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One of “The Ten Best Games of 2012″

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CNN’s Larry Frum lists Escape Plan as one of the Top-Ten Best Games of 2012

It isn’t often that independent developers get to join in the company of such amazing big-studio franchises as Halo, Mass Effect or Far Cry – but Fun Bit’s break-out hit on the PSVita, Escape Plan, has been listed as one of the Top 10 Best Game experiences to enjoy in 2012.  The style and humor of Lil and Laarg captured Larry Frum’s heart, as he stated: “Escape Plan still gets played in my house months after its release — plus, seeing Lil on his coffee buzz is just laugh-out-loud funny.” 

Thanks again to all our fans and supporters out there, we hope even more people get to enjoy Escape Plan in 2013!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Link to article: CNN

 

 

 

 

Bakuki’s Lair DLC heading to Escape Plan on April 10, 2012

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Good news! On April 10th, Escape Plan owners will receive Bakuki’s Lair, the first DLC Pack for Escape Plan, via download of Patch 1.01. This free DLC Pack adds 19 prequel puzzle rooms to the adventures of Lil and Laarg.

Our hapless heroes’ journey begins anew with Lil and Laarg trapped in a hazardous sausage factory, where they will become bratwurst if they don’t bail. You’ll need to swipe for your life through a handful of dastardly designed puzzles in this latest update.

Bakuki’s Lair is just one of the benefits of the upcoming patch. Escape Plan Patch 1.01 is a meaty new addition, with a host of tweaks and improvements based on player feedback. Patch 1.01 allows for more pin-point accuracy on tap blocks, as well as an adjustment to the game’s star rating system. We are also laying the foundation for a lot of exciting updates for Lil and Laarg in the future.

Finally, be sure to check out the five brand new Escape Plan avatars we’re releasing on the PlayStation Store with this week’s publish. For you lucky PS Plus subscribers, these avatars will be free for a limited time, so grab them quickly!

We’re happy that fans are responding well to Escape Plan and we look forward to updating you all with more Lil and Laarg adventures in the near future.

If you haven’t yet picked up Escape Plan, it’s available now on PSN for $14.99.

- FBI

Bits of Holiday Cheer

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Fun Bits

It has been an exciting first year here at FBI, filled with Fat Princess and new development projects. Thank you to all the fans and supporters of Fat Princess, we couldn’t have done it without you.

We look forward to 2011, as the FBI team will be working away like Christmas elves on our next big project. We look forward to sharing all the awesome details of this fantastic new development, but it will be a little while longer before this present can be unwrapped.

We’d also like to thank our friends at KOTAKU for posting our Holiday Card this year, you guys rock!

Have a Safe and Wonderful Holiday Season,

– Chris, John, Matt, Mundy, Russ, Dale, Genevieve, Greg, Robb and Jamie

Chunkin the Punkins

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Cake is now back in the land of Fat Princess. No more Pumpkin Pie until next year! Thanks to all of the fans who sent us some interesting uses for pumpkins in their games. We also loved hearing about many other awesome holiday theme ideas for the future.  We hope all of you had a wonderful November,

Best,

– FBI

Its Pumpkin in My Belly Time!

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Pumpkins are cropping up all over the lands of Fat Princess!


There’s something new growing in the world Fat Princess and its not just dress sizes!


If you jump into an online game of Fat Princess anytime now through the end of November,  you will see how much our beloved Princesses love to eat pumpkins during the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays!


From all of us here at Fun Bits, Happy Halloween.


Boo!


- FBI


Note: If anyone has a Fat Princess themed costume this year, we’d love to see it! Send any and all costume pics to social@funbits.com


Two Princesses, One Year – Happy Birthday Fat Princess!

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Click the cake to hear the  “Castle Intruder” song!


Our beloved Fat Princess has reached her 1st Anniversary!

We’re proud to celebrate this occasion by having Sony slice a few dollars off the price of Fat Princess, down to $7.49 as part of the Summer Sale on the PlayStation Network. Grab it fast since the sale ends on Tuesday, 8/10. We’re also whooping it up by releasing our very first Fat Princess single: Castle Intruder!

Fat Princess has been a labor of love for the development team here at Atomic Operations and our good friends in Santa Monica Studio, and it has been a highly rewarding experience for all of us to hear feedback from gamers around the world. We are constantly adorning our walls with Fat Princess fan art and jumping into games with clans online. We are reading the forums daily and we are always looking for ways to expand our Fat Princess world. (You do have the recently released Fat Roles DLC, right?

Thank you again and again to all the fans and clans who continue to spread the good word about the game. We are always amazed at the effort our fans put into supporting and growing the community, and we want you all to know how much we appreciate it.

Happy Birthday to Princess Plump and Princess Muffintop from the entire Fat Princess team!

– Ao

Note:  Atomic Ops would like to give a special thanks and shout out to Antoine Dodson and The Gregory Brothers for the “Castle Intruder” inspiration.

 

Fat Princess @ Casual Connect 2010

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Mundy and Millar Discuss Development Issues and Successes at Casual Connect 2010

July 20, 2010 – Seattle, WA.  John Mundy and Chris Millar presented “Cake 4 Everyone,”  the behind-the-scenes story of production challenges and successes during Fat Princess development. The Founders Room was full of game developers, fans and publishers; all attending to learn more about the initial inception of Fat Princess (once called “Siege”) through it’s developmental evolution.

The talk covered the Dev Team’s “play, refine, repeat” strategy and how it helped to evolve Fat Princess from a casual 12-player online cooperative game to the 32-player class-based battle royale we have today. We also covered our goals behind “Free DLC” for the fans along with the tremendous fan support that helped fuel the creation and ultimate release of the Fat Roles DLC.

Two weeks away from our one year anniversary of Fat Princess’ release, it is awesome to look back at the growth of this game; from the tiny first glimpse at E3 2008 during the Sony Keynote, through the continued sales success of FP today. It has been a fantastic journey and we’re keen on continuing forth to create great games for our fans.

-Ao

Fans Vs. Devs

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Mundinator and Ao-Chris jump into PlayStation Home with the Fans

A Special thanks goes out to all our fans who jumped into the PlaySation Home on Tuesday to attend the Fat Princess Devs Vs. Fans Event. We enjoyed answering all of your thoughtful and funny questions about Fat Princess, and connecting directly with some of the awesome people who continue to support this great game.
After the meet-and-greet in Home, we hosted a few jam-packed sessions of fast-paced full-on 16 Vs. 16 Fat Princess!  We had a total blast, round after round, in numerous maps with everyone playing all the new classes and teaming up in Co-Op groups. Thanks for all your support in creating such a fantastically fun event for everyone; the fans and the dev team here at Atomic Operations.
Fat Princess is still in the PlayStation Network TOP-TEN almost 1 year after initial release – let’s see if we can keep the momentum going! Do all your friends haveFat Roles?- Ao