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Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy Has Gone Gold

by Neal Ronaghan - May 28, 2008, 8:37 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Also, the website for the game's user-generated content has gone live.

Majesco announced that their upcoming side-scrolling shooter, Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy, has gone gold. Coming from developer Budcat Creations, this game features a game editor that encompasses every aspect of a shooter from levels and bosses to bullet patterns and sound effects and much more. They also announced that the game’s website, BlastWorksDepot.com, is now live and potential players can browse through other player's creations and download them and rate them. This website also appears to let players send and accept friend requests.

Blast Works: Build, Trade and Destroy is set for release on June 10th.

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES 'BLAST WORKS: BUILD, TRADE, DESTROY' HAS GONE GOLD

Related Social Networking Website BlastWorksDepot.com Also Goes Live

EDISON, N.J., May 15, 2008 - Prepare to flex your creative genius as Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy has gone gold for Wii. The fully customizable side-scrolling shooter will ship to retail outlets nationwide on June 10th.

In addition, Majesco has announced that BlastWorksDepot.com--the first web site of its kind that allows user-created game content to be shared via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection--is now live. Accessible through any web browser, this innovative social networking site supports the Blast Works game and lets players upload their creations online for others to view and download to their Wii to play. Players can browse, rate, and comment on posted content; the site even allows registered and unregistered users to search through back catalogs of creations by category, date, artist and other criteria. Users can also make new friends with other Blast Works players by sending and approving friend requests.

"Throughout production we have strived to create a game that pioneers new territory on the Wii by giving players the ability to customize every aspect of their gaming experience. Now that it has gone gold, I can truly say that Blast Works has surpassed our expectations and is one of the most unique games that will be available this year," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco. "Furthermore, BlastWorksDepot.com provides Wii owners with a new social experience whereby they can create, share and trade their original creations online."

Featuring bright, abstract graphics and fast-paced side-scrolling action, Blast Works is a "sticky" creative shooter that lets players absorb fallen enemies as protection. The in-depth and intuitive Blast Works Editor allows gamers to customize every element of their game play experience from levels, ships, enemy ships, objects and bosses to unique bullet patterns, movements, sound effects, hit box placement and more.

Developed by Budcat Creations, Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy is rated E for Everyone and will ship on June 10th for $39.99. To watch the gameplay trailer, please visit http://www.blastworksgame.com/. A video preview of Blast Works Depot is also available on http://www.blastworksdepot.com/.

Talkback

GoldenPhoenixMay 28, 2008

I am still not sure about this but I'm willing to give it a chance if it scores well.

I've had this pre-ordered since forever. Meaning last year actually...

I've been in a shmup mood lately, but I'll probably wait for this to drop in price at least 10 wingwangs before I pick it up. These sound like great online features, which delights me that we're getting this kind of stuff on the Wii but infuriates me that small third parties are doing better with the Wii online stuff than Nintendo themselves.

KDR_11kMay 29, 2008

Whee. If this doesn't come out here very soon I'll probably import it (if that works), 40$ games tend to cost 50 Euros (78$) when released here.

The website offers powerup capsules for download, I guess (or hope) that means you can also use a more conventional powerup system in your levels instead of being restricted to the Tumiki system (catching dead enemies and using them as weapons). I wonder how closely people will be able to recreate other shmups in the game...

blackfootstepsMay 29, 2008

I've never been a shmup fan, but this game just looks so creative and fun. It is begging for a purchase.

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