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Episodic Adventure Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery Coming Soon to PS Vita

Nick Davies's Avatar + Posted by Nick Davies on Apr 26, 2013 // Founder, Lucid Games

Greetings PlayStation.Blog. Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is an episodic PS Vita adventure brimming with weird and wonderful characters and a host of brain teasing puzzles. We’re delighted to show you some screens from the game, and give you some insight into the world of Jacob Jones.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery on PS Vita

So firstly, the polite thing to do would be to introduce you to our hero, although he’s a slightly younger hero than you may be used to. Without further ado, meet Jacob Jones, the latest arrival at Camp Eagle Feather, the newest and best Summer Camp.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery on PS Vita

Now Jacob isn’t one to mix with other kids – he prefers the great outdoors and the company of his parents, so spending his summer with a load of weird kids at Summer Camp isn’t exactly his idea of fun. However, when he stumbles upon the mysterious Bigfoot, his summer takes on a whole new twist.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery on PS Vita

Developed using the powerful Unreal Engine 3, it has a charming visual style and a artistically unique world which is inhabited by vinyl toy characters. Coupled with this we have all of the technical bells and whistles you would expect to find on a cutting edge PlayStation Vita title.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery on PS Vita

Since the PS Vita system was announced we firmly believed that developing a casual and accessible title, whilst using the latest technology, would allow us to create beautifully imagined worlds that sit perfectly on the PS Vita system’s gorgeous screen.

By working with some of the world’s best puzzle creators, as well as the BAFTA nominated writer George Poles, we feel that we have surrounded the talented team at Lucid with true experts in their field, and created a truly beautiful and unique world for you to explore.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery on PS Vita

Look out for more from Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery in the coming weeks as we delve deeper into the background of the main characters, reveal a little about what’s going on at Camp Eagle Feather, and also reveal how some of the fiendish puzzles were constructed. Stay tuned!

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44 Comments

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+ CaptainRadical on April 26th, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

Looks interesting, any idea of a price of release date?


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+ Jamull99 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

I like the art style!


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+ tiny_tim31 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

Looks so cute!


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+ gerneric123 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

Looks really nice. Will we get to walk around and explore as Jacob or is it solely a puzzle game?


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+ Mando44646 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

is this a PSN release or retail?


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+ kivi95 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

5# It says “episodic Psvita adventure” so I think it’s a PSN game.(+ it’s also releasing on PC and iOS)


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+ mudismyname1 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

@ Nick Davies.

Looks like a fun game. However puzzles usually aren’t my thing, but with the adventure mixed in I think I’m going to give it a try. Is there an adventurous plot mixed with puzzles along the way? I’d like to learn more about the game.


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+ poodude on April 26th, 2013 at 8:40 am said:

Wow, that’s a really wonderful art style! Looking forward to playing it.


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+ BushLovesOsama on April 26th, 2013 at 8:43 am said:

So a true vita exclusive. If so, good, we need more games like this.
Now regarding the game, is it an explorable world? If so, consider me a firm buyer.


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+ SHeeP_11 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

Looks very cool.

Really like the art style!
I hope we get a release date soon.


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+ NYPUNK88 on April 26th, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

I love the concept and art style of this game! ^.^ Day 1.


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+ SmokeAdellic on April 26th, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

Anyone else having their vita freeze up on the playstation store when they try to download something since the firmware update?


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+ idraw on April 26th, 2013 at 9:02 am said:

@ SmokeAdellic

Yessir. Have to hard restart every time I try to download something.


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+ liammill18 on April 26th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

Looks excellent, I’m really looking forward to this one!


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+ alarionultima on April 26th, 2013 at 9:09 am said:

Look great! hoping for more details.


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+ aelurio1980 on April 26th, 2013 at 9:27 am said:

Fine, I hope it arrives soon. I love puzzles.


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+ Kattatonic on April 26th, 2013 at 9:28 am said:

Looks amazing and I love me a good puzzle game, cant wait for this and Tearaway!


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+ Rezolution77 on April 26th, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

Not sure if this is one for me.
But SOE and Sega , have made some really good games thus far.

Very glad to see more kid friendly games.

And since The Cave is free to Plus members, I may just need something else to tinker with, once I play it.


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+ Rezolution77 on April 26th, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

That is, if I can get off Resident Evil 6.


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+ Zionine on April 26th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

My vita doesn’t freeze unless I’m trying to download a game while running game. If I download first, then play the game, I’m fine.. I’m sure it has something to do with RAM allocation.

This game looks fun. It’s not a Vita exclusive, though, right?


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+ YorlecmNwahs on April 26th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

You had me at Bigfoot…tear.


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+ xClayMeow on April 26th, 2013 at 10:19 am said:

I’m intrigued!

Please consider having Episode One free to PS+ users. That’d be a great way to get people interested and emotionally invested to want to continue on.


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+ lisatsunami on April 26th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

Yay, more Vita games! Looks promising.

@12, no, I’ve d/l’d Soul Sacrifice to both my Vitas after new patch, but no freezing. But like Zionine, I wasn’t trying to play anything at same time.


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+ enter_exit_now on April 26th, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

I love puzzle games… but what I would like to see the most is Sega releasing a Columns HD game for PS3 and Vita that has online multiplayer and leader boards. Wouldn’t that be fun?


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+ BlueRobotX on April 26th, 2013 at 10:42 am said:

@ SmokeAdellic I had the store freeze on me right after I bought Thomas Was Alone, I then restarted my Vita then the seemed to download just fine.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery looks like it will be an interesting game, looks like a type of game I was for to come to the Vita.


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+ SmokeAdellic on April 26th, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

seems lke i can download one game but if i try to download a second game is when it does it…sounds like some people are in need of a patch.


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+ Shacojin on April 26th, 2013 at 11:34 am said:

Looks like another great Vita title to download… but SONY please release a 64GB or greater memory card.. running out of space over here.


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+ Cloud_X1 on April 26th, 2013 at 11:52 am said:

Sony your killing me here, in both a good way and not so good way.
Why I can’t I hold all of these PlayStation exclusives XD


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+ Cloud_X1 on April 26th, 2013 at 11:52 am said:

Sony! Release a 120GB MEMORY CARD!


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+ LURKING_WOLF on April 26th, 2013 at 12:01 pm said:

why is vita getting a bunch of crapy games
lately they are so random crap i wouldnt buy this
i need somthing intresting this crap whats going on with the vita i only own 1 vita game
and its also LAME why its COD BOD realy boring i dont even use my vita to play please inform us of
better games


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+ tusunami on April 26th, 2013 at 12:02 pm said:

I may be inclined to check this out after learning more.


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+ paperwarior on April 26th, 2013 at 12:21 pm said:

Layton clone, huh? I was expecting a point-and-click but I’m still interested.


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+ xClayMeow on April 26th, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

@LURKING_WOLF, If the only Vita game you own is CoD, you’re doing it wrong.

Seriously, that is effing laughable.

I for one welcome unique games like this to the Vita!


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+ anti-altair16 on April 26th, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

I was going to say meh when I saw the title but then I heard it’s from the people who worked at Bizarre Creations. The guys who made Blur and PGR. I’m in!


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+ DragonIrons on April 26th, 2013 at 3:00 pm said:

These games coming out lately look good… for KIDS… but c’mon Sony…. I didn’t buy a Vita to play kid games. Start coming out with real games or I’m going to end up selling the thing. Soul Sacrifice is out, although after playing the demo I’m not even sure if I like it. From what I got from playing a bit of the demo is you talk to a book who “warps” you to an arena. I thought there would actually be some exploration or something like a RPG like Final Fantasy or Ragnorak Oddesy (sp?).

Please start bringing out real games like Uncharted Golden Abyss or AC Liberation New games are constantly coming out for PS3 but I havent’ added a single game to my wishlist for Vita since I bought the thing in December lol..


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+ Elvick_ on April 26th, 2013 at 3:19 pm said:

I am in love with that art style. If this is half as good as Professor Layton, then it’ll be awesome.

Bring it on!

@32: You do realize that Professor Layton isn’t even the first game like it right? This is hardly a “clone” of anything.


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+ plaztiksyke on April 26th, 2013 at 6:01 pm said:

Love the art design. Graphcally, the crisp edges (AA) and depth-of-field effects are a very nice touch. It will be interesting to see if the Vita can handle some basic Global Illumination and other dynamic lighting techniques.

Interested to see the story and puzzles. We loved Puzzle Agent, Blue Toad Murder Files, 7th Guest, Myst, and other great titles (which we’d love to see on Vita!) — so this looks right up our alley.

Any GLBT characters/choices/reveals in the game like Blue Toad Murder Files had?


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+ cat9966 on April 26th, 2013 at 6:19 pm said:

This looks very cool. Sony is doing a great job at bringing varied, quality download-only games to the VITA. Now if you could just slash the prices on memory cards, maybe there would be a decent size market for this games.


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+ wilfareus on April 26th, 2013 at 11:17 pm said:

more VITA games = goood :D
but the memory card prices really need to drop to lower the price of entry for people…


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+ starBlinky01 on April 26th, 2013 at 11:18 pm said:

Every time there’s a cool new game for Vita, it turns out it’s coming to PSN for ps3 as well… Will there ever be really cool new IP’s exclusive for the Vita? I really wanna buy the system.. just.. there’s almost no point to it when I can play everything for the vita on my ps3.

Is this exclusive to Vita? Please say yes.


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+ Kchow23 on April 27th, 2013 at 12:57 am said:

Looks like a Double fine game! hopefully the gameplay is the same :P


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+ Elvick_ on April 27th, 2013 at 4:19 am said:

@40: PC, iOS, and PS Vita.

And, it would get more exclusives if people would buy the damn thing. Personally would rather play most PS3/Vita stuff on Vita.


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+ Gadirok on April 27th, 2013 at 11:35 am said:

WE WANT DAY 1 DIGITAL GAMES ON PSVITA GAMES!

GIVE US THE PREORDER BONUSES FOR SOUL SACRIFICE ON THE DIGITAL EDITION!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Alex_Yagami on April 27th, 2013 at 1:43 pm said:

I like the style. Looking forward to this game!

@42: Personally, I like to play PS3/Vita games on both systems. I play on PS3 when I’m sitting in from of my big tv/monitor, but then I switch to Vita when I want to lie down and relax on my bed, or when I go to eat dinner, or on my way to work. Cross-buy/play is really an awesome feature that should be used more! Guacamelee demonstrates this feature at its best.


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