PlatinumGames president wants “longer experiences”

Today: PlatinumGames looking to get in on the service game hustle — Ron Gilbert’s classic edutainment games are trickling onto Switch — Now you can play classic NES games as holograms at full speed

PlatinumGames to make bigger games

PlatinumGames office

PlatinumGames co-founder and president Atsushi Inaba recently told Famitsu that he wants the studio to pursue “longer experiences”.

He would like PlatinumGames to make games that “can be enjoyed and loved for a longer period of time” unlike “one-off, well-designed” titles such as Bayonetta.

Short & sweet: “Of course, we would like to cherish and create small but brilliantly conceived games such as Sol Cresta, and games in which you can enjoy the process of clearing the game by going through one-off, well-designed stages,” he added, likely to the relief of millions.

New design: Inaba mentioned Project G.G. when talking about how future PlatinumGames titles may be different from their traditional fare, but stopped himself before he “blurted out something important about where we are going.”

Which “so bad it’s good” movie did Tom Fulp adapt into a Flash game?

a) Birdemic
b) The Room
c) Troll 2
d) Pod People

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Most popular mods for Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 Nexus Mods page

Dying Light 2 has barely managed to shamble out of the door, and the mods are already flooding in. It seems like the second game is rather technically similar to the first one, so modders have hit the ground running and are churning out ways to make your zombie brain-bashing more enjoyable.

  • Dying Light 2 Developer Menu by SERVPH
    Adds development debug tools back into the game, enabling a lot of options including some cheats
  • Unlimited Weapon Durability by Nbk11231
    Infinite melee weapon durability so you never suddenly find yourself surrounded and unarmed
  • NO POST PROCESSING EFFECTS like flare etc. by shawnikaros
    Turns off effects like sharpness, chromatic aberration, lens flare, dirty lens, and more.
  • Skip All Intros by Sidiusz
    Automatically skips the intro videos and warnings so the game launches straight into the main menu
  • Infinite stamina by Kazuki
    Keep climbing, bashing, and gliding all day and all night without ever getting tired
  • Easy Lock Picking by jremi
    Makes the lockpicking minigame easier and the lockpicks more durable
  • Real-Time by Tohru Adachi
    Changes the time of day model so one in-game minute is 60 real seconds
  • Increased Stacksizes 10x by AngelsIndustriesLTD
    Much bigger items stack sizes in your inventory

More Humongous classics for Switch

Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t So Frightening

Ron Gilbert of Lucasarts fame founded Humongous Entertainment, and some of the studio's classic edutainment games are coming to Switch.

Humongous' characters and games like Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, Spy Fox, and Fatty Bear were mostly aimed at young children and featured point-and-click adventures with simple puzzles.

Porting: The first ports were announced in 2019, and the first batch arrived on Switch last month. Humongous has also signed a deal with Nickelodeon to produce games based on Blue's Clues from Nick Jr.

Next batch: Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo, Spy Fox in “Dry Cereal”, Pajama Sam: No Need To Hide When It’s Dark Outside and Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t So Frightening arrive for Switch on February 10th.

Grab Elden Ring at a very reasonable price

Elden Ring Launch Edition for PS4

Amazon UK has some sterling deals for you, like this 27-inch HP 27f 4k Ultraslim Monitor for £229.99 (-34%), or maybe you'd rather go a bit lower resolution and nab a A500 Mini for £114.95.

You can also get in shape with Ring Fit Adventure for just £54.99, and there is still time to pick up Elden Ring Launch Edition at £44.95 (-25%) and Horizon Forbidden West at £51.95 (-13%), both for PlayStation 4.

Which “so bad it’s good” movie did Tom Fulp adapt into a Flash game?

Johnny and Mark duke it out in the flash adaption of The Room

ANSWER: The Room!

Flash games had some pretty awesome expressive potential compared to bigger games, since they could quickly be cobbled together and published online without any certification requirements or other hassles. A great example is the videogame adaptation of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. The film's bizarre performances and off-kilter plot were perfectly captured in the 2010 game by Tom Fulp, JohnnyUtah, and Chris O’Neil.

The game expanded the story a bit and exaggerated the plot a lot, turning it into a 16-bit adventure game with Pokémon-style battles and a sprinkling of toilet humor. Even though Flash is now officially dead, you can still enjoy an HTML version on Newgrounds. It's not a bad way to spend an afternoon if you can stomach Newgrounds' rather crude and vulgar style.

Most publishers want live service games in its portfolios, it's a way for them to maintain a constant stream of revenue, so we'll still see singleplayer experiences with large budgets. Sony is a good example of this.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!