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Derrick the Deathfin Splashes onto PSN Today

Gordon Midwood's Avatar + Posted by Gordon Midwood on Oct 09, 2012 // Head of Fresh Produce, Different Tuna

At the best of times, being a teenage shark constructed entirely of paper isn’t easy. For Derrick, having just witnessed the brutal soupification of his parents, this was the worst of times.

Derrick the Deathfin is available on PSN right now for $7.99, and PlayStation Plus subscribers get a 30% discount for a limited time!

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Join Derrick on his demented rampage through an insane paper world! Consume, collect, fight, jump and race your paper face through 32 levels of challenging cutout craziness! Meet, greet and eat all manner of goofy paper characters! Decimate man-made mega structures in an orgy of corrugated destruction! Duel to the death with big brittle baddies! Propel yourself into the air like a penguin strapped to a rocket!

After you’ve finished reading this blog post, go download your copy of Derrick the Deathfin with the PlayStation Store update this afternoon — then come back and construct your very own Sharkus Derrickus using the do-it-yourself papercraft template below!

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//Add Your Own

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+ Jesszman on October 9th, 2012 at 9:07 am said:

Just a few more hours ><


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+ Jesszman on October 9th, 2012 at 9:08 am said:

The video doesn’t seem to be working.


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+ AXE_420 on October 9th, 2012 at 9:11 am said:

I like how it says its available right now and I turn on my ps3 and its not there. Sigh


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

    Like all the best things in life, AXE_420, Derrick only comes to those that wait.


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+ shamrock816 on October 9th, 2012 at 9:24 am said:

Why isn’t this game on the Vita? It seems like there are so many PS3-PSN games that should be on or converted to the Vita.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 10:48 am said:

    We are a 2 man team.

    Even accounting for the fact I am mildly overweight that’s still not enough manpower to release on 2 platforms at the same time.

    Vita love noted though thanks!


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+ luvtoseek on October 9th, 2012 at 9:24 am said:

@4, devs from the future! I too was overly excited. :)


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+ butcherknife on October 9th, 2012 at 9:30 am said:

I will probably buy for the PS3, but would prefer to play it on the Vita. IMO – If it was on the Vita, the purchase of this game (assuming it is as good as it looks) would be a no-brainer.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:11 am said:

    It’s actually better than it looks.

    I’ll add you to the Vita list, I’m starting a new one!


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+ AXE_420 on October 9th, 2012 at 9:33 am said:

It should be on Vita. I agree there are so many PSN games that they should make compatable with the Vita. There are alot that I wouldnt play on my PS3 but would Prob love to play at the doctors waiting room or the Park.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:12 am said:

    Derrick is a shark you can’t play him in the dark or the park.

    Added +1 to the Vita list!


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+ snakeeyes211 on October 9th, 2012 at 9:44 am said:

Hi Gordon how are you today the day you going to start release your baby to the world I encourage everybody to buy the game. as the art style looks incredible the game has a lot of levels and most of all who doesn’t like sharks ;-)


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 10:37 am said:

    Hi snakeeyes211 – I am freaking out!!!!

    Thanks for the kind words though!


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+ spoonTRex on October 9th, 2012 at 9:45 am said:

The aesthetics of this game could do with a heavier paper texture. It really looks like bare polygons. Something like the texture overlay in the weapon videos in Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time would be absolutely perfect!

That said, I’ll still be picking this up. Looks fun.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:15 am said:

    Hmm, pick up the game and see what you think Spoon Dinosaur, it’s pretty damned papery!

    Thanks for getting the game!


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+ bigjosh50 on October 9th, 2012 at 10:04 am said:

I have interest in this game because it looks unique and different (based on how they made this game) looks like something similiar to sonic the hedgehog games as best I can compare. Definitely going to try this game out!!!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:16 am said:

    Thanks for the interest! Yep it plays a bit like ecco crossed with sonic crossed with joe danger crossed with some dopeyness.


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+ D-Squad3 on October 9th, 2012 at 10:05 am said:

Support this game!!!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:20 am said:

    Support D-Squad3!


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+ DrApollo on October 9th, 2012 at 10:14 am said:

I will buy this! I also whould love to see this on Vita if possible.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

    Thanks ace to hear! Added you to the list.


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+ jhernandez360 on October 9th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

Please make a Dynamic theme !!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:22 am said:

    This is something we would love to do when we get the time. In the meantime there should be some Avatars hitting very soon if that’s the kind of thing that rocks your boat too.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:23 am said:

    There are unfortunately no ants in the game. Not nutritious enough for Derrick to bother with.

    Thanks missing link really appreciated!


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+ JimmyNEUTRON413 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:07 am said:

I’ll definitely pick this up as soon as PSN FINALLY updates…they need to do it earlier on tuesdays…cant beat the price, especailly if you have Playstaion Plus!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:09 am said:

    Thanks Mister Neutron!

    Hope you have your racing goggles on.


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+ DaMann22 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:22 am said:

Please add me to the vita list as well. Looks great from what I have seen. Cant wait to pick this up along with other PSN goodies (Retro City Rampage, Walking Dead Episode 4, and Sunflowers). Keep up the great work Gordon and your fellow dev!!!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

    Thanks DaMann22!!

    Added you to the fictional Vita list as well.


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+ JimmyNEUTRON413 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

on a side note, I think its great the you (Gordon Midwood) reply to so many posts. It may sound stupid, but when i see you reply to so many of us, it makes me want the game even more because you can tell how much you love this Title…good luck today…!

P.s. I just watched “Indie Game: The Movie” and saw how stressful it actually is to be such a small (2 man) team, and to even make a game and sell enough copies, nevermind a GOOD one! but the game looks great and hope you guys make a great deal of sales! GOOD luck!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 2:21 pm said:

    Thanks Jimmy for the kind words! I love the game it’s true, put so much in to it!


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+ SBN_Rashad_850 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:26 am said:

Sony you guys definitely gotta get better with the PSN Store updates im practically waiting the next day to get yesterdays content it seems


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 2:23 pm said:

    Logically you would have to wait until the next day in order to get today’s content yesterday so I don’t really think you can blame Sony for that.


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+ JimmyNEUTRON413 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:32 am said:

agreed Rashad, the update NEVER happens before 3pm


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 3:03 pm said:

    Have you ever thought about waking up an hour or two later on Tuesdays? That might make the wait seem more tolerable.


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+ helbertpina on October 9th, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

Any room left for one more on the fictional Vita list? Count me in! :D

PS – At this amazing price, it wouldn’t even have to be cross-buy! (Though it wouldn’t hurt, of course…)


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

    Certainly! I’m going to have to buy a new fictional house to accommodate this fictional list soon!


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+ avdavidw on October 9th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

If there was a laser beam strapped to the shark’s head it would be an insta-buy. Without it I may need to think about it.

Now if it was on my Vita…


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

    That’s a very specific set of requirements you have there avdavidw.


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+ madmonk4 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

Hey Gordon, can you please have someone head over to the Dishonored blog post from yesterday and give an explanation as to why none of us who “pre-ordered” the game and paid full price are not playing it right now.

Today is the 9th, Day 1 digital said it would be available on the 9th…

I guess everyone wants to know, why did we pre-order a product that we have to wait to play, when the rest of the country is already playing it (and have been since midnight)? It’s a pretty valid question and deserves some kind of response. Ignoring the posts will only make this problem much worse…

I’ll be very surprised if this doesn’t kill the “day 1 digital” program, which is sad because I think it was a really good idea, just not thought out obviously.

Anyways, the fans are getting restless over there and at least need to know that their concerns are being heard and not ignored. If you guys care at all about the integrity of your product, please send someone over to the Dishonored post for a proper explanation.

Thanks


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

    Um.

    Well madmonk4, I’m not really sure that Dishonored needs my help in marketing and promoting their title. They seem to have that pretty much in hand.

    Besides which sharks are not very good at stealth.


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+ Xoombie503 on October 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

add me to that vita list.if i would buy this,i would play it a bit but if it was on the vita i would play it anytime.game looks fun though but i dont spend much time on ps3 playing this kind of new games.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

    +1 to the fictional list.


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+ GhostMachine1 on October 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

I’ve been following this game ever since I saw the very first footage of it. Thanks for putting so much work into it. I am undoubtedly getting this game.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

    Whooop thank-u Ghostly Machine!!!


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+ tusunami on October 9th, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

T his concept of the game takes off & is received very well.You guys can do a sequel & this time with the Ps Vita in mind.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

    If I had a Vita for every time somebody asked me to put the game on Vita, I would have a lot of Vitas.


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+ erico316ecw on October 9th, 2012 at 12:14 pm said:

Vita love with cross save feature if possible. I will definely get this on the ps3 tho to show some support.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

    Thanks dude! Appreciate it!


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+ JimmyNEUTRON413 on October 9th, 2012 at 12:17 pm said:

Its up for download now, along with dishonored, walking dead, and king of fighters…you just gotta search for it, its not in the ads yet


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+ lisatsunami on October 9th, 2012 at 12:29 pm said:

@Gordon, after reading your funny replies I will buy this game tonight. Gamers generally have little insight into how difficult it is to be a developer. All we know is we want it all now!

Best of luck to your 2 1/2 person dev team!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

    Excellent thanks Lisa! A lifetime of perrenial idiocy finally pays off!


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+ danny3755 on October 9th, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

Thank you guys for the PS Plus discount. Whoever doesnt buy this game is crazy im loving it. :D:D

Thank you for a great game.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

    THANKS DANNY3755!!!!


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 9th, 2012 at 6:01 pm said:

    Cool Alpha_Cookie, really glad to hear you are enjoying it!

    The path to victory is long and winding from where you are though!


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+ somebignasty on October 9th, 2012 at 7:13 pm said:

Definitely picking this up! Sony is making it WAY too easy to spend that $100 this month. I wonder if I can buy this game 20 times? haha


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 10th, 2012 at 2:36 am said:

    Make 19 new friends. Force them to buy the game. Job done.


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+ SpooNManX on October 9th, 2012 at 8:01 pm said:

Gordon, you’re funny. I like your answers. :)
It’s that sort of developer dedication that makes me WANT to buy the game.

When I log onto the PSN Store in a few minutes I’m going to take all of this into consideration while checking the
funds in my virtual wallet.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 10th, 2012 at 10:11 am said:

    Thank you very much! Don’t let me get in your way then…


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+ Elvick_ on October 9th, 2012 at 8:18 pm said:

Bought it, nice price with the PS+ discount.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 10th, 2012 at 10:22 am said:

    Thank-you!!!!


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+ Elvick_ on October 9th, 2012 at 8:18 pm said:

Oh and Vita would be great.


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+ xKM07x on October 9th, 2012 at 9:35 pm said:

This game looks like a lot of fun, and with that Plus discount, there’s even more reason to buy it. I’m very tired but I might stay up to buy and start playing now…

Also, I will agree with just about everyone else and say this should be on Vita too. :-) I’d have another reason to finally get one.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 10th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

    Thanks friend! Another +1 on the Vita wishlist.


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+ swissmr on October 9th, 2012 at 11:00 pm said:

Can someone who has purchased let me know if its worth it. I only need 10-12 bucks to pass $100 promotion. I’m all about indy game backing, but not for the sake of doing it to do it.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 10th, 2012 at 10:15 am said:

    I have bought my own game now. My impartial opinion is that it is excellent.


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+ Ryumoau on October 10th, 2012 at 7:42 am said:

This should have been the free game given to Plus Members this week. Looks like it has alot more value than that generic fighting game.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 10th, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

    It’s pretty close to free Ryumoau! It’s certainly a steal.


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+ danny3755 on October 10th, 2012 at 8:30 am said:

at #36 I have been playing the game since it came out and i think it is well worth the money, Kinda think they should have charged more . The time and effort that was put into this game with 2 of them i love it…….. Look how many times Gordon has replied to people like someone else said the dedication is there and i think they deserve credit. And the nice PS Plus discount too makes it even cheaper. :D :D

Its fun…. Its different and i like it very much. Plus the cutouts are cool.


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    + Gordon Midwood on October 10th, 2012 at 10:14 am said:

    Thanks for checking the game out danny3755!

    About charging more yeah I think we could have done that. But we wanted to make a game that we would love at a price that we would want to pay for it – & i think we’ve done both those things.

    Plus with all the great content on PSN at the moment maybe the lower price will help us – people see it, see how cool it looks, see the price & kaboom!


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+ Ecks on October 10th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

I took a chance last night and picked it up ($5.59 with Plus, why not) and am enjoying it. I’m glad you put it at a lower price point, hopefully that encourages more people to grab it. A demo would have been helpful though.

I passed on Retro City Rampage since it was $14.99.


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+ diskdocx on October 10th, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

Cool game. Love the artistry, absolutely unique. Spent about 5 hours with it today, couldn’t put it down, but unfortunately also completed it. Perhaps a bit on the short side, but reasonable for the price.

I did a guide for the game, which will hopefully encourage more people to pick it up.

Avatars sound good, will grab one for sure.

A vita version would be ok, but I’d really like to have you put me down for a Dreamcast version. Cheers :D


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 11th, 2012 at 12:55 pm said:

This game is pretty good. It runs really smooth and it’s fun to maneuver Derrick through the levels. I like how he swims so swiftly. It feels very satisfying. I’ve always wanted to play as a shark in a video game. :) The unique visual style is also appealing. The game has a lot of charm.

Controlling Derrick in the air can take some getting used to, but you eventually get a handle on it and it’s fun to make those fantastic leaps through the tires or collect the up-high gems. I’ve been enjoying it so far. Exactly halfway through the game right now with all gold medals so far. I hope it gets harder though… my only knock is that it’s just a little too easy. Definitely worth the asking price though.

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