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Neil McPhillips

When Vikings Attack! Now with more Hopping Zombies, Giant Fish and body Popping Robots…

Posted by: Neil McPhillips // ssociate Producer, XDev
Category: PlayStation Network > PlayStation Store

Region: HK , SG , TH , ID

Hey everyone,


It’s been a while but we’re back with some updates on “When Vikings Attack”!


So what’s been happening since the last update?   Well apart from tirelessly working on the game day and night the team have been to Gamescom, Comic Con and the game took a trip to the Eurogamer Expo in London over the weekend of 29th September.  All of the events were great, we were all super happy to get your tweets and positive reactions so big thanks goes out to everyone who played the game!


Anyway, It seems about time that we announced the winner of our character design competition. We got so many crazy, weird and wonderful entries and it was incredibly hard for us to choose just 3 from all the entries across the globe.   However in the end the team made the call to choose designs that allowed them to do some cool animations to flesh the characters out, there was a desire to make some cool stand out characters and with the help of your deigns we think that’s been possible.


Here’s a video we’ve made to illustrate:




So our 3 fantastic winners are:


Victim of the Sea
DesignGame Model

By Mondchueh from Sweden


We choose this one out of all the entries because we immediately saw the opportunity to create a cool animation around it, the idea of a guy running around with a giant fish on his head… well it just spoke to us.

DesignGame Model

By D-Squad3 from America

We choose Auscenic because we really, really wanted a body popping robot in the game.  So maybe we have to apologise to the artist if this robot was intended to be some kind of blood thirsty Viking killing machine because in our game… he’s a dancing machine.  That’s just the way these things go right?  How many times have evil companies turned innocent technology into weapons?  We prefer this approach.


Jiang Shi
DesignGame Mode

By DistroW90 from China

Our game is set in Britain so we have lots of quirky British characters in there, for this one we wanted something a bit different so when we came across a traditional Chinese hopping Zombie in the entries we had to go for it.  Games are full of Zombies these days… not enough hopping zombies though.  Come on people!  Let’s rebalance things!


And the runners up?  Well there are far too many to put in this post, click this link to see them all though:click here


We loved them all; it was so hard to choose them.

All 3 winning designs are now in the game as unlockable characters, we love them so we hope that you do too!  Let us know what you think about the winners and runners up in the comments or tweet at us here:




We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have about the game.


Keep any eye on the blog in the coming month to get some more updates on the game, we can’t wait to reveal the release date and get it into your hands.

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