Fat Kid returns to BBT w/ Arena Feature

November 21, 2015 is Alien Hominid’s 11th console birthday! Eleven years ago, we released Alien Hominid on PlayStation 2 after forming our company in 2003. In honor of this special occasion, we’re bringing back one of the original Alien Hominid characters: Fat Kid!

Along with the celebration of Alien Hominid’s birthday, we also celebrate our “final” new Arena Feature in BattleBlock Theater. As we announced earlier this month, we’re going to be putting majority of our resources into Pit People after November so we’re going to be repeating previously featured playlists in BattleBlock Theater. This is the “final” new Arena playlist to be added into the rotation.

XBLA Arena Feature:
winner 1 By justmalice
(We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties, but we’re working on putting this up as soon as possible.) UPDATE: All good! up and running!

Steam Arena Feature:
LordOfTheFlies by Squiddles (usually lagging)

Keep in mind that we’re merely discontinuing our weekly searches, but we’ll still be checking for new playlists from time to time so it’s not final final! We encourage everyone to continue creating levels and uploading them to the Community Theater 🙂

Breaking Down Backward Compatibility

Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson) and FLitz (from Smosh Games) recently came out with a video explaining the Backward Compatibility features for Xbox One. As you’ll see in the video, all of our Xbox 360 titles will be available for Backward Compatibility:

Alien Hominid HD, Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater will all be accessible on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility. If you owned any of these titles on Xbox 360, then they will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section on your Xbox One when you sign in with the same gamertag.

The video explains several questions regarding Back Compat, including saves and cross platform online multiplayer. Here are some highlights:

-When playing on Xbox 360, make sure to cloud save so that your saves will transfer over to Xbox One.

-Your Xbox 360 Achievements get transferred and you can continue to unlock achievements when playing on Xbox One.

-You will be able to play online mutliplayer with Xbox 360 players if you’re playing through the Back Compat version on Xbox One.

-You’ll also be able to use all the advanced features in Xbox One, like “record that” or “save screenshot.”

For those who want to see the full list of Back Compat titles, check out the list HERE. If there’s a game you don’t see on the list, you can vote for or submit a game title HERE.