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Arkedo Studio disbands under 'good conditions'

The game industry is a bit less colorful today, with news that Arkedo Studio, maker of extraordinarily vibrant games like Hell Yeah! and Big Bang Mini, has effectively closed its doors. "Arkedo, the company, is still here," explains creative director Aurelien Regard. "But no one's employed anymore....

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Hell Yeah! engulfs iOS in a Pocket Inferno

Arkedo Studio's hellacious downloadable game Hell Yeah! is spinning off, as rabbits in giant sawblade vehicles are wont to do. Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno, developed by Polm Studio, lets you navigate through an automatically scrolling hellscape by tapping the left half of the screen to jump, and...

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Arkedo Series convenes on PSN tomorrow

Before becoming famous for Hell Yeah!, Arkedo Studio made a few smaller games for XBLIG, called the Arkedo Series. The three games will be released on PS3 tomorrow in a single downloadable bundle, courtesy of publisher Sanuk Games. 01 Jump!, 02 Swap! and 03 Pixel! all feature different art and...

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Hell Yeah! review: I concur

If you're a small developer used to making small games, there's a lot you can do when presented with a bigger budget and a major publisher. You can make a deeper, more involved story than usual; you can design bigger and more complex environments; you can hire Hollywood voice talent; you can...

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Hell Yeah! Watch some monsters get smushed

We thought this trailer for Hell Yeah! would be about the unique monsters that you meet, destroy, and catalogue in Arkedo Studio's action game. Well, it kind of is. You can see them briefly before they're dispatched by a truck, or a "Happy Birthday" sign, or some other wacky device. You can also...

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How Arkedo learned to love downloadable games

Hell Yeah! is the first full-scale digital release by French studio Arkedo, after two boxed DS games and a few tentative (XBLIG) digital experiments. The transition to downloadable games was not an easy decision for a company that, according to founder Camille Guermonprez, loved packaged games. But...

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Arkedo's next games are about pee and poo

Having completed development of Hell Yeah! for Sega, Arkedo Studio's first priority is to rest -- the studio is taking a month off after the production of what studio head Camille Guermonprez called Arkedo's biggest game ever. Following that, the company has its number one and number two next...

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Sega and Arkedo team up for 'Project Hell Yeah'

Hell yeah! Sega has teamed up with Arkedo (Nervous Brickdown, Big Bang Mini, the Arkedo Series) to make a game currently only known as "Project Hell Yeah!" Arkedo is now running a development blog for the mystery game, from which we've learned that it has "MEGATONS" of monsters in it, and that...

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iPhone's Pix'n Love Rush hurries to PlayStation Minis

The iOS twitch platformer Pix'n Love Rush is being ported to systems with actual buttons -- namely, the PSP and PS3, for which it's being released as a Mini. The stylish side-scroller, a collaboration between developer Pastagames and the French zine publisher Pix'n Love, combines bite-sized...

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Arkedo's canceled Natal game: 2-Finger Heroes

Arkedo Studio, the French developer responsible for the DS's Big Bang Mini and Nervous Brickdown, as well as recent Xbox Live Indie Games like the stylish 03 Pixel, has been thinking about Project Natal. And sadly for us, it decided to think again before going through with its proposed game idea,...

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