The good people at Humble Indie Bundle keep on supporting the little guys (both developers and customers) like few others out there -- this is your chance to get a mouthful of what the internet-underground has been talking about! (haha, not quite the underground but you know...)
Go to the website and pay-what-you-want-and-show-the-world-you-give-a-damn-about-independent-creativity!!
This week, the Bundle is featuring what we consider to be the greatest games ACE Team has released thus far... (wink wink) along with three other great games from the equally great independent studios (Tripwire anyone?)
If you haven't played (or if you have and LOVE them) -- THIS is YOUR CHANCE!!
Zeno Clash, Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash 2 are included in this insane bundle.
How about a nice fly-by through the editor watching all the outdoor areas of Zeno Clash 2? The art for all this was done by four people + 1 contracted artist. Someone once told us that he thought we had an army of gnomes hidden in our basement working on the game. After watching the video we're starting to believe it.
*Environmental spoiler warning in the video!
**This doesn't include any of the indoor areas or 100 character/creatures. You can check those out HERE:
**The video has no music because we screwed up
If you thought Zeno Clash 2 was only about punching weird creatures in the face or kicking them to submission... think again!!
Duncan "Dead End Thrills" Harris from the awesome Rock Paper Shotgun site has written a great in-depth article interviewing Carlos and Edmundo Bordeu in which they cover everything from game design and production, to the very sources of inspiration and technical details of Art creation for this - If I may say so myself - great game.
Wonderful news from the world of Zenozoik!
After launching Zeno Clash 2 on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network last week, we have created two new challenge modes and collection of trading cards available free of charge to all players that have purchased the game on Steam.
Here are some unexpected news:
Zeno Clash has been featured by PC Gamer online as one of the
15 Weirdest PC Games of All Time !!
You might recall Rock of Ages winning a similar award by IGN in 2011
...finally they can be together as one of the Weirdo family members
Photo: "Saladin's Throne-Rug, by E. Hoffmann Price" by California Cthulhu (Will Hart)
If you have access to the Print or Digital editions of the June 2013 issue #254 of Edge Magazine, go to page 132 to see a beautiful four-page spread and brief interview with ACE Team's Co-founder Carlos Bordeu talking about the Art of Zeno Clash.
A real treat for all Zeno Clash fans!
For those interested, here is an interesting read about our humble Chilean Videogame industry. You can read the full Penny Arcade report:
Zeno Clash 2 is at the vanguard of a burgeoning Chilean gaming industry
Proud to be representatives of game development in the region!
After a development of over a year and a half, today we have released ‘Zeno Clash 2’ to the international markets through Steam
This is our most ambitious project to date and probably the largest undertaking of a game this large by an independent company in LatinAmerica.
The game is sold though Steam for USD20.00 in its Regular version and for USD30.00 in a Special Edition which contains an original digital Artbook showcasing ACE Team’s creative process and the game’s Soundtrack with 45 high-quality tracks. -- Soon the game will also be available in PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade as a digital download.
Players can play as Ghat or Rimat in online coop exploring more than 20 areas in which they will encounter more than 100 creatures and will fight intense hand-to-hand combat in the strangely wonderful world of Zenozoik.
We hope you guys, followers of the original Zeno Clash as well as new players, enjoy this game as much as we had in making it!
Here are the first few minutes of Zeno Clash 2 gameplay, without spoiling too much, and with some explanations of changes done to the first. Tuesday is almost here!
Here's a sneak peek of the recording of the main theme of Zeno Clash 2. Professional musicians performing in this video were accompanied by members of the choir of the Municipal Theater of Santiago - one of Chile's most prestigious cultural organizations. You can also get a glimpse of Patricio Meneses (director and composer) waving his arms like a madman
The full soundtrack of the game (which contains over 40 tracks!) comes as part of the 'Special Edition' of the Steam copy of Zeno Clash (which also includes an awesome digital Artbook). A preview of some of the Artbook pages is also present in the video.
Put on a nice pair of headphones and enjoy the music!