Welcome to the Marble It Update!
– September 9th –
This week, we got a closer look at the early stages of Marble It Up! as well as some crazy GIFs of the prototypes! We then revealed a handful of Marbles – with some help from a poll on Twitter.
Accompanied by the musical track, Gliding by Solovox, we took a nice relaxing stroll through the River Vantage map – and hopefully inspired some budding speedrunners!
And finally, we wanted to do something special with today’s Update – we’re revealing a new Marble IN the update! Get ready!
Insights from Ben!
“All of a sudden – after several years away – I was back in the game development world.
I didn’t know it on day one, but making Marble It Up! was going to be a rare privilege. I am incredibly proud of this game – the team, the levels, the visuals and the gameplay are all amazing, and I count myself privileged to be involved. This is really a great game.
As we near release, I feel confident it will be a hit. I am just hoping it will be blockbuster Michael Bay hit, not a indie niche Kevin Smith hit. Anyway, on with the story…”
Stroll Through ‘River Vantage’
We said ‘hello!’ to three new Marbles this week: THUNDERBOLT, WHITE TIGER, and our poll winner, JET STREAM!
Thanks to everybody who voted in our Twitter Poll!
What comes next?
Last week, we said we were working on a road-map preview for the future of Marble It Up! Don’t worry – it’s still in the works but we want to talk release date, first.
As soon as we know it, you’ll know it! We seriously can’t wait!
Onward to new a new Marble!
How about a scoop of ice-cream since it’s Sundae?
Uh – Sunday…
“Two scoops” you say? Well, two scoops it is!
That’s all, folks! As always, feel free to leave us a comment, drop us a line, or tweet at us with any questions, memories, or even cool marbles! Till next time…
– The Marble It Up! Team –
This game is looking very promising and I can’t wait to play it. I really hope you guys are doing leaderboards for Marble it up, as well as a Multiplayer mode too. I haven’t seen you talk about multiplayer but I think that is really going to drive this game’s popularity and success. It would add so much more to the experience and I hope it will be part of the game. Keep up the great work and I can’t say how glad I am to see this game become a reality. I am a huge fan and I truly appreciate your efforts to bring back such a beautiful and engaging game! Thank you very much! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words, Mike! There will be leaderboards for every level – and you can replay or race against a ghost of the best times!
As for the other thing… stay tuned as we’ll be talking about future, post-launch, plans soon!
Do you have any news on price?
Not yet, but soon (that’ll come out with our release date announcement)
Oh man oh man, this is an insta-buy for me. I spent so many hours with my siblings crowded around our now-ancient iMac G3 taking turns at the keyboard to play Marble Blast! After loading it up recently, I realized just how freaking good it is and how well it holds up. You guys are amazing for doing this, I can’t wait to play the crap out of the new one on my Switch!
Thank you thank you! Bringing back the ‘huddled around the controls’ feeling was on our list:)