Monday, April 30, 2012

Music !

This has been on the boiler at Upper Byte for several months, and we just can't resist the temptation to talk to you about it and to introduce the composer.

So, you ask: Who on earth would be so crazy as to work with those two lunatics?" Someone at least as crazy as us, that's who! And this person has a name (it's true, promise!) and the name is... Maxime Ginolin!

He’s a composer we really like a lot, and we’re really happy to have worked with him. He’s an independent musician, composer, and plays rock music. He has two careers, music and cinematography (yep, we said he was nuts!), one with his real name, the other with the pseudonym “MagiCJacK”.

What would a concert be like without sound? And here you go! There're still a few things to polish on this track, but it gives you an idea of where things are headed!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Goro: the village chief!

Surly, violent, and partial to SeY, he's also the character you'll be playing! Despite looking like a wino, if you've got ten talented fingers he can be impressive :) We're not going to say any more, you'll have to judge for yourself:

You noticed how gracefully he jumps and spins? OK, fine, he tumbles around too, but for the right reasons! We'll show you his specialty: axe-throwing! Once in the air, he can throw his axes to the ground and anything that is in their path is... slightly deteriorated, shall we say:

This also lets Goro jump higher to reach places filled with bottles of SeY!

In addition to being able to go helter-skelter, Goro can also use his axes as grapples. This lets him whirl in the wind to avoid falling into space, reaching out-of-reach areas, and striking an enemy up high with his axe. But be careful! The grapple can't catch on everywhere. It may be highly effective on wood, but totally useless with stone and metal!

Finally, for delicate situations that call for precision, he can use shurikens, which are both fast and sharp. And when it's time for massive destruction, he pulls out the heavy artillery: big, fat, powerful bombs! We'll let you mull over the delicate carnage in this next clip!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wooden Sen'SeY

Wooden Sen'SeY
The platform game that’s a real blast!

A page out of history 

SeY invigorates the inhabitants of the village. Unfortunately, there isn't a drop of SeY left. All the flasks have been stolen!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help Goro, the village chief armed with two axes as big as him (and his thirst for SeY). You can jump anywhere, grapple, slice, squash, dice... anything within reach of your blade!

We have been working to give you a cocktail of astonishing and captivating adventures with the subtle chemistry of an original universe, great gameplay and fantastic graphics!

Whew! Took us a while to come up with that sentence... : )

Upper Byte is an indie company: the two of us are developers who love our profession and hope Wooden Sen'SeY will be worthy of your time!

It will be downloadable for PC/Mac, and not expensive. A release date? You'll be the first to know when we have one!

To continue with the presentation of Wooden Sen'SeY, here's the game trailer for you:

And a few screenshots to spice things up! ; ) Don't settle for a few pictures, take a look at this gallery on the official Wooden Sen'SeY page!

See you next week, we will tell you more about the game !