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Japanese LocoRoco Wiki

Some fans created a Japanese LocoRoco Wiki. I don’t know if there is an English Wiki anywhere yet. For those playing the game and trying to find items for the Loco House or Loco Editor the Japanese LocoRoco Wiki includes a per world list of what items can be found in each stage and what pieces can be found in the mini games. It’s not complete yet but it is a place to start.

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LocoRoco Interview on 1up.com

A couple of weeks ago there was an interview with me about LocoRoco on the 1upshow. The actual interview was much much longer and today they posted a longer version.

Indie Games in 1988

Not quite but I was going through some old files and found this animation.


Back in collage days, my friend John Alvarado (now lead enginner at Inxile) and I were going to try to make our own game. I think it was called Monkey Busters. In it you played a clown. Two players could play at once. Your job was to round up the monkeys and put them back in their cage. You’d do this by going to a monkey and grabbing his arm and pulling him to the cage. You could throw out bananas which the monkeys would stop to eat to slow them down.

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LocoRoco Demo Presents

If you are playing the Japanese LocoRoco demo vs 1.01(*), when you finish the game you’ll see a code in the upper right hand corner. You can go to this page and use that code to download a few special music clips and PSP backgrounds.
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LocoRoco and I on the 1up show

Watch it here — Episode 34 – 06/23/2006

also while I’m at it, if you are playing the Japanese LocoRoco demo vs 1.01(*), when you finish the game you’ll see a code in the upper right hand corner. You can go to this page and use that code to download a few special music clips and PSP backgrounds.

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Game Publishers that use licenses are Retards!

I've always wanted to try to analyse game sales data but unfortunately it's not generally publicly available. Until recently that is. I discovered that Wikipedia supposedly has data for all games that have sold over 1 million units. Assuming their data is correct or close to correct here is my analysis.

It makes NO FRIKKEN SENSE TO BUY A LICENSE!

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EU LocoRoco Promotion

You might enjoy checking out the EU LocoRoco website. Dig deep enough and you can find screensavers, messenger icons and other things.

Demo Inspiration

With E3 over and my game pretty much finished I’ve had sometime to check out the
latest demos from the demoscene. I found one in
particular that really pointed out my disappointment in the new Nintendo
Wii. First off let me say I love Nintendo for taking the chance and trying
to shake things up with their new controller and I’m sure there will be some
rocking games but unfortunately now that I’ve seen and played next gen games
(360/PS3) it’s really hard to look at many last gen games. At least the kind that are going for realisim just don’t cut it once I’ve gotten used to better. Katamari Damacy or Mario with their cartoony styles will
always be fine on last gen hardware. But, even though Metroid Prime,
both the original and
sequel
are among my favorite games, when I saw Metroid Prime 3 :
Corruption it just looked so dated.


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Chinese is the 3rd most common Language in the USA

Did you know the most commonly used langauges in the USA? Of course English is #1 and Spanish is #2. What about 3, 4 and 5?

#3 Chinese (2 million people)
#4 French (1.6 million people)
#5 German (1.4 million people)

Shall we keep going. Can you guess the next 5?

#6 Tagalog (1.2 million people)
#7 Vietnamiese (1 million people)
#8 Italian (1 million people)
#9 Korean (0.9 million people)
#10 Russian (0.7 million people)

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E3 not E3

There’s an interesting article in this week’s Escapist about all the stuff that happens in and around E3 that is not just games on display.

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