We Experienced PlayStation
December 12th, 2016
Gamers love SmuggleCraft!
The Happy Badgers crew had quite the kickass time at PlayStation Expo! Over 500 gamers lined up to race Hovercrafts and the responses were overall positive! It was awesome watching players who’ve never seen SmuggleCraft before have a blast drift boosting past another racer. We attended PSX last year, but this year was a lot more fun and involved. A few players even recognized us from last year, and were highly impressed at the games status!
PSX was WAY busier than last year. The whole convention took place on a single floor, unlike last year where PSX took place on two. The single floor layout helped traffic for all the indie games immensely (though the AAA booth lines were ungodly long which also helpped), and it was easier to navigate around the con in general. By the end, we were suuuper tired. We were constantly on our feet and chatting with other devs and players, so the plane ride back was full of Zzz’s.
The indie games showcased at PSX were some top-notch games. Earthnight has been high on our radar for a while, and it was amazing seeing the game in action, but Battleshift Brigade took home the Happy Badger Best Indie Game of PSX award! Published by adult swim
A big shoutout to all who came by the SmuggleCraft booth! Your limited edition SmuggleCraft PlayStation Theme will be ready very soon! Stay tuned on our twitter page to know when we’ve smuggled the theme online.
Piecing it together
You know that feeling you get when you put on that pair of pants that hasn’t been worn for a while and find a glorious $20 bill in one of the pockets you completely forgot about? That’s what it feels like when we find part designs that we buried in the backburner a while back so we could focus on the more crucial parts of the game. Probably one of the most exciting parts about developing SmuggleCraft is creating the hovercraft parts (Fun Fact: the engine titled BHF9 stands for “Butt Hole Factor 9”). New parts have been finding their way into the game with every week, and we’ve even added some PlayStation exclusive engines for those who will be playing SmuggleCraft on the PlayStation 4!
Got any ideas for ship parts you’d like to see? Let us know below in the comments!