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Puzziball Rolls to PlayStation Mobile

Matt Birch's Avatar + Posted by Matt Birch on Nov 27, 2012 // Heavy Spectrum

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Hello again, PlayStation Blog readers! Heavy Spectrum here. It’s exciting to be talking to you all again so soon! After Bullion Blitz we’ve been working hard to get the second of our debut titles to the PlayStation Mobile store, and tomorrow you’ll be able to check it out!

The game is Puzziball, and like our previous game Bullion Blitz, it came about from a desire to create something tactile and engaging. This time however, we focused on sliding your fingers and how that could translate into a game which “felt” like a physical object.

As with the first title, we iterated through many control ideas quickly, and the moment we felt things fall into place was when we combined dragging objects around the screen with the occasional flick of the device to “bounce” the playing area. Inspired by vintage sliding block puzzle games (like the ones you had as a kid!), using this mechanic we devised a game that combined the fun factor of those classic games with modern twists to tax the brain.

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So here it is – Puzziball, a dynamic puzzle with a ball trapped in a maze constructed of movable “sliders.” The sliders are arranged in two layers, and you can move the ball between them by aligning the holes in the sliders and “tipping” the ball – either literally, thanks to the all-knowing motion sensor, or by tapping the screen for those “I’m bouncing around on a rickety bus” moments.

That’s all you need to play – just slide the sliders and tip the ball. It’s simple enough to begin with, but we’ve added a few twists to make life more interesting – teleporters to send the ball across the stage, bombs to blow things up (controlled detonations good, unplanned explosions bad) and locked doors are among the devices that will challenge your brainpower.

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Once again, we really hope the puzzle game fans amongst you give the game a try – we’re sure you’ll enjoy it!

Thanks from everyone at Heavy Spectrum and Sony XDev for your time – we really appreciate you reading this post and taking an interest in the games we’ve been working so hard on.

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9 Comments

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+ kcasa on November 27th, 2012 at 8:07 am said:

hey keep getting an error code on bullion blitz on the vita is there a fix


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+ PhillyTheCat on November 27th, 2012 at 8:08 am said:

Seems cool.
How should I pronounce the name?


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+ GAME-HERO on November 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am said:

Where do I find PS Mobile? I searched apple store and can’t find…Please help!


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+ Elvick_ on November 27th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

@1: Try reinstalling the game. Had the same problem, but that fixed it. Restarting your Vita might help too.

@3: It’s for Android, and only PS certified ones. Well, and Vita obviously.


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+ WorcesterRaider on November 27th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

Great post, I will have to check this out when I get home. Glad to see some PSM news on the blog!


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+ ManjoumeThunder on November 27th, 2012 at 1:28 pm said:

Any PSM news is good, though I’d like to see more content.


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+ kassatsu on November 27th, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

@1 First try restarting your Vita. If the error was C0-14533-6 that should fix it. If it doesn’t, make sure that your device has PSM activated.
Settings -> PlayStation Network -> System Activation -> PlayStation Mobile -> Activate


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+ camiwaits_us on November 27th, 2012 at 7:11 pm said:

I played the first world. It was fun.


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+ ItsNymo on November 27th, 2012 at 7:55 pm said:

I really loved playing Bullion Blitz on my phone, and after playing around with Puzziball tonight, I’m sold. It reminds me a lot like that classic “Rush Hour” board game, and it’s just as addictive. I’m happy to say that Heavy Spectrum is easily my favorite developer for PlayStation Mobile thus far!


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