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07-02-2012, 07:25 PM

****NEWS FLASH JUNE 4th 2012****

Today, at E3, Microsoft Studios announced that they have acquired Press Play.

We proudly embrace this change and are looking forward to bringing new Press Play games to our fans across all of Microsoft’s platforms.

Having worked with Microsoft Studios for the past two years has given Press Play and Microsoft Studios time to get to know each other very well and to realise that we share the same vision of where Press Play is headed as a studio, and what kind of games we will be making in the future.

In a weird and non-indie way, we believe that we will have more creative freedom with Microsoft Studios than we have ever had before. For the first time ever we can focus ALL energy on our games, and great things are on the horizon.

We will continue to strive for creativity and awesomeness in what we do, and we will continue making games like Tentacles and Max & the Magic Marker. We want to keep surprising the industry with our work – and we are super excited to present our new games in the very near future.

Press Play Team

The European Union, believe it or not, is actually quite progressive thinking. They’ve got an entire list of media to pledge money, although sizable financing must be provided by the developer as well.

Pertaining to Press Play’s On Sketchy Grounds, the document states:

“This is an attractive game for a young audience of 10-14 year-olds. The interface and interface conceptions builds on the MEDIA supported multi-award winning interactive work “Max & the Magic Marker” and is very appropriate for the target audience.”

Max and the Magic Marker is a Crayon Physics title wherein you draw lines for various needs like crossing chasms. Press Play have recently been purchased by Microsoft, undoubtedly to bring On Sketchy Grounds to the Kinect. And why not? It’d make a great fit for the younger crowd, while still being creatively puzzle-minded for the adults. Or maybe it’s just fond memories of Kirby: Canvas Curse speaking to me.

07-02-2012, 07:33 PM
Does anyone even care about more kinect garbage?

07-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Does anyone even care about more kinect garbage?

Kinect isn't garbage.

Wow that was easy to refute.

Yannie Boy
07-02-2012, 08:01 PM
Old news is old.

07-02-2012, 11:30 PM
Kinect isn't garbage.

Motion sensing garbage, my mistake.

07-02-2012, 11:31 PM
This is nearly a month old. Why post this?

07-02-2012, 11:33 PM
This is nearly a month old. Why post this?

Seriously, i dont care about this

07-03-2012, 03:20 AM
Does anyone even care about more kinect garbage?

Kinect is a revolutionary way of playing your Xbox. YOU become the controller. Revolutionary!!!

PMS Green1Chaos
07-03-2012, 06:04 AM
Although I'm not one to say anything bad about a system that is used by millions of xbox owners around the world:

Does anyone even care about more kinect garbage?

This post should have been placed in the kinect area...Some my find your post offensive in other ways.