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April 2010

Two Sides, Two Princesses, and now…Two Winners!

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Vincent Cheng & Tim Gillespie – “Fat Princess’ Biggest Fan” Winners

After a long and thorough review of all the FANtastic fan submissions, we are very fortunate and proud to say that Fat Princess PS3 PSN has two of the biggest fans in the world: Vincent Cheng and Tim Gillespie!

We were blown away by the attention to detail in Vincent’s poster of the “Cookie Mobsters” clan. We loved the colorful and unique representation of his fellow clan members, and even the incorporation of all the original concept art. This original creation was fantastic, and we would like to let you all know that the original visual Art Director of FP, Weng Chen, was very happy to see her artwork emulated so well.

We are also glad to have someone like Tim and the entire Broccoli Crew helping to organize community events almost a year after Fat Princess’ original release on the PlayStation Network. Clan events and multiplayer gaming has kept Fat Princess going and growing. It is wonderful that people are still helping to rally the troops to keep the game in the Top Ten each month. Without such amazing and constant devotion from the entire community, we wouldn’t have the honor of continuing to create more content for this fabulous game of mayhem and frosting.

Therefore, we’d like to thank everyone for their efforts and to let all of you know that we will be contacting each and every Fan who entered a submission: the Warrior and Priest costumed kids, the “Unknown Chef”, even the guy who ended up with frosting on his face in a dress! We had a great time judging this contest, and to show our appreciation, each and every one of you will get a little slice of the action!

We love our fans,

– Ao

Tick Tock Tick Tock…

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Serving Up Some Fat Princess

Who will be immortalized in the world of Fat Princess?

Last day for “Biggest Fan” entry submissions!  Become a Fan of Atomic Operations, and post your entry to the Wall before the end of today. The competition has gotten very tough, as there are some fantastic submissions.  Keep them coming, there is still time left to become a part of Fat Princess forever!

Tick tock…tick tock…


Who's the Biggest Fat Princess Fan?

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Who is the Biggest Fan Contest Begins…

Are you the King or Queen of Fat Princess? Have you ruled the rankings?  Have you directed some award-winning Fat Princess machinima? Do you love cake more than the Princess herself? Are you the Fastest Feeder in the West?

If so, YOU could be the next AI character in the PS3 PSN version of Fat Princess.  Show us that YOU are the Biggest Fan of Fat Princess, and we’ll name an AI character after you in the next FP Patch Release. You will forever be immortalized in the world of Fat Princess, and have bragging rights to everyone you know that a character with YOUR name is in the game.

Entries should be in the form of Photos or Video.

Photos and YouTube Links can be placed on the official Atomic Operations page Wall here:
Atomic Operations on Facebook

1. All entries must be submitted by April 21, 2010
2. There will only be one winner.
3. Winner will be announced by April 23, 2010
4. Winner will be judged on effort, creativity and humor. Winner will be notified directly through their Facebook account and will be announced on the Atomic Operations website.
5. Content must be original, funny and be able to be viewed by a General Audience. Any crude or risque content will be immediately deleted.

The contest is already under way with our first submission. Will he be the main contender? Will he be knocked off his throne? Only time will tell…

Name of AI character will be first name, or nickname of winning contestant.
PSN ID’s will not be able to be used for winning character AI.

May the biggest Fat Princess Fan win!

Fat Princess Still in the PSN Top 10!

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Fat Princess Continues Her Reign

9 Months after release, Fat Princess continues to sell tons.  The Princess currently holds the #3 spot in the PSN Top Selling Games list!

Thanks to all the fans who continue to support us, the positive word-of-mouth is helping this 32-Player PSN title sell like hot cakes.

– Ao

Atomic PrOps from Around the World

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Just two weeks after going live with the Atomic Operations web-site, we have received a tremendous amount of support, emails and well wishes from the community. Here are just a few of the kind words from some of our friends around the industry:

“Bungie would like to wish Atomic Operations our best wishes as they join our community of independent game developers in Seattle.  With Chris at the helm and their years of experience they will no doubt be very successful. We look forward to playing the games they create!”
Jonty Barnes, Bungie

“Congrats dudes! Great news!”
David Jaffe, Eat Sleep Play
“From one Independent Development Studio to another – Best of luck! (we all need it!)”
American McGee, Spicy Horse Games

“Best of luck with Atomic Ops, Chris! You always struck me as surprisingly competent for an American, so I can’t see how you will be unable to not fail to succeed!”
Simon Carter, Lionhead Studios

“To the entire “Atomic Operations” team. May your creative vision always lead you to the right decisions! I wish you nothing but the greatest success and piles of gold for your hard work. Good luck and happy hunting”
Joel Emslie, Infinity Ward

“Best of luck to the newest Dev Team on the West Coast.  Looking forward to playing your new and innovative gameplay successes.”
Josh Markiewicz, Epic

“Crazy ideas, awesome talent, and a wicked sense of humor. I know you guys are going to make me laugh, shout, cheer and shell out dollars for whatever madness you have planned!”
Mark Kern, Red 5 Studios

“I’ve always been impressed with your work, best of luck in you new venture, can’t wait to play whatever it is you come up with!”
Ken Lobb, Microsoft Game Studios

“Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with, I’m sure it will create a lot of smiles.”
Mark Healey, Media Molecule

“Best wishes a loads of luck (not that you’ll need it) to all the guys at Atomic Operations, from the team at Leading Light Conceptual Design!!!!”
Christian Bravery, Leading Light Design

Fan Princess Party!

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Fat Princess Fan Playtest – Santa Monica, CA

A big thank you to everyone who emailed us and Sony last week for the Fat Princess DLC Preview Playtest.  A select group of fans were lucky enough to gain access to Sony’s top-secret headquarters and get a sneak peek at the delicious new features.

Armed with a massive cup of coffee, The Mundinator left Seattle before the sun was up and headed down to LA to meet with the crew.  Once he arrived at Sony Computer Entertainment’s Santa Monica Studios (home of the God of War series), he greeted the fans, gathered feedback, handed out free copies of God of War III and there was much rejoicing.

It was an awesome day and it has helped the Atomic Operations team fine tune all the sweet new stuff in Fat Princess. For those of you who didn’t make it to Sony, we appreciate all the constant feedback and we hope to continue hearing your thoughts after the next patch.

– Ao