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C3 Exclusive Interview | Zen Studios Talk Flipper Critters, Nintendo

Zsolt Steven Kigyossy :: Zen Studios Managing Director

Interview Conducted by Mike Mason :: Sunday, 3rd September 2006


The Nintendo DS is perfect for the pinball genre, with its dual stacked screens, but to date only one game of the genre, Metroid Prime Pinball, has appeared

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The highlight for me:

C3: Do you have any other plans for Nintendo DS at this stage?

ZSK: Definitely. We presently focus on 3D intense games, and will continue to work on the exceptional 3D FPS engine, and we support already every feature which makes an FPS look and play great. We are already working on actual game designs, so hopefully we can start the full scale development on major titles based on that technology very soon.

C3: What are your thoughts on Nintendo's Wii? Do you have any plans to develop for the system, either in the forms of full titles or Virtual Console titles?

ZSK: Wii is an exciting console; we will not miss the opportunity to start working on it. But right now we are busy finishing up our other titles in production.

Smilie Great work Mike!

Adam Riley < Operations Director :: Senior Editor :: Cubed3 Limited >
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Nice inteview. Jolly good show, Mike!Smilie

( Edited on 03.09.2006 16:00 by Ben )

Yeah, I liked that bit too. As I mentioned briefly in The Indie Scene, I've had a play around with their FPS engine - it's very good and seems to rival Nintendo's Metroid Prime Hunters engine, much better than I expected. I can't wait to see them utilise it in a full game...

I'm very interested to see what they can come up with for Wii as well, once they get round to developing on it. They seem to have let their creativity run rampant when faced with a unique handheld in DS, so I anticipate seeing what they can do with motion sensing on a home console, whether it be a twist on an old genre, as in Flipper Critters, or something totally different...

Any pics of the PX engine in action?

1"We're mentalist psychic Scots , which means we can read your mind. If you're lying, your head explodes and we laugh."

Another FPS is good for the DS, Hunters showed that it wasn't impossible, nice work Mason

( Edited on 03.09.2006 17:12 by Mr.Ashcroft )


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

Hunters showed that it was impossilbe

Say whatSmilie

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

Shinji_Zooka said:
Hunters showed that it was impossilbe
Say whatSmilie

You didn't see nothing Smilie


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

Mr.Ashcroft said:
Shinji_Zooka said:
Hunters showed that it was impossilbe
Say whatSmilie
You didnt see nothing Smilie

Gimme a star and we'll forget about itSmilie

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

This game looks good - I checked Masons indie-report and can'T wait to get my hands on that baby!
When does it come out?

And I hope these guys are doing a lovely job on creating an FPS. Shagadelic!
(I think I'm watching too much movies lately...)

I find your lack of faith disturbing!
Senior ModeratorStaff Member

Flipper Critters is due out on 22nd September, I believe...and Conspiracy Games is also bringing it to the US soon.

Adam Riley < Operations Director :: Senior Editor :: Cubed3 Limited >
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Can't show you the PX Engine...not for the view of public at this stage I'm afraid. When it changes, or we see an FPS being created by them, I'll let you all know.

It's either the 22nd or 29th - I'm going to take Adam's word for it that it's the former. Only a few weeks off, either way. Smilie

Cheers for the comments guys!

I'm really liking the sound of this studio. I'll definately be getting Flipper Critters at some point (Though I haven't got much money at the moment >_>) and their FPS engine sounds pretty impressive. It's good to know that Nintendo don't overshadow everyone Smilie

( Edited on 03.09.2006 21:14 by Megadanxzero )

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

I love how you keep on asking each interviewii(?) which Nintendo franchise they would like to work on!! I love hearing which franchise is the most popular.Smilie

Senior ModeratorStaff Member

It's in the hope that we'll convince them to approach Nintendo about doing a collaboration. Kind of the fanboy side of us creeping in Smilie

Adam Riley < Operations Director :: Senior Editor :: Cubed3 Limited >
Word of Adam | Voice123 Profile | AdamC3 on Twitter

Yeah, that one seems to have become a staple of the C3 interview...I really like knowing what they'd go for, interests me a lot!

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