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The Game Atelier unveils Monster World successor Flying Hamster 2

French indie studio The Game Atelier has pulled back the curtain on Flying Hamster 2, a side-scrolling action-RPG that bills itself as a spiritual successor to Sega's Monster World series. Modeled specifically after the 8-bit Monster World series entry Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, Flying...

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Flying Hamster brings Parodius-style shooting to PS Vita next week

SunFlowers developer The Game Atelier announced that its arcade-style "cute-'em-up" Flying Hamster HD is coming to the PlayStation Vita in North America on June 11. Inspired by Konami's Parodius series, Flying Hamster HD is a horizontally scrolling shooter in which players battle squadrons of...

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The Flying Hamster's soundtrack takes off on a solo flight

The music from The Game Atelier's PlayStation Mini/iOS cute-em-up The Flying Hamster is now available without all that cumbersome game. The developer has released the soundtrack on Bandcamp, so you can close your eyes and dream about flying around using a leaf helicopter tied to your belt. You...

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PlayStation Plus users get The Flying Hamster as free Valentine's gift

Nothing says love quite like potted plant-powered aerial rodents, does it? We say that kind of stuff all the time, especially around this most romantic time of year -- and apparently, Sony shares in our unique set of beliefs. PlayStation Plus members have a sweet little surprise waiting for them in...

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The Flying Hamster soars onto iOS

In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell posits that great ideas spread virally. It makes sense then that a game about a flying, beer-chasing rodent, too brilliant to be contained by PSP, has now migrated to iOS. Find Flying Hamster in the App Store for $5.99, and find a launch trailer after the...

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The Flying Hamster shooting his way to iPhone

After months of waiting, The Flying Hamster finally made it to the North American PlayStation Store this week. Developer Game Atelier apologized for the delay, explaining that "things don't always go the way you want" as an indie developer. "We wished that this title would have been released way...

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Flying Hamster takes off on PS3 & PSP December 7

The Flying Hamster is undoubtedly one of the cutest Minis available on the PlayStation Network, and one of the few that are worthwhile to play on the PS3, in addition to the PSP. We've written quite a bit about this indie shmup, and it finally has a North American release date and price: December...

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The Flying Hamster fires off a new video

We're a little upset that The Flying Hamster hasn't found a release date yet, but we're more than glad to show off a new video. This tutorial focuses on the fire power-up, but also reveals some interesting facets of the gameplay: destructible environments and turbo speed....

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The Flying Hamster intro is all about love

Also: sunflower seeds, eagles, penguins, UFOs, cows, robots, laser-shooting owls, octopi. Game Atelier's PS mini The Flying Hamster looks crazier than ever in this new trailer -- after the break -- which finally reveals the story behind the shmup....

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The Flying Hamster joins PSP Minis, offers new tutorials

We've been championing Game Atelier's adorable shmup, The Flying Hamster, for quite some time. And although it's still without a release date, the development team has recently confirmed that it will end up in the PlayStation Minis program (hopefully allowing cross-platform play via PSP and PS3)....

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