Announcing Maize: Something completely new and ridiculous from FLG

Yes, that is a sentient corn stalk

We’ve been wanting to announce this for a while, and finally, the time has come!

Finish Line Games is proud to announce a new title, something new and completely ridiculous: Maize!

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Cel Damage HD slams into Xbox One, no injuries reported

Dominique drifts back to the planet's rings where the others in this 4-player split screen, Smack Attack match are battling, in Shooting Stars

March 11, 2016 – A massive spike in traffic violations has been reported in and around Redmond, Wash., area on Friday, which have been attributed to the launch of Cel Damage HD on Xbox One.

“I was just on my way to work at the new job, and then this idiot just cut me right off,” said one local resident. “I didn’t really get a good look at him, but I did notice that he was perpetually on fire, and looked like he was a demon from the netherworld.”

“This bird just came out of nowhere, ran the stop sign, then flipped me the bird,” shouted another driver, flailing his arms in an uncontrollable manner. “I mean, where did he get that hat!? And how did he attach that huge axe to his car? Ridiculous!”

Residents have been asked to avoid any suspicious cel-shaded vehicles for the time being, especially ones sporting a giant sledgehammer on the hood.

Relevant Information

  • Cel Damage HD is now available on Xbox One (oooo!!)
  • It’s available on the Xbox Store for $8.99.
  • The cel-shaded characters definitely DO NOT exist in the real world
  • It was originally released on the Xbox wayyyy back in 2001. Remember then? Neither do we!

Notable Features

  • Fully updated, cutting-edge HD graphics
  • Old-school splitscreen multiplayer that supports up to four players
  • A slew of Xbox Live Achievements to earn
  • Revised balancing that ensures fun for beginners through to Cel Damage experts
  • Ten playable characters, each with a unique car and weapons
  • Thirteen arena-style environments
  • Over 30 weapon power-ups
  • Three distinct game modes to choose from: Smack Attack, Gate Relay and Flag Rally

Some Features Not Included in Cel Damage HD (Sorry)

  • Income tax services
  • Hairdressing
  • Relationship counseling for teens and young adults
  • Bees

Press inquiries can be sent to media@finishlinegames.com

About Finish Line Games

Finish Line Games is an independent studio based in Toronto and it makes things called “video games.” Caution is advised when approaching members of Finish Line Games’ team before 9 a.m. ET, unless it is with coffee. People should consult with a doctor, lawyer, spiritual advisor, chiropractor, and the nice old lady who lives on the corner but has too many cats before consuming any Finish Line Games products (FDA approval pending).

Cel Damage HD launches onto Xbox One on March 11

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A classic from the original Xbox is coming home.

Fifteen years after the world’s most popular cartoon demolition derby smashed and slammed its way into the hearts of Xbox owners around the world, indie developer Finish Line Games is proud to announce that Cel Damage HD will slam onto Xbox One on March 11!

Pre-orders for Cel Damage HD are available now on the Xbox Store, with the game launching at a retail price of $8.99. Click Here to Pre-order Cel Damage HD

Cel Damage HD is a fast-paced vehicle combat game, where the world’s toughest cartoon drivers get behind the wheel of outlandish cars and battle each other in order to gain TV fame. The title’s four-player splitscreen couch-based multiplayer mode is dedicated to the old-school fans who prefer their trash-talking done in person, not through a headset.

Cel Damage HD sports a shiny new coat of paint on its classic, signature cel-shaded look, with updated graphics that take full advantage of the Xbox One’s cutting-edge graphics power. Cel Damage HD also includes better game balancing that welcomes first-time players as well as cartoon combat veterans.

With 10 playable toons, each with a unique car, combatants smash, shoot, slice, dice, and blast enemies into oblivion using an array of insane destructive armaments to earn personal glory, exploring 13 arena-style levels and nabbing more than 30 weapon power-ups along the way.

Cel Damage was born on Xbox and we are thrilled to see our baby launch on Xbox One,” said Daniel Posner, President of Finish Line Games.

For more information regarding Cel Damage HD please visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

The press kit is available here:  http://bit.ly/1WL1DwY

Press inquiries can be sent to media@finishlinegames.com

Cel Damage HD Notable Features:

  • Fully updated, cutting-edge HD graphics
  • Old-school splitscreen multiplayer that supports up to four players
  • A slew of Xbox Live Achievements to earn
  • Revised balancing that ensures fun for beginners through to Cel Damage experts
  • Ten playable characters, each with a unique car and weapons
  • Thirteen arena-style environments
  • Over 30 weapon power-ups
  • Three distinct game modes to choose from: Smack Attack, Gate Relay and Flag Rally

Cel Damage is coming home!

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Dear fans, the news many of you have been waiting for has arrived.

Cel Damage is coming home!

Fourteen years after the crazed cartoon car combat extravaganza blazed a trail of mayhem across the Microsoft Xbox, Finish Line Games is proud to announce that Cel Damage HD is heading to the Xbox One!

Carve a path of cel-shaded destruction with Fowl Mouth, Violet, Sinder, and the rest of the Cel Damage cast, with updated graphics, enhanced gameplay and classic tried-and-true couch-based multiplayer action!

A release date will be coming soon – follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates!!*

*Accounts are currently controlled by Fowl Mouth. We’re not entirely sure how he stole the passwords, but we did notice some web-shaped footprints around the office. In unrelated news, there is no food left in the fridge…

Developer Blog – Some history

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It has been an exciting launch week for Cel Damage HD!  We’ve been thrilled by the response from fans so far.  One comment keeps coming up and we thought we should talk a bit about it: many fans of the original Cel Damage (CD) on Xbox and GameCube, have noted that Cel Damage HD (CDHD) uses a different system for damage, and eliminates the one-hit kills from the original.

Since we’ve only released CDHD in the Americas so far, what many of those fans may not be aware of is that there was a release called Cel Damage: Overdrive (CDO) that came out only in Europe on the PS2 not long after CD.  One of the biggest complaints with the original CD was the difficulty — cartoon weapons and gags tend to be swift and deadly (at least, once gravity kicks in!).  CD was great at reproducing that feel — it was very satisfying to bring an axe down and slice your opponent in two — but it was even more unsatisfying to be on the receiving end of that sudden death.  For many players it lead to frustration, and in CDO, the decision was made to introduce a classic health bar, and to balance the weapons with damage, rather than outright death, in mind.

So now, more than 10 years after CDO, the game has had the damage system for a lot longer than not, but for those of you that were only exposed to CD, it may have been jarring.  In that case we apologize.

This was not a decision we took lightly; the hardest decisions have pros and cons, and in this case a very nice feature had to be culled.  We hope after the initial shock wears off that you’ll agree the game is ultimately better off with a damage system.

While we’re on the topic, CDO also introduced stunting and turbo boost, along with other difficulty tuning. CDHD builds upon those improvements. We have refined the dynamic difficulty adjustment system even further, and hope that it shows in opponents that are challenging and surprising, but still beatable.

-Rich

 

Launched in Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand

Cel Damage HD Available Now with Cast

It is launch day for Cel Damage HD on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand!

Download it now from the Sony store directly to your console.

And if you’re looking for some tips to help you crush your couch-mates, check out the game guide.  Have fun!

 

Cel Damage HD Release Date For Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand

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Finally, the wait is over for our PlayStation friends in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand:

Cel Damage HD is coming out in those regions on May 14, 2014!

We’re excited to release the game to our fans in those regions, many of which have been waiting patiently for us to announce a launch date.  Now, the countdown is on!

Cel Damage HD will be released for only €8.99 — just purchase once and you can download and play it on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita!  We’re also offering a 10 percent discount for PlayStation Plus members!  So get ready for some classic couch-based multiplayer action.

We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour; we certainly had a great experience working with the PlayStation team to bring Cel Damage HD into the world.  And be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get all the latest news and updates!

Offering intense cartoon vehicle combat, Cel Damage HD allows you to control 10 crazy characters as they smash, crash, and demolish the competition. There’s more than 30 over-the-top weapons to use in Smack Attack, Flag Rally, or Gate Relay across 13 fully-interactive cartoon environments.

In addition to being a Cross-Buy title, Cel Damage HD supports Cross-Save, so you can pick up where you left off on any system.  Play on the PS Vita to master Cel Damage HD in single-player on the go, then go destroy your friends in 2-4 player split-screen multiplayer on PS4 and PS3.

Cel Damage HD truly shines in split-screen play on the PS4 and PS3. This game brings back the shout-out-loud couch chaos gaming experiences of a cherished era — now in full High-Def goodness!

Launched!

Cel Damage HD for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita is live in the Americas on the PlayStation store! Thanks to everyone who already (!) got their copy and is happily smacking, skewering and stunting away!

Cel Damage HD Available Now with Cast

If you haven’t jumped in already, just click the image above to see it on the PlayStation store on all Sony platforms.  Have fun!

Cel Damage HD releasing on April 22!

Cel Damage HDCel Damage fans, the news you have been waiting for has arrived.Cel Damage HD will be out on Tuesday, April 22 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita!Take control of the world’s nuttiest cartoon drivers to demolish your friends with insane weapons and wacky arena hazards as the definitive local multiplayer game makes its triumphant return.

With Cross-Save, you can play on-the-go on your PS Vita, then pick up where you left off on the PS4 or PS3.

Cel Damage HD will be released in North, South, and Central America on April 22 with a European launch upcoming.

First look at Cel Damage HD with Electric Playground