Little Orbit  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Little Orbit  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network GameStop Expo 2015: Live Broadcast & Schedule Announced Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:39:16 -0400 Andrea Koenig

Since the grand announcements this summer, many gamers have been awaiting a peek at the most anticipated games: Super Mario Maker, Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Now they can at GameStop Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, NV at Sands Expo & Convention Center. GameStop Expo is open and broadcasting on September 2nd only.

If you haven't gotten a chance yet or just don't plan to buy any of the limited tickets, then you have nothing to worry about. While you won't be on the floor, GameStop Expo will be hosting a live stream service for all of these games among others, including the Street Fighter V Tournament online. Broadcasts will be streaming on this one-day event on Twitch and Youtube.

2015 GameStop Expo Broadcast Schedule
  • 10 AM -- Introduction
  • 10:15 AM -- Make-A-Wish / St. Jude segment
  • 10:30 AM -- Super Mario Maker
  • 10:45 AM -- Rock Band 4
  • 11:00 AM -- Battleborn with special guest Randy Pitchford
  • 11:15 AM -- Assassins' Creed Syndicate
  • 11:30 AM -- Rainbow Six Siege
  • 11:45 AM -- Alekhine's Gun & Lichdom: Battlemage
  • 12:00 PM -- Xbox One games and hardware
  • 12:15 PM -- NBA 2K16
  • 12:30 PM -- Little Orbit games
  • 12:45 PM -- Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • 1:00 PM -- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • 1:30 PM -- "Square Enix Title"
  • 1:45 PM -- Street Fighter V overview
  • 2:00 PM -- Street Fighter V tournament
  • 2:30 PM -- Street Fighter V tournament
  • 3:00 PM -- "Square Enix Title"
  • 3:15 PM -- "Square Enix Title"
  • 3:30 - 4:15 PM -- The Game Informer Show--October cover reveal
  • 4:30 PM -- Disney Infinity 3.0
  • 4:45 PM -- EA

If you do plan on going to GameStop Expo next month, General Admission tickets are currently $40 ($50 after Aug 15) and VIP Admission tickets are currently $110 ($125 after Aug 15). For students, Student Admission tickets are $20.

A full schedule for both admissions are available on the GameStop Expo website, as well as travel guides, what to do in Las Vegas, and times doors open for special tickets. Attendees will get exclusive access to play games not available on the broadcast. 

Once again, GameStop Expo is only open September 2nd. 

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Adventure Time Goes 3D in New Game Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:12:58 -0400 amaadify

Mathematical! Adventure Time is hopping into the third dimension in a brand new quest called Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations

The point-and-click 3D puzzle game has our favorite dog-human duo solving the mysteries plaguing the Land of Ooo. Unlike other games in the series, this new installment puts action in the backseat, opting to focus on exploration and puzzle-solving instead. And there's a reason for the change!

Joshua and Margaret — Jake’s mother and father, who also raised Finn — were seasoned detectives back in the days before becoming parents. They received their assignments from a machine called the “tickertype,” which printed out information on various cases. Now, Finn and Jake have unearthed the tickertype and decide to go into the investigation business themselves.

These investigations feed well into the game's unique episodic structure. Finn and Jake will venture to places like the Candy and Fire Kingdoms, Wizard City, and Castle Lemongrab, where they will be tasked with solving seemingly isolated mysteries (episodes) that connect at some point down the long, long road. 

This new direction is a result of games developer Little Orbit taking over the helm, whereas previous Adventure Time games were created by WayForward. We'll be seeing just how different Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations is from it's 2D counterparts when it is released this fall for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, 3DS, and Wii U. Oh my glob, that's a lot of platforms!

New Penguins of Madagascar Video Game Available for Nintendo 3DS and Wii Consoles Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:08:32 -0500 Game Oracle

Successful video game publisher Little Orbit recently released a new Penguins of Madagascar video game for the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Wii game consoles the family can play. They also released a trailer for the game you can view here, which shows our feathered friends up to their old tricks. This adventure looks as fun and entertaining as young gamers hope, but we'll wait for the reviews.

This video game is based on the new "Penguins of Madagascar" film from DreamWorks Animation, which will show in theatres on November 26, 2014. Gamers can play as any of their four favorite penguins; Kowalski, Rico, Skipper, and Private as they hunt for Cheezy Dribbles, while traveling around the globe to stop the evil Dr. Octavius Brine from carrying out his plans to control the world. 

Players learn new moves, solve brain bending puzzles, and use the individual skills of each member of the team to collect Cheezy Dribbles and save the world. 

“Our goal was to bring that same irreverent humor that these characters are so well known for in the movies to our game,” said Matt Scott, President of Little Orbit.  “The Penguins are fun to watch as they attempt their own version of covert ops on the big screen, and we think our game captures that same hilarious tone as you play on the smaller screen!” 

Penguins of Madagascar the video game appears as fun and entertaining as we remember from the television shows and movies. Take a look and see what you think? 

Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Review Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:25:02 -0500 TumsST

“Adventure Time! Come on grab your friends! We’ll go to very distant lands.”

Now that we got that out-of-the-way, Wayforward and Little Orbit bring you the next installment of the Adventure Time video games, Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. Join Jake the Dog and Finn the Human as they embark on a new journey in the mysterious Nameless Kingdom. All your favorites from the show are there, like Finn, Jake, and Ice King. Finn and Jake will have their work cut out for them, trying to rescue the princesses of the Nameless Kingdom. They can handle it; it’s their destiny.

Along the way, Finn and Jake will have to take on some pretty tough customers. Not to worry, our heroes have lots of gear in their arsenal to fight with. Jake can use his magic to change shape and become helpful items like a shield or big-hand to grab things.  Finn has some helpful attacks as well, like his grass sword and bananarang. He can also use Jake’s grabber-hand attack to grab enemies and store them in zip-lock baggies, for tidy storage.

The Game Behind The Game

The game plays so much like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past it’s scary. When I played the game at E3 this year, the developers said that ALttP was used a lot for inspiration, and it shows. A prime example of Secret of the Nameless Kingdom using SNES Zelda as “muse” is the world map. The castle is in the middle and each of the 3 Princesses are in a separate location of the world, like the Southern Palace, Desert, and Death Mountain. The Bananarang does the same thing the boomerang did in ALttP, stunning enemies for a short time.

The overworld map has that Zelda feel to it, as do the graphics. If you didn’t know any better, you would think you were playing a Zelda game. The writing is an example of how the game differentiates itself from Zelda. At the start of the game, Finn can’t find Jake, but he can hear him. Logically, Finn thinks Jake is speaking to him through telepathy but he is actually in his shirt pocket. The voice acting for the main characters is the same as the show so Jeremy Shada and John DiMaggio bring Finn and Jake to life,like only they could. The writing makes you feel like your watching another episode of the cartoon and that’s what good writing does.

A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game and other fans like me will get the in-game references like the first dungeon boss’s fighting style/movements being very similar to the Southern Palace dungeon boss. You defeat them by smacking their “hams” with Jake’s Grabber-hand that you got in the dungeon, just like the Zelda dungeon formula.


Now, with every game there are high points and then there are low points. Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is no different. I was playing the PS3 version and the control scheme kept giving me problems. What I mean by problems is when you hit the wrong button to attack time and time again. I wanted Finn to attack with his grass sword and I kept pressing the wrong button, that didn’t have any action assigned to it. You would think that you would be able to change the control layout in the menu but that wasn’t the case. The game isn’t forgiving at times and puts the player in a lot of “have to take damage to get up the stairs/into the area” type movements. Blind jumps were an annoyance in the past and it seems they rear their ugly head in Adventure Time.

The game sends you on quests to deliver items to certain characters all over the Nameless Kingdom. This is a hassle over time since most of these characters are located in caves that you’ll have to backtrack to. This type of game-play adds to the replay value but hurts the immediate gameplay because it feels like you're getting the runaround from the game.

The Mr. Pig/Treetrunks quest is a prime example of the runaround. You find Mr. Pig, wondering where Treetrunks is. Then later on, you find Treetrunks and she gives you a love letter for Mr. Pig. Then you have to remember where Mr. Pig was, which isn’t an easy task, and bring him the love note. You then get the chance to buy an item that can heal. You get the run around for health. If it was a special item, I could understand the quest but it just feels like running around for the sake of running. 

Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom should be perceived as a very good game for the Adventure Time franchise. It parlays the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past into a modern feel with an Adventure Time twist. However there are moments that hurt the game, like control issues and pointless quests. In the end, Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is worth a look from any fan of Adventure Time or A Link to the Past. It just has a few “scratch your head” moments that make you think it could have been done better.

Falling Skies Coming Soon to a Console Near You! Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:55:16 -0400 Alexa Serrano

This just in—TNT and Little Orbit, publisher of the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy gamehave teamed up to bring to life the alien invasion drama, Falling Skies, to multiple video game consoles next year! 

Project Details

There have been some comments by gamers on N4G who speculate the game will not be any good; however, they may not have heard how close the game is intended to tie to the television series.  Little Orbit says they are working closely with the writers of the series to successfully weave the stories together.  Their planned mission is to bring this alien invasion to life in a "truly unique" interactive experience.  They are working so close together that the game will have featured voice work by the show's actors.

Your Thoughts 

Although Falling Skies is a Top 5 Summer drama, do you think the video game will be a hit or a miss?  Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!