Majesco  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Majesco  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Gone Home finally coming to consoles Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:56:21 -0500 Andrea Koenig

It's been in the news before, but hopefully it's for real this time. The Fullbright Company announced today that its 2013 indie hit Gone Home will finally be making its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in mid-January. This comes after cancellation for a console edition occurred earlier this year.

The earlier 2015 cancellation occurred not long after the publisher Majesco's indie branch company, called Midnight City, signed on to be part of the console edition's creation.

A formal announcement in March stated that the relationship between the two companies unfortunately ended, due to financial issues, including low stocks in Majesco. So with the end of this relationship came the end of the console port production.

In a recent announcement, it was said that Fullbright and Midnight City kept in touch and are now ready to release the upcoming indie for Xbox One and PS4 on January 12, 2016.

The console version will contain the same consuming atmosphere and strategic manner of storytelling that gamers came to love in the PC version. In addition to the game, console versions will also come with over 90 minutes of commentary from the development team. 

For those unfamiliar with the award-winning indie game, Gone Home is a first-person interactive storytelling adventure exploration game. It takes place in the player-character Kaitlin's home in Portland, Oregon on a stormy night when she returns from college to find that nobody is home to greet her. You must uncover the whereabouts of Kaitlin's parents and her sister, and discover what else lies in wait in the home based on the clues you find.

The game's developer, Fullbright, was founded by a three-person team that previously worked on a special single-player campaign together in the hit action-adventure game, BioShock 2.

A New Boy And His Blob Game Is Coming Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:42:22 -0400 Jason Green

Majesco Entertainment continues their series about a young boy and his favorite companion, a blob. 

Jesse Sutton, the CEO at Majesco said to his shareholders that the company will begin to shift their focus to mobile games. First up in this transition is the new A Boy and His Blob game. 

Majesco Entertainment, a smaller but prominent video game developer, is responsible for games such as: Zumba Fitness, the Cooking Mama series, the Bloodrayne series and many more. The first A Boy and His Blob game released in 2009 and is exclusive to the Nintendo Wii. It's a puzzle platformer where a boy, with the help of his boneless friend, get from point A to B using the various talents of said blob friend. The blob can fit into tight areas, grab things out of the boys reach and turn into a parachute for gliding and landing abilities.

This new addition to the series will add wider varieties of puzzles for the duo and incorporate the use of smartphone touch screens. The new A Boy and His Blob will also land on the PS4, Xbox ONE and Wii U at some point, according to CEO Jesse Sutton. 

Monster Tale Remake Announced for 3DS Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:29:52 -0400 Shatai Melvin

Monster Tale is making a comeback. The 2D handheld platformer is returning in the form of a reboot. The game was originally released for the Nintendo DS in 2011. The game’s developer DreamRift has announced that a remake is in the works titled Monster Tale Ultimate. The game will be available exclusively for the 3DS. The game’s graphics will be improved, with all the visuals redone in 3D. Also the gameplay will be improved and has gone through some rebalancing. There is also new orchestral background music added. Players can switch between the game’s original soundtrack and the new orchestral soundtrack.

The game is about a young girl named Ellie and her adventures in Monster World with Chomp, her monster companion. They must work together to stop the evil Kid-Kings who took control of Monster World and bring peace to land and get Ellie home. Monster Tale had originally received good reviews among critics, with the game being praised for its graphics, combat and Metroid like game play.

Monster Tale Ultimate is anticipated to be released this spring on Nintendo’s eShop.