Tarsier Studios become first-party SCE developer

Monday, 19th July 2010 09:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastics

Tarsier Studios has announced it has become a first-party SCE developer.

The Swedish company, the developer of Ragdoll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, announced the deal on its website, confirming an unannounced project in the process.

“Tarsier Studios has signed an exclusive first party deal with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Together with SCEE, Tarsier Studios will bring their high quality visuals and entertainment talent to the ever growing SCEE game portfolio in the form of a yet to be announced project.”

The studio also announced it’s currently working on DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2.

Congrats, chaps. Thanks, Syrok.



  1. Erthazus

    I think they are going to work just for downloadable content for LBP games.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mojo

    fucking hell.
    where is dlc for ragdoll kungfu?
    where is ragdoll 2
    I would literaly kill someone for this.

    #2 5 years ago

    oh god ragdoll kung fu was terrible i wish i can delete its game history from my trophy list……

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mojo

    i have 100% in it.
    its a great game.
    So much fun with 4 players.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. V_Ben

    “Please be city of metronome”, “Please be city of metronome”, “Please be city of metronome”, “Please be city of metronome”… :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. James Mac

    Cripes Microsoft… pull your finger out, we’re getting whooped.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Old MacDonald

    Yeah, Metronome seemed so awesome. I’ve almost given up on it, but with this news… maybe? Wouldn’t be entirely unlike Sony to go for a project like that.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I thought Metronome was officially canned ages ago?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Aimless

    They’re still mentioning it on their website so I don’t think it’s too outlandish a suggestion that it’ll be heading to PS3. I don’t think it was ever cancelled, they just shelved it ages ago so it hasn’t been in production; evidently it’s still something they’re interested in.

    For the time being it looks like they’re on LBP2 DLC duties.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. The Hindle

    A strange acquistion, you would think RAD or Quantic dream would make more sense to snap up.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Well, it’d be nice to see it resurrected but I doubt that’ll be it. They had trouble attracting a publisher before, it doesn’t seem likely that Sony would suddenly decide that they want it now. I’m betting it’ll be something new.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. cookiejar

    @10 – QD would of been an excellent buy.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Aimless

    @11 Whilst this is assumption on my part, I’d wager a large percentage of their publisher woes were down to having little more than a concept and some nice artwork to show off. With SCEE first-party benefits behind them… well, I can’t think of a single more likely publishing environment.

    That said the press release states they’re working on an unannounced game. If Metronome does ever come out, it’ll be a few years yet.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    So apparently they haven’t actually been bought, they’re just contracted to do some work for Sony. I think technically that makes them second party, at least temporarily (seems the terms may have got muddled up here):

    #14 5 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    wait are they owned by sony or not?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Looks like ‘not’.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    Maybe that was the terms of the deal, Sony say make a game for us and we will give you the funds for Metronome. Either way i hope that game comes out.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. JimFear666

    No they are not owned by sony, they just have a contract from sony to do an exclusive game that will not be on 360.
    But they still remain an independant studio

    #18 5 years ago
  19. No_PUDding

    Yeah, terrible word to use.

    Although Media Molecule Twitter said something like Tarsier has ‘joined the family’.

    Is there’s a press release anywhere?

    #19 5 years ago

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