Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a sci-fi puzzle-platformer of cataclysmic proportions. You’re a Blob of alien origin with mutant powers and an insatiable appetite. To the great horror of your former captors (and all of humanity), you have escaped into the world. Consume Everything!!! Regret Nothing!!!!
User reviews: Very Positive (236 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2012

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"Showed at PAX East 2012 - Solid, humorous platformer from Drinkbox."

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November 4

Mac and Linux and Humble InDIE Bundle 13

Hey gang,

We're excited to announce that Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is now available for Mac and Linux platforms. If you already own Mutant Blobs Attack and are viewing this on a machine running macOS or Linux, chances are the game is already ready for you to click play in your Steam Library.



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Also, Mutant Blobs Attack launches TODAY on Mac and Linux as part of Humble InDIE Bundle 13!

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Go and absorb it into your computer now!

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Reviews

  • "Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack stole my heart." -- IGN: 9 / 10
  • "A delightful comic revenge fantasy of epic proportions." -- The A.V. Club: 'A'
  • "It'll creep up on you like a slinking clump of flesh-eating goo." -- Kotaku: 'Yes'
  • “The secret ingredient that transforms this terrific little romp into
    a true delight is its offbeat wit” -- The Globe & Mail: 8.5/10
  • "Mutant Blobs Attack has the right amount of charm and variety
    of gameplay elements especially considering its price." -- Thunderbolt: 9 / 10

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About This Game

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a sci-fi puzzle-platformer of cataclysmic proportions. You’re a Blob of alien origin with mutant powers and an insatiable appetite. To the great horror of your former captors (and all of humanity), you have escaped into the world. Consume Everything!!! Regret Nothing!!!!

Key Features:

  • INSANE GROWTH -- Start the size of a tennis ball. Grow to massive proportions.
  • STEAM FEATURES -- Trading Cards! Leaderboards! Achievements! Cloud Save! Big Picture Mode!
  • RETRO STYLE -- 50’s-inspired art & music paired with B-movie-inspired humor.
  • MUTANT POWERS -- Fly like a bottle rocket, stick to things like a fridge magnet, or use the powers of telekinesis to move platforms.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, Win7
    • Processor:2Ghz+
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:>= 256 MB, Shader Model 3.0 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Additional:Supports XInput-compatible controllers
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor:2Ghz+
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:>= 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Additional:Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL-compatible controllers
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor:Pentium 3 2.0 Ghz or better
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:>= 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Additional:64-bit Linux requires 32-bit compatibility libraries. Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers.
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
A new twist on Katamari. Not nessasarily timed, but there will be times when you need to run. Consume and grow to that you can take revenge on those who would do experiments on you. Use your wits to solve puzzles and get to the end of level as quickly and a big as possible if you want leader board bragging rights. Great short game, 8/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
You'll beat it in an hour, but if you like puzzle platformers, Gish, Katamari, or just fun times, go ahead and try it out. :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I am not sure whether the other reviews that claim this game only offers one hour of gameplay are talking about an earlier version with fewer levels. I have been playing for three hours and I haven't finished yet. The difficulty is extremely well judged and there very few locations I have had to start more than three times (but it never felt too easy either). After I finish it, I will definitely replay it aiming for 100% completion.

Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
This...oh god...this game...brings back alot of good memories. I've been looking for this for a long time. It just appears somewhere in my past, i cannot remember exactly, but that has been the happy days, and i'll never regain it. Sometime happiness comes from a very simple thing.
About the game:
-Amazing graphic.
-Funny story.
-Excellent gameplay and physics.
-Extremely intelligent puzzle.
10/10 i'll never uninstall this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I do like this game!!! Its great fun (but short) and very easy to find all achievements for the game BUT........
this game was originally designed for the ps vita so it is a good port APART FROM.... the clunky control which seems to of been rushed and not fully tested, just nothing close to the control of the ps vita (most pc right stick action in the game WAS touch screen) .
there are many great reasons to have a cheap spend on this game BUT if you own a vita the games experience and control is leaps and bounds above the pc version (even the bonus birds eye rolling levels WAS gyroscope)

so i will reccomend but i would reccomend this game baught on original design system

pc version = 5.5/10

vita version= 8/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Really fun
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Incompatible controls for UK keyboard. Schoolboy error. Cannot customise controls to work around this.



Makes you unable to progress past level 1. Show stopping problem. No support on the forums page.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Ate a valedictorian, an entire warehouse's worth of shipping containers, a bunch of astronauts, a few cows, a country's supply of nuclear warheads, the world's military, a building shaped like the Empire State Building, the planet, and the galaxy, in that order, in just a few hours.

-10/10 best meal I ever had
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Great little game. Think Katamari meets side scrolling platformer with a few different mechanics.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Short summary: It's fun, has a nice premise, but falls flat on a few ideals of game design that make the game irritating to play. Ranging extremely in difficulty it makes it hard to enjoy this game to it's fullest potential. A controller is a must with this title.

Positives:
+Nice visuals
+Interesting premise
+Nice sense of humor

Mixed:
~Challenging. I put this in the center because it ranges from just right, to too easy, to impossibly hard within the same level.
~Checkpointing. I say this is both good and bad since checkpoints happen very often, which removes a bit of challenge, but in some areas these checkpoints save you from doing the whole level 100 times

Negatives:
-You NEED a controller, keyboard controls are dreadful
-Some sections are too hard, as said above the game can be way too hard at times, with split-second platforming, where with one screw-up you have to do that same section multiple times

Full Summary: In full disclosure I have not beaten the game as I have found it frustrating to advance through anymore. For a lover of platforming challenge I would reccomend this game highly, for a casual platformer though, I would not. This game has a high-expectancy of a player straight from the beginning of the game and I have learned to hate the red lasers that are sprinkled throughout this game as they can, and will, make you ruin in a section multiple times. Within every level there is one main goal, get to the end but to reach said goal you must gain size by abosrbing objects. In sections where you must do this they're most often in a linear path so there isn't much challenge in that aspect, but in some sections of this there will be a platforming trick or ywo you must pull off, often to avoid some red lasers of death. With that goal there is also ones to save your friends and to get balls throughout the level to recieve bonus points.

Final Verdict: 5/10 - WIth the good, comes the bad. This game is a perfect example of it. What this game does right in concept and in theory, it does not always execute well through actualization of concepts through gameplay because of frustrating platforming and wide skill variation.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
It's a KINDA fun game in it's essence, but seeing as I can't play it at all, since the controls are so delayed and wonky, it becomes a terrible game.

WAY too much "trial and error" to make it playable by people like me.

Personal ophinion: Go **** yourself, spaceblob.
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Ate humans, buildings and the sun.

Would eat the galaxy
/10
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0 of 17 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Piano Puss.... you can tune a piano but you can't TUNA FISH.... -11/10
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Its fun to play puzzle game, iv got it from Raptr with rewards points, but its not a big deal. Played it for trading cards.
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
great game.it was a big surpise for me, i never heard of it when i got it on the humble bundle.i love it!!great level design, music and just a very very fun game
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
It's an entertaining platformer game, but IMHO not much more than that. The plot is as simple as the mechanics: absorb everything! From pretty much the beginning, you are on a constant quest for things smaller than you so you can grow. You start out eating paper clips and hamburgers and end up with tanks and even larger things (no, I won't spoil it). It's basic fun, really. Especially when humans start noticing you and try to stop you.

Still...though it has some not-too-easy segments, the overall isn't very challenging. Aside from the basic search-and-absorb and a slam down attack (if you want to call it that), you have magnetic powers that attract or retract you. It has some moments (think Mario Galaxy), but IMHO not really enough to carry the entire game. I played through it in 3.5 hours and kept playing mostly for the (hilarious) cutscenes, the billboards with winks to other games and the music (which is great).

Overall...I'd say it's about 7 out of 10. It probably doesn't help that I've played this after Guacamelee gold (which is Drinkbox's later game), which has stuff that I found missing here (like a boss fight here and there...and more a sense of growth in abilities). Still...I'd thumbs up this. :-)
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
It's like if Katamari Damacy was a 2D Puzzle Platformer, except kinda dull and devoid of any of the aesthetic or auditory qualities that make KD a good experience.

Ok for a bundle game, but I wouldn't buy it for more than a quid.
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
♥♥♥♥
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5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Fun and challenging! The best part is at the end you get to eat the universe! 6/10
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Hilariously charming game, definitely worth your money, call me cheap, but I could recommend it far more if it's a little less than the $8.00 price tag, feels more like a $5 title even though the gameplay is great, my only issue is it's a bit short. I'm an 1 hour 20 minutes into it and just about half way done, even with doing my best to grab all the collectables. Even so, definitely pick it up if it's on sale.
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