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Mediatonic to Unleash 1000 Tiny Claws on PSN

Jeff Tanton's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Tanton on Sep 15, 2011 // Producer, Mediatonic

1000 Tiny Claws for PS3 and PSP (PSN)

Hello all! You may remember Mediatonic’s work from such audacious adventures as Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess and Who’s That Flying?! Today, we’re massively excited to reveal details of our third, rum-soaked PlayStation minis title 1000 Tiny Claws for PlayStation.Blog readers! The response to our previous games has been overwhelming and hugely appreciated – and as with those minis titles, we’ve tried to load as much of what you loved into 1000 Tiny Claws as humanly possible.

First, a short-and-sweet summary for those who are too busy to read a rambling blog post from some guy at some games company:

Your legendary sky-pirate crew may have been responsible for unleashing an apocalyptic curse of giant insects upon the world – and now there’s only 24 hours to save their necks from the hangman’s noose! First Mate Rana sets out to smash her way through the relentless scuttling horde in a sword-swinging arcade battler set against an epic backdrop of sky-islands and piracy!

Can you survive against overwhelming odds? Deploy combo attacks and running swipes, blocks and dodges, then use devastating special moves to turn the tables on the swarm and send the bugs spiralling into the clouds. Just make sure you keep solid ground beneath your own feet at the same time…

· Story mode featuring 25 levels over five exotic stages
· 12 Unique enemies
· 3 Epic Boss battles
· 5 Survival Mode Stages
· 25 Challenge Mode Stages
· 16 Revealing Ship’s Log entries to discover
· 15 Awesome Awards to place in your Treasure Room
· 6 Animated Piratical cut-scenes

1000 Tiny Claws for PS3 and PSP (PSN)1000 Tiny Claws for PS3 and PSP (PSN)

The integral game mechanic is Rana’s ability to send enemies scattering over the edge of the island, first by weakening them with sword swipes, and then using a huge swipe to eliminate them. We spent a lot of time making this as satisfying a possible – so you can also bounce the bugs off of scenery, or knock over big bugs and swipe them along the ground to clear a pathway when things start to heat up!

Your goal is simple: stay on the island and survive. But that’s not an easy task with different varieties of Swarm insects fighting back with a variety of unique attacks. And as the waves quickly ramp up in difficulty, you’ll need to use every trick at your disposal to prevail.

The Story Mode will feature animated cut-scenes, following the crew’s 24-hour race against time to “reverse a curse” (a witch-doctor-approved term) over 25 action-packed stages and five beautiful island regions – plus some huge boss encounters!

1000 Tiny Claws for PS3 and PSP (PSN)

The Challenge Mode, on the other hand, will require different strategies and techniques if you want to earn those gold medals over 25 stages. We played with the core mechanics here to create a real range of play styles for each type of challenge.

We’re very proud of 1000 Tiny Claws. It’s been a blast to make and we can’t wait for you guys to play it and to let us know what you think. We’re currently in QA, and if all goes well…

*crossing fingers/sacrificing our first-born to the gods of PlayStation QA*

…1000 Tiny Claws should be hitting the PlayStation Store in October.

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21 Comments

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+ Akimitsu782 on September 15th, 2011 at 9:21 am said:

This looks awesome! I didn’t get a chance to try your other two Minis yet (my PS3 is broken), but I will when I get a chance!


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+ darfreeze on September 15th, 2011 at 9:25 am said:

You’re like my new favorite developer. Looks awesome. Day one for me. :D


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 15th, 2011 at 9:27 am said:

minis sucks, but your games are really cool!


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+ Sria on September 15th, 2011 at 9:40 am said:

Looks pretty fun, looking forward ~


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+ Neil on September 15th, 2011 at 9:59 am said:

I don’t know what I’m looking at but I like it.


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+ zech678 on September 15th, 2011 at 10:01 am said:

look kool


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+ Paul Croft on September 15th, 2011 at 10:21 am said:

Glad to hear you like the look of the game guys!
Also some more good news for you: The game will be free on Plus :)


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+ KevPC on September 15th, 2011 at 10:22 am said:

minis would be perfect for the PS Vita.


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+ AguilarX on September 15th, 2011 at 10:51 am said:

mediatonic is awesome!! i have both Monsters and WTF!?. i cant wait to add this in my collection. glad i can play this on my vita too someday


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+ mcbuttz78 on September 15th, 2011 at 10:59 am said:

omg your back.. It been long time man. hope everything is well. this look like fun. i will try it out.. let me rephrase that. buy a copy.. that sound alot better..

ne way thanks for coming back

mcbuttz78
vp-psn legionarrie group


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+ DarthDanMan on September 15th, 2011 at 10:59 am said:

I’ll (Probably) get this day on day one! :D


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+ rockinjs864 on September 15th, 2011 at 11:03 am said:

@ Paul Croft thanks this looks like the first mini I will enjoy on plus keep up the hard work guys


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+ ABRipperXX on September 15th, 2011 at 11:42 am said:

Gorgeous Mini Title, it looks awesome to bad it’s not a full 10 or 15 buck PSN release…


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+ tylerh1701 on September 15th, 2011 at 11:51 am said:

Free on Plus is sweet. However minis in general are really lame if you are a PS3 gamer. I’m sure you have already but you should look into developing full PSN games. However, since it’s free I’ll gladly be playing it. Thanks.


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+ Kirkpad on September 15th, 2011 at 1:00 pm said:

Free on plus? Insta-buy! ;)


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+ loganwolf13 on September 15th, 2011 at 1:10 pm said:

is this ps3 exclusive?


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+ Paul Croft on September 15th, 2011 at 1:35 pm said:

@loganwolf13 The game will be available on both PS3 & PSP. At launch it will be exclusive to these platforms.


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+ The-One-Syn on September 15th, 2011 at 2:17 pm said:

Anything that says ‘Mediatonic’ is an instant-purchase for me! Easily one of my favourite independent developers out there.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 15th, 2011 at 5:16 pm said:

free for PSN+… always appreciated!
thank you very much Paul Croft, have a very nice day :)


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+ ModernYorkster on September 15th, 2011 at 5:47 pm said:

I would also like to know if this is a PlayStation Network exclusive?


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+ AizawaYuuichi on September 16th, 2011 at 12:36 am said:

Wow, this looks like a Minis game that will be worth my time. And at the wonderful price of free for +, I may just have to go buy one of Mediatonic’s other titles in order to reward them for making this game. Looks promising… and more importantly, fun. :)


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