Inside Velocity 2X: Map

Inside Velocity 2X: Map

Without this process we wouldn’t be able to have the nice outline and alpha vignette, or have the render time left to render the game in the background while you navigate the map.

Inside Velocity 2X: Physics

Inside Velocity 2X: Physics

The complexity for the physics system in Velocity 2X comes from the player performing multiple actions in rapid succession and in various configurations at high speed!

Join the Velocity 2X Thunderclap!

Join the Velocity 2X Thunderclap!

We have 10 days to beg borrow and steal 500 supporters for the Velocity 2X Thunderclap, can you help?

Inside Velocity 2X: JBraamz!

Inside Velocity 2X: JBraamz!

We are extremely proud of our ‘JBraamz’ lens flare technology and it truly makes the game feel sci-fi when seen in action!

Inside Velocity 2X: World Interaction

Inside Velocity 2X: World Interaction

Vokh battles were too difficult for novice players, and at one point the Vokh guards were at risk of being axed from the game [Nooo!].

Inside Velocity 2X: Telepods

Inside Velocity 2X: Telepods

The great thing about playtesting in the studio with devkits is you can make changes on the fly, which we did. I sat the tester down next to my desk and tweaked values and timings until she was able to perform the action perfectly every time.

Inside Velocity 2X: Animation System

Inside Velocity 2X: Animation System

This is one aspect of our codebase that I’m happy to never look at again!

First Velocity 2X Poster Revealed!

First Velocity 2X Poster Revealed!

Here’s our first poster design for Velocity 2X!

Vote for your favourite Velocity 2X tees!

Vote for your favourite Velocity 2X tees!

These are first draft designs. The idea being to take the most popular ones and iterate on them for the final versions.

Inside Velocity 2X: Controls

Inside Velocity 2X: Controls

Looking back through our gameplay tasks on Velocity 2X, it’s clear that we spent around 10% of the time implementing features, and about 90% of the time refining them. This is no more apparent than in the way we obsessed over the controls.

Inside Velocity 2X: Lighting

Inside Velocity 2X: Lighting

From my perspective, having the same lighting on Vita as PS4 was the biggest technical achievement in Velocity 2X. It required much more than just the optimizations mentioned in this article, but boy the results were worth it!

Velocity 2X Release Dates & Trailer

Boss battles are high intensity action!

As we’ve just proudly stated to the world on PlayStation Blog, we think Velocity 2X has what it takes to delight, thrill, entertain and impress you in 2014 – to such an extent that it’ll be YOUR game-of-the-year.

Velocity 2X Store Image Question

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Which image would you most likely click on PlayStation®Store?

New Velocity 2X Screenshots

Triple shot in the Quarp Jet!

We’re almost there on Velocity 2X visual fidelity. It needs another pass on the HUD and level dressing but we’ve exceeded our initial goals so we’re very happy with it! Now to finish off designing the levels, balance the learning curve and tidy up the little details! =)

FuturLab Has Two Satellite Teams!

FuturLab’s satellite teams (‘Velocity Raptors’ & ‘Sasquatch’) at Abertay University’s PlayStation Vita Lab, a new initiative to get students ready for the workplace.

We were invited by Abertay University to take part in a groundbreaking initiative that sees students embark on prototyping projects with established studios.

Sweet Vita Suite

Sweet Vita Suite

All of our games are playable on PS Vita, but have you got all the native versions yet?

Velocity 2X Video (Alpha Footage)

Particle explosions, dynamic environment lights, screen shakes and bloom all add up to a pretty thrilling ride.

This is alpha footage captured from the PS Vita. There is still a lot left to do.

Surge®Deluxe PS Vita Wallpaper!

Cyborg!

Now you can give Surge®Deluxe its own page on your PS Vita with this ‘Cyborg!’ wallpaper!

Velocity 2X PS4 Alpha Screenshots

Boom boom sheikh shakes the bloom

We’ve been hard at work putting together an Alpha build of Velocity 2X on PS4 for Sony. A video exists, which you’ll see very soon, but for now here’s some tasty PS4 screenshots.

Power Up Your PS Vita With Surge Deluxe

Power Up Your PS Vita With Surge Deluxe

Surge Deluxe is here today in the US and tomorrow in Europe for just $4.99/€4.99/£3.99! Check out the release trailer… Read More »

Velocity 2X will include a Platinum Trophy

Velocity 2X will include a Platinum Trophy

Velocity 2X will feature a Platinum Trophy, confirmed today by Sony. We haven’t thought of a name for it yet. Perhaps you could suggest one.

Three essential tips for indies in 2014 (that should be obvious but aren’t)

At last, they're coming!

Three essential tips for indie developers that you won’t have read elsewhere.

Velocity 2X Flight Computer Activated!

Find out about this powerful and dangerous mineral called Rekenium!

As we inch closer to the launch of Velocity 2X on PS Vita & PS4, we’ll be revealing the environments, technologies and characters that provide the backdrop for Velocity 2X.

Why a female lead character is not ‘bad design’

Why a female lead character is not 'bad design'

Lt. Kai Tana – saviour of the galaxy, pilot of the teleporting Quarp Jet and master of the humble jump – is female.

Fast Guide To FuturLab

Fast Guide To FuturLab

We’ve compiled all the most interesting posts on our blog into a single list that you can storm through in no time, and emerge at the other side fully clued up.

Velocity 2X for Vita & PS4!

Velocity 2X for Vita & PS4!

Our aim with Velocity 2X is to take you on another journey of discovery, so we’re combining two beloved genres into one thrilling adventure.

Designing An Awesome Video Game

Designing An Awesome Video Game

Looking for a guide to help design your first awesome videogame? Look no further!

Velocity Ultra Soundtrack + Remixes Available Now!

Velocity Ultra Soundtrack + Remixes Available Now!

For an epic boost of sonic pleasure, grab the album from iTunes, Juno Download and other leading digital music storefronts!

Velocity Wins PSN Gamer’s Choice Award

Velocity Wins PSN Gamer's Choice Award

We were thrilled when Velocity won industry accolades last year, but to be voted best game on the minis platform by such a large group of core gamers themselves means so much more to us.

Velocity Ultra Footage + Interview!

Velocity Ultra

Check out Eurogamer’s exclusive footage of Velocity Ultra. Also, interview bonus!

Here’s a nice story…

Here's a nice story...

Surge Lite includes a lovely little animated title sequence featuring the ‘Fan Powered Flight’ slogan we used for our Velocity Ultra teaser.

Velocity Ultra: Alpha Screenshots

Hedonist

Here’s what Velocity Ultra looks like now we’re at Alpha.

Surge Electrifies Match 3

Surge Electrifies Match 3

Surge takes addictive tile matching game play and implants a hardcore pulse with unique mechanics, strategic depth and online scores!

Velocity – Best Arcade Game 2012

Velocity - Best Arcade Game 2012

Velocity Wins Best Arcade Game 2012 at the TIGA Games Industry Awards!

Fuel Tiracas – Twitch-On-Touch Done Properly

Fuel Tiracas - Twitch-On-Touch Done Properly

These are the things that make Coconut Dodge and Velocity fun and addictive, and it’s these things that we have literally put right at the player’s fingertips, in their purest form, in Fuel Tiracas.