Fan-Art Competition

 

Space Overlords Fan-Art Competition
Your Chance to be Featured in a Developer Video Published on the Official PlayStation YouTube Channel!

 

Last month, Space Overlords released for the PS4 and PS Vita, and we hope that you’ve been enjoying creating, sharing and destroying planets! At 12 Hit Combo! and Excalibur Games, we have been excited to see a lot of you leaving positive reviews, and tweeting us about how much fun you’re having with Space Overlords.

With this in mind, we took some time to plan a competition, which is our way of saying thank you to some individual community members.

What do you have to do?

In order to enter this fanart competition, all you need to do is send us your Space Overlords-inspired creations either through email (to jamesc@excalibur-publishing.co.uk) or on either Facebook or Twitter using #SpaceOverlordsFanArt.

After the competition ends, on 23rd January 2017, we will pick our favourites (though we will love all your entries, we’re sure!) and feature them in an official Space Overlords video, which will include 12 Hit Combo! speaking about the art you all enter.

Of course, we’ll credit you in the video and link to your online portfolio such as your DeviantArt profile, meaning that if your piece is chosen, your art and profile will be shared by us across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In addition, the winners’ video will be uploaded on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, showing your art to thousands of fellow gamers.

The Boring Bit (Terms and Conditions)

  1. Entries submitted between 21st December 2016 and 23rd January 2017 will be considered.
  2. In order to enter the Space Overlords Fan-Art Competition, you need to either email your artwork to jamesc@excalibur-publishing.co.uk or post your art on either Facebook or Twitter using #SpaceOverlordsFanArt.
  3. If your art is chosen to be featured in the video, we will reach out to you either via the email address or the social media account you entered with. Please link us to your online portfolio when you message us back.
  4. Art should be roughly A4 size so it’s easier to include in the video if you win.
  5. You can enter as many pieces of artwork as you wish to, on as many occasions as you wish to.
  6. By entering, you give us permission to share your artwork on social media and on our mailing list, but we will ALWAYS credit you and link to your online portfolio.
  7. The art doesn’t have to have been made specifically for this competition
  8. Multiple entrants could win.
December 21, 2016 by Neil Fozzard

Space Overlords is Out Now!

If you’ve been waiting to create, share and destroy planets on the PS4 and PS Vita, you don’t have to wait any longer – Space Overlords is out now on those platforms!

As you may know, from the PlayStation Blog, Space Overlords is a huge game – but it’s not going to cost you a huge price! The game is available to buy for just £6.49, or at an even better price if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

For this launch week only, you can grab Space Overlords at 10% off!

And the deal gets even sweeter if you own both a PS4 and a PS Vita, as Space Overlords supports Cross-Buy! Purchase Space Overlords once, and you’ll have access to both versions of the game. So go and become a Space Overlord! The wait is finally over, and we’re excited to bring the game to PS4 and PS Vita players.

December 07, 2016 by Neil Fozzard

Be the First to Ever Play Space Overlords on PS4 and PS Vita

With the release of Space Overlords just round the corner, you don’t have long to wait until you can get your hands on the game for PS4 and PS Vita! That said, that isn’t going to stop us doing an exciting giveaway! 

We’d like to give one of you the opportunity to become the first EVER member of the public who owns Space Overlords on PS4 and PS Vita. To enter, simply share our Facebook post and like our page. Alternatively, retweet our tweet and follow us, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning this one of a kind prize!

On Monday 5th December 2016 at 1pm BST, the entry period will close, the winner will be chosen, and notified on their respective social media.

Space Overlords

December 01, 2016 by Tim Boss

Releasing 6 December for PS4 and PS Vita

You may have seen recently that we released a blog over on PlayStation’s website, announcing the exciting news that Space Overlords will release next week for PS4 and PS Vita, 6th December, for the PS4 and PS Vita!

If you haven’t, go and take a look at that blog, as it takes a deep dive into what you can expect from Space Overlord’s expansive game modes, from planet creation, to single player story campaigns, to couch co-op modes.

Those who decide to purchase the game during the opening week will receive a PlayStation Plus discount too!

November 30, 2016 by Neil Fozzard

Meet the developer

A Chat with Space Overlords Dev Edwin Vargas Cortés

Hello, all. I’m James Clements, the new guy at Excalibur Games, and I’ve been brought in to work on Community and Press. While I’m still settling in, one of the things I’ve wanted to do from the start is to continue this blog. It’s a great platform for us, as publishers, and our partners, as developers, to communicate with you, the players.

Thankfully, being the new guy doesn’t mean that I don’t get to do anything exciting! For example, I was lucky enough to have a chat with Edwin Vargas Cortés, Co-Director and Art Director on the upcoming Space Overlords. If you’re yet to hear about the game, it’s got an amazing level-creator that allows you to name your own galaxy and populate it with planets. The planets themselves have a bajillion possible combinations, allowing you to select city types, the living population and more.

Anyway, you’ve visited this blog to hear from Edwin, and so I’ll let him do the talking!

“Hi guys! I’m Edwin Vargas. I am the CEO, and now Director of, 12 Hit Combo! And I’ve been working on Space Overlords.”

I asked Edwin to speak a little more about his game. “Space Overlords is basically a top-down brawler, shooter type of game, in which we want players to have a really great couch experience. And also be able to build their own planets. You control this giant robot, an Overlord, in which you lay waste to planets and get power-ups. And also you can compete with friends. The game has eight playable characters.”

Wow. That’s quite a lot of Space Overlords to pick from, huh? But as Edwin explained, the game has a focus on ‘couch multiplayer’, the ability to play locally with friends, so you won’t have to settle for seeing just one Overlord in action at any one time. I don’t know about you, but with the lack of local multiplayer games releasing nowadays, this is a breath of fresh air.

And it seems Edwin agrees! “I think that’s going to be a really great opportunity. Sit with friends, do it like we used to do it. Having a good time, picking up a game [and] some snacks!” Speaking about the different multiplayer game-modes, 12 Hit Combo’s Edwin stated that “You can have up to four players playing on the same planet. And basically it’s like a deathmatch. We also have team deathmatch and other interesting modes, like where one player is infected and has to get rid of that infection. I think that makes for really fun, easy to pick up gameplay.”

Moving on to the planet creation system that I nerded out over at the beginning of this blog, Edwin said “In Space Overlords, we have over 25 different base planet combinations. You have the continents, you have different kinds of oceans to add. And like 25 different kinds of buildings.”

If you’ve ever played Little Big Planet, you’ll be right at home with Space Overlord’s community hub. Planets you create can be uploaded and shared across multiple platforms, meaning that Space Overlords will have a countless number of levels for you to download and play!

I asked Edwin if there were any games he could point to as inspiration for Space Overlords. “First that comes to mind was a little game, for the Nintendo 64, called Blast Corps. And I think Geometry Wars would come to mind.” Later speaking about how Space Overlords sets itself aside from these inspirations, Edwin mentioned that “We were going for more character-based gameplay with special moves. And also the ability to play with your friends, for example.”

Sounds cool, right? Thankfully, you don’t have to wait long to hop in and begin creating planets. And destroying them. Or both. Space Overlords is releasing on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita very soon. For updates, make sure to follow Space Overlords on both Facebook and Twitter. Similarly, to keep up to date with Space Overlords and wider Excalibur Games releases, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And last, but by no means least, go over and give Edwin a follow on Twitter.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this look into the development process behind Space Overlords - check back for more blogs like this soon.

 James Clements

November 01, 2016 by Neil Fozzard