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Fat Princess Dev Diary: Ah, For the Love of Cake

Deborah Mars's Avatar + Posted by Deborah Mars on May 19, 2009 // Managing Producer, SCEA Santa Monica Studio

Hey Everyone,

This is Deb Mars, Managing Producer at SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Some of you may know me from spreading all that PixelJunk love around this here blog space. But I’m here now to introduce you to a brand new PSN title that we’re pleased as punch…well, really…pleased as cake to talk about Fat Princess.

Some of you may have seen this video already in the Theater in HOME between May 7 and May 14. There was a small mention of it in this post about HOME updates. We put up the video in HOME first as an exclusive for you eager souls looking to get a bigger, better, badder glimpse of our dear Fat Princess in all its glory.

The video is an in-depth look at the creation and inspiration behind Fat Princess, told through interviews with Craig Leigh from developer Titan Studios, and little ‘ole me and Matt Morton. We talk about how the concept for the game came about, the distinctive and charming art style, and loads more including some of the hilarious and irreverent stuff you’ll find in the game.

The video is coming to the PlayStation Store this Thursday in all its big, fat, sweet, awesome HD glory for you to download and watch over and over.

Look for more information about Fat Princess in the coming weeks. We’ll be at E3 showing off the game, so stay tuned for more info soon!

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+ XgargunoX on May 19th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

2 (preferably 4) player split screen online would be awesome…please tell titan to think about it unless it’s already on there. im still buying this game ASAP no matter what. thanx for the great game


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+ JuanDHexen on May 19th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

Looks fantastic I will get it day one to support you guys/girls.


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+ ADR143 on May 19th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

need to know when and how much this game will be


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+ Berae on May 19th, 2009 at 3:14 pm said:

this game is gonna be awesome!


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+ Ztnepres on May 19th, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE add co op in some way. co op multiplayer on line or something. and trophies of course.


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    + Deborah Mars on May 19th, 2009 at 3:48 pm said:

    I have a strong feeling your wishes will be granted.


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+ BlazednSleepy on May 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm said:

The game looks amazing!
Are you guys going to smooth out the frame rate? it seems to have tearing issues.


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+ nixice on May 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

Nice, I was wondering if you guys would add in a no-blood code. Lets the designers have it both ways. I absolutely love the violence and think it ties everything together to have a quaint setting and cute characters but then a twisted, un-PC goal and a gruesome combat system. Even though to me it’s very necessary to have that sick side, however, the fact that anybody can enjoy the game (so long as they’re OK with the big-gal joke) is all the better.


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    + Matt Morton on May 19th, 2009 at 5:59 pm said:

    There are options in the menu to turn off the blood and gore, so you can have your cake and eat it too!

    (So sorry… i couldn\’t pass that one up!)


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+ OnslaughtCometh on May 19th, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

What’s in place instead of a party system sounds a lot like Warhawk. That’s the main reason I stopped playing Warhawk. Hopefully a party system is implemented before launch. If not, I might have to pass this up and I was looking forward to it. In my opinion, blood should have been left out. The aesthetics are ruined by blood.


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+ Poopookakabumbum on May 19th, 2009 at 6:54 pm said:

Ah, for the love of physical discs.

I’ll buy this game when it comes on one.


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+ mhsmith0 on May 19th, 2009 at 7:43 pm said:

I am REALLY looking forward to this game, prob. day 1 buy for me. I know that you guys aren’t telling the release date yet, but is there any chance we’ll get a pre-release demo to tool around with, and if so any idea when that would be out?


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+ SA-BORDERCONTROL on May 19th, 2009 at 8:57 pm said:

looks like a great game…wonder how much it is???


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+ SolduNuts on May 19th, 2009 at 9:42 pm said:

I have been excited for this game since I first saw it in action. Please Please have lots of maps. I also hope that their is an easier way to game with your peeps on your friends list. Some games of Sony’s are lacking this simple feature cough Killzone cough. Thank you again and look forward to spilling some blood on the battlefield and help carrying back a fat princess.


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+ alaM0000 on May 19th, 2009 at 11:25 pm said:

SWEET ASS GAME CAN’T WAIT =D


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+ YoungHustla561 on May 19th, 2009 at 11:27 pm said:

Ok I like the fact that you are considering putting splitscreen in the game. There arn’t too many multiplayer games on the ps3 that you can play with your friends. I’ll pick this one up if it ever gets patch with splitscreen multiplayer. If not it’ll be another pass from me… Oh and custom xmb soundtracks always a plus for psn titles!


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+ ThanatosDMC on May 20th, 2009 at 12:41 am said:

I WANT THIS GAME SO BAD!!! Castle siege! I’m so sold! I saw the archers defending the gate! DROOLZ!!


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+ Dawg743 on May 20th, 2009 at 12:55 am said:

Is there any chance more beta code will be sent out or open beta in the future? I can’t wait for this game!


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+ CinderShadow on May 20th, 2009 at 1:48 am said:

This game is looking so lovely, but I have one, small request at this time: Like you, I think the art style is wonderful, so, PLEASE consider releasing a theme/wallpaper, or two featuring it, on the PS Store? :)


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+ Ivan_Krazy on May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 am said:

Yeah I am in the Closed Beta phase 3 and I have to admit one game takes forever to complete. I mean I like the concept of the game but it MAY not be a purchase from me unfortunately :(
Thanks for applying me in the closed beta in the long run though, I will continue to provide feedback and bugs! :)


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+ nechrist_pl on May 20th, 2009 at 5:01 am said:

hi, my first comment here, especially for Fat Princess.

1) i’d love the gore-fest, but an option(!) for turning the blood off is also ok.
2) split screen mode would be SO MUCH MORE FUN, that not including it into final product is really dissapointing.
3) it is a day 1 purchase for me, but the earlier demo would be appreciated.
4) summer release is ok. i just can’t wait to get my hands on it (yeah, since the first trailer watched ;)).
5) i hope for party system and trophies support.
6) i hope for simultaneously release in Europe and the rest of the world (or it could be earlier in Europe – that’s also a good option for me :P)
6) thank you for making it :)

regards


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+ DTXSFC on May 20th, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

I was able to check out Fat Princess at GDC 2009 and all I can say is bring on the cake!


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+ pianoman6954 on May 20th, 2009 at 8:15 pm said:

I have to admit that my PS3 has collected some dust while I have been working on some of my own projects. It is nice to see some original PS3 DLC content. When is SCEA going to listen its users though. I have literally dissected the PS3 structure for structure and and see awesome potential but SCEA ignores a lot of areas of obvious improvement. The custom soundtrack idea has been a XBOX staple since day one and what do we get in our 20 minute update installs? We get little video clips in the media player. Letting us use PPC versions of Linux is cool to but unnecessary when you simply unchain some of the hardware (bluetooth Obex file push anyone?). Then there is development, there is quite a few people out there that are literally drooling to experiment with the Cell BE’s great parallel processing capabilities myself included. Valve may be too lazy (greedy) to embark on heavily threaded code but not everyone else is.


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+ jishgavesh on May 20th, 2009 at 8:52 pm said:

Can you guys make Fat Princess split-screen online so that my brother and i can play together. If its to late can you make an add-on later
:) PLZ! (:


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+ lovswr on May 21st, 2009 at 6:59 am said:

Day One purchase, which leaves only one question…

When is this coming out? :)

Summer is so deliciously vague. (pun intended)


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+ omgCRAZY on May 21st, 2009 at 10:24 pm said:

I was wondering how stats would be tracked and if players left mid game would their scores still count or not?


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+ God_Like170 on May 23rd, 2009 at 5:56 pm said:

Wow, this game looks absolutely amazing. I love everything you have done with it. To make this game perfect, in my opinion, letting you play your music from your ps3 while playing. (Most of the games do not have that unfortunately)And the final add-on to make this game perfect is split-screen or how LittleBigPlanet perfected its camera view with multiple people on same screen. I guess what I am trying to say is add enough for at least 2 people to be playing split-screen or LittleBigPlanet style online/offline. Anyway awesome looking game can’t wait, and I would buy it even if it were $40. (though hopefully not.) Hehe.


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+ GhillieGuy93 on May 24th, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

hey there, i am really excited for the game, and i can only hope i can afford it. i was pretty annoyed bout not gettin in the beta :(

(any chance of a code? :P)

but im interested in whether or not the game will have many, big updates (such as split screen etc.)?


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+ destroyix on May 25th, 2009 at 12:10 pm said:

When does this game come out!!!!!!!!!! i cant wait :)


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+ mhsmith0 on May 26th, 2009 at 12:36 am said:

ign had Sept 30 on their game info page. If that’s correct, that would be horrible. Four months between beta and release for a PSN game is crazy, especially since most public beta reviews seem to indicate it’s pretty well functional.


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+ commoncraft on May 30th, 2009 at 10:24 am said:

Looks awesome! I can’t wait to play. The art style is really cool too. And Deb is HAWT!


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+ justinjohnson69 on May 30th, 2009 at 4:25 pm said:

this game looks awesome but i was wondering is do you have an official release date?


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+ jjack0310 on May 31st, 2009 at 8:07 pm said:

this is probably my most anticipated PSN title to date


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+ MarcAttack on June 3rd, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

Really nice! I’ve seen it for the first time today and I must say that I’m really impress. Can’t wait now :P Remind me of some DOTA gameplay, wich I totally love. Release date plz :(


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+ that_emo_kid on June 6th, 2009 at 9:40 am said:

Whats with no realease date? At E3 they announced the new psp version of it and gave a new trailer, but still no date. Is this going to get delayed again


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+ otherwisek on June 6th, 2009 at 5:57 pm said:

PLEASE HAVE SPLIT-SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!
I miss split screen games!!!
This game would be awesome to have 4 player split screen!!!


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+ mhsmith0 on June 6th, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

they said “late june”, but nothing else. Hopefully it’s more like june 15th or so rather than june 30th.


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+ Tapewormz on June 10th, 2009 at 4:45 am said:

This game looks like TONNS of FUN! No pun intended, ah who am I kidding…PUN INTENDED!


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+ spektacular01 on June 15th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

Release date, pwetty pweeease?!


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+ anderson55889 on June 15th, 2009 at 9:12 pm said:

Fat Princess is already looking good and I
think it has alot of potential. I create games off of gamemaker with my hand drawn sprites and look forward to becoming a game designer, what advice would you give to a future game designer

p.s I WANT THIS GAME


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+ Dirty_Dave on June 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm said:

FOR THE LOVE OF CAKE I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN
CAN I PURCHASE THIS FREAKING GAME?!?!?!

Seriously though, this is driving me nuts. Every day I waste hours searching the web for any leaks or rumors about when I will finally get to force feed cake to a cartoon princess. I have been waiting for this game FOREVER and I just want to know WHEN!


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+ LightningBlade18 on June 18th, 2009 at 1:25 am said:

Please consider offline multiplayer spiltscreen as an update in the future. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!


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