I'm a bit late posting this, but Beat Hazard Ultra was featured on the official PlayStaion blog a few weeks ago. It's amazing to get something one there. The article is about how I've written a PSN game in my bedroom! Read it here.
Quite a few people have asked about trophies in the PS3 version - so here we go:
There are 14 trophies worth 315 points. The game has 42 challenges and you get a trophy each time you complete 3 challenges. Challenges can be completed in any order you like.
Complete a track of at least 3 minutes without losing a life
Don't fire for 60 seconds
Get a x100 Multiplier
Kill 8 bosses in 1 game
Brutal Boss Kill
Kill a boss before it fires
Get a 1,000 kill streak.
A Real Dare Devil
In Standard play get the Dare Devil multiplier 10 times
In Standard play mode score 1 million points in one track
1st Track Cleared
Complete your first track
Complete 25 tracks
Complete 50 tracks
Complete 100 tracks
The First Step
Half Way There
Reach the rank of Senior Officer
The First Hour
Accumulate 1 hour of play
Accumulate 5 hours of play
Accumulate 10 hours of play
Score 1 Million Points
Score 5 Million Points
Dude of Hazard
Score 10 Million Points
I'm Just Starting
Reach 5 Minutes in Survival Mode
Don't Stop Me Now
Reach 10 Minutes in Survival Mode
Reach 15 Minutes in Survival Mode
Reach 20 Minutes in Survival Mode
Buy all the upgrades for a Perk
Complete a 4+ minute track on Insane difficulty
Complete a 4+ minute track on Suicidal difficulty
Ultra Beam of Death
Kill 150 enemies with 1 Ultra Beam blast
Reflect 150 projectiles with 1 Shield burst
Listen to the Indie music in the Credits screen
A Real Mine Sweeper
Get hit by 50 mines in one track without losing a life
Tug of War
Have a 10 second tug of war with a Stalker
Survive with 4 bosses on the screen in Boss Rush mode
Get to Wave 30 in Boss Rush mode
Reach the rank of Elite
Unlock all the Perks
Get $10,000 in the bank
Death By A Thousand Cuts
Get 10,000 kills using Micro Missiles
Get 10,000 kills using the Ultra Beam power up
Reflect 10,000 projectiles using the Reflect Shield power up
Max out all the Perks
Score at least 1,000,000 on each built in track
A few weeks ago I heard the sad news that Juice Games had been closed down by THQ. I used to work there and many of my old colleagues are now looking for new positions.
However, there is a silver lining. Two new companies have formed from the ashes and I can highly recommend both.
The first is D3T who specialise in business and game software for PC, Mac, game consoles & smart phones. They also work with electronic hardware development and systems integration.
The D3T guys are also doing the port of Beat Hazard Ultra to the Mac, so I can vouch for them personally!
The second is Alien Apple Studios who are a cutting edge concept art team. These guys really know their stuff and specialise in the following: Conceptual design ( vehicle , environmental, character , creature), 'key moment' visualisation , product branding and Identity , graphic design, UI and in-game hud design, motion graphic visualisation, Storyboard and motion board animatics.
Check out some of their kick ass artwork below: