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At a Glance: Housemarque

IndieMonth | 425d ago
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Founded in 1995 by Harri Tikkanen and Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque is the oldest gaming company in Finland whose works spans consoles, mobile and PC. Prior to joining forces, Harri and Ilari founded two of Finland’s first game development studios – Bloodhouse and Terramarque. Today, Housemarque is one of the most experienced and well-known developers of downloadable games for console platforms. True to their core gamer audience, they prioritize stratified gameplay mechanics and impeccable audiovisual execution to create euphoric gaming experiences. ‘Dare to play’ is their motto.



RESOGUN is an exclusive PlayStation®4 shoot ‘em up from the same team that brought you Super Stardust HD, Super Stardust Delta and Dead Nation. Unleash an explosive array of devastating weapons to obliterate hordes of ruthless enemies while making sure you rescue the last survivors and keep your multiplier going! Experience the most intense destruction ever, as the power of PlayStation®4 renders all enemies and levels using hundred of thousands of individual voxels that blow up in real time as you battle your way through. Push yourself to the limits trying to climb the global leaderboards for each game mode and difficulty setting. Join forces with your friends online and show off your skills in action packed co-op multiplayer.

Welcome to RESOGUN… the most insanely intensive, ultra-responsive, fully HD, 60FPS shoot ‘em up, only on PlayStation®4!


Play on: PS4

Mini Q&A
Answers by Tommaso De Benetti, Community Manager

Why do you make games?
Housemarque is the oldest gaming company in Finland – a company which key staff has been growing up first playing arcade games and then making arcade-inspired games on Amiga and other platforms. The love we have for that declination of gaming hasn't gone anywhere, and we feel proud that we are keeping that spirit alive almost 20 years later. 

Why should people play your games?
There are a few key elements that are true to all our games: tight controls, rewarding gameplay mechanics, scoring systems based on skill, very pretty art direction. All Housemarque games are easy to pick up and hard to master. Also, we develop most of our tech in-house, and with each game we make sure to introduce something that hasn't been done before. 

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
If I had to pick one it would probably be responsiveness. We want the player to feel one with the game – to be able to "be in the zone" and forget he's holding a pad in his hands.  

Today’s Stories
Giveaway: http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
All the Resofun with all the Resogun: http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
Interview: “Everything is better with balls”: http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
Developer Blog: "We Like Gameplay and That Fits us Fine": http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
Happy 4th of July! http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...

Day 4 | Housemarque

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Alex_Boro  +   425d ago
Can't wait to see what this studio does next!
devwan  +   424d ago
gamescom. new ps4 announce. believe.
Utalkin2me  +   424d ago
I agree
F4sterTh4nFTL   425d ago | Spam
Disagree  +   425d ago
love the particle effects.
xHeavYx  +   425d ago
Very fun game, the ship editor looks fun
randomass171  +   425d ago
I'd like to see them take a crack at a full AAA title.
oasdada  +   425d ago
if only big names could learn from these devs
majiebeast  +   425d ago
I cant wait to see what they do next. They already said nobody has found the hint in the Resogun video of last year.
user3050031   425d ago | Spam
shadowvisa  +   425d ago
very nice
-Alpha  +   425d ago
Survival is an incredibly great mode, and it even surpasses the original. Can't wait for more,

Good luck with your next PS4 exclusive ;)
PSNintyGamer  +   425d ago
All these Games, It's too much
biddern1  +   425d ago
I loved this game but I felt like I was going to have a seizure haha!
SpeedDemon  +   425d ago
I've put a ton of hours into the R-type series, really enjoy games like these.
AgentSmithPS4  +   425d ago
I love the game but I had mixed feelings about saving the humans (sometimes it was headphone/DS4 speaker related).
Sarobi  +   425d ago
Resogun definitely surprised me when I launched it on the day of PS4's release. Dead Nation and Reso have made me a beliver in Housemarque, and I cannot wait to play whatever they come up with next.
Caffo01   425d ago | Spam
Derekvinyard13  +   425d ago
Addicting is the word to describe this game
Robochobo  +   425d ago
Would love to see more titles in the future from you guys!
MasterofMagnetism  +   425d ago
Keep the great games coming.
beepbopadoobop  +   425d ago
No more goats!!? :P
randomass171  +   424d ago
We've gone from goats to gunships lol.
dictionary  +   425d ago
Loove that image!
Tapani  +   425d ago
Go Team Finland! :)
MightyNoX  +   425d ago
If people told me the best exclusive on PS4 would be Resogun about a year ago, I would have looked at them funny.

Love the game.
randomass171  +   424d ago
Really? I thought it looked pretty promising when a friend of mine showed me the trailer. It seemed to have a lot of depth and apparently it actually does!
Thedaz3000  +   424d ago
Ultra talented guys, as they said simple to pick up games that are tough to master , I've played their games since the Amiga days and love what they do and how they really push some awesome tech into each game on each machine. Super stardust hd in 3d is stunning and resoguns voxels exploding is an awesome sight , here's hoping they add 3d to resogun at some point :-)
nope111  +   424d ago
Dead Nation 2, please! :D
rambi80  +   424d ago
Wow, did not realize these guys were around so long. Explains all the great games.
randomass171  +   424d ago
I was aware of Super Stardust but I wasn't aware of their extensive history either! Well, now I do and I think it makes them even more awesome. :)
Mr_Danski  +   424d ago
Love the DLC, Got me back into RESOGUN and playing again. Keep making great games guys.
mydyingparadiselost  +   424d ago
These guess need to explore a full AAA title.
Mokastro  +   424d ago
Interviewer should have ask if Resogun would ever coming out on PC. Considering the interview started out on this statement "Housemarque is the oldest gaming company in Finland whose works spans consoles, mobile and PC."
Emilio_Estevez  +   424d ago
Still gotta try the newer stuff, will do soon. gg guys and gals.
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