Secret Sauce is a guerilla development team set up by Ideaworks Game Studio, to produce original, high-quality games for multiple platforms.
Check out our first game, QuBIT, available now for iOS as a free download - with a $1 content pack download to add a new track, an extra game mode and some new playable characters.
We have been hard at work here at SecretSauce porting QuBIT to the super sexy new BlackBerry tablet, the PlayBook:
Along with the iPAD this has to be our one of our favourite tablets. It offers some unique features in its sleek little body that even the Apple powerhouse can’t do out the box, like HDMI out as standard.
The build runs perfectly on the PlayBook and is the same quality as the iPAD 2. It’s also available to buy now!
With a limited number of high impact graphically intensive games available on the BlackBerry AppWorld we feel as though QuBIT is a worthy addition and hopefully a popular one for PlayBook owners.
Check out the video below of the build running on the playbook hooked up to one of our 40 inch LCD TV’s.
Just a quick post to let you all know that version 1.2.1 is now available for download on the AppStore.
This is a minor bugfix release which also has a few graphical updates.
See the change list below:
• Increased texture detail on Onyx track and sky
• Improved QuBIT character detail
• Improved boost effect
• Rate-me prompt fix
• Font fix for currency characters
Update now guys!
Here is a little treat from the QuBIT art team.
Image says more then words so yeah enjoy !
QuBIT is the product of years of dedicated research by Earth’s greatest scientific minds. Their design? He smashes crystals…with his face!
Mine® was just another American mining corporation founded to exploit the untold mineral wealth of space until it discovered Obscurium and with it The Future. Obscurium makes plutonium look like a warm bath. Powered by this riotous molecule, Mine® grew into the monstrous conglomerate it is today. They needed a specialised machine to harvest this future-juice from the atrociously radioactive planets it was found on. Something that didn’t mind getting its face dirty. Something fast, strong and above all smart. QuBIT…(2 out of 3 aint bad).
No romance without finance , life ain’t nothin but QuBs and money.
Mine® were used to the whims of billionaires. Even after ‘Midgetgate’, their board members’ behaviour was unfit for even the seediest of nightclubs. When the request came in for a solid gold QuBot, money no object, they obliged and Project QuBLNG was born. Some blamed the misgivings of the AI team for his outlandish personality, he was as vain and delusional as the gangstas he resembled. When payment didn’t materialise it was decreed no one reveal the unusual fate Mine® had intended for him. They had nuked the colony he was destined for so there was no reason to spoil his fun.
Next up for a qu-biog is QuBot model 10: QuBYT. Never has a pseudo-sentient AI been so satisfied about being slightly better than the original:
QuBYT was unveiled in front of the great and the good at Mine® HQ in Cleveland. Ever the showman, he burst into an 8-bit version of The Star-Spangled Banner. The crowd went wild and the Secretary of Defence was seen with a solitary tear making heavy weather of descending his thickly made-up face. It was a proud day for all involved but especially for QuBYT, who was now quite certain that he was a gift from the heavens to the people of Earth. “A towering, shimmering spire of science for mankind to treasure and revere” (his words not mine).
Hello QuBot pilots,
We are seeing some error reports affecting network operations when connecting via Edge or 3G. This would mainly affect (a) purchasing the content (purchase may fail and ask you to re-try) and (b) receiving the early supporter prize (on startup after restarting/updating the app) if you bought the game before the end of July.
We aim to submit a bug fix update in a few days, when we have got to the bottom of this problem, but for now we advise everyone to try to connect via WiFi when updating the app or buying content.
We’re going to run a little feature on each of the QuBots in the next few days. Here’s an intro to our favourite quasi-psychotic lady-bot, QuTI. She sure does like to smash stuff…
When QuTI was booted up, the team gathered around to welcome her into the QuBot ‘family’. The girls, delighted at the arrival of a female QuBot, bought a puppy for her to play with. As QuTI’s eyes lit up and her engine began to purr the crowd burst into applause and the puppy yelped excitedly. QuTI thought the whole thing was unbearably saccharine and promptly smashed the irritating little puppy right through her grill, dropping to the floor with a metallic clunk as the puppy’s insides fused her circuitry.
The Update Cometh! In fact, it Hath Come. Downloadeth it now!
Here’s what you get:
- Better performance: higher framerates and fixes for the occasional hitches we used to see
- New animations and our spiffy Dolly Zoom effect
- A ?!?mystery prize??! if you bought the game and played it before July 29th
- It’s FREE! But for $1 you can buy:
- A sweet new track on the Icy world of Frost
- An intense new game mode: Surge
- Two new playable QuBots: QuBYT and QuTI
- A kitten*
How awesome is that?!
(You are correct, it is very awesome)
*you don’t really get a kitten but it’s still awesome