Cartoon Network At PAX West Overview OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes And Steven Universe: Save The Light

Cartoon Network At PAX West Overview OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes And Steven Universe: Save The Light

Cartoon Network At PAX West Overview OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes And Steven Universe: Save The Light

Friday this week (01/09/2017) was the first day of the PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) West Video Game Convention in Seattle, Washington, USA. The first event was a panel about two upcoming releases from Cartoon Network Games – Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes creator – Ian Jones-Quartey was at the panel to discuss the design and development process behind the new video game, he was joined with Nathan Vella, Co-founder & president of Capybara Games – the developers of OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, Chris Graham, the creative director and founder of Grumpyface Studios, the game developer for Steven Universe: Save The Light and finally, Mario Piedra, the creative director of Cartoon Network Games. During the panel’s live stream, in-game footage and artwork from both games were shown. The development of the both games took a different approach to the way licensed games are usually produced, where the creators of the licensed property is directly involved in the game’s production and creative process. There’s also demos for OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes and Steven Universe: Save The Light for people to play at the convention.

Summary Of The Cartoon Network Panel At PAX West 2017

In February 2016, Cartoon Network hosted a game jam in Portland, Oregon. A game jam is an event where a large gathering of game developers produce video games within a short space of time, 200 independent game developers produced games based on Cartoon Network Studios’ Lakewood Plaza Turbo; the animated short that became OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Ian mentioned this at the start of the panel to explain how the idea for a new game came to fruition. At the panel, Ian explains he has an open approach to the development of OK K.O.!’s universe, anyone who contributes ideas to OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, whether its in a game or in an episode, takes part in the franchise’s world building. Capybara Games’ very own artists had experience working in the animation industry, and used their expertise on the new OK K.O.! game, in addition, the show itself was inspired by video games, which means the concept was easily converted into an actual video game. The brand new OK K.O.! game is a RPG adventure/brawler game with each quest in the game equating to a mini episode of OK K.O!. OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes will be released for XBOX One, PS4 and Steam for the PC.

Steven Universe: Save The Light is developed by Grumpyface Studios, the game studio has already developed mobile games based on Cartoon Network’s properties including The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show and The Powerpuff Girls, and they’re fans of Steven Universe too. Chris Graham from Grumpyface, explains that fusions will be a feature in the new Steven Universe game, which is an important character building and plot-driving feature of the TV show, fusions will include Sardonyx (a fusion of Pearl and Garnet), Stevonnie (Steven and Connie) and many more. In the game, Peridot can be used to make turrets, landmines and debuffers. The game introduces a new Peridot-like enemy named Squaridot, the character behaves in a similar way to Peridot used to before she joined the Crystal Gems. The new game also features the original voice acting talent from the show. The gameplay was partly inspired by Nintendo’s Paper Mario and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker games. Steven Universe: Save The Light will be released for XBOX One and PS4 consoles.

Unofficial video of the Cartoon Network Presents: Inside the Game Design of OK K.O.! & Steven Universe panel at PAX West:

Official recorded stream from Twitch of all PAX West events at the Hydra Theatre on 1st September. Cartoon Network Presents: Inside the Game Design of OK K.O.! & Steven Universe is the first event in the stream and starts at the 39 minutes mark)

Watch live video from PAX2 on www.twitch.tv

http://west.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/cartoon-network-presents-inside-the-game-design-of-ok-k.o.-steven-universe

Cartoon Network At PAX West Video Game Convention 1st September

Cartoon Network At PAX West Video Game Convention 1st September

Cartoon Network At PAX West Video Game Convention 1st September

Tomorrow (Friday 1st September), is the first day of the PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) West Video Game Convention in Seattle, Washington, USA. PAX celebrates gaming, this includes anything ranging from video games to table-top games. The first event on PAX West’s schedule tomorrow (10am to 11am at the Hydra Theatre) will be a panel about two upcoming releases from Cartoon Network Games – Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes creator – Ian Jones-Quartey will be attending the panel to discuss the design process behind the new video game, also joining the panel is Dan Vader, the lead writer and designer for the new OK K.O.! game at Capybara Games. Chris Graham, the creative director and founder of Grumpyface Studios will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Steven Universe: Save The Light. Mario Piedra, the digital creative director at Cartoon Network will also be attending the panel.

http://west.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/cartoon-network-presents-inside-the-game-design-of-ok-k.o.-steven-universe

Both games were previewed at E3 2017 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles in June. Both OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes and Steven Universe: Save the Light will be released on game consoles, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes will also be released for the PC.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/06/cartoon-network-at-e3-2017-ok-k-o-and-steven-universe/

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Friday 21st July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Friday 21st July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Friday 21st July Overview

Friday (21/07/2017) was Cartoon Network’s main day at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, probably the most important annual convention for pop-culture in North America and the world. During Friday, there were two panels for productions by Cartoon Network Studios – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Steven Universe.

First of all, it was Cartoon Network’s opportunity to introduce their new upcoming show – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, this was an opportunity for animation fans to see exclusive footage of the action-comedy animated series and ask questions about the show. The panel consisted of Ian-Jones Quartey (creator and voice of Rad), Toby Jones (co-executive producer), Courtenay Taylor (voice of K.O.), Kate Flannery (voice of Carol), and Dan Vader (lead writer/designer at Capybara Games, developed the new OK K.O. Let’s Be Heroes game).

Next up, was the Steven Universe panel with Rebecca Sugar (creator), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Estelle Darlings (voice of Garnet), and A.J. Michalka (voice of Stevonnie) with half-Gem/half-human Steven Universe – Zach Callison as a half guest and half moderator. At the panel, Steven Universe fans got to see a preview of the upcoming game console game – Steven Universe: Save The Light, the game will introduce a character very similar to Peridot but with a square-shaped head called Squaridot. Estelle, Rebecca Sugar and A.J. Michalka also did a surprise live performance of “Here Comes A Thought” and there was also a live script reading with the voice talent of the show.

Afterwards, there was the Steven Universe autograph session, this is an opportunity to meet Rebecca Sugar and the some of the main cast from the show.

There was also a live Steven Universe Q&A session on Cartoon Network USA’s YouTube account, with voice actresses Shelby Rabara, Deedee Magno Hall and Michaela Dietz, this was an opportunity for fans to get their questions answered by Peridot, Pearl and Amethyst.

Today (Sunday 23rd July), the official Steven Universe “Stronger Than You” music video with Estelle Darlings will be recorded at 3pm at the Horton Plaza Park in San Diego, anyone can take part in the sing-along.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com

https://www.comic-con.org/