Posted by Greg on August 25, 2011
Hey, quick note to tell you that our whole team will be at PAX Prime in Seattle this week, from Friday through Sunday. So if you’re coming to the event, stop by and say hello! We’ll have our own corner in the Warner Bros. booth. During the show, we’ll be offering the Bastion Original Soundtrack on compact disc for the first time in limited quantities, at a price of $15 (cash only).
PAX this week marks the one-year anniversary of Bastion’s announcement. It was one year ago when we all piled into a minivan and drove 18 hours to show our game for the first time as part of the PAX 10. That was an incredible experience, and kicked off what’s been a very exciting 12 months for our team. We’re excited to return to the show having finished development. See you there! […]
Posted by Greg on August 16, 2011
It’s our pleasure to announce that Bastion is now available for PC via the Steam Store! We’re very excited to bring this great new version of our game to a whole new audience (and to some of you dedicated fans looking to experience Bastion all over again). Visit our Steam page to download the game or the free demo. Bastion for PC will be coming to other digital stores in the coming weeks.
Launch Week Offer: We’re offering Bastion for $14.99 in North America, and as a launch week bonus we’re also bundling the game plus our highly-acclaimed soundtrack in MP3 format at a discounted price of $19.99. We encourage everyone to play through the game before listening to the soundtrack, as the music is best heard in context first.
Enhanced for PC: Bastion started its life as a PC game, so we hope you’ll find it feels home-grown on the platform, thanks to features like native support for stunning 1080p resolution and fully remappable controls. Read our previous post for more details.
And Thanks! Ever since Bastion’s launch on the Xbox 360 a few weeks ago, we’ve been getting some amazing emails from players telling us how strong of an impact the game has left on them. We can only hope this new version will create many, many more such experiences. As ever, thank you all for your support,
- Jen, Gavin, Logan, Andrew, Greg, Amir, and Darren […]
Posted by Greg on August 13, 2011
Bastion is coming to Steam in just a few days, so we wanted to show you what we’ve cooked up with the PC controls. Due to Bastion’s focus on fast, responsive action, it was very important to us to provide PC controls that let players move and fight quickly and easily. We do offer gamepad support but we weren’t about to sacrifice the quality of the experience for those players who don’t have gamepads. With that in mind, we came up with a set of PC controls we think you’re going to enjoy. Here’s a sneak peek at the controls setup screen:
As you can see, our controls screen on PC offers three different default settings, centered on your choice of which device you want to use for moving around:
- Slinger-Style: Our default PC control scheme, reminiscent of shooter controls where the keyboard is used to move your character and the mouse is used to aim and attack. Having free-aim on the mouse feels great even if you’re used to the auto-aim mechanic we have on console.
- Mason-Style: Our alternate PC control scheme, inspired by traditional action RPGs, where clicking or holding the Left Mouse Button moves your character. This provides a smoother analog feel for character control.
- Trigger-Style: Our original console control scheme for those preferring to play using a gamepad. Controller vibration is supported. Unlike on console, the commands are all fully remappable.
Each of these settings is fully remappable if you want, though we made sure the defaults felt good and made sense in each control scheme.
Beyond the control differences, the other key enhancement in Bastion for PC is that it runs natively in 1920×1080 resolution (up from 1280×720 on the Xbox 360). To see what this means, compare this 1080p image from the PC version to this 720p image from the console version. Our loading times are quite a bit faster on PC as well.
Bastion is coming to Steam on Tuesday, August 16 at 10:00am PST, and will be available for other digital distribution services in the […]
Posted by Greg on August 5, 2011
Hot on the heels of our Xbox 360 debut last month, the PC version of Bastion is officially coming to Steam on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Yeah, that soon! You can visit the Bastion page on Steam right now to preorder the game in time for the 10am PST launch or for more info. System requirements, the works!
What’s different about the PC version of Bastion? We’ve taken the time to make sure the experience feels right at home on your gaming rig, specifically with these features:
• Gorgeous 1080p Resolution
Experience the lush world of Bastion in stunning detail.
• Custom-Tailored PC Controls
Fully redesigned, remappable controls created for PC – plus gamepad support.
When you buy something it should be yours.
• Steamworks Enabled
Cloud saves, Leaderboards, and Steam achievements.
Bastion for PC retails for $14.99 in North America, and will be coming to other PC digital distribution services later this year.
While you wait, have a gander at these fresh new screenshots of Bastion in full 1080p glory. And be sure to read our earlier post about the just-released Bastion Original Soundtrack!
“The Bastion ain’t going to build itself. Well, not entirely.”
Count on the Scrap Musket to clean up any mess.
Say hello to the dreaded Anklegator, one of many colorful creatures you’ll meet in the game.
“Proper story’s supposed to start at the beginning. Ain’t so simple with this one.”
To everyone holding out for the PC release of Bastion, thank you for your patience and we hope you’ll find the wait was more than worth it! We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted by Greg on August 5, 2011
The wait is over! We’re pleased to announce that the Bastion Original Soundtrack is now available in a high-quality, DRM-free digital format. Check it out, and read on for details!
Spoiler Warning: The music in Bastion is key to the experience. We advise playing through the game before listening to the soundtrack.
Brand-New Content: In addition to packing in all the tracks you love from the game, this fully remastered album features a new narrated intro plus a very special bonus track, “The Pantheon (Ain’t Gonna Catch You)”. It’s an hour of original music spread across 22 tracks, and it can all be yours for the predictable price of $10! Head over to our Bandcamp page and have a listen!
Bastion OST on Disc…at PAX: In September we will also be offering the Bastion Original Soundtrack on compact disc. You can preorder it now, or have a chance to get it early live and in person at PAX Prime in Seattle this August 26-28, where our audio director / composer Darren Korb along with the rest of our team will be on hand to sign your copy if you want! We hope you’ll stop by and say hello.. . .
About Our Soundtrack: The music in Bastion was essential from the early stages of development, back when we had a feel for the kind of tone we wanted but could only begin to get at it with words. Darren ran with those ideas, creating a style of music he calls acoustic frontier trip-hop — an expression of the particular blend of familiar and exotic that we wanted for Bastion’s world. Darren’s music nailed our high-contrast tone perfectly and fueled much of our content creation.
We’d like to thank you again for the overwhelmingly positive response to our game and its soundtrack. While different aspects of Bastion have stood out to different people, one thing that’s resoundingly clear is that you love our soundtrack and want it! We’re happy to oblige, and hope this album lives up to your highest expectations. […]