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‘No monkeys?!’ Why publishers nixed Joe Danger

develop-online.net reports -

Hello Games took to the stage at the Develop Conference today to exact revenge on the publishers that turned down the Joe Danger project.

The list, as quoted by Murray, can be found below:

“Name me one popular game with motorbikes?”
”Collecting giant coins feels unrealistic to me”
”I can see this working as a Facebook app”
”We want games that are less about fun right now”
”We love the theme, but with a different game”
”We believe the iPhone will be largely unsupported”
”Can Joe be a monkey? We like Monkeys”

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Darkstorn3019d ago

...because publishers are evil. They saw an indie game and dismissed it. At least Sony realized that the game would have mass appeal.

KiRBY30003019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

in your face, publishers!

can you imagine the frustration of Hello Games guys being told to turn the hero of their game into a monkey, or that they should turn their project into a facebook app. this is ridiculous.

great job Hello games, your game is awesome. as far as im concerned, i like collecting giant coins. :)

J-J-J-J-JOOOE D-D-D-DAAAANGEEER

TotalPS3Fanboy3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

That is the dumbest quote from a publisher ever.

Imperator3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

That was probably Activision, lol. Anyways, great to see such a good game getting some good sales. I still can't believe it was made by only 4 people.

The Lazy One3019d ago

Sony didn't publish the game. It is self published by hello games.

Darkstorn3019d ago

True, but Sony still has the final say as to what gets put on PSN.

bashesh3019d ago

Looks like their loss was Sony's gain! (and off course ps3 users gain too)

callahan093019d ago

Wow! None of those reasons make ANY sense, especially this one: ”We want games that are less about fun right now” ... What the hell!??!?

PSPDude793019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

Let me guess. That quote was probably from Activision. Who agrees?

zootang3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

Do they have a game with primates though? I can only think of Ape Escape (sony) and Donkey Kong (ninty) that have a primate as a mascot

TheTeam063019d ago

Considering it broke even on launch day, I'd say a lot of people made a mistake.

sikbeta3019d ago

Nah, the Activision guys, at the first second of seeing the game, they stand up and leave... if it's not a FPS or doesn't have some gimmicky piece of plastic in order to milk the hell out of it, they don't want it...

O-T

lol I loved the:

”Can Joe be a monkey? We like Monkeys”

This game is Awesome, it's a must buy, a total blast...

D4RkNIKON3019d ago

and “Name me one popular game with motorbikes?” was probably Turn10.

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PSfan093019d ago

all activision cares for is charging an arm and a leg for maps. Free user content, im sure bobby's exact words was "GTFO out of my office unless you plan to charge for those content"

BannedForNineYears3019d ago

Joe Danger is definitely one of the best PSN games.....

Darkstorn3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

As good as Noby Noby Boy? lol XD

BannedForNineYears3019d ago

Ahhhhh, tough choice.

I'm surprised there aren't more top "10 PSN games" articles.

Cheeseknight283019d ago

Poor guys. Hard to find a good publisher for a high quality indie game. At least they finally got some love on PSN.

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