Development on Flowerworks HD for the WiiU is now complete, and it has been submitted to Nintendo. To celebrate, we have released a few native WiiU screens (high-quality png format):Screen 1
Flowerworks is coming to the WiiU! The game has been in development for the last 6 months (including our new WiiU engine), ever since Nintendo was kind enough to lend us devkits for the project. The game is an enhanced, HD version of 'FLOWERWORKS: Follie's Adventure' and will initially be coming to the US - with a European release following shortly after. It is expected to launch in the first qrt of 2014. More details and media will follow in the coming weeks.
This project is our Kickstarter campaign - if it does well, we will definitely continue to support the WiiU and work on additional projects.
Nocturnal has a new product coming out soon, so its time to update the website. And yes, its been more than 3 years. A lot has happened in this time and Nocturnal has been slowly ticking along in the background - with all of our key members taking up full-time positions outside of Nocturnal (including myself). I have also removed the forum - we haven't had time to properly update and maintain it. If there is need, it can be brought back in the future.
Additionally, the Game Assessment service is no longer running - there was insufficient demand for it, and the requirements from the Australian Classification board to keep our assessor status was expensive and excessive. Given that a digital-only game classification in the US is now FREE (and can be done online in around 5 minutes) the Australian system is hopelessly antiquated and expensive. It just means there will be less releases here in Australia!
Nocturnal has announced that 'FLOWERWORKS: Follie's Adventure' will launch for WiiWare on November 27th for Europe, Australia & New Zealand. F:FA will be priced at 500 Nintendo Points (the minimum possible price) in all territories, which is half the price that the original Flowerworks title is available for in the US.
"We wanted to make up for the delayed release outside of the US, and really give gamers something to get excited about. 'FLOWERWORKS®: Follie's Adventure' has a number of features the US release is missing (including drop-in/drop-out 2-player coop), and to sweeten the deal further we wanted to make the game as affordable as possible."
With the recently announced WiiWare demo program, we plan to release a demo for Flowerworks (all territories) sometime in 2011.
Nocturnal has announced the release of 'FLOWERWORKS: Follie's Adventure' for European WiiWare territories. 'FLOWERWORKS: Follie's Adventure' is an enhanced version of Flowerworks with lots of new features - including 2-player co-operative play. The full press release can be found here (or html).
'FLOWERWORKS: Follie's Adventure' is due for release early 3rd-qrt 2010 for Europe, Australia & New Zealand.
In order to assist overseas developers have their titles classified for a Australian/NZ release, NEA has launched the "Game Assessment" service. The service aims to halve the average classification cost of a title. Visit the Game Assessment website for more details.
Finally, the wait is over. Flowerworks will be released on WiiWare on the 7th of December, 2009! It can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel. Please visit www.flowerworksgame.com for more details.
Thanks to all the Nocturnal crew for showing such dedication, and producing such a quality piece of work that we can all be proud of!
We are excited to announce the impending arrival of Flowerworks® for Wii. The game makes good use of the console's innovative features, and will be available for download soon. Please visit www.flowerworksgame.com for more details.