Facebook fans! One of your favourite video game studios and favourite studio blog website have just got a bit more social! Remember Ensemble can now be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/remember_es. Please show your support to Ensemble Studios by following the feed!
Robot Entertainment are jumping on the Facebook wagon and you can become a fan of the studio can kept up to the minute updates when new blogs, news and photos are available. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robot-Entertainment/113092790195 is a must for any Robot Entertainment fan!
You can also follow ex Ensemble iphone developers Fuzzycube at http://twitter.com/FuzzyCube. Currently Fuzzycube are in the process of making new great sports games!
Social networking websites are great way to reach fans and its excellent ex Ensemble Studios people are following suit!
Ex Ensemble Studios devs FuzzyCube have posted some more screenshots of thier upcoming version 2.0 of popular iPhone game “iQuaterback”. “Drjest” posts on the touch arcade forums and you can find the post contents below:
We’ve added Achievements, over 50 at the moment and growing. A new game mode pictured below, called Shoot Out. Shoot Out has many targets racing across the field where you need to make snap decisions in order to score the highest points. A 3rd game mode is in the works and will make it into 2.0. Look for more screenshots and video of 2.0 at the end of May which will include the 3rd game mode! We are also continuing to improve the graphics and have added many more Leaderboards. The new Leaderboards show the Top 30 and allow you to flick scroll through each list.
Yup! That’s right folks yet another development house has risen from the ashes of Ensemble Studios. This is the second development house which is confirmed to be working on iPhone games (the first being NewToy). The company has just released thier first game titled “iQuaterback” and is available to download via the App Store right now! If you have an ipod it may well be worth checking out!
It would seem alot of Ex Ensemble employees enjoy iPhone development - lets hope Apple culture inside Ensemble didnt affect their Microsoft shut down!
The FuzzyCube website can be found here: http://www.fuzzycubesoftware.com/ and they are starting to create forums here: http://www.fuzzycubesoftware.com/iquarterback/forums/
It looks like the developer is already showing Ensemble like success as already 1 million footballs have been thrown. More details on this title as more statistics arrive.
Good luck FuzzyCube!