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Fat Princess Dev Diary: Ah, For the Love of Cake

Deborah Mars's Avatar Posted by Managing Producer, SCEA Santa Monica Studio

Hey Everyone,

This is Deb Mars, Managing Producer at SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Some of you may know me from spreading all that PixelJunk love around this here blog space. But I’m here now to introduce you to a brand new PSN title that we’re pleased as punch…well, really…pleased as cake to talk about Fat Princess.

Some of you may have seen this video already in the Theater in HOME between May 7 and May 14. There was a small mention of it in this post about HOME updates. We put up the video in HOME first as an exclusive for you eager souls looking to get a bigger, better, badder glimpse of our dear Fat Princess in all its glory.

The video is an in-depth look at the creation and inspiration behind Fat Princess, told through interviews with Craig Leigh from developer Titan Studios, and little ‘ole me and Matt Morton. We talk about how the concept for the game came about, the distinctive and charming art style, and loads more including some of the hilarious and irreverent stuff you’ll find in the game.

The video is coming to the PlayStation Store this Thursday in all its big, fat, sweet, awesome HD glory for you to download and watch over and over.

Look for more information about Fat Princess in the coming weeks. We’ll be at E3 showing off the game, so stay tuned for more info soon!

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Arcturian said:

May 19th, 9:08 am

Just putting this out there, after the game is released is there any chance you’d put out some sort of mapmaker or mod function? This game has serious mod potential.


May 19th, 9:09 am

I hope you support XMB Custom sountracks!

I need some XMB LOVE HERE!

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    Deborah Mars said:

    May 19th, 2:53 pm

    Yeah, we love our XMB custom soundtracks, too! It\’s a great idea, and something that we\’re definitely going to investigate further.

jstev said:

May 19th, 9:10 am

This game is so funny LOL

Sindred said:

May 19th, 9:11 am

I cannot wait to play this game. By any chance, does it have offline splitscreen mode like Calling All Cars… this also seems to work as a party game, even if the number of players would be 4. Though 2-4 playing online from the same system would be nice as well.

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    Deborah Mars said:

    May 19th, 3:03 pm

    Thanks for your comments, and nice to hear you\’re excited for the game. Unfortunately, no splitscreen mode at this time. Bummer, yes, but we may consider this for the future.

Ftwrthtx said:

May 19th, 9:12 am

I love the game. It has a unique feel to it.

Will the beta testing end this week or will it continue?

CruzaderXL said:

May 19th, 9:16 am

DAY 1!!!

Please tell TITAN to add custom soundtrack though.

Buddyleej said:

May 19th, 9:17 am

Mat Morton looks like Bill Roper lol

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    Deborah Mars said:

    May 19th, 3:04 pm

    Yeah, you\’re totally right…he does!

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    Matt Morton said:

    May 19th, 5:57 pm

    I wish I had his money! :)

TrueStoryGuy said:

May 19th, 9:20 am

Never thought I’d see this game as a violent game, but now it just looks a lot more interesting now like it’s a war/battleground.


rocketdn said:

May 19th, 9:21 am

The game is great.

Wtfman90 said:

May 19th, 9:25 am

So how much would this game be??
and would it be free it any point???
because i bought kung fu rad doll.. and now its free… and if i know its going to be free i wouldnt have bought it…

So… ya! IT looks like a great game!

WantAPopsicle said:

May 19th, 9:30 am

Looks like this game is going to be pretty fun.

ppbobby said:

May 19th, 9:32 am

Deb is pretty hot. I dunno, i have a thing for her


lol :D

Oh ya…right fat princess..should be good..


emjayx said:

May 19th, 9:33 am

one HUGE question. Will your teammates be able to help you carry the flag? So that a fat princess can be retrieved as fast as possible depending on the number of people who are helping you carry her.

It’s definitely more teamwork-y

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    Deborah Mars said:

    May 19th, 3:09 pm

    Absolutely…it\’s all about teamwork. You can work together to join up and carry the princess, and you\’ll move faster. This is indicated in-game with a cute little pink heart icon to show that you\’re \”linked up\” with others when carrying the princess.

Aggie_CEO said:

May 19th, 9:34 am

In the Beta now so its a Day 1 buy for me….I’m just ready to get on some more maps….the one in the Beta is getting old….lol

and XMB in-game music would be GREAT!!!

Aggie_CEO said:

May 19th, 9:43 am

@13 you can do that now…..didnt you notice they showed that in a few pics??

BigPoppaB said:

May 19th, 9:45 am

as much as i wanted this game… after taking part in the beta i will have to pass. It bored me to tears

Duseldorf said:

May 19th, 9:56 am

This game is so awesome. It has been on the top of my radar for a long time, can’t wait custom soundtracks would be great with this as well.

dsigns209 said:

May 19th, 9:57 am

Can we get a new level in the beta? Those other levels looked great.

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    Deborah Mars said:

    May 19th, 3:13 pm

    We have a ton of awesome fun maps, in several different types of environments…but they won\’t be available in the Beta. You\’ll just have to hold out until the full game releases this Summer.

Ghost_Shrimp said:

May 19th, 10:02 am

I kind of wish you could pre-pay for PSN games. I want to make sure I get this on the first day.

hoofrog said:

May 19th, 10:04 am

In the beta and loving it.., anxious to try some more maps though.

HongoXIII said:

May 19th, 10:12 am

I cannot wait for this game. I will be downloading this one for sure. :)

Bloody_Marcel said:

May 19th, 10:22 am

Party System please. Being able to easily play with friends on your same side is paramount for such tactical, classes based games. Otherwise it’s gonna be chaos.

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    Deborah Mars said:

    May 19th, 3:16 pm

    We have an option to Play With Friends and allow players to switch teams before the game starts, so you can definitely get all your buddies together and duke it out on the playing field.

SPOPS said:

May 19th, 10:29 am

Release date maybe? And can we please get the devs to come into the BETA forum

gta_4 said:

May 19th, 10:44 am

i would get this game if sony got there arse in gear and do psn top up cards in the uk

marcindpol said:

May 19th, 10:47 am

looks great, have anyone any idea what is the price point for this game?

marcindpol said:

May 19th, 10:48 am

yes do not make another Killzone2 like multiplayer chaos game and add party system!!!

askee360 said:

May 19th, 10:52 am

Looks fun.

remanutd5 said:

May 19th, 10:54 am

looks fun!!!!!!!

TheInfectedBy590 said:

May 19th, 10:57 am

When does it come out?! Damn, I want this game so bad! :)

gus_xl said:

May 19th, 11:01 am

I’m definitely looking forward to this game. I love games with support classes in them.

Direxnipe said:

May 19th, 11:01 am

i hope the finished game doesn’t have all the screen tearing the video and i think the beta had. it will really ruin the experience. personally i’d rather have it delayed to fix that issue (if its there) than not. just putting it out there

Direxnipe said:

May 19th, 11:04 am

oh, but other than that the game is amazing :) i cant wait to get it

KoRn555 said:

May 19th, 11:05 am

This is going to be a great game, this is going to replace my warhawk addiction.

yoeun88 said:

May 19th, 11:06 am

Cant wait to play this one. Im gonna be poor the rest June (InFamous, Batman, Prototype) so im cool if its not released til at least July.

NeoHumpty said:

May 19th, 11:21 am

Gotta speak with the rest of the people. I really want to play my own music through XMB while I play. Upgraded my harddrive and have over 10,000 songs saved on there, but most games don’t think to allow you to use them. PLEASE ADD IT!

evildude683 said:

May 19th, 11:22 am

If it has CO-OP (both online and offline)and custom soundtrack Im sold….

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Maverick10 said:

May 19th, 11:37 am

The first time I heard about Fat Princess was in an article online stating some groups were against it and its name. After SONY pretty much gave those groups the finger…I was sold. Day 1 Buy

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    Deborah Mars said:

    May 19th, 3:34 pm

    Thanks for your support!

Gump_ said:

May 19th, 11:43 am

looks great!

Thrasher20 said:

May 19th, 12:18 pm

Looks like a fun game


May 19th, 12:25 pm

I hope this game is not more than 15 dollars.

GameFace_06 said:

May 19th, 12:33 pm

Day first for me..Lookin good!!

MixPix72 said:

May 19th, 12:46 pm

i thought the cake was a lie ;) ,but i guess it is true and chicks love cake huh?
i can hardly wait to get my hands on this game. i wonder how people got into the beta because this would have been one game i would have loved to get into the beta through like qore or something. I WANT THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!

PrairieGhost said:

May 19th, 12:50 pm

You know what would of made this game better? If the two team castles were made out of the cake and the more you feed the princess the less defensive your castle is. Basically it would be opened for the other team to get inside. Maybe you guys could make this a game type?

IrishHater said:

May 19th, 1:13 pm

This will be a day 1 buy for me, i have not done any day 1 buys on PSN yet, so Titan should be happy about the game they have made !!

Im33PercentGod said:

May 19th, 1:25 pm

How can I try the beta out and PLEASE make it split screen co-op + online multiplayer, that would be so dope.

This game reminds me of team buddies to some degree and that makes me very happy.

VanilaGorila-x- said:

May 19th, 1:26 pm

I’ve been playing the Beta for a few weeks now and the game is Hella Fun!!


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liketoski said:

May 19th, 1:53 pm

I love strategy games like this!

XgargunoX said:

May 19th, 2:00 pm

awesome game cant wait!!

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