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The Fancy Pants Adventures is probably the first game that's based -- not deliberately -- on a single movie scene. When I see Fancy Pants Man, the game's scribbled but charming protagonist, I see Tom Cruise sliding down the hall in his underwear. This entire game feels extrapolated from that iconic, underdressed celebration in the absence of authority....

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EA2D pixelates into BioWare San Francisco in company shake-up

EA has rebranded EA2D as BioWare San Francisco, sending the arcade-focused studio the way of the dinosaurs (or 2D in EA games). As we know, EA2D was responsible for The Fancy Pants Adventures and Facebook's Dragon Age Legends, and had studio goals of putting the core back in gaming and making...

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The Fancy Pants Adventures review: Jaunty roads

The Fancy Pants Adventures is probably the first game that's based -- not deliberately -- on a single movie scene. When I see Fancy Pants Man, the game's scribbled but charming protagonist, I see Tom Cruise sliding down the hall in his underwear. This entire game feels extrapolated from that...

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XBLA in Brief: The Fancy Pants Adventures

We were skeptical, but we have to admit, those pants certainly are fancy. Check out the latest XBLA in Brief to see if The Fancy Pants Adventures is enough to sate your acrobatic platforming desires. [iTunes] Subscribe to XBLA in Brief directly in iTunes. [Zune] Subscribe to the XBLA in Brief...

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Interview: EA2D's Mark Spenner on going 'browser and beyond'

EA2D is Electronic Arts's small-team, small-game studio, which just launched Dragon Age Legends on Facebook (today!) and has Fancy Pants Adventures for PSN and XBLA in the wings. We spoke to Mark Spenner, VP and GM of the studio, about these two very different projects. How, we wondered, do these...

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Fancy Pants Adventures video showcases fancy multiplayer

Fancy Pants Adventures is undoubtedly one of the best titles ever conceived for a video game. But you know what looks just as good? The game itself. EA has released a new trailer that highlights the four-player mayhem in this charming platformer....

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Fancy Pants Adventures preview: Getting those fancy pants dirty

Fancy Pants Adventures started life as a well-received Flash game, and was on show in its downloadable XBLA/PSN incarnation at EA's "Spring Showcase" event last week in NYC. Fancy Pants -- the game's main man -- isn't much in the way of size; he's a stick figure with a pair of sweet orange pants...

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Fancy Pants Adventures gets fancy trailer, screens

Look, we're not going to lie. We've been checking out new screens and a trailer for Fancy Pants Adventures -- coming next year to XBLA and PSN -- and we have to admit: Those are some darn fancy pants. They just might be the fanciest we've ever seen. Look for yourself and just try to disagree. ...

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EA bringing Fancy Pants Adventures to XBLA and PSN

If your thirst for 2D platforming was left unquenched by Super Meat Boy, well, for starters, you're insatiable. But you're also in luck! EA just announced it'll bring Flash hit Fancy Pants Adventures to XBLA and PSN in the spring of 2011. The beautifully animated and scored platformer will come...

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