we are still humans. we have a plan.

Well, we sort of missed the ball on getting a year-end review post up in any reasonable time. So what’s been keeping us so busy lately you ask? You asked right? Well it’s basically been BattleBlock Theater.

You remember our next game BattleBlock Theater (BBT) I hope? Hell yeah! We do too and it’s pretty fun to play. I guess you’ll have to take our word for it right now since we don’t really have a release date yet. Rest assured though that our professionally trained staff of humans are hard at work smashing their collective brains against BBT.  A long time ago (2006) in a very similar geographic location, we were working on Castle Crashers for the GameCube! We decided it was cool but NOT COOL ENOUGH. Here’s what it looked like:

We didn’t feel like that was quite right. It’s actually pretty embarrassing to look at. So anyway, this is why we took it back to the drawing board. We needed to tweak stuff and add awesomeness on top of it. This is essentially what’s happening with BBT right now. Some of the largest steps forward have occured recently and we’re so glad we didn’t just settle on something that wasn’t quite ready yet (and at the same time ready to explode from the excitement of handing it over). The good news is that our latest set of changes have saved us a bunch of time while making the game even more awesome than before.

So let’s talk about Castle Crashers a little now. As of about a few minutes ago, there are currently over 2.6 million players listed on our leaderboards! If that’s not awesome enough, this year we will see that number reach 3 million! Hopefully all of this happens before Mayan spaceships descend on our planet at the end of the year. To top it all off we’re still the highest rated arcade title for all of XBLA! This of course has nothing to do with us, and everything to do with you. Yeah, you! Want to know what else you’re responsible for? We were voted Best PS3 Downloadable Game in the annual PlayStation Network Gamers Choice Awards. So much love!

We haven’t made a giant pile of games in our short 8.5 years as a company; but the ones we have made seem to have a lasting impact. We are proud! These games are our children. We raise them, teach them things, and then release them out into the world for a price? (ok maybe that last part sounds sorta creepy) Since our games help us so much we are able to do more things than ever before. We’ve opened up our own in-house test team (aka Testopia), hired a full-time plushie designer (AnnaTheRed!!), developed two iOS games (Super Soviet / PDA Games), hired our first full-time artist to help Dan and do awesome things (I know crazy right? We have 2 artists now) and even built our very own usability lab (no name yet, but I’m calling Labtopia) where we monitor people’s reactions to our developing children. As we finish BBT, work on new games, make a bunch of cool merchandise, we are always reminded that it’s because of all of you that we are still around to do any of this. Respect!

RESPECT.

-The Behemoth

 

11 Responses to “we are still humans. we have a plan.”

  1. The Orange Knight - Eggie [Level 0]

    Wazzup Guys.I Need To Get Castle Crashers Soon…. (Ive Played it 1000 Times).

    That Video Was WEIRD! Im Glad Its Not Like That Anymore.

    -The Orange Knight

  2. The Orange Knight - Eggie [Level 0]

    Speaking Of Castle Crashers,Who Is Better:Fire Demon Or Orange Knight? Please Answer.Oh And You Guys Have To See The Fan Picture “Castle CRUNCH!”

    -The Orange Knight

  3. brueh - 0

    Hi! Im from Brazil, and i really want to buy Castle Crashers DLC’s (King and Necromancers) and Alien Hominid HD, but they aren’t avaiable X Box Live Brazil. Can you help-me whith that? =)

  4. Lil Black BUBBA - 4

    @The Orange Knight
    I would say that Fire Demon is better. He starts out using the Black Morning Star, which is very good with a Strength of -3, Defense of +1, Magic of +6, and Agility of +/-0. Its Special Effect is Critical, and is required to be a Level 20 to use it, if you aren’t Fire Demon. The Orange Knight has the same Magic as Fire Demon, except the Orange Knight has a Flame Burst for its Splash Magic while Fire Demon has Lava Pillars for its Splash Magic. In conclusion, I state that Fire Demon is a better starting/low Level Character than the Orange Knight is.

  5. danp - B

    Bubba’s probably right. Orange Knight has better range with splash attack. It’s pretty fast, as well. While Fire Demon has a quicker yet shorter splash attack.

  6. ilikethisand - 0

    castle crashers is the best, no question. i’ve been watching alot of battleblock theatre now too and cant wait for this game to come out, if you ever have a beta i would do whatever it takes to play it

  7. mooseisloose - 0

    HURRY UP! Ever since you guys first mentioned this game it has been on the top of my wish list, shitting all over COD, FIFA and any other big release I would usually soil myself over. I am nearing the end of university now and it will suck if I finish without having all my flatmates missing out on major deadlines playing this game.

    Literally the most incredible looking game ever! You better release it on PS3 though.

  8. don44 - 0

    Heeeeelllllllooooooo behemoth guys.!! I just want 2 thank u guys for making such an awesome and challenging game that is CASTLE CRASHERS!!!! But I have just one question, do you guys plan on bringing the purple knight to ps3 in north ameria? because I would truly love to play as him. he just looks too cool!! I keep seeing things about you guys putting him on the ps3 via dlc in asia or something, so I kept hope alive by thinking if its on ps3 ther it will come here eventually. So I am asking you guys please bring him to ps3 in NA. PLLEEEEEASE!!!!