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Funky Lab Rat: PlayStation Move-enabled Puzzle-Platformer on PSN Tomorrow

Francois Potentier's Avatar + Posted by Francois Potentier on Nov 29, 2010 // Producer, Funky Lab Rat

After a week over flooded with big announcements and sequels, time has come for one of the most exciting and original 2D platformers with physics inside: Funky Lab Rat!

This title will be available exclusively for purchase on the PlayStation Store tomorrow, November 30th. Using the PlayStation Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller you can freeze time, stop the action (gravity too) even rewind to re-arrange and place the available items to facilitate your fast escape.

Check out the trailer:

Play Diego, a super- powered Rat willing to escape from an experimental lab. Your mission is to make it through the final lab gate by crossing over pits and overcoming obstacles! 81 levels and 10 worlds await you!

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It’s not easy… trust me! This game will keep you busy for hours even if you are one of those hardcore players. Collecting pills on your way out will help you to get rewards, medals and trophies!

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Long story short, we think Funky Lab Rat is worth the investment. Funky Lab Rat will be available tomorrow on the PlayStation Store for $9.99.

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+ poweredbyzen on November 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am said:

looks like a lot of fun!


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+ whitwhit on November 29th, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

yea it does but ima wait on reviews before i do anything with this game.


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 6:03 am said:

    Let’s try the demo and decide by yourself if you like it or not. Be careful though, this game is highly addictive… And remember, the demo is only a small part of the game. Many challenges await you to help Diego to get his freedom back.


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+ Brook-O_C on November 29th, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

Played the demo today, just a couple of hours ago, and was amazed at how fun the game was!
Also, a question: By “This title will be available exclusively for purchase on the PlayStation Store tomorrow, November 30th”, do you mean that you can only buy it ON November 30th or from November 30th and out?


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 4:09 am said:

    Of course not. “Exclusively” means that it’s exclusive for PlayStation 3.


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+ BrianMcGuinness on November 29th, 2010 at 11:21 am said:

@3…
Seriously?


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+ Scarface3010 on November 29th, 2010 at 11:21 am said:

Cool, I wasn’t aware that there was a demo. Any excuse to use my Move controller is a good one.


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+ D4RkNIKON on November 29th, 2010 at 11:30 am said:

looks really fun. Reminds me a lot of Angry Birds. Something about the art style and the puzzle gameplay


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 6:05 am said:

    When we worked on this game, we wanted to build a game we would like to play to. And all the team enjoyed a lot working on this game. We are a bit sad the game development is finished. The great news is that the good time and fun begins for you! So, enjoy the game!!!


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+ Jeigh_Mate on November 29th, 2010 at 11:36 am said:

@ 2

Cut the cord, child. A review is just one man’s opinion and that’s a lazy cop-out– I’ve enjoyed the hell out of games that got between 3 and 7 far more than the 8-10s. Get the demo and make your own decision.


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+ syk1288 on November 29th, 2010 at 11:38 am said:

Anything Braid like I will be trying.

So bring it.


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+ LeeorV on November 29th, 2010 at 11:44 am said:

I’ll definitely get this….

when it eventually goes on a 50% sale :P

any PS+ discount planned?

too many purchases lately :(


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 6:06 am said:

    My advice: don’t wait, life is too short. Have fun now! Go ahead and buy the game :)


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+ jgrizzle358 on November 29th, 2010 at 11:50 am said:

this game should be called “Braid 2: The Labrat”


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 6:08 am said:

    Thank you for the comparing Funky Lab Rat with Braid, which is a great game. You will see throughout the game that Funky Lab Rat has got its own personality…


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+ kivi95 on November 29th, 2010 at 12:15 pm said:

Really fun game but wont be buying it as GT5 was released last week and this week it’s DEAD NATION!!!!


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+ plaztiksyke on November 29th, 2010 at 1:12 pm said:

Looks fun, but…

another 720p game? with no co-op? and no level editing/sharing?

for $10 it had better have HD audio, at least.


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 4:04 am said:

    That’s true Funky Lab rat is not a blockbuster. But trust me, that little game whithout 5.1 HD sound will give a lot of hours of play especially if you want to get all the trophies. For your information, the lead tester, who’s a guy who knows the game by heart, took 15 hours to get all the trophies. Some of them are really challenging and I think that the few people who will achieve the game at 100% are really harcore gamers…


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+ justins123456 on November 29th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

how does the ps move controls works in this game?


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 4:03 am said:

    The PS Move is used in two different ways. In the game you will have to use a flashlight to chase the clouds that cover some items. The orientation of the flashlight is managed by the orientation of the PS Move.
    The most important move feature implemented in Funky Lab Rat is the “Pause mode”. In that mode you can move and rotate interactive objects with the PS Move. It’s really interesting and comfortable to use the Move for that kind of actions because you don’t have to point the screen. You can move freely whitout taking care of the orientation. It’s very “natural”.


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+ rjejr on November 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

Any chance of having dualshock control options? (I won’t have a Move until Santa brings it.) I play mostly platformers and my finger wants to hit the X button every time I have to jump. I mean every time. Even when I hit the R1 button I still sometimes hit X. This game really needs to control with X as jump and the shoulder buttons for time management. Good demo otherwise. Demos are good.


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 4:05 am said:

    No sorry. Mapping the jump on “R1″ and “L1″ was a really hard choice for us. We’re all used to jump whith “X” but, in Funky Lab Rat, you have to control the flashlight with the right stick. As the control of the flashlight and the jump are both important, we decided that the player must be able to do those two actions simultaneously. So we put the jump on “L1″ and “R1″. It’s a bit strange at first but much more comfortable to use.


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+ fps_d0minat0r on November 29th, 2010 at 2:34 pm said:

so its basically a fun version of braid.
i wonder how long until someone makes this whole game in little big planet 2.


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+ rjejr on November 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm said:

Oh and for those wondering who haven’t played the demo yet, it plays as a cross between Kahoots’ 1 level at a time get to the exit design and the WiiWare’s Max and the Magic Marker – which doesn’t control time per se but you play a lot of the game paused manipulating things.


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+ theultimatenub on November 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm said:

looks great gonna have to get this =]


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+ lodewes on November 29th, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

I bought it from the euro store and man, it’s awful. I don’t know if it’s a problem with my Move controller, but controlling the flashlight and rotating objects was a mess.


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 4:06 am said:

    That’s strange. We made a lot of tests with the PlayStation Move and we’ve never notice strange behaviours as you describe. Could you please give us more informations about that? Was your PS Move discharged or something?


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+ abzdine on November 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

I bought it yesterday, it came to Europe last week.. I love it and everybody should buy it if you have the PS Move controller, or at least try the demo.


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+ Dosx001 on November 29th, 2010 at 8:09 pm said:

true that @7 flip review they always get wrong 4 20-40% or 2 50-80% people just because he like it doesn’t mean I’ll like it n the same 4 me we r all different


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+ Sakimori_X on November 29th, 2010 at 10:50 pm said:

Looks like great fun. Perfect for between-mission breaks on Sly Cooper Collection.


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 6:10 am said:

    Be careful… Funky Lab Rat is highly addictive! Let’s begin by a between-another-game-missions… and then tell me how long you spent on Funky Lab Rat before returning to the other game. Try the demo!!!


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+ Sum-Mischief on November 30th, 2010 at 1:43 am said:

I may end up picking this up as well …


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+ Chuckbait on November 30th, 2010 at 8:30 am said:

Custom Soundtracks in this game? Yes or No?

Your lack of responses will not help sales. Thanks and good luck with sales.


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    + Francois Potentier on December 1st, 2010 at 4:06 am said:

    Yes you can use your own soundtracks in the game. That will only remove the background music of the game but not the sound effects.


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+ ZalAamir on December 1st, 2010 at 10:27 am said:

didnt think much of the game,but downloaded the demo anyway.

loved every minute of it!

the Move controls work pretty damn well,too.

gonna grab the full version in a few days ^_^

by the way, any DLC planned?
or will you just release a full sequel?

….or is this a one time game(no sequel)?


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    + Francois Potentier on December 2nd, 2010 at 12:53 am said:

    It is good to hear you liked the demo. And you will have fun for a while as there are 81 levels in the full game. You will need more than 15 hours to achieve the game at 100%! For the coming months, we are mainly thinking of DLCs. We have many ideas of new levels… It seems that Diego will still need you help for a long time!


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+ bloobat on December 3rd, 2010 at 12:57 pm said:

Looks really fun, will have to download the demo this weedend, also very nice to see so many replies from you guys, shows that you are listening to the comments which is what one or more devs should do more of!


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+ ZalAamir on December 6th, 2010 at 12:49 am said:

i’m playing this more than Dead Nation and GT5! LOL

really addictive


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