In Blade Kitten, join Kit Ballard as she explores the mysterious world of Hollow Wish to hunt down rogue mechs and soft targets.
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23 января

EP2 Update

Hey all,

So we've had a prety good week at poking a stick at things.
We have (hopefully) resolved:

  • The change of resolution crash
  • The lack of resolutions to choose from, for full screen mode
  • Made the bonus costumes work in Episode 2
  • Figured out how some of the scripting works and are doing some fixes to some of the Episode 2 levels


We're also in the process of getting content together for review by all the various ratings boards (PEGI, OFLC, USK, etc).
Oh, and also, we've uploaded this... enjoy!

http://youtu.be/upEyfaZoRp4

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13 января

An Update on Episode 2

Hey Everyone!

Things have progressed to the point that we have an update that we can share with you, on what’s happening with Episode 2 and our plans.

Yes, it is still being worked on!

Episode 2 Specific Work Remaining
We have a few things still on our list of Ep2 specific items that we have to get finalized before we can do final QA testing:
  • Finalize Episode 2 specific achievement implementation.
  • Implement enemies in a few areas of the levels that weren’t quite finished in 2010.
  • Try to remember what we were thinking with the game logic in 2010 and fix up some AI brain issues in the level scripting.
  • Fix up some level placement issues and camera issues that are causing out of memory and/or rendering problems.
  • Finalize plans for bonus goodie.

General Work Remaining
We’re also trying to resolve these general game issues:
  • Crashes on some configurations, if you enter the Breaker menu.
  • Crashes on some configurations, if you try to change the resolutions/enumerate the resolution options.
  • The list of full screen resolutions is missing some resolutions, on some configurations.

The Bad News
Now the bad news – we don’t have a timeline that we can share at this point, as we’re working on this around other projects that are paying the bills, in our own time. We have made significant progress on getting it finalized though, and we are hoping to have more to share with you in the next few months.

So What IS Episode 2?
Episode 2....
  • Continues (and puts a nice little exclamation mark on!) the story from the original release.
  • Has full voice acting throughout the Episode – just like in the original release.
  • Will give you 5 more huuuuge Blade Kitten levels, with a bunch more collectables, two mini bosses and a final Boss battle!
  • As well as 3 new blades – unlock the power of the Darque Blade!
  • Also it has 15 new unique costumes (so long as we can count properly!) – 7 to unlock and a few you get just for buying the Episode! (we’re nice that way).
  • With 7 new achievements.
  • And, if you have a save game from the end of the original release and hit continue… it should segue straight into Episode 2! So you can start Hex farming now!

How Is It Being Distributed?
  • Episode 2 will be paid DLC (we’re still figuring out the price point), distributed solely via Steam at this point in time. You’ll have to own the base game to be able to get Episode 2.
  • We will probably also offer a “complete” pack (the original game and Episode 2) as well.
  • We are not currently planning on offering any pre-release/pre-purchase options – it’ll be released when we have it completed.




So that’s the information we have to share right now – laying things out as they are and letting you guys know what we can! Hopefully you’re all as excited about what’s to come as we are!

Cheers
Krome Studios


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Рецензии

“Luxuriating in lavish production values and slick playability, this acrobatic cel-shaded hack-and-slash platform-puzzler barrels along at a frenetic pace”
8/10 – Eurogamer

Эксклюзивное предложение от Steam

Includes Kit’s exclusive Gothic Costume. Get in touch with her dark side with these foreboding duds.

Об этой игре

Welcome to Hollow Wish... On the surface, it’s your typical lawless frontier. Yet this mysterious shell planetoid is filled with dark secrets and cloaked figures. It’s here Kit Ballard, aka Blade Kitten, works as one of the best bounty hunters in the business. Don’t let her pink hair fool you, Kit is part cat, part girl, and wholly lethal. She is one of the last of her species, having fled her homeland after the genocide of her people at the hands of the ancient and mystical race known as the Darques.

Kit has since made a name for herself rounding up some of the most deadly scum in the galaxy. With her unique Darque Blade hovering at her side and obeying her every command, Kit can cut through even the toughest rogue drone while hunting down soft targets to make the planet a safer place to live. Also along for the ride is Skiffy, Kit’s laid-back little sidekick who, when needed, serves as her protector.

Key features:


An epic “tail” like no other
  • Follow Kit through 13 levels including 2 exploration levels with her rideable alien mount Noot, as she travels around the colorful, frenetic world of Hollow Wish.
Intuitive “scramble style exploration”
  • Kit’s innate feline abilities enable her to easily traverse environments and find hidden areas.
Pick-up-and-play arcade action
  • Jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting your way through multiple levels loaded with secret areas and hidden collectibles.
Fully voiced dialogue
  • Featuring a cast of 9 professional voice actors playing a total of 23 characters.Join Kit, Skiffy and the Darque Blade in this all new action adventure game!

Системные требования

    Минимальные:
    • ОС: Windows XP (с пакетом обновлений 2), Vista (с пакетом обновлений 2), 7
    • Процессор: Intel Core2 Duo с тактовой частотой 1,8 ГГц или AMD Athlon X2 3800 или лучше

    • Оперативная память: 1 ГБ
    • Видеокарта: ATI Radeon X1800 или NVIDIA GeForce 7800 или лучше

    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Жесткий диск: 3 ГБ свободного места
    • Звуковая карта: совместимая с DirectX 9.0c
    • Другие требования: требуется соединение с Интернетом
    Рекомендуемые:
    • ОС: Windows XP с пакетом обновлений 2, Vista с пакетом обновлений 2, 7
    • Процессор: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 или AMD Phenom II X2 555 или лучше
    • Оперативная память: 2 ГБ
    • Видеокарта: ATI Radeon HD 3850 или NVIDIA GeForce 8800 или лучше
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Жесткий диск: 3 ГБ свободного места
    • Звуковая карта: совместимая с DirectX 9.0c
    • Периферия: геймпад Xbox 360 для Windows, Logitech Dual Action, Logitech Rumblepad 2

    • Другие требования: требуется соединение с Интернетом
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7 из 7 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
12.7 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 12 января
Отличная платформенная игра с няшной неко в главной роли :3
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Минусы: на данный момент, присутствуют баги (список багов ниже), нету выбора сложности игры. Отдельно хотел бы отметить в минусах саму графику игры, она не шик, но и не анимешная графика. Лично я воспринимал картинку довольно приятно, но графику могли бы сделать подетальнее. Тем не менее, не советую зацикливатся на графике, потому-что игра довольно красивая.
Вот и список багов на данный момент: текстур баги которые можно просмотреть на YouTube'е, баг в скриптах игры, а конкретнее, после прохождение первого уровня на 100% (Эпизода, как сакзано в игре) образ Lucy так и не открылся, чем я очень разачарован, ибо потратил я на это чертово прохождение и нахождение всех 14 сундуков 3 часа.
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Плюсы: не смотря на свою графику и разнообразие геймплея, игра занимает довольно мало места (примерно 900 мегабайт). Графика не из самых лучших, что делает игру играбельным даже на слабых ноутбуках, есть различные головоломки.
Контролю игры хочу посветить отдельное внимание. Начнем: контроль и настройки игры сделаны максимально удобно и понятно. Каждый раз когда вы будете менять с геймпада/джойстика на клавитуру и обратно, значки умений будут менятся, что-бы было понятнее на что надо нажимать, скажем для защиты.

В общем, игру рекомендую всем, даже тем кто не любит аниме/стиль аниме рисовки, ибо игра не такая уж и анимешная. Проходится легко, и не вызывает нервное раздрежение у игрока, как к примеру Super Meat Boy. Спасибо что уделили внимание, и прошу прощение если присутствуют грамматические ошибки. Всем удачи :з
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5 из 6 пользователей (83%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
4.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 9 января
We need ep. 2!
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39 из 43 пользователей (91%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
8.9 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 8 октября, 2014
It is a good game, but not remarkable.

This game is a linear action-platformer in a 2D plane with 3D graphics. Your character can walk, run, slide, jump, double-jump, wall-jump, climb walls and even hang and move on ceilings. This variety of movements opens up to a lot of exploration in the levels, and such exploration is rewarded with lots of in-game money and hidden collectibles. The in-game money can be used to buy upgrades and costumes.

The levels are huge, with plenty of side-corridors or side-paths where you can find items. Since I wanted to explore every inch of each level, I often got tired before reaching the end. Slightly shorter levels (i.e. splitting each level into two) would be good.

The combat has a fast short-range attack (which you will end up using almost all the time) and a long-range attack, as well as a couple of gimmicks (left-trigger + short attack, or right-trigger on top of an enemy) that are a harder to pull off, and slow down the action as the camera freezes in a bullet-time fashion. This kind of effect gets old very quickly and breaks the flow of action.

The character has a stamina meter (for stuff such as running) and a health meter. The health regenerates when not taking damage.

Due to the amount of buttons used (4 buttons and the 2 triggers used as digital input), it might be a bit cumbersome to play on keyboard. I can't say about it, because I used a controller.

Although each level is huge, the game is a bit short, as this was meant to be the first episode in a multi-episode saga. And the storytelling in this game is not very good, I had the impression the levels did not follow any logical order, I haven't seen connection between most levels. (For comparison, "Sonic 3" storytelling is perfect!)

Overall, this game is okay. Between "Yes!" and "No!" I give this game a "Meh".
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16 из 22 пользователей (73%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
1.3 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 24 сентября, 2014
Cute and simple action platformer. Nice graphics, dynamic gameplay and low price.
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9 из 10 пользователей (90%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
1.1 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 17 августа, 2014
I'm a little torn about Blade Kitten. It has the feel of a triple-A Dreamcast title, the production values accordingly, but the controls and it's ability to keep my attention are... off... It would be so much better if the collision detection was loosened up, because it feels more jarring like a 2D Sanic Hegehog game in that you can perform all these incredible moves but get stopped up every few seconds and it takes longer than I appreciate to recover. Not Megaman recovery, it's Sonic with 99 rings trips over a tiny crab and you're stuck for half a minute trying to recover-recovery.

This isn't to say the game isn't worth it. I have had a lot of fun with it and the graphics are amazing for this genre. There is a beta branch that seems to be addressing a lot of things, and a rabid fanbase that is kind and entertaining. Buy this game, it will give your library a giant boost of awesomeness.
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13 из 19 пользователей (68%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
1.4 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 12 октября, 2014
This is a fun Platformer! :D i like the mechanics and works with my xbox controller awesomely. def snag this on sale!!! :D worth the play.
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8 из 10 пользователей (80%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
23.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 25 сентября, 2014
+ Chessy story and funny dialoge
+ The style of the graphics are great and refreashing
+ Great platformer
+ Nice costumization & power ups

- The controls sometimes are confusing and tricky ( you need time to get used to )
- Some of the characters are flat and forgettable

Note: This game is not a "FURRY game" so please STFU and play it.
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8 из 11 пользователей (73%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
20.9 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 24 сентября, 2014
This is a fun hack-n-slash platformer and one of my favorites,i can't wait for episode 2 to come out.
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5 из 6 пользователей (83%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
13.9 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 6 января
Cool and terribly cute platformer. If you want to play something not so serious and hard this is surely on of things you should consider. Gameplay is as simple as it's also relaxing - the game is divided to over 10 different maps each of them having many secret stashes to explore and while the fighting isn't the most complex or entertaining the game still remains its addictiveness providing better weapons and costumes for credits which are collected during maps like in any other popular platformer titles.
A slight minus goes to the storyline at this point. The somewhat exciting tale cuts short and leads in to the cliffhanger at the final chapter and it's yet uncertain that is there going to be any sequels in the horizon. However, Blade Kitten is a nice perky game which I would gladly recommend to any gamers from the age of six.
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4 из 5 пользователей (80%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
0.3 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 28 ноября, 2014
This is a cute game, if you like anime and or side scrolling games. she has I believe 12 Outfits to change into and several different swords you can eventually buy with game progression. The voice acting is especially nice.

I feel my 14.99 was NOT wasted.
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4 из 5 пользователей (80%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
1 person found this review funny
1.8 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 9 января
Super fun!
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5 из 7 пользователей (71%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
9.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 19 октября, 2014
Was introduced to this game by a friend. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Even went back to play it multiple times! Looking forward to the second one which has been a long time coming.
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6 из 9 пользователей (67%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
13.9 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 24 сентября, 2014
Excellent platformer! Where is episode two already! This beautiful bubble-gum style platforming fighter caught my heart!
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18 из 33 пользователей (55%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
4.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 7 августа, 2014
Cute kawaii neko girl fights equaly cute bad girl who then turns out to be a good girl later on. Come over here to watch a neko-girl fight her way to cuteness while you unlock even more cute costumes for her !

10/10

Enjoy ^-^
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3 из 4 пользователей (75%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
20.9 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 29 августа, 2014
With a HIGH levle of recommendation, Blade Kitten is a great hack and slash platformer that keeps your attention cuz there really osnt any dull moments in the game, Id give it a 8/10 as there wasnt really anything that would be a deal breaker for the game just minor stuff like small glitch's.
Anyways I would recommed Blade kitten to thoughs would like hack N slash and or platformers, and even the fans of the Blade Kitten web comic.
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3 из 4 пользователей (75%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
7.4 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 12 января
As the game went on, I found myself increasingly disinterested in it. In fact, a few of the hours I've logged in this game have been spent on the pause menu as I got so bored I started doing other things instead.

The music is pretty good, and level design isn't half bad. At times it feels like a (good) Crash Bandicoot game, even to the point I'd call it fun! However, that's about all this game does well.

The game has a currency/upgrade system, which is fine until you realize there's only one weapon worth getting. Most of your money goes into stamina upgrades, as the alternate costumes are bland and uninteresting. Health upgrades should normally be as effective as stamina boosts, but the only times your health hits zero are instant-death situations.

Most of the combat in this game revolves around hitting the attack button until something happens. If you don't have the (very inexpensive, you can get it during the first level) final sword, almost every attack will bounce off and you have to use 'special' attacks which consist of swinging your sword out a bit further and sliding. There's also a ground-pound attack that takes far too much stamina to use.

Platforming in this game relies mostly on physics. That's not a good thing. You often find yourself stuck on a wall, pushed through the level, or outright unable to run and jump. The game has an aspect of velocity to it that doesn't make much sense in an action platformer. The entire game feels like a poorly programmed ice level with a stamina bar.

Nitpicking time? Nitpicking time. There's a section at the end of the game where you're forced to climb long sections of walls while flying bugs attack you. Being attacked while climbing makes you fall. There are enemies with shields that can deal minor damage while stunlocking you, and if there are two surrounding you then you'd better hope you didn't buy any health upgrades. It's best just to run past them as you need to use a special grab attack to take away their shield. Special attacks take stamina, also known as the make-the-game-go-by-faster meter.

The final boss is well designed. Brings together a culmination of the game's essentials: climbing, running, jumping, and attacking. However it's heavily dampened by the horribly annoying four or so lines of dialogue being constantly spewed and the fact that all of the things I just mentioned are broken. I ended up exiting the game and watching the ending on youtube for a sense of finality. The plot's not even that great, considering you have to read the (not so good by any means) comic series that the game neglects to tell you about.

Overall it's a good port in terms of additional content and playability, but you can't just paint a brick wall red and call it art.
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4 из 6 пользователей (67%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
4.0 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 8 августа, 2014
Great game!
Fast paced platform with continue story twist!
Lot's of secrets, special clothes/armors and weapons
Worth playing it
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1 из 1 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
9.1 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 26 сентября, 2014
I highly recommend this game. My favorite videogame developer Steve made this game as well as my most favorite videogame series, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger. He loves and appreciates his fans and I think that this was a cute and interesting game, as well as a fun 2D platformer. Oh, and I love Kit and Justice as well, they're sexy! Personalities are interesting as well.
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1 из 1 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
5.4 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 18 сентября, 2014
Meow.

I've not gotten terribly far in this game yet, but I can already tell I like it.
Kit Ballard has spunk and attitude and a good dash of humor. Her arch rival is snooty and ♥♥♥♥♥y.
Now, the gameplay.

Pretty cool platformer with some neato twists like wall and ceiling climbing, destructable walls and floors, and basic puzzle solving. THis game proves to be a little challenge without breaking the "lazy Saturday morning" fun factor. The enemies aren't pushovers, but nor are they overpowered. The action is as fast as you want it to be. Dash in quickly for the kill or play cat and mouse for a bit and pick them off one by one.

The graphics are pretty, very cartoony. Reminds me a lot of that show Reboot.
Controls are easy and the tutorial level does a good job explaining and letting you practice.
Story is cute, but nothing profound.

All in all, great game if you want some fun. Just dont' expect mind blowing things from it.
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1 из 1 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
4.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 7 сентября, 2014
Blade Kitten is a decent game for a (Currently) very cheap price of $5.99

It is a game based upon a rather popular Webcomic that (Unfortunately) hasn't updated since 2012.

The story is not too hard to understand, yet has a few twists here and there to keep you entertained. But, it most likely will not entertain you if you aren't a fan of the webcomic.

The gameplay really depends upon what controller you are using..This is one of those games in which i can barely play it with a mouse and keyboard. You NEED a controller. Without a controller, i kept getting stuck to walls, slashing in the wrong direction, and i had a lot of trouble just getting through some of the very easy puzzles because of how bad the keyboard/mouse controls are. With a controller, it is MUCH easier to control and works quite well. The only issues i had is that the combat is somewhat imprecise.

The graphics are Cel-shaded..But in a style that doesn't compliment it too well. It seems extremely cartoonish and silly and appears very "Meh". Had they focused more on making it like the comic style (emphasising the lines and details of the characters), it would have worked better.

Considering the current price, i give it a recommendation to buy.

As for the game itself, i give it a 6.5/10
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