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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Utgivningsdatum: 22 sep, 2010

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26 juni

Skiffy Decides 2015: Price drop!

Hey everybody,

Episode 1's price has been permanently dropped down - it's now just $2.99USD (and there are equivalent price drops in other territories)!

The Hollow Wish pack (Ep1 and Ep2) has been dropped to $6.99USD as well, to ensure it's still value for money compared to buying the two separately (so that's about a 12% saving).

Episode 2's price remained unchanged at $4.99USD at this point in time (just to make sure that's clear).


Cheers!
Linds

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23 mars

Soundtrack and Comics now Available as DLC

Hi all!

Quite a few people have been asking about the availability of the Blade Kitten comics as well as the soundtrack, so we're happy to report that these are now available for purchase in the Steam store!

There are two DLC packs available:
Blade Kitten: Comic Pack - Dirty Angels

  • 133 pages of comic goodness
  • 111 pages of unused art and comic ideas in the bonus book (this is the art that is in the "Ultomato" compilation available at online comic stores)
  • PDF format
Blade Kitten: Soundtrack + Remixes
  • Soundtracks for Episode 1 and 2 consisting of 29 tracks
  • 12 remixes in celebration of the Episode 2 release
  • MP3 format, compatible with the Steam Music Player

There is also a Blade Kitten: Soundtrack and Other Comics package that combines both of these DLC available, at a discount.

We're compiling a list of issues that people have been reporting and are working through those, in the hope of getting some fixes out to you all in the next couple of weeks.

Cheers
Linds

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Recensioner

“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

Hollow Wish Collection

The Hollow Wish Collection Contains:

  • The original game (Episode 1)
  • Episode 2
  • The Hollow Wish Collection comic

Soundtrack and Other Comics Package

The Soundtrack and Other Comics Package contains all the content found in the Soundtrack and Remixes and Comics Pack - Dirty Angels DLC at a discount.

Om detta spel

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!

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • Operativsystem: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 1.8 GHz eller AMD Athlon X2 +3800
      eller bättre

    • Minne: 1GB RAM
    • Grafik: ATI Radeon X1800 eller NVIDIA GeForce 7800 or
      bättre

    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hårddisk: 3GB ledigt
    • Ljud: DirectX 9.0c-kompatibelt
    • Andra krav: Internetanslutning krävs
    Rekommenderat:
    • Operativsystem: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E8400 eller AMD Phenom II X2 555
      eller bättre
    • Minne: 2GB RAM
    • Grafik: ATI Radeon HD 3850 eller NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or
      bättre
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hårddisk: 3GB ledigt
    • Ljud: DirectX 9.0c-kompatibelt
    • Kringutrustning: Xbox 360-kontroll för Windows,
      Logitech Dual Action, Logitech Rumblepad 2

    • Andra krav: Internetanslutning krävs
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
19 av 22 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
13.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 januari
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.

I also highly respect that develeopers decided not to quit with the series but provided us a second and long time missing part of the series. Blade Kitten is a nice perky game which might not be the hottest title on the market but still the very best enjoyment you can get for the price. I do recommend to any gamers from the age of six.
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15 av 15 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
18.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 mars
It seems it's finally time. After 5 years Blade kitten has gotten it's episode 2 and conclusion. Was it worth the finish though? One way to find out, isn't there?

Blade kitten is a Platformer developed by Krome studios and released by Atari in 2010. If you're familiar with either, you'd know that Krome Studio's made a previous platformer game on the Gamecube and other consoles called "TY: The Tasmanian Tiger." which is a game that personally I've had a lot of good experiences with when I was younger. Sure, the voice acting was cheesy and some game mechanics were irritating as sin. But it was a fun game. And if you know about Atari, you know they went bankrupt some time ago, but I'll get to that later.

In Blade Kitten, you play as Kit Ballard. Essentially a catgirl with an interesting hair genetic, but realistically she is part of a rare(?) alien race called the Felion's. It looks like "Felines" but is pronounced differently, get it? Anyways, her job is to be a breaker; which is the game's essential equivalent of a Bounty hunter. Hunts targets, get paid. Usual stuff. First person she runs into is her soon to be rival but not main antagonist; Justice. Blonde woman working for an evil-ish military group known as the Sollers.

Gameplay is simple stuff. The game runs entirely on a 2.5D plane. 3D models but the game always sticks to it's camera angle; and the game's entire system runs as a platformer. Kit's attacks focus on a hovering "Breaker Blade" which can be swung at melee range, or sent out at a distance. You can hold RMB to spear people's armor or shields, or just to yank them in. There's also special attacks, like a Q to mount and throw soldiers by the head.

There are a few kinks to work out though, that's unusure if they'll ever get fixed up. First off, Episode 1 was originally designed for consoles. It shows when the "how to play" is just a bunch of symbols with no real display on what you're /supposed/ to press. The only one that does show this is the loading screens, and if you have even remotely decent of a computer it wont be around long enough to read. The Enemy AI can also be seen as unfair at times, countering hits from you are most of the basic enemies 90% of the time.

With Atari closing down in a later year and stopping development of Blade kitten Ep2, there was a pretty long hiatus. But now we have it. Episode 2 has nicer animations, a more consistent 60 FPS and a rather shiny level design! Plus, all the original characters voice actors and new content to boot. It's fun stuff, and was a nice wrap-up for the series.

Pro's
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+Decent Level design
+Lovely world-building
+Slipped in references of older games
+Level keeps up with you, allowing the player to go pretty damn fast at times.
+Slippery, almost wild yet usable controls.

Con's
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-Some enemies are downright irritating
-Climb command registration can be sometimes odd
-Some map bugs
-Enemy's can be expoited using Wild controls, making bosses rather easy.

Verdict: Buy it if it interests you. There /is/ a demo, so try that first.

Thanks for the efforts Krome Studios, I'm glad you didn't leave the game for dead.
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8 av 8 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
46.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 26 april
Kit Ballard is a pink haired cat girl bounty hunter from space. What's not to love?

I love the music, graphics, characters, story and even the platforming!
Everything about the game I JUST LOVE!
It even has it's own COMIC BOOK!!!

That's why game is one of my guilty pleasures...
99% of the time I consider everything other than the game-play to be icing on the cake.

Sadly that's the reason why the game has such a low score.
The combat isn't top notch.
Fighting in the game feels very "floaty".
While there are several ways to skin a cat...
you're just going to be mashing buttons...

BUT I can say that everything else is fantastic!

Pro's -

Lovable characters! - What an awesome cast and professionally voice acted!
Cel-Shaded Graphics! You are playing a comic book heroine!!!
Bumpin Tunes! - A very versatile and interesting soundtrack!
Platforming! - Kit Ballard is strong enough to climb walls AND across ceilings!
Secrets! - Each level is large and filled with places to explore!
Costumes! - So much to unlock! Dozens of costumes in Kit's wardrobe!
Blades! - Mind controlled flying swords... Nuff' said.

Con's -

Weak combat - it's more than easy to plow through enemies but there are a few ways to mix it up.

The advantages and the low price make this a must own!
Support the fine people at Krome Studios and say hi to Space Captain Steve on deviantart.com!
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9 av 10 personer (90%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
25.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 februari
Recension av förhandsvisning
The pros outweigh the cons by far here. The game's fallen on hard times but it's finally getting back up on its feet. It was originally supposed to be an episodic game, which explains why it's so short but problems arose with the crew and budget and the rest of the game was put on hiatus for a few years with only a skeleton crew to slowly move things along. Well, the wait is finally over and soon we'll be getting the next episode in just under a month.

Based on the dev's very own webcomic series, Blade Kitten stars a quirky young intergalactic bounty hunter catgirl named Kit Ballard. The game itself is pretty great if not short and sweet, with classic platforming elements akin to games like Crash Bandicoot. You can also get alternate costumes for your kitty throughout the game without any need for DLC. The game is set in a pretty, alien landscape and the cel-shaded 2.5D artstyle itself is pretty charming and somewhat anime inspired and it all blends together very beautifully.

If you love platforming/hack 'n' slash games with cute girls, then I definitely recommend this game. I mean, it has a catgirl. What more can you ask for?
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30 av 50 personer (60%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
7.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 januari
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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