Furi Switch – Version differences

Posted by on 01.12.18
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That’s it! Furi is available on Switch and that makes us very happy and proud. The players’ response so far is extremely positive and the press seems to validate the quality of the port.

Some players asked if there was any differences with the other versions (PS4, XboxOne, PC). There are some minor differences indeed, that I will list below. I won’t talk about the small technical optimisations we did. For instance, in the other versions, the hair and coat of the main character are rendered with physics, and in the Switch version, we made all the movements within the animations. It looks almost better, and saves a lot of frames. The list below focuses on differences that affect gameplay.

Difficulty balancing

The bosses HP has been reduced by 20% in long range combat only, and in Furi difficulty mode only.
After a year of watching players and getting feedback, we felt that the Switch version could benefit from a minor difficulty tweak. Because we think that difficulty is key to make a boss memorable, we didn’t take that change lightly. We asked Switch owners who never played Furi to come to the studio and playtest this new balancing. The didn’t feel it was to easy – oh boy no they didn’t.
They difficulty tweak doesn’t remove what’s difficult in the game (learning the patterns, the time required to parry or dodge), but makes retrying a little bit less tedious. I guess for the speedrunners competing on the global ladder, this means the Switch version is a different category.

Shoot patterns optimisation

Some shoot patterns have been modified to improve the performances on Switch.
This can mean: reducing the amount of bullets but increasing their size, reducing their time on screen, or designing a new pattern. It only affects a handful of patterns in the game, but was necessary to keep a smooth framerate.
You can see on this video that visually, the game is on par with the PS4 version, but you can also see the difference in one of the shoot pattern from The Chain (around 2:10):


(Note: in this video, the audio on Switch was badly compressed. There is no audio difference between the PS4 and the Switch, we double checked).

No speedrun leaderboards, but a « Furier Speedrun » mode

There are no global leaderboards in the Switch version, but on the other hand you can speedrun the game in Furier difficulty, which includes The Flame and Bernard (the DLC « One More Fight » bosses). The Speedrun in Furier is not available on other consoles.

« One More Fight » unlocks after finishing the game once

The PS4 & PC DLC « One More Fight » unlocks after getting any ending in Furi mode (also true for the secret ending in The Song level).
It also unlocks if you use the TGB code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdbDZMkfl7E

That’s all the differences there are with the PS4 and PC version.

Furi available today on Nintendo Switch

Posted by on 01.11.18
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Today is a good day, Furi is out on Nintendo Switch!!

Our content complete, challenging dash-and-slash adventure is available via the Nintendo eShop, priced at €19.99 /$19.99 /£17.99 .

Find the game on the eShops in UK, US, France

Furi’s release on Nintendo Switch is entirely feature complete. The Nintendo Switch edition includes the boss roster-expanding “One More Fight” DLC, all improvements and updates previously added to the game’s Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 versions, and the option to speedrun its ultra-challenging Furier difficulty mode.

We’ve worked hard on this version and we can’t wait to hear from new players about their experience of Furi on Switch, and possibly also from existing fans who are buying the game again to enjoy the convenience of the console!

Thank you all for your support!

The full press release is available below.

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Furi is released today for Nintendo Switch

The Game Bakers’ action hit lands on the hybrid console in feature-complete style

Montpellier, FRANCE, January 11th, 2018 – French indie game studio The Game Bakers are pleased to confirm that their hit action game Furi is available for Nintendo Switch today.

Furi’s high-speed, dash-and-slash (and shoot) gameplay is set within a boss-rush structure, pitting the player against a series of intimidating enemies, on a mysterious quest for freedom. The game features character design by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, and a highly acclaimed electronic soundtrack from a range of celebrated producers including Carpenter Brut, Danger and The Toxic Avenger.

Watch the latest trailer for Furi here.

Furi’s release on Nintendo Switch is entirely feature complete. The Nintendo Switch edition includes the boss roster-expanding “One More Fight” DLC, all improvements and updates previously added to the game’s Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 versions, and the option to speedrun its ultra-challenging Furier difficulty mode.

A critical hit on its previous platforms, Furi has a Steam rating of 93%, and received impressive reviews from a host of high-profile international publications and websites.

The Nintendo Switch edition of Furi is available digitally via the Nintendo eShop, priced at £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99. Links to the stores in UK,US, France.

Assets for the Switch edition of Furi, including screenshots and trailers, are available in the Furi press room.

Follow The Game Bakers on Twitter, Facebook, and at the studio’s official website. Find Furi’s official website here.

© 2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.

Furi confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch Thursday January 11th, 2018.

Posted by on 01.04.18
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Furi is confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch next Thursday January 11th, 2018.
Our content complete, challenging dash-and-slash adventure will be available via the Nintendo eShop, priced at €19.99 /$19.99 /£17.99 .

Watch the game’s latest trailer here.
Furi’s release on Nintendo’s console is entirely feature complete. The Switch edition includes the boss roster-expanding “One More Fight” DLC, the option to speedrun its ultra-challenging Furier difficulty mode (never before available on console), and all improvements and updates previously added to the game.
We are available for interview about the Switch edition of Furi.
If you would like to review the game, let us know at magic@thegamebakers.com

Boss fight on the Go! Furi is coming to Switch early 2018

Posted by on 11.30.17
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Yeah, Furi is coming to Switch soon, early 2018. We have put a lot of effort in it, but we are very happy with the result!!

The game looks and plays great! The Switch version will include all the content that has been released for Furi across all platforms so far, as well as all even more optimization, bug fixes and other tweaks we have done over the last months. It’s a great package for Switch players.

Apart from the pleasure of having a whole bunch of new players discovering the game, we are also particularly happy as there was not one day when we didn’t receive a mail or a tweet from a fan asking for Furi on Switch. We heard them in particular talking about the pain of having to interrupt a fight because life was calling. Well now with the Switch, you can continue your boss fight on the go!

At The Game Bakers, we love the Switch and we play on it a lot, but we are particularly proud to bring a game like Furi on it. There are not many fast-paced arcade & action games on Switch so far!

The game will be priced $20/20€.
We will confirm shortly the release date.

The trailer is here:

The full press release is below.

 


November 30, 2017 – Indie developers The Game Bakers brings their ultra-fast-paced, combat-action hit Furi to Nintendo Switch.

Furi is all about the tension of one-on-one fights against imposing opponents over a mysterious quest for freedom. Praised for its unique mix of sword fighting and twin-stick shooting, Furi has been called “supremely stylish and intensely engaging” (Games Radar) and “tight and empowering” (Games™), and has garnered 92% in positive user reviews on Steam.

Watch the Switch announcement trailer for Furi here: https://youtu.be/CnN58Sh7ODY

With its stylish aesthetic and unique character design – by Takashi Okazaki, Afro Samurai’s creator – and its killer soundtrack featuring popular electro musicians Carpenter Brut, Danger and more, the game is a love letter to Japanese action games such as No More Heroes, Metal Gear Solid and Godhand.

“Furi is a game that’s constantly taunting you,” comments Emeric Thoa the game Creative Director. “There is something deeply personal about a boss fight: it’s just you against one opponent. And being interrupted is even more frustrating than losing. But with the Switch, you can take the game and all of its boss fights with you wherever you go. »

This feature-complete Nintendo Switch edition will be available early 2018, including all the content and improvements released so far for Furi.

Media contact: magic@thegamebakers.com

MEDIA KIT    FURI SITE

ABOUT FURI

ABOUT THE GAME BAKERS
The Game Bakers is an independent game studio founded by Audrey Leprince and Emeric Thoa. To sum it up, they make their games like they cook their food: with a lot of love. They strive to bring gamers experiences that will be remembered long after the game is finished. Aside from Furi, their track record since going indie includes the SQUIDS tactical action series, available on mobile and Nintendo platforms, and the mobile brawler Combo Crew. TheGameBakers.com

Questions-Réponses sur l’industrie du jeu vidéo et les métiers

Posted by on 11.21.17
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[English below]

Tous les ans à cette période, je reçois des dizaines de candidatures d’élèves de 3ème qui veulent faire leur stage chez Game Bakers. Depuis quelques années j’ai aussi des demandes d’entretiens par des étudiants en IUT d’informatique, qui désirent poser des questions à un professionnel afin de dresser le portrait d’un métier lié à l’informatique.

Evidemment, je ne peux pas recevoir tous les élèves de 3ème, ni faire dix entretiens d’une heure auprès des étudiants. Mais j’aimerais proposer quelque chose cette année : un questions-réponses en live, sur Twitch, pendant lequel je répondrai aux questions des spectateurs connectés sur le chat ou à des questions que l’on m’aura préalablement envoyées par email, sur Twitter ou sur les commentaires de ce post.

Ce stream s’adresse à tous ceux qui sont intéressés par l’industrie du jeu vidéo, les métiers du jeu vidéo, les études pour intégrer cette industrie, les compétences requises pour trouver un emploi et s’y plaire. Une attention particulière sera portée aux questions des plus jeunes et des filles – à qui l’on veut parfois faire croire que l’informatique et les jeux vidéo sont des trucs de mecs.

Pour participer :

  • Envoyez vos questions par email à emeric (at) thegamebakers (.com) 
  • Envoyez vos questions par twitter @emericthoa
  • Envoyez vos questions en laissant un commentaire ici même.
  • Connectez-vous sur Twitch à cette adresse, samedi 25 novembre 2017 à 14h (début du twitch vers 14h15) :
    https://www.twitch.tv/emericthoa/

A samedi !

Emeric – The Game Bakers

PS :
Sur le même sujet, un article à destination des étudiants qui veulent faire du jeu vidéo leur métier :

Etudes de jeu vidéo : sept fois à terre, huit fois debout.

Et le référentiel métiers du jeu vidéo.

[For the english speakers]

I’m doing a Q&A about the game industry, the jobs, the schools, on twitch on saturday 25th. The goal is to answer questions from students and especially young ones (14/15 y.o.). It’s going to be in french only, but if many non-french speakers are interested I could do that again in english.

Offre de stage – Artiste 3D

Posted by on 08.25.17
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[***********************POSTE POURVU 30/08/2017***********************]

Nous recherchons un.e stagiaire artiste 3D, dont la mission sera de modéliser, texturer et intégrer des props et environnements de notre prochain jeu console et PC sous Unity.

Compétences :

  • Modélisation 3D et texturing (plutôt pour du traitement non réaliste).
  • Maitrise du pipeline graphique de Unity.
  • Connaissance des contraintes et techniques d’optimisation.
  • VFX et Shader sont toujours un plus !
  • Bases en animation sont aussi un plus.
  • Grande autonomie, polyvalence technique.

Il s’agit d’une mission qui peut se faire à distance en télétravail ou dans nos locaux à Montpellier.
Les deux tiers de l’équipe sont déjà « à distance », nous sommes organisés pour travailler en équipe de cette façon.

Poste :  Stage conventionné – Artiste 3D environnement

Dates :  Septembre 2017 à Février 2018 (4 à 6 mois, préférence 6 mois).

Lieu : A distance ou à Montpellier

Rémunération : Rémunération de stage conventionnelle (554€/mois)

Pour postuler : Portfolio et un petit mot à hello@thegamebakers.com

Merci de vos candidatures passionnées !

Furi Speedrun in Furier difficulty mode on Steam

Posted by on 07.05.17
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That’s it, the race for the best score at Speedrunning Furi in Furier difficulty is open!

For the Speedrunners on Steam looking for the extra challenge, we have released just now the Beta version of Furi with the Speedrun mode in Furier difficulty.  The One More Fight DLC bosses The Flame and Bernard are included for the complete challenge.

Furi on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/423230/Furi/

HOW TO:

  • If you own the game on Steam you can get the Beta
  • In Steam, do “Properties” on Furi in your library. The Beta tab will appear, enter the password: FurierSpeedrun.
  • Then selecting the Beta FurierSpeedrun in the list will download the patch.
  • If ever you would like to return to the original Furi game, you can chose “none” in the same property list.

As a reminder the Furi secret TGB code is a cheat code on Furi’s main screen that unlocks the Speedrun mode and the Furier difficulty from a fresh save. Check it here: https://youtu.be/zdbDZMkfl7E

Our QA expert Jérémie has opened the race. Good luck to all!

Speedrun Furi in the hardest difficulty, unlock content with the TGB code, new avatars and big discounts on all stores.

Posted by on 06.30.17
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For our Speedrunners on Steam looking for an extra challenge, we are releasing next week a Beta version of Furi with the Speedrun mode in Furier difficulty! The One More Fight DLC bosses The Flame and Bernard are included in the mode for the complete challenge. Follow us on @thegamebakers or Facebook.com/thegamebakers for the release next week.

We are also revealing Furi secret TGB code. There is a cheat code on Furi’s main screen, it unlocks the Speedrun mode and the Furier difficulty from a fresh save, you don’t have to finish the game to try them, and it lets you change the game main screen. Check it here: https://youtu.be/zdbDZMkfl7E

We will be releasing soon some new free Avatars for PlayStation players.

And the game is reaching record discounts on most stores for the season sales50% off for the Steam Summer Sales, 50% off for the PlayStation US Mid Year sale, etc. Get your copy now if you haven’t yet!

ABOUT FURI

 ABOUT THE GAME BAKERS

Furi Physical Disc limited edition and CD soundtrack out today

Posted by on 06.23.17
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The Limited Run Games Furi Definitive Edition for PS4 will go on sale today at 4PM EDT/ 16h in Paris. Limited to 5000 copies worldwide. Grab your copy here: https://limitedrungames.com/collections/games/products/limited-run-62-furi-ps4

Furi Original Soundtrack is also available on CD today. Get your dose of electro / synth-wave goodness here: https://furi.bandcamp.com/

Last, the IndieBox Furi set box will start shipping next week, you can pre-order it here:  https://www.theindiebox.com/product/furi-definitive-edition/

Full press release below.

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June 23, 2017 – Furi PS4 physical disc limited edition by Limited Run Games and the CD of Furi’s soundtrack are out today, Furi PC collector box set available next week

The Limited Run Games physical edition for PlayStation 4 is available today at 10AM EDT on the Limited Run Games store. Be warned, the edition is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide! The Furi – Definitive Edition disc includes the game and its DLC One More Fight and is region free. A code to download the soundtrack on Bandcamp is included. Available for 30$/€!

The IndieBox edition for PC will start shipping next week, you can order it for 30$/€ here: https://www.theindiebox.com/product/furi-definitive-edition/

It includes a blu-ray case with the game and the soundtrack, 24-pages manual, a sticker and a code to get the game and DLC One More Fight on Steam. The game requires Steam to function.

The award winning electro / synthwave soundtrack of original compositions by Carpenter Brut, Danger, The Toxic Avenger, Lorn, Scattle, Kn1ght and Waveshaper is also available in a sleek CD from today, on Bandcamp for 15$/€.

Download all the visuals in this email HERE.

Media contact: magic@thegamebakers.com

ABOUT FURI

ABOUT THE GAME BAKERS

ABOUT LIMITED RUN GAMES

ABOUT INDIEBOX

ABOUT G4F RECORDS

 

Furi Physical Editions and Music Making of Episode

Posted by on 05.12.17
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We’re delighted to announce today a few surprises that we hope will please Furi’s fans:

  • Furi is getting physical collector editions for PlayStation 4 and PC
  • Last episode of Making of Furi is out today, and the series of 4 episodes on Steam.
  • The award winning Furi soundtrack will be available in CD.

A special promotion on Steam marks the day, with an all time low discount of -40% on everything Furi. 

More details below.

FURI COLLECTOR EDITIONS

Furi Definitive Edition, that includes the game and its DLC One More Fight, is made in collaboration with the awesome folks at Limited Run Games and IndieBox. The physical editions will be available in June.

Furi_PC_IndieBoxFuri Definitive Edition – Indie Box PC

The IndieBox edition for PC includes a blu-ray case with the game and the original soundtrack, 24-pages manual, a sticker and an artwork card with the code to get the game and DLC on Steam. The game requires Steam to function. You can pre-order the IndieBox PC Definitive Edition priced 30$/€ here: https://www.theindiebox.com/product/furi-definitive-edition

Furi_PS4_LimitedRun

Furi Definitive Edition – Limited Run Games PS4

For PlayStation 4, the Limited Run Games edition will be limited to 5,000 copies worldwide. The blu-ray disc includes the game and its DLC and is region free. A code to download the soundtrack on Bandcamp is included. This limited edition will be available on on the Limited Run Games for 30$/€.

 

FURI MAKING OF

The making of Furi is coming to its conclusion with episode 4 dedicated to the music of the game. Director Katya Mokolo followed the team over two years, from conception to launch. Each of the four 12 mn episodes focuses on a different aspect of the game development.

Episode 4 on The Game Bakers’ Youtube: https://youtu.be/JojUipY0aoo

The series Making of Furi is also made available for free on Steam today: http://store.steampowered.com/app/629150


Making of Furi, Episode 4 – Music!

FURI SOUNDTRACK ON CD

The award winning soundtrack of the game, explosive mix of original compositions by electro / synthwave magicians Carpenter Brut, Danger, The Toxic Avenger, Lorn, Scattle, Kn1ght and Waveshaper has been a record seller digitally and in its deluxe double vinyl edition. The soundtrack will be made available as a deliciously retro CD, in a sleek digipack.

You can pre-order the Soundtrack on CD priced 15$/€ here: furi.bandcamp.com, it will also be available in June on Limited Run Games store. For the occasion the digital version of the soundtrack is 30% off on Bandcamp and Steam, down to 10$/€.

Furi_OriginalSoundtrack_CDDigipackFuri Soundtrack on CD

ABOUT FURI

ABOUT LIMITED RUN GAMES

ABOUT INDIEBOX

ABOUT G4F RECORDS