| Heavy Water|
28 November 2012
Single-player video game
| November 28, 2012|
Emo Ray VS The Intergalactic Teddy Bears is an open world episodic video game which was released on November 28, 2012 in North America. The title is Sony PlayStation Home's first full-length game and was developed by Heavy Water Entertainment and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. The soundtrack for the game was created by rock band So Long Davey!.
Emo Ray vs the Intergalactic Teddy Bears Wikipedia
Emo Ray VS The Intergalactic Teddy Bears follows Raymond Radd, or Emo Ray, as he attempts to save the world from alien teddy bears bent on world domination. The gameplay is described to be a mix of Crazy Taxi and Grand Theft Auto. The game is single player with comic book like visuals and controls either Emo Ray’s in his band’s touring van or walking around as Emo in small parts of gameplay. The van drives around an apocalyptic looking city and the weaponry is upgradable by completing tasks such as saving victims. The weaponry assists in killing teddy bears who run a muck the city. The game was released in episodes with various objectives for the player to complete to help save the city from destruction. Each episode also features unlockables such as radio songs by the real-life rock band So Long Davey who provide the soundtrack for the game.
The game created by Heavy Water, an independent studio based in California, with input from Sony PlayStation Home’s American development team for PlayStation 3 online gaming network. The game was released November 2012 for holiday sales. Set with a price under $10, each episode would eventually add up to the price of a feature game when complete. Emo Ray VS The Intergalactic Teddy Bears was first marketed on YouTube with a series of mock Emergency Alert System style television broadcasts which included game play and character animations. The So Long Davey! song “Love Hurts” was used during the promotional videos as the van drove around the red and black city saving Emo Ray’s band members and crushing evil teddy bears. During game launch, PlayStation highlighted the game during the console login for most of 2012 holiday buying season. Blogs were also posted with video clips and gameplay overviews.