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Gaijin Games Aquires Robotube Games
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February 24, 2011, 01:00:55
 
If you've played BIT.TRIP FATE, you've seen Gaijin and Robotube's friendship in action with the inclusion of Mr. Robotube as one of the games' powerups. Robotube Games has developed both Zyrx and Bloktonik AND created the Bit Museum retro-gaming series on Youtube. So, naturally, Alex Neuse bought them with his bags of money.

Gaijin Blog said:
In what can only be called an “extremely hostile takeover”, Gaijin has followed in the footsteps of other legendary game studios like Activision and EA and has gone on a company acquisition rampage this year.

Our first victim:



In the past two years, Gaijin Games has gone from three guys making WiiWare games to four guys + another company making WiiWare games, porting games to other consoles, publishing other developers' games and conceptualizing sick ideaz.

AND FLUX COMES OUT NEXT MONDAY, OR IN TWO DAYS IF YOU LIVE IN EUROPE!

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Posted: 02/24/11, 01:00:55  - Edited by 
 on: 02/24/11, 03:51:51    
 
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FLUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh wait, was this news about something else happening? They did something or other to someone or other?


Posted by 
 on: 02/24/11, 01:13:05
Never heard of Robotube Games before. If this works well for both parties though, then all the better.


Posted by 
 on: 02/24/11, 01:15:04
I laughed at the official statement. Good for Gaijin, I'd love to see them grown further. I've only played Bit Trip Runner, and got frustrated as hell and quit on level 3-11, (I know, I need to go back and finish it,) but they seem to have done some great things since their inception, and can only hope they offer great things for the future.


Posted by 
 on: 02/24/11, 01:28:55
Cool, more WiiWare/DSi/3DSware games please.


Posted by 
 on: 02/24/11, 03:25:23
These guys need to be stopped.


Posted by 
 on: 02/24/11, 05:49:22
No info on Robotube? Gaijin does seem pretty ambitious. They publish and port games from other compaines, even. And aren't they just a 3-man operation?

I read an article about the guy who makes all of the RadianGames games on XBLI. A lot of industry vets are striking out on their own for fame, fortune, and creative freedom. Pretty interesting.


Posted by 
 on: 02/24/11, 17:55:35
anandxxx said:
No info on Robotube? Gaijin does seem pretty ambitious. They publish and port games from other compaines, even. And aren't they just a 3-man operation?

I read an article about the guy who makes all of the RadianGames games on XBLI. A lot of industry vets are striking out on their own for fame, fortune, and creative freedom. Pretty interesting.



Posted by 
 on: 02/25/11, 00:31:44  - Edited by 
 on: 02/25/11, 00:33:27
I just read an article about a Robotube WiiWare game being cancelled. Weird. Maybe that was before the merger?


Posted by 
 on: 02/25/11, 02:17:31
@anandxxx

I've heard it's coming to iPad if we're thinking of the same thing.


Posted by 
 on: 02/25/11, 02:24:44


Posted by 
 on: 02/25/11, 21:29:09
Hey, I guess anandxxx was right in his own ignorant little way! Chris Osborn is leaving. Which leaves Gaijin with no programmer...

Also,

Gaijin Games Twitter said:
We're trying to ship 12 games in 2011. FLUX is out in EU right now (I think). So, that's 1. I wonder what else will come out next week...


Posted by 
 on: 02/26/11, 02:12:53
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