Pre-Order your copy of Rocketbirds: HBC for Steam

August 31st, 2012 - Comments Off on Pre-Order your copy of Rocketbirds: HBC for Steam

Yeah, we’re coming to Steam (finally! Fall 2012)… and if you Pre-Order your copy via GamersGate or Rain DG, you get Agent H playable character (the one who sings in the Vid… heh) and four awesome tracks by NWR.

Enjoy the Vid!


You get Four awesome "New World Revolution" songs!

Get the Agent H playable character for the new On-line / Off-line Coop Campaign


August 26th, 2012 - Comments Off on IntroThing

Two Ratloop-ians (the same duo that brought you Helsing’s Fire (IGF 2011 WINNER: Best Mobile Game)) have gone and created an iOs App called Introthing. It simplifies the creation of kickass introductory clips, like you saw in Guy Ritchie movies or in the opening credits of those 80/90s TV shows.  Here’s some more info on the App. Or visit the page on the store. If you like it, please remember to Rate it!

Intro Thing App


Rocketbirds: Hardboiled ChickenはPSNで配信中です!

November 24th, 2011 - Comments Off on Rocketbirds: Hardboiled ChickenはPSNで配信中です!


In Japan

The title says ” Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is Available on PSN”, but then in Japanese. Yes, we launch on PSN in Japan today – and here’s our official Japanese Rocketbirds website!

Hardboiled Web Site Update

November 10th, 2011 - Comments Off on Hardboiled Web Site Update

Whew… we’ve finally gotten off our tired asses and updated the Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken webpages. It now includes links to the various trailers, reviews, screenshots, features yadda yadda yadda. Take a gander (pun?)

 It's about frickin' time!


Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken – Out NOW! Exclusively on PSN!

October 19th, 2011 - Comments Off on Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken – Out NOW! Exclusively on PSN!

Our blogs, tweets and “Rocketbirds: Revolution!” updates have been non-existent lately, but I really wanted to try and combine a lot of info into one, compact and non-spammy post that may be fit to post. What a ride it has been getting our game through to launch for Playstation 3 and the phenomemal support we’ve been getting from everyone – This trip has been surreal!

Rocketbirds Banner


But first, here’s the game’s new launch trailer which has racked up over 200k views since it was posted yesterday!

 With the exception of Japan (soon) and Brazil, from today our game is available almost everywhere you have PSN – we’ve translated it from English into 10 different languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese) and gotten it age rated for the different countries/regions that needed them, where we’ve received the entire spectrum of ratings starting with: Korea 18+, ESRB (USA / CAN) 17+, USK (Germany) 16+, CERO (Japan) 15+, ACB (Aus / NZ) 12-15 and PEGI (Rest of Europe) 12+. Hmmm… Say what?

Anyhoos, here’s a recap of what we’ve been posting on Playstation Blog (SCEA / SCEE) these past few months – enjoy!

19 July: Coming to PSN: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken – Our first SCEA Blog post. Debut of the Early Alpha Trailer to the sound of New World Revolution’s “Double Agents”. We were going to Comic-Con San Diego!

22 September: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Hits PSN This October, Meet the Birds – Going from early concept sketches to arriving at the final charater designs for the birds, in scans and screenshots we show you how we got there.

23 September: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Brings Jet-Pack Poultry To PSN – Our first SCEE Blog post. Debut of the Preview Trailer to the sound of New World Revolution’s “The One”.

5 October: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Takes Flight October 18th – We show some before and after storyboards of two of the in-game cutscenes.

10 October: Rocketbirds: Couch Co-Op Mode Revealed – We delve into how we arrived at the pretty unique couch-co-op mode for the game. Debut of the Co-Op Vid to the sound of New World Revolution’s “Stars & Snakes”

12 October: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken: From Flash To Full 3D On PS3 – We talk a bit about the 3D in Rocketbirds and getting the game working in stereoscopic 3D. Fitting it in 500 words or less is no small feat!

18 October:Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is Only on PSN Starting Today – Debut of the Launch Trailer to the sound of New World Revolution’s “Once I Was Lost (Rocketbirds Theme)” – Kurti Files Remix 

19 October: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Launches Today! – Launch Post in Europe / Aus / NZ


Chicken stories from Comic-Con

July 26th, 2011 - Comments Off on Chicken stories from Comic-Con

Some cool sites have reported on our short preview demo at Comic-Con! IGN reported: “We played it on the show floor here at Comic-Con 2011 and are happy to let you know you should be looking forward to it. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (as it will be known on PSN) is stylish and amusing”. DIY Gamer did a ‘Hands On’. Their opening line cracks me up: “Penguins think they’re so cute, but how cute do they think they’ll be after a face full of bullets from a chicken commando?”… “Jetpack battles in the game are also extremely fun, as you can fly anyone where on the screen and grief any and all enemies that are so unlucky as to find themselves under your fire” – they even even included a short, video of some parts of the game played at the booth!

What’s new in “Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken”?

July 22nd, 2011 - Comments Off on What’s new in “Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken”?

What's new in Rocketbirds?

Apart from it coming to Playstation 3 (end 2011 / early 2012), we’ve put together a list and are spilling the beans over all the cool stuff we came up with for “Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken”! You want to know what’s new since “Revolution”? Take a lookie!

Coming to PSN: Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken

July 19th, 2011 - Comments Off on Coming to PSN: Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken

Our first post on SCEA’s PSN Blog and we’ll have a special preview build at the Sony Booth at Comic-Con San Diego (runs from 21st to 24th July)! Check out the post – there’s a trailer and some more info up…

Rocketbirds Coming to PSN

Oh, and you may have noticed the small name change – “Rocketbirds: Reloaded!” is now – “Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken”… Sorry about that, but he has his big ego plastered all over this game, so we thought it more fitting – and there’s so much new stuff and improvements in it, it’s not Reloaded anymore at all!

Rocketbirds: Reloaded ! Pre-Alpha Trailer

May 3rd, 2011 - 2 Responses

We cut together a vid of our latest game in progress over the weekend. Enjoy! link

Reloaded Trailer (Pre-Alpha)

Pre-alpha Trailer for Ratloop's "Rocketbirds: Reloaded"

Ratloop wins Best Mobile Game at IGF2011 for Helsing’s Fire!

March 5th, 2011 - Comments Off on Ratloop wins Best Mobile Game at IGF2011 for Helsing’s Fire!

Here’s a pic of Lucas and Keiko holding the trophy after Helsing’s Fire wins the Best Mobile Game category at the 13th Annual Independent Games Festival awards ceremony last Wednesday.

Lucas and Keiko Pope, holding the IGF Trophy at the awards show

…And I’ve transcribed their acceptance speech – I think it was awesome, Congratulations guys!

Lucas: “I was dreading this, actually relieved! We have been finalists for the last three years for three different games and this is our first win. First I’d like to thank a few people and institutions, our friends and family of course: there’s an old song that goes “what is love, baby don’t hurt me”… and buying an iPad just so you can buy our game for one dollar, that’s love right there, thanks mom. Thank you to Clickgamer, everybody over there, thank you Tom, Marvin, Chris, Joe for all their support, they were great. Lastly, of course, ultimately, thanks to everybody involved in the IGF, from all the developers out there who are making the awesome games and the judges who have to judge them to all the volunteers, who worked hard to make the show go smoothly, especially thank you to the coordinators, this year “Brandon Boyer” who was assigned to us you guys rock. The IGF has always been a big part of what motivates us to make games and it feels great to get this recognition.”

Keiko: “THANK YOU!!!”