A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! and Young Thor have been nominated for best PS3/PSP mini game by Sony Computer Entertainment of America for its 2011 PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards! Frima’s latest effort, the aptly named A Space Shooter for Two Bucks!, has recently crossed the 100,000 downloads mark, and Young Thor is one of the most critically-acclaimed Minis in history.
“We’ve known since day one that we have a fantastically talented team with great ideas to develop intellectual properties, but our recent nominations are a nice reminder of just how creative they are,” said Steve Couture, Frima Studio CEO. “Receiving almost half of all the nominations that Sony gave out for our category is a tremendous honor, and we couldn’t be more proud of both A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! and Young Thor garnering the credit they so richly deserve.”
Beginning today, February 22, voting will be open for one week until Tuesday, March 1. PSN users across North America will be able to vote for their favorite game in each of the four categories by downloading a free XMB theme corresponding to that game. When the voting is over, the winning game from each of the four categories will go on sale for 30% off at the PlayStation Store and 50% off to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Players can only vote once per category however, so make your vote count!
A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! has remained a top-seller since its launch in December of 2010 and has already notched over 100,000 downloads. It has also recently been updated to address a bug that certain players were experiencing involving the saving of their progression, to ensure that everyone can mow down hordes of alien baddies without obstacles. Media outlets everywhere have been lauding praise on the title, which currently has a 80/100 aggregate rating on MetaCritic. IGN gave it a 9/10 and said that “For a two dollar PlayStation Mini, A Space Shooter For 2 Bucks! offers an experience as fun, lengthy, difficult and worthwhile as some of the premiere standard games on the PlayStation Network.”