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Trine 3 is happening, looks stunning

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Jonathan Lester
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Frozenbyte, PC games, Puzzle games, Trine 3

Trine 3 is happening, looks stunning

Rejoice, ye multiplayer puzzling fans! Trine 3: The Artefacts Of Power has been officially announced by way of an utterly glorious new trailer, which you can watch below.

Seriously, did I mention that it looks amazing? Frozenbyte's artwork is always eyecatching, but there's a single tear rolling down my cheek right now.

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Humble Weekly Sale includes Trine, Trine 2 Complete, Shadowgrounds & More

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frozenbyte, Indie Games, PC games

Humble Weekly Sale includes Trine, Trine 2 Complete, Shadowgrounds & More

The latest Humble Weekly Sale is all about Frozenbyte and their colourful Indie wares.

Pay what you want for Shadowgrounds, Trine and the Jack Claw prototype - think Bionic Commando.

Beat £3.66 to also receive Shadowgrounds: Survivor and Trine 2's complete edition.

Thanks to lyonsbane @ HUKD!

Trine 2 | £2.99 | Steam | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frozenbyte, Indie Games, PC games, Platformer, Puzzle games, Trine 2
Trine 2 | £2.99 | Steam | PC

Trine 2 is a sensational puzzle plaformer; besting even its excellent predecessor with brilliantly-paced and cerebral physics-based brainteasers. On top of luscious fantasy art direction, it's also a gorgeous graphical powerhouse - and a cooperative experience that takes some serious beating. You can grab it for peanuts on Steam until 18:00 today, which will save you more than you'll spend.

Trine 2: Director's Cut Gets Voice Chat & More In New Update

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Frozenbyte, Puzzle games, Trine 2: Director's Cut, Update, Wii U games

The Wii U's definitive version of Trine 2 has gotten a major new update, featuring voice chat, Pro Controller support and a rendering tweak that makesstops the colours from appearing washed out. Seeing as that was one of our few complaints in our Trine 2: Director's Cut review, we're rather excited about this.

You can watch the embedded developer diary for more details direct from Frozenbyte themselves, while we've stashed a graphical comparison after the break.

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Trine 2: Director's Cut Review | U Trine 2 Impress Mii?

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Frozenbyte, Nintendo, Platformer, Puzzle games, Trine 2, Wii U

Trine 2: Director's Cut Review | U Trine 2 Impress Mii?

Platform: Wii U

Developer: Frozenbyte

Publisher: Nintendo

When Nintendo announced that the Wii U would provide a new opportunity for indie developers, Frozenbyte were first in the queue. After all, they had the perfect product for the fledgling console: a colourful and unique puzzler that's all about experimentation and multiplayer fun. Trine 2 strode onto the online marketplace with brains, accessibility and looks to kill.

Not content to just retread old ground, Frozenbyte went all-out to create a definitive version of their physics based puzzle-platformer. The graphics have been smartened up and smoothed out, equivalent to the PC version at near-maximum settings. The Goblin Menace DLC is included as standard, with its levels carefully inserted into the storyline rather than standing alone. Online multiplayer, a feature absent from any previous version, is now present and correct.

Otherwise it's business as usual. Which is to say that Trine 2 is as brilliant as ever, despite Gamepad functionality that delights and confounds in equal measure.

Trine 2: Director's Cut Review | U Trine 2 Impress Mii?

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Trine 2: Director’s Cut Trailer Shows Wealth Of New Content For Wii U

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Frozenbyte, trailer, Trine 2: Director's Cut, Wii U games

Trine 2: Director’s Cut Trailer Shows Wealth Of New Content For Wii U

We’re already getting used to seeing Wii U versions of existing games that chuck in the odd new mode or control scheme but this new trailer shows off loads of new environments for the upcoming Trine 2: Director’s Cut. We want it now.

The scenes shown in the trailer show desert sandworms, dragons and underground ruins, none of which were included in the original release. The graphics themselves are some of the best we’ve seen on the Wii U console too.

This is only a teaser trailer really, so we don’t get to see how the Wii U’s Game Pad will be used specifically in the game, but we imagine players controlling the wizard will be able to use it to move objects around with the touch-screen while the thief and knight characters are controlled with regular controllers.

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Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Trine, Trine 2 & Goblin Menace DLC | Steam | £7.49 | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frozenbyte, Puzzle games, Shooter
Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Trine, Trine 2 & Goblin Menace DLC | Steam | £7.49 | PC
  • What: Frozenbyte Complete Collection
  • Where: Steam
  • Current Price: £7.49

Steam have (somewhat unsurprisingly) trumped Gameolith's recent Frozenbyte collection, adding both Trine 2 and its brand new Goblin Menace DLC to the pot. Absolutely sensational value if you don't own any of these games, or sampled the excellent Trine series. Thanks to dmorison at HotUKDeals.

You can also get the Trine Complete Collection for £6.24.

Trine 2 | £3.00 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frozenbyte, Indie Games, PC games, Platformer, Puzzle games, Trine 2
Trine 2 | £3.00 | GamersGate | PC

Trine 2 is a sensational puzzle plaformer; besting even its excellent predecessor with brilliantly-paced and cerebral physics-based brainteasers. On top of luscious fantasy art direction, it's also a gorgeous graphical powerhouse - and a cooperative experience that takes some serious beating. And it's three quid. Bargain.

You can alternatively grab the digital collector's edition for £4.50, which includes a digital artbook and soundtrack. Credit to dmorison at HotUKDeals, who found this before we did.

Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor & Trine | Gameolith | £6.99 | PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Frozenbyte, PC games, Puzzle games, Shooter
Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor & Trine | Gameolith | £6.99 | PC
  • What: Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor & Trine
  • Where: Gameolith
  • Current Price: £6.99

Gameolith (who, I must admit, I've had few encounters with up until now) have bundled three Frozenbyte games together into a single attractive bundle. On top of the sensational Trine, you'll also get the intense shooter Shadowgrounds and its superior sequel - not bad for £6.99. Especially since Steam's similar bundle will set you back double.

Trine 2 Getting First DLC Pack: Goblin Menace

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, Frozenbyte, Gamescom 2012, Puzzle game, trailer, Trine 2

Frozenbyte has taken the Gamescom initiative and announced an expansion pack for Trine 2, their superb puzzler. Goblin Menace will provide a new six-stage campaign on top of 'revolutionary' new character skills. And goblins. Many goblins.

It will be included in the Wii U version - release schedule and pricing TBA.

We described Trine 2 as a "superior sequel and a superior puzzler" in our full review.

Trine 2 | £5.99 | Steam | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frozenbyte, Indie Games, PC games, Platformer, Puzzle games, Trine 2
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Trine 2 | £5.99 | Steam | PC

Trine 2 is a sensational puzzle plaformer; besting even its excellent predecessor with brilliantly-paced and cerebral physics-based brainteasers. On top of luscious fantasy art direction, it's also a gorgeous graphical powerhouse - and a cooperative experience that takes some serious beating. Steam's weekend deal brings it down to a nifty £5.99, which will save you almost as much as it costs.

You can alternatively grab the digital collector's edition for £8.99 or upgrade an existing standard copy for £2.99 though I personally prefer paying a little extra for physical CEs so I can actually enjoy the extra content.

Frozenbyte (Finally) Dates Trine 2 For Euro PSN

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Frozenbyte, PSN, Trine 2

Frozenbyte (Finally) Dates Trine 2 For Euro PSN

After two interminable months of certification delays, Trine 2 will finally grace the European PlayStation Store on March 7th. British PS3 owners have been unable to get their hands on the exquisite puzzle-platformer despite seamless December 2011 Steam, XBLA and American PSN launches, so it's about time too.

Chances are you already know that Trine 2 is fantastic - but just in case, we've got the full details in our 9/10 review.

Frozenbyte revealed the news in their traditionally offbeat way: via a Youtube video. In this case, a re-subtitled meme. We've got it below.

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Trine | £0.69 | App Store | Mac

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Jonathan Lester
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Frozenbyte, Indie Games, Mac games, Platformer, Puzzle games
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Trine | £0.69 | App Store | Mac
  • What: Trine
  • Where: App Store
  • Current Price: £0.69
  • Saving: 90%

We don't often run Mac-only deals here, but this one is a doozy. Trine, the exceptional physics-based puzzle platformer from Frozenbyte, is 69p for a limited time.

If you have a Mac... and like good games... you should buy this immediately. As in now.

Trine 2 PS3 Delay Will Take "A Short While Longer"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Frozenbyte, PS3 games, PSN, Trine 2

Trine 2 PS3 Delay Will Take "A Short While Longer"

Trine 2 still isn't out on the European PlayStation Network despite releasing on PC, XBLA and US PSN without incident, and I'm afraid that we've still got a little while to wait. Frozenbyte and Atlus have asked for "continued patience and understanding" while they work to clear Trine 2 through SCEE certification, which will apparently take "a short while longer."

Either this confirmation means that we won't see Trine 2 for a some time... or they're optimistically taking aim at this Wednesday's update. We'll keep an eye on the situation, and for all of you PS3 players waiting in eager anticipation, I suggest that you don't read our 9/10 review. It'll just make things worse.

Trine 2 Delayed On European PSN

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Frozenbyte, PS3 games, PSN, Trine 2

As of today, Xbox 360 owners can now sample the sumptuous delights of physics puzzler Trine 2, which I awarded a well-deserved 9/10 score to in our recent full review. On PS3, however, it's another story. Trine 2 reached the American PSN without a hitch, but has been delayed in Europe for unspecified reasons. Frozenbyte's Mikael Haveri has published a full video apology for the delay (embedded above), but sadly, it "most likely" won't be released on PS3 before Christmas.

"This is not something we can help right now. So we just hope for your patience and let's see what happens. There are always small issues that come up, and this delay is one of those. I hope fans appreciate it and get the game as soon as they can."

"There is literally no release date of any kind we can give you right now."

We'll let you know when Frozenbyte confirms anything.

Trine 2 Review | Trine And Succeedin'

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Frozenbyte, Indie Games, PC games, Puzzle games, Trine 2

Trine 2 Review | Trine And Succeedin'

Platform: PC (reviewed) | PSN & XBLA versions incoming

Developer: Frozenbyte

The original Trine was a revelation in the now prevalent physics-based puzzle/platform hybrid genre, and arguably set a standard by which all subsequent rivals were measured. Frozenbyte have been gradually whetting our appetite with a drip-feed of sumptuous new screenshots and a stellar beta build throughout the last few months, and I'm delighted to report that the finished article lives up to all expectations. Trine 2 builds upon the exceptional physics engine and beautifully-crafted puzzles of its predecessor to deliver one of the very best puzzlers of 2011.

Players assume the role of three heroes throughout the 2D puzzle-strewn campaign, who each boast very different abilities. The Wizard can magically manipulate scenery objects and move them into new positions, or conjure magical crates into existence to act as platforms. The mobile Thief swings around the scenery and uses her magic bow to devastating effect, while the lumbering Knight deploys his raw brute strength and an impenetrable shield to provide a perfect blend of damage output and steadfast defence. This trio can be instantly swapped on-the-fly, resulting in a truly versatile arsenal of skills that can be thrown at the complex levels; creating platforms one minute, moving objects into gravity-defying balanced positions the next and then zipping up to a higher vantage point within scant seconds. Joining forces in co-op, naturally, allows players to combine their abilities to solve puzzles quicker. Note that this can occasionally make things a little too easy, especially if one or more players have already blown through the campaign, but the scope for reckless experimentation provides significant lasting appeal.

Trine 2 Review | Trine And Succeedin'

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Trine 2 Bares All With New Screenshots

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Frozenbyte, PC games, Screenshots, Trine 2

Trine 2 Bares All With New Screenshots

Trine 2, the sequel to the acclaimed side-scrolling adventure puzzle game, has unveiled more of its enchanting yet dangerous world through a series of new screenshots. These images serve to remind us of the cast of characters -Pontius the knight, Amadeus the wizard, and Zoya the thief - as well as the colourful, imaginative and detailed level design. It's a month away from release - and remember that pre-orders will unlock immediate access to the beta. Which, for the record, is really good.

We're expecting great things from this indie platformer when it launches in December.

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Trine 2 Collector's Edition Unveiled With New Screens

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Trine 2 Collector's Edition Unveiled With New Screens

Trine 2, the sequel of the critically acclaimed side-scrolling adventure game that has captivated nearly one million players, has revealed some new screenshots as well as details about its swag-laden collector's edition.

The collector's edition of Trine 2 for PC and Mac includes the full game, its "majestic" soundtrack, an artbook commented by the developers from Frozenbyte and the original Trine game. The whole package will be sold for £14.99.

We've got the new screens below.

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Trine 2 Confirmed For Q4 2011

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Jonathan Lester
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Frozenbyte, PC games, Platform games, Platformers, Trine 2

Trine 2 Confirmed For Q4 2011

Focus Home Interactive and Frozenbyte have officially announced Trine 2 for European PC/Mac retail and digital release during Q4 2011.

According to our new intel, Trine 2 will take gamers on another physics-driven adventure with the powerful knight Pontius, the swift thief Zoya and the crafty wizard Amadeus. The three heroes will embark on a new adventure that's "more fantastic than ever", where players will have to circumvent lethal traps and terrifying monsters, solve many physics-based puzzles and unravel an epic mystery during a challenging campaign that can be played either solo or in co-op with up to 3 players online or offline. We've got more details and some new screens after the break.

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Trine 2 Co-op Trailer Released

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Josh Clark
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News
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Frozenbyte, Gamescom 2011, News, Trine 2

Trine 2 Co-op Trailer Released

Sitting in amongst the torrent of AAA game trailers spilling out of this year's Gamescom is a somewhat understated little glimpse at Frozenbyte's Trine 2, sequel to the excellently innovative indie title from back in 2009.  Trine 2 will be available for download later this year and will, as the title suggests, feature a co-op mode to allow you and a friend to adventure together.

No specific release date has been set yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.