The EA Partners program will be responsible for the release of several more downloadable games on XBLA, PSN, and the PC in 2011. This morning, EA revealed a trio of downloadable games set for release next year, all of which are coming from independent and relatively unknown studios. The platforms for these three games--Warp, Gatling Gears, and The Fancy Pants Adventures--are the usual ones: PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and PSN.
Since EA announced three wildly different games at the same time, we've tried to make it a little easier to process and digest all this information by using a list to separate each game from the other. Take a gander just below to learn what we know about each game and each developer involved.
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Despite an announcement press release, EA and developer developer Trapdoor are keeping rather tight-lipped about Warp, a "unique stealth action game features a top-down sci-fi world with a distinctive art style, addicting levels, hazardous traps and challenging puzzles." Warp appears to be Trapdoor's first project, and it's set for release next summer.
Vanguard Games must have bought those office couches and chairs in a hurry. After just two months or so in existence, the studio (which was founded by the two co-founders of Guerrilla Games) has announced its first game, Gatling Gears, which is based in the "same Mistbound universe" as last year's downloadable release Greed Corp. Gatling Gears introduces twin-stick shooting and a new hero, Max Brawley, to the fledgling series, and should be released in Spring 2011.
The Fancy Pants Adventures
If you're a fan of Flash-based games, you've probably already stumbled upon The Fancy Pants Game at some point. If you haven't, well, you can go play the side-scrolling and hand-drawn platformer at this link right now. Over The Top Games, Borne Games, and an internal EA outfit are all working to bring this game to PSN and Xbox Live Arcade this Spring 2011 and will be adding in a new world, a new story, and new modes of play to this console versions.