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Swarm: From Ph.D To PSN

Joel DeYoung's Avatar + Posted by Joel DeYoung on Mar 21, 2011

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We’re super excited that Swarm is finally about to be released on PlayStation Network. The genesis of the original idea for the game stretches all the way back to 2006, shortly after we started Hothead. There was an indie video game developer contest we wanted to enter, so we brainstormed a ton of ideas on what to submit. Dr. Mike Hayward, Hothead’s resident Ph.D., brought forward a concept based on his doctoral research in artificial life. He called it Swarm and it had plenty of science cred. We thought this was our contest winner, so we came up with a cute adorable character to go with his tech, the swarmite, and got to work on a prototype.

In the end we did very well in that contest, placing in the final four, winning the people’s choice vote, and garnering $300,000 in winnings.

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Braid Available Today on PSN

Joel DeYoung's Avatar + Posted by Joel DeYoung on Nov 12, 2009

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…and here we are! On behalf of Hothead Games, I’m excited to be able to present you with Braid, available today for $14.99 on PSN in North America. At Hothead, we work diligently to support developers throughout the indie community, and Jonathan Blow, the original creator of the game, has been a particularly great partner […]

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It’s Almost Time for Braid on PSN

Joel DeYoung's Avatar + Posted by Joel DeYoung on Nov 04, 2009

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Hello again! Joel DeYoung from Hothead Games here. At long last, we’re thrilled to be able to tell the PlayStation community that Braid will officially be making its way to the PlayStation Network on November 12 for $14.99. The gang here at Hothead has been working hard to bring this amazing game to you as […]

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Penny Arcade Adventures Episode Two on PSN this week

Joel DeYoung's Avatar + Posted by Joel DeYoung on Dec 17, 2008

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Just in time for the holidays, Episode Two of our popular RPG-Adventure series, On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness debuts this week on the PlayStation Network. We promised to release this highly-anticipated episode of the series before the end of the year, so we’re happy PS3 fans get a chance to sink their teeth into […]

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Penny Arcade Adventures Debuts on PSN This Week

Joel DeYoung's Avatar + Posted by Joel DeYoung on Oct 22, 2008

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We loved hearing all of your questions back in August, when we showed off some of the first details of the PS3 version of the game, so I thought I’d come back to give you even better news: The long wait is over! Penny Arcade arrives this week on the PlayStation Network. On Thursday we’re […]

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Penny Arcade Adventures: PSN, PAX details

Joel DeYoung's Avatar + Posted by Joel DeYoung on Aug 28, 2008

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Our philosophy at Hothead is to get our games on as many platforms as possible, so gamers can choose where to play them. I know lots of PLAYSTATION 3 fans have waited a long time to see the Penny Arcade game come to this platform. Looking back, I think it’s a shame that we weren’t […]

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