The Ready At Dawn website has updated and apparently, Daxter has sold over TWO MILLION COPIES worldwide. Holy fucking shit!! :D
Well, Daxter’s been out for a week now, and it’s been reviewed many times by all publications, big and small. They’re all high 80s and low 90s, and gamers seem to absolutely LOVE the game. Awesome!
I’ve been keeping track of all the fan boards, reviews, magazines, etc, and it’s been a rush. Universal praise. A lot of people have been saying that it’s the best PSP game there is, which is a huge honor and a head rush.
So last weekI performed my usual ritual of going to a game store and looking at my game box last week… sat there for a good five minutes, holding it and just grinning like an idiot. Three of my characters are even on the box art!
What’s an even bigger trip is that Daxter has his own TV ad now. I might be mistaken but I believe official Sony policy was to not have commercials for individual games, preferring instead a montage of footage from different games, so they could better sell the system. Well, they seem to be making an exception for Daxter, who has his own 30-second solo commercial that’s airing on Fox during prime time, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike TV, VH1, G4, etc. Totally freaking insane. None of us have seen it yet, but we’ve heard reports from all over. What an honor!
It’s pretty wild to have a game out there that’s going over SO well. I just hope it sells well so I can make some damn money off of it. :)
That being said, GO BUY DAXTER!
More of my usual postings will be coming soon, just been busy with a lot of things. Such as getting started on RAD’s top secret next project…
And we got a 9.0 out of 10! WOOOOOO!!
“It’s not just the simple return to skillful jumps and level navigation that makes the game so damn good and refreshing, though — it’s the overall design of almost every aspect of Daxter that puts it a tier above most everything else on the system. This is an extremely polished game through and through.”
“This is one tremendously great looking game, and its audio is certainly no slouch either. From a distance and on the PSP’s little display, the game mimics the look and feel of its console brethren extraordinarily well.”
“Daxter is simply an outstanding PSP game that brings back the old-school platform gaming the industry has been shying more and more away from. From the great level design to the ultra-refined controls to the excellent production values, Daxter is a game every PSP gamer should check out.”
Looks like that was an excruciating 16 months of my blood, sweat and tears ratherwell spent.
God damn I’m happy. It was worth it. :)
NOW GO BUY IT WEDNESDAY MARCH 15!
Just found out that Daxter is shipping a week early! Look out for it in stores on March 15! :)
Daxter has gone gold! It’s been shipped off to manufacturing and will grace US store shelves in March 21, 2006.
GO BUY IT! PLAY MY GAME! :)
I had the chance to write a Developer Diary for Daxter on Gamespy. I had a lot of fun writing it, go check it out!
We’ve just released a NEW Daxter trailer as well as new, never-before-seen major features!
Here’s a bigger, longer trailer that shows off TONS more gameplay and levels than we’ve ever revealed before!! I’m really excited about this one. And yes, this does actually run on the PSP exactly the way you see it here.
View Trailer #2 here: Daxter trailer #2 at 1up.com!
And here’s some brand-new information showing off two major new game features we haven’t touched on before:
I’m thrilled. We’ve been holding back SO much, and this is an absolutely gigantic dump of info that’s actually up-to-date. We’re so close now to release I can taste it. Really hope you guys enjoy it.
And don’t worry… there’s TONS more content yet to be revealed. We have a staggering number of game levels and dream levels that haven’t yet been shown in screenshots. The final game will be a HUGE surprise to everyone with how much we’ve accomplished in so short a time.