BAFTA-nominated indie-game Eufloria HD is set to spread it’s growth to PlayStation Vita as early as December 17th of this year.
Creative Director of Omni Systems Limited Rudolf Kremers took the Official PlayStation blog to make the official announcement, and also let us know what we can expect from the Vita version of the surreal real-time-strategy game.
Eufloria is a beautiful game that asks players to spread the growith of multiple flora among a series of asteroids. At the start this can be a humble experience, but in the end the action can take place across multiple asteroid belts. However, it seems that despite the taxing gameplay, the developers have worked with the PlayStation Vita’s hardware to deliver the experience at an impressive 60 frames per second.
“This works really well, and is very pretty, but admittedly can be a bit of a strain on the game’s framerate. As a result, we’ve often tried to lock the framerate to 30 frames per second, and this is a pretty good compromise for most levels.” said Kremers. “On Vita, however, we found that with we could push things much harder. As a result, Eufloria HD runs at 60 frames per second in almost all circumstances. NICE!” he jubilantly concluded.
It’s not only the frame rate that is getting a face lift in the port, it also looks like Eufloria HD will take full-advantage of the PS Vita’s unique control inputs. Here is how Rudolf Kremers explains the new scheme;
“Eufloria HD offers dedicated and refined touch controls, which support a broad range of play styles. Because we allow the player to play at three speed settings, it’s possible to luxuriate (yes, it’s a word) in Eufloria’s ambient mood, strategize nicely at double speed, and really go for it at triple speed. And it all feels natural.”
Kremers then goes on to praise the PlayStation Vita’s display, admitting that while he was nervous at first about the device’s ability to showcase all the minute details that Eufloria puts forth; he was pleasantly surprised by the results.
“You can easily see the small details on the game’s inhabitants, enhancing Eufloria’s readability. I like this a lot.”
Lastly it was also revealed by Kremers that Eufloria HD will be brought to Vita by “Porting Experts” Titanium Studios. This isn’t the first time that Titanium have had a hand at translating the title to other devices, as they’ve previously brought Eufloria HD to the Blackberry App World.
Expect Eufloria HD to release on December 17, 2013 in North America, and December 18, 2013 in Europe.
Watch the trailer below: