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The Undergarden Developer Q & A

We had a chance to ask Antonio Santamaria, Head of Engineering at Vitamin-G, about the soon to be released PSN version of The Undergarden.  As such, we had questions and in return we got answers (shocking, I know!):

1 ) Where did you guys get the inspiration for The Undergarden? Were you influenced at all by thatgamecompany’s “Flower”?

The fun part about making The UnderGarden was that we didn’t design everything up-front.  Instead, we experimented with different ideas and played with what we felt worked, so the game was influenced from alot of different ideas the entire team contributed along the way.

We are definitely fans of Flower, and the way it managed to feel different from alot of games definitely provided some inspiration.   We also play alot of different games and some, especially fps’, tend to build up tension.  So a big part of the inspiration for The Undergarden was to see if we could make something that did the opposite; something that could let you unwind a little.  Also, we wanted to make something that would let our non-gamer significant others jump in on the fun too, even if they didn’t have alot of gaming experience.  It’s always fun to play with someone sitting right beside you.

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Coming Soon to PSN: TNT Racers

In a couple of months you’ll be able to enjoy TNT Racers , a sorta top down view (maybe more 7/8th? ) racing game that brings us back to the good old arcade days of ages past. This experience can be had on either your PS3 by way of PSN or on your PSP. This trailer will give you a better idea about what to expect:

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Coming to PSN: MiniSquadron (minis)

A game that has been available for the iPhone for a while is now the subject of a port to the PSN minis range of games thanks to Grip Games and SuperMono Studios.  MiniSquadron is best described as and old school flavored 2D shoot-em-up that is contained within a few screens worth of space and has you going back and forth knocking down wave after wave of enemy planes.

MiniSquadron is a frantic shooter involving lots of little planes vying for the supremacy of the skies! The player takes control of one of his airplanes and has to battle for the victory, using crazy weapons and incredible aerial stunts!

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GT5 Gets A New Steering Wheel, You Wont Believe The Cost

I only bought Gran Turismo 5 just recently (December 3rd in regards to this article) and I absolutely love the game, It’s simply amazing, so I went searching for more information on the game to see if I could learn more about it in regards to possible Easter eggs or things like that, and what I got was this, a search return on one of the most amazing steering wheels I have ever seen.

The new steering wheel developed by the Thrustmaster company has reportedly tweeted that the new GT5 steering unit will retail for a whopping $500 USD, they claim it to be a “High end device”, which reportedly comes with the steering unit itself, and a pedal unit as well. The steering unit has amazing detail and also features paddle shifters and the Pedal units features ‘sport’ pedals with the standard 3 pedal setup, clutch, break and accelerator. There was also a rumor of an H-Shifter module that is sold as separately to complete the ensemble.

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