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Topatoi Available Today on PSN for $9.99

Natalia Gorbanskaya's Avatar Posted by PR Manager, Boolat Games

Hi guys!

My name is Natalia, I’m a PR Manager for Boolat Games, a developer based in East Ukraine.

I’d like to announce that the first episode of our puzzle-oriented PlayStation 3/PSN platformer Topatoi finally gets released in North America.

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As some of you possibly know, Topatoi (which is basically one of the first East European PSN games) was released in Europe, Asia and Australia earlier this year. Check out the game’s official website for more information, including screenshots, in-game videos and trailers. Here’s the latest Topatoi trailer embedded here for your convenience:

In short, the core of Topatoi’s gameplay is based on the fact that the player controls a small explorer vehicle that works like a spinning top. The spin needs to be controlled carefully, as it affects the device’s movement and behavior. The game sticks to the old school traditions of the puzzler platformers (like, say, Bubba ‘n’ Stix or The Lost Vikings), including emphasis on the original concepts and unique immersive gameplay.

topatoi screenshot 2 topatoi screenshot 1

Try it and share your thoughts on Topatoi here — it’s really important for us!

More stuff is coming your way, so stay tuned for updates!

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BrianMcGuinness said:

October 15th, 11:04 am

I’M THE COOLEST PERSON EVER BECAUSE I’M FIRST!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! LIKE TOTALLY!!!!!!!!

xeno3d said:

October 15th, 11:05 am

Looks interesting! Will there be a demo avail today as well?

BrianMcGuinness said:

October 15th, 11:05 am

No but really, the game looks fun.

guyverunit122 said:

October 15th, 11:07 am

PLEASE HAVE FINAL FANTASY 8. PLEASE!!!!!!

jerk_man said:

October 15th, 11:08 am

seems like it’ll be a good day for the playstation store.

Grouken said:

October 15th, 11:09 am

We need a contest to win it :)

guyverunit122 said:

October 15th, 11:09 am

I hope you guy release FINAL FANTASY 8 PLEASE!!!!!

xeno3d said:

October 15th, 11:11 am

FF8 please

vesra said:

October 15th, 11:11 am

@1
such simply pleasures bring you so much joy. wish i was so easily pleased…..

i have had topatoi since its euro release and it is a fun little game. albeit not so action packed, it does bring new elements to game play. at the 9.99 price it is well worth it. i’m enjoying my lazy play of it. haven’t finished it as of yet, someday i’ll get there.

BrianMcGuinness said:

October 15th, 11:14 am

@9
i was being sarcastic and making fun of 90% of the people that comment here.

vesra said:

October 15th, 11:14 am

oh, and before you guys start asking, yes it has trophies. and why are people asking for a game that has nothing to do with the people involved n this one. stupid entitlists!

lukeike said:

October 15th, 11:15 am

FF DISSDIA PLEASE!!

vesra said:

October 15th, 11:15 am

@10
likely excuse. why is it that all twits that do the “zomg 1st” posts always use that as their excuse?

evildude683 said:

October 15th, 11:17 am

Looks really good, I hope they put a demo out as well

DJ_DTM said:

October 15th, 11:25 am

I would give you guys 5 bucks for it.
“TOPS”

Gord Lacey said:

October 15th, 11:28 am

здравствуйте Natalia. My girlfriend is from Donetsk, so I’ll be sure to pick this up and support a “local” developer.

AceBeeDee said:

October 15th, 11:29 am

looks neat…

DJ_DTM said:

October 15th, 11:29 am

Oops I just watched the video, I’ll pay no more than 3 dollars for this one.

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

October 15th, 11:31 am

ZeN can learn a thing or two about how to promote a game from the BooLaT company :p pictures and a VIDEO!! VERY IMPORTANTE! lol but yeah this game looks fun and for 1o buks…(which is what i would spend in a day for breakfast and lunch) its a must buy.IMO

ROLO_ONFIRE said:

October 15th, 11:34 am

Looks cool, hopefully there’s going to be a demo

Trioptical said:

October 15th, 11:38 am

Looks interesting. Obviously, I haven’t played it yet, so would you say the challenge comes from the controlling of the character or from the actually design of the levels?

luminum_x said:

October 15th, 11:48 am

how come im not seeing this on my store

Ice2Dragon said:

October 15th, 11:51 am

This looks awesome! Can’t wait until the update, this is a must buy for me!!

Einhander138 said:

October 15th, 11:52 am

Looks fun, but if it’s not on a disc, it’s not worth buying.

Disc or no purchase.

xeno3d said:

October 15th, 11:53 am

@24

Why do you need a disc?

Coolwater said:

October 15th, 11:54 am

The visuals look very good.

niigaki said:

October 15th, 11:58 am

hopefully you guys don’t fail and not release more psp games for PSP Go owners. 2 weeks of crap content won’t look good for you guys.

pasufarin said:

October 15th, 12:03 pm

I remember your post back at the end of July and am glad to hear that this is finally coming out in North America. I liked the longer video you showed then, but this teaser does the job well.

Back then you mentioned story mode and arcade mode, which seem to be the “tree” and “geometric shapes” levels. Do you have to finish all of the story mode before you can play the arcade mode?

loadstone007 said:

October 15th, 12:19 pm

Is there a local co-op for the story mode?

JohnnySasaki said:

October 15th, 12:21 pm

I remember this game, it looked interesting. A demo would certainly be nice since I’ve had to be quite stingy lately on my gaming purchases :(

HouseMorton said:

October 15th, 12:26 pm

Looks like it could be fun. Is there a demo? Is there offline multiplayer?

jqtaxpayer said:

October 15th, 12:28 pm

Hey, meatheads, this lady has NOTHING to do with the release of Final Fantasy games on the PSN. She’s telling us about a product she WAS involved in, so try and show a little respect. Dang!

plaztiksyke said:

October 15th, 12:38 pm

Looks like a fun little game, though not perhaps worth $10 depending on:
1. What’s the native resolution of the graphics? Is multi-sampling FSAA being used?

2. Are the audio assets lossless? 24-bit? Will they play as LPCM for those of us using HDMI?

3. Who did the music? Anything interesting worth noting on that front?

4. Any local co-op play? If so, is it split-screen? (My husband and I really don’t care for split-screen games.)

5. Leaderboards? Trophies?

In lieu of a demo, I’ll need to know these things before I consider a purchase.

Thanks! :)

B-RadGfromOV said:

October 15th, 12:38 pm

I might get it if I can try it out first. Are we getting a demo?

plaztiksyke said:

October 15th, 12:41 pm

Just took a closer look at the screenshots:
1. Definitely looks to be 720p, or even less :(

2. Lots of jaggies and blurry textures all over, so no FSAA is being used.

I’ll wait to hear back about the music, but unless it’s 24-bit lossless and amazing, I’ll wait for a patch that brings the graphics up to what we’ve come to expect from PSN.

TailsTheCat said:

October 15th, 12:50 pm

Finally

kawaiigamr said:

October 15th, 12:51 pm

nice this looks really fun :D

DropD said:

October 15th, 1:02 pm

need a demo to consider it

OldKai said:

October 15th, 1:09 pm

Another $10 game. And more people asking for a bunch of PSN games on a disc which is just never going to happen. Every week it’s the same.

Einhander138 said:

October 15th, 1:10 pm

@25

I don’t buy digital games. Period.

Doesn’t matter what system or what company makes it.

It has to be released on disc for me to even look at it.

Einhander138 said:

October 15th, 1:11 pm

@39

If Sony would actually release some disc compilations, we would stop asking.

nerdmanwhippy said:

October 15th, 1:23 pm

lol@ Einhander138

Your missing out on some of the best games ever because you won’t buy digital. Not to mention most of the games that are digital are done with a smaller budget, thus reducing the odds even more of there being a disc for them.

I feel bad for you man.

luminum_x said:

October 15th, 1:24 pm

Why cant I find this game on ps store? Its just not on there not even in the new release section and its making me mad!

vesra said:

October 15th, 1:25 pm

@21
i’d say both elements, an i own it already.

@33
yes 720p
not sure on audio
to answer 4 & 5 yes and yes and yes and yes
as far as the audio is concerned, its not all that great imho, and the soundtrack is kinda cutesy like the visuals. the pics and vid don’t do justice to the overall appearance ingame. it is fun to play and i have enjoyed my time with it thus far. haven’t beaten it yet. of course with as many psn downloads as i have, not alot of time to beat them all.

vesra said:

October 15th, 1:26 pm

@43
of course you’re not finding it in the NA store, the store hasn’t been updated yet.

luminum_x said:

October 15th, 1:51 pm

I thought it gets updated every Thursday?

nerdmanwhippy said:

October 15th, 1:55 pm

@46 it does update every Thursday. However not a set time, and the time ussualy runs quite late in the afternoon/evening.

As for the devs, I’m intrigued I’ll give you that. I hope there’s a demo as well tho? Looks good tho from what I’ve seen, curious about length.

vesra said:

October 15th, 2:05 pm

@47
seems lengthy, takes awhile to complete each level, roughly 15-20 minutes. of course alot of that time is spent looking for hidden stuff.

Phillip_J_Fry said:

October 15th, 2:09 pm

No word on a demo makes me think there won’t be one. I really hope I’m wrong and there is because I’ve gone into the “No Demo, No Purchase” mode as I’ve been burned by too many games that turned out to be crap.

This game looks interesting and I’d love to give it a whirl (so to speak), but if I can’t get my hands on a playable demo, I’m not buying. I don’t care what reviews say, I don’t care what other people say, it’s just what I’ve come to in the past few years of D/L titles on XBL, PSN and Wii.

LunarRoar said:

October 15th, 2:20 pm

This game looks pretty interesting. I’ll look forward to purchasing it after I update my PS3 with a new hard drive since I’ve run out of memory.

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