Documentary on Aquaria, “I’d hit it. Sextuple times”

By: Lorne Whiting

On: June 20th, 2007

Aquaria, that unholy and sexy beast child of Derek Yu and Alec (… Yoo, maybe? What’s his last name?) released THIS:

And it is hot like magma.

(On a side not, I hate having to go through the categories here. I’m just gonna put anything remotely related.) [Too many categories! -Derek]

  • AdamAtomic

    Let me be the first to say (since I showed this vid to lorne in the first place) that this whole setup is boners. Mad props to the whole team for making not just a beautiful game but what appears to be a very fast editor as well.

    Is it wrong that I want to make a level that doesn’t even have bad guys or a goal?

  • PoV

    Damn. That’s very slick looking, and flows really well. I would have never guessed the scenery collision was tile based. Where I had to come up with a pain in the ass workflow that involves creating and texturing your graphics to simple 3D models that cross the origin, that I then slice with a plane to generate collision, you guys go with some sort of elegant additive tile map. Son of a… :)

  • Blueberry_pie

    I came. Hard.

  • Derek

    Just to let everyone know, the editor will be packaged with the release version of the game (coming soon) and mods will be supported right off the bat. :)

    It’s definitely slick as hell, and Alec (Holowka!) is the MAN NOW, DAWG.

  • haowan

    So awesome.

  • Shih Tzu

    “Alec Holowka, Derek Yu” is an anagram for “Roach Duel: Leaky Ewok”, which I nominate as the title for the European release.

  • I’m a noob.

    Anyone know the name of the song used in the video?

  • Koach

    My guess is that the track is a composition for Aquaria…

    And yeah, the editor looks damn nice. If end of Spring is still up-to-date can you give an exacte release date already?

  • Isador21

    Holy **** *****!
    Want Now!

  • Cube

    This is my second most anticipated game of 2007. (Sorry, you guys just can’t beat Super Smash Bros. Brawl for anticipation factor.)

  • haowan

    Super Smash Brothers Lawl. amirite

  • FireSword

    No offense, but i prefer
    Ecco the Dolphin.. lol

  • ptoing

    Me want. Making a mod for this would be awesome :D

  • Ilia Chentsov

    Can the tiles themselves (the graphics) be changed?

  • Foobat

    Please say there will be a Linux version? Please?

  • fish

    i said wow.

    i’ve work profesionaly with 2d engines about a 100 times inferior to this.

    this is sexy.

    alec holowca, i like to say it over and over again. alec holowca.

  • Alec

    Re: Ilia

    Yes. :)

  • Patrick

    Derek, this could be sick on the Wii, think about it.

  • PHeMoX

    Wow!!!! Aaaaawwweeessssoooommmeeee!!!

  • Daniel Kinney

    That’s one hell of an interface design, guys! Fantastic work!!

  • Rz.

    wow, i just bought these boxers, too! ;_;

  • Pyabo

    Holy. Carp.

  • wormguy

    Very impressive.

  • Mr. Shen

    Very impressive. Can’t wait until the launch of this game.

    I have a feeling that my right wrist will snap off with all the circular movements I’ll be making in this game… but well worth it.

  • Prospero

    Crivens, and wow…

    Pure awesomeness. Great video. Roll on release day!

  • da hype sweating midget

    When are you gonna give more info on this game, like system requirements and input method, please, hurry up I need to start saving 50 cents a day woo00p

  • BenH

    An intuitive editor, sweet! :D