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Explore a pixel art wilderness on PS4 & PS Vita in The Deer God, out 25th April

Blowfish Studios outlines how it refined the adventure for PlayStation audiences

Hey it’s Ben from Blowfish Studios and we are happy to finally bring Crescent Moon/Cinopt Studios The Deer God to PS4 and PS Vita on 25th April 2017!

The Deer God is a breathtakingly gorgeous pixel art game, but in a 3d pixelized world. It has an amazing soundtrack, brought to you by Evan Gipson. You will platform your way across various landscapes, do story related quests, battle huge animal bosses, and find various powers for your magical antlers to unleash on enemies.

The game is very much inspired by things that we loved growing up (not just video games). Being outside in the woods, building forts, seeing deer standing motionless in the forest and chasing after them. Building bows and arrows, pretending to hunt. We miss those days, but the feeling is here, inside of this game.

So how did it come about that Blowfish are able to publish the game on PlayStation 4 and Vita?

The Deer God

Blowfish Studios and Crescent Moon Games have had a long standing friendship that started with CM Games publishing Siegecraft (with Blowfish as developer) on iOS back in 2011. Since that time Blowfish Studios has branched out into self publishing games on the PlayStation 4.

The Deer God caught our attention when it first launched on Kickstarter and PC, and we have been able to convince CM and the other developers to let us bring the game to Sony devices. Now Blowfish and Crescent Moon definitely have a strange publisher/developer/publisher relationship!

Using our previous experiences when releasing Gunscape and Siegecraft Commander on PS4, we were able to plug in a lot of our console specific modules to help make the port go faster.

Also knowing the certification process allowed us to quickly get the PlayStation 4 version approved with the minimum of fuss. We have used that time to make the PlayStation version of The Deer God the most refined version to date, with extra polish and fixes since its original launch.

The Deer God

Another great thing about this project was that it was a great fit the PlayStation Vita and we dearly wanted to release our first game on that platform. It took us a bit longer to get the game running on our Dev Kit and to get the game approved, but we really think fans of that platform will love this version of the game! Certainly this is only the first of many PS Vita games to come from Blowfish.

We believe you’ll love the game, and we’re super excited to finally get The Deer God out on 25th April for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. We really hope you all enjoy it!

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HomessaHomem 15 March, 2017 @ 15:44
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Great adition to my Vita! :)

We love the Vita too and hope to be bringing more games soon to it!

Thanks for supporting Vita! Will it be cross-buy?

Yes the game supports cross-buy for PS4 and PSVita!

Looks great. Nearly bought it for my iPhone but held off and then heard it was coming to PSN which is great.
No mention of Cross Buy though??
Hope this isn’t one of games that slips through the cross buy net?
It will be a purchase for sure if it’s cross buy. The Vita is perfect for this type of game.

You will be happy to know that it does support cross-buy :)

whitestriderhiry 15 March, 2017 @ 22:54
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Can we have Dragon Quest Heroes 2 for Vita, instead??

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“Certainly this is only the first of many PS Vita games to come from Blowfish.”

Gonna buy this game just to support you guys for this.

I’m hoping this can Morph(ite) in to some great Vita support!

Lol, thanks for the support and the pun! :)

Nice, been waiting for this one :)

Glad to hear, not long to wait now!

How much will this be at launch?

Hoping it won’t be too deer.

Lol. We think you’ll find the cost to be good at launch.

Can’t say i have seen this before. But it does look highly interesting so might pick this up to see what its all about. Also it’s so great to see some developers still support the vita.

Great news on the cross buy and thanks for the reply!

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